Opinion

Recall of Californian judge sends right message

Editorials

It may have been the fact that lots of young men get drunk and still manage to refrain from raping women that spelled the end of Santa Clara County, Calif., Judge Aaron Persky’s career on the bench. Persky drew fire two years ago when he sentenced Stanford University athlete Brock Turner to ...

Bill’s passage should send TJX a message

Editorials

Last week’s move by state legislators to pass a bill by near unanimous vote to guarantee swift action on plans for a retail distribution center in Lordstown should help send yet another message of support to the retail giant contemplating the move here. The legislation gives Lordstown ...

Cameras bad for policing

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Traffic cameras are designed to enforce the speed limit in high-traffic areas such as state Route 46 in Howland. On the surface, these cameras seem to be a useful tool to obtain data and enforce the law while freeing up manpower. However, they may undermine an essential aspect ...

Competition important in party politics

Editorials

Frustrations are mounting in the local Trumbull County Democratic Party, we have been hearing from various members of the local party who say they are growing increasingly disenchanted with local party leadership. This dissatisfaction inside the party is becoming apparent by several recent ...

Garbage in, garbage out applies to society

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Many of us are tired of seeing the worst in people, and seeing that display regularly in the news has struck a raw nerve. I have to agree President Donald Trump has no filter on what he says at times and some of his tweets are less than desirable. But his pro-growth for ...

Trump brings out worst in us

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I doubt anyone was truly surprised by Roseanne Barr’s recent racist rant. Racism, sexism, bigotry and hate seem to be “how we roll” these days. We have a person in the White House who has no moral compass whatsoever, and it tends to bring out the worst in all of us. ...

Funding liberal hypocrisy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’ve noticed that the national television media like ABC, CBS, MSNBC and CNN no longer are covering stories like the illegal immigrant protests, Occupy Wall Street and black lives matter. Since President Donald Trump was elected, these movements seemed to have disappeared. ...

America’s needs the will and the need

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The United States there of. This is the house we live in. This is the house we love. What, I ask, would be wrong with strengthening this great home of ours, to make America like new again? The infrastructure needs repair, the electric grid needs attention paid to it. The ...

Recreational pot referendum problematic

Brenda J. Linert

It was 2016 when Ohio’s medical marijuana legislation passed, yet state officials said last week they won’t be able to meet the upcoming September 8 deadline to have the program in place. (That announcement came one day after Ohio announced the selection of 56 locations where medical ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Champion Flashes girls softball team, back-to-back Division III state champions. This is the team’s eighth overall state championship and third in the last four years. Talk about a dynasty! • ORCHID: To all the state champions at the OHSAA state track and field ...

Ryan should accept call for debates

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, has been slow to accept the challenge from his Republican opponent Chris DePizzo to schedule a number of political debates this election season. DePizzo of Cuyahoga Falls says Ryan has not debated since 2002, and he wants to debate the eight-term ...

First US goal must be to limit nuclear buildup

Editorials

During this era in which instant gratification seems realistic to all too many people, President Donald Trump is doomed to disappoint them next week. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet Tuesday in Singapore to discuss Pyongyang’s weaponization campaign, which includes both ...

Consider Niles damage and keep Infante locked up

Editorials

After just about three weeks of his 10-year prison sentence for engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity while he was the top elected administrator in the city of Niles, former Mayor Ralph Infante already is seeking release. His attorney this week filed court documents arguing that ...

Sports betting opens new tax doors for Ohio

Editorials

Ohio officials are being urged by some to jump on the sports betting bandwagon. Actually, though, there are multiple routes to permitting wagers on athletic events, not just one. In other words, there are several bandwagons. Hopping on the wrong one would be a mistake. Last month, the U.S. ...

It’s time to put all Flight 93 pieces to rest

Editorials

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...

Determine the causes behind misbehaviors

Editorials

Ohio state senators have approved a bill banning public schools from sending young children into out-of-school suspensions for committing minor infractions. Is such a law really needed? Judge for yourself: During the past two years, about 35,000 Ohio elementary school students have been ...

Drug trade is violent crime

Editorials

Whether President Donald Trump will agree with entertainer Kim Kardashian West that a pardon should be granted to imprisoned drug dealer Alice Marie Johnson is uncertain. Johnson, 62, has served more than 20 years behind bars after being convicted of playing a key role in a drug ring in ...

ECOT gags should be questioned

Editorials

Much more remains to be learned about the fiasco that was the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow in Ohio. Among issues that need to be investigated thoroughly is whether ECOT officials relied on taxpayers for hush money meant to quash reports of scandal. ECOT, founded in 2000 as an online ...

Questions about recovery houses

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read the article in the April 15 Tribune Chronicle about recovery houses protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act. My daughter has MS — that is a disability / handicap — and she works a 40-hour-per-week job. An alcoholic and drug addict are neither of the ...

GM plant can be a success with new model

Editorials

Last week was the deadline for General Motors Lordstown Complex employees to make significant and probably very difficult decisions on whether to accept a lump-sum retirement payout or voluntarily quit the company and receive a one-time payment based on seniority. As of the 3 p.m. Friday ...