Opinion

Legal opinion, bid reviews can’t hurt

Editorials

Administrators in the Trumbull County transit system are right to seek new bids for the county’s transportation contract and, for the first time, to set up a “selection committee” comprised of people familiar with transportation issues but with no conflicts of interest. Hopefully, review ...

Modern, urban commuters sure love to scoot

Brenda J. Linert

It was this past Labor Day weekend when my husband and I, along with some longtime friends who now live in Greensboro, N.C., and Atlanta decided, on a whim, to reunite for a weekend getaway. Someone suggested Columbus and quickly we all were in for an Ohio State football game. It was that ...

Walkers forgotten during bad weather

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m going to try to reach out for help, once again, for the children that have to walk on snowy main and side roads to school during these winter months. I have written letters and have made calls, but no one will listen. I live on Youngstown Road SE. I have three children I ...

Many marijuana questions linger

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As the new year begins, a new industry rises in Ohio — the medical Marijuana industry with dispensaries opening across Ohio. Hundreds, if not thousands, will benefit from the bi-products of this plant, but some lingering questions really never were addressed. How long after ...

Arrest of Roger Stone was all for show

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We had the arrest of the year last Friday. Twenty-nine FBI agents in body armor with automatic weapons arrested Roger Stone at his home in Florida in a pre-dawn raid. He was shackled, hand and foot, and taken off to jail. Can you believe CNN was there with lights and camera ...

Ending distribution of Narcan not answer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio daily death toll from opioid overdose ranks us as second-highest in the nation. Despite efforts to throw money at the problem, the death toll has increased to three times the amount reported a decade ago. Many lawmakers have made efforts to shape policy around health ...

Orchids and Onions – Feb. 9 2019

Editorials

• ORCHID: To township leaders in Kinsman, Greene, Gustavus, Vernon and Johnston townships for doing their due diligence in considering the creation of an emergency medical service and ambulance district. If successful, the creation could create new efficiencies and aid in staffing issues. It ...

What are the types of mortgages?

Community Columnists

Let’s talk about mortgages. When starting the home purchase process, start first by talking to a lender about getting pre-approved. A lender can discuss mortgage options that fit your specific personal needs, they will assist you in verifying what price range of home to look at in your ...

Sound off

Editorials

Federal employees earning good money for years miss one pay check and need food pantries? This is for all, including GM workers: Live within your means! Use self control. Before you buy huge homes and toys, build your savings. I have medical issues and am unable to work — waiting months for ...

Lashing out does not help working class

Editorials

Liberal leaders are so angry about any potential challenges to the Democratic Party’s new far-left orthodoxy that some are beginning to sound like positively vicious. Take the reaction to former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s decision to consider running for president as an independent. ...

Medicare for all is way too costly

Editorials

Perhaps Democratic candidate for president Sen. Kamala Harris wasn’t thinking when she cut loose with a sound bite she hoped would gain traction among voters. More likely, she was hoping listeners would not stop and think about what she said. Harris, a Californian, is making ...

Focus only on Kim’s actions, not promises

Editorials

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are planning a second summit meeting. The date and place have not yet been arranged. But the question the two will discuss is clear: Is Kim keeping his pledge to dial back on North Korea’s runaway militarism? North Korea already ...

Focus only on Kim’s actions, not promises

Editorials

President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un are planning a second summit meeting. The date and place have not yet been arranged. But the question the two will discuss is clear: Is Kim keeping his pledge to dial back on North Korea’s runaway militarism? North Korea already ...

Checks, balances must exist for all health providers

Editorials

We go to hospitals to get well, not to be killed by incompetence or worse. State and federal governments have a critical role in protecting us in that regard. Federal officials have notified Mount Carmel Health, of Columbus, that Medicare will cease paying for patients at two of the firm’s ...

Checks, balances must exist for all health providers

Editorials

We go to hospitals to get well, not to be killed by incompetence or worse. State and federal governments have a critical role in protecting us in that regard. Federal officials have notified Mount Carmel Health, of Columbus, that Medicare will cease paying for patients at two of the firm’s ...

Teach teens the dangers of vaping

Editorials

Vaping is becoming accepted as a reasonable replacement for traditional cigarettes, with some users believing the product serves as an aid for kicking the smoking habit. Other smokers are making the switch simply because they believe it is an option that could be permitted in areas where ...

Loophole could lead to big raise

Editorials

Ohio legislators inadvertantly created a mess when, in a bill they passed last year, they created a new agency. Designed to improve use of technology in state government, education and job placement, it is called InnovateOhio. New Gov. Mike DeWine has said he plans to name Lt. Gov. Jon ...

Let’s hope for a revolution, not civil war

Editorials

Venezuela is the 10th-biggest oil producer in the world. It may have larger petroleum reserves than any other country. Yet socialism has devastated the nation’s economy to the point that there are shortages of food. About 3 million Venezuelans have fled their homeland during the past few ...

Political correctness run amok at Butler

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A Jan. 25 front page article in the Tribune Chronicle detailed the decision by the Board of Trustees of the Butler Institute of American Art to table a decision to accept an offer to house 66 original pieces of Norman Rockwell art. Their actions were supposedly taken because they ...

USDA plans could be lift for Trumbull

Editorials

Now that the partial government shutdown has ended — hopefully not just for the short term — the process of searching for a new, decentralized home for two branches of the U.S. Department of Agriculture should get back underway in earnest. The process had been put on hold during the ...