Opinion

Vote right to save US from liberals

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I guess we should get prepared for more smears and surprises by the desperate liberal Democrats right up and through Election Day. With lies and accusations, the liberal Democrats basically ruined the life of Brett Kavanaugh and were disrespectful to this fine young man. But ...

November chock full of Tribune events

Brenda J. Linert

There is lots going on with the Tribune Chronicle this month, so get ready! CONGRESSIONAL DEBATE: I am thrilled to be involved in the Tribune Chronicle’s sponsorship of this week’s 13th District Congressional debate. U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, Democratic incumbent, and Christopher ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Eleventh District Court of Appeals for this week upholding the removal of Mecca Township Fiscal Officer Deborah Drawl. She was removed from office after the township’s books were found to be unauditable and after Drawl failed to correct the problem despite several ...

Is building a new home the right choice?

Community Columnists

So you and your Realtor look diligently at every new home on the market that might fill your needs, and still have found nothing. You scour every website, newspaper, homes magazine, and even drive through neighborhoods you like, and still nothing suits you. Have you asked your Realtor to ...

School zones shouldn’t justify speed cameras

Editorials

Howland Township officials expressed shock that they were able to capture photographic evidence of 1,831 speeders in township school zones since they began using hand-held speed cameras in March. The excessive speed of those drivers ranged from 6 to 24 mph over the 20 mph posted speed limit. ...

Stop caravan of migrants without physical harm

Editorials

Unless they find motorized transport, the at least 7,000 Central Americans trudging on foot through Mexico will not arrive at their destination, the U.S. border, for three to six weeks. Good. U.S. officials will need all the time they can get to prepare for the small army’s arrival. Use of ...

National Guard site is a big gem for area

Editorials

The potential for the newly renamed Camp James A. Garfield to be another big win for our area is very real. The 21,600-acre site once served as the Ravenna Army Ammunition Plant and now is a finalist among three sites under consideration to be a new East Coast Missile Defense site. Camp ...

Quick spending of Ohio drug funds warranted by need

Editorials

Often, the prudent way for a state to spend federal grant money is to disburse it sparingly, for two reasons. First, ensuring the money is being spent effectively is important. Second, not running out of funds before the grant period ends is a consideration. Ohio officials deserve praise for ...

The partisan obstruction needs to end

Editorials

Actions by some Democrats in the U.S. Senate has resembled nothing as much as a temper tantrum during recent weeks. One might have thought that after the vote to confirm the appointment of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, they would have decided more mature behavior was appropriate. But ...

Teach kids dangers of plastic guns

Editorials

Columbus police Officer Peter Casuccio made headlines this week after telling an 11-year-old the boy was lucky to be alive. Good for Casuccio for doing what the lad’s parents should have. Casuccio was on patrol last Saturday when he received a call about two youngsters brandishing a gun. He ...

Khashoggi not only journalist missing or slain

Editorials

Thoughtful Americans ought to be concerned about the killing of a journalist who wrote columns about Saudi Arabia for the Washington Post. But what about the other 44 journalists who have met violent deaths this year? What about the 48 who perished in 2017? Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian ...

Niles school levy is unaffordable

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The story keeps changing. First, the Niles Board of Education approved substituting two 4.9-mill levies with one continuous 9.8-mill levy. Then in a correction on July 26 voters were asked to approve an 11.7-mill levy, where no one probably saw this. I have a problem with the ...

Fuda should keep seat as commissioner

Editorials

Incumbent Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda’s strong stance earlier this year opposing the addition of a county administrator position was correct; his involvement in growing countywide infrastructure, including sanitary sewers and waterlines is admirable; and his hands-on approach to ...

Love of people helped drive local columnist

Brenda J. Linert

Most readers know Bruce Thomas largely through his stories about people that he relayed in countless columns he’s written for the Tribune Chronicle over the years. But it was his love of people that propelled Bruce to find and share those stories. Tribune Chronicle readers lost the popular ...

Vote Chris DePizzo for Congress

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: General Motors lost two shifts and Northside Hospital has closed. It’s time to vote Tim Ryan out of office. The Mahoning Valley needs to wake up and get new blood as our congressman. The job was not meant to be a lifetime appointment. I was surprised recently while ...

Why more people embrace socialism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent letter, writer Tim Santell said, “History has proven and it’s clear there is no better system than capitalism to lift people from poverty, and yet, so many people want to embrace socialism.” That’s true only if the capitalist doesn’t keep all the profits. ...

Justice lacking for the Fife family

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a recent article about Danny Lee Hill. Is there ever going to be justice and / or peace and closure for the Fife family? Your guess is as good as mine. With the way our justice system works and has horribly failed repeatedly, there is a big question about ...

Is this the best Mueller can do?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The first of the Trump administration criminals has received his sentence. George Papadopoulos will spend 14 days in jail. Hurray for the Mueller investigation. The next to get it should be Gen. Michael Flynn. Being a military man, I suggest he drop and give me 10 pushups, ...

Quarterly review of Warren’s finances

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A 2018 third quarter financial review (July through September) shows Warren’s general fund collected $6,644,960.18 while total general fund expenses equaled $7,465,224.94 in that same time period. Most of the expense exceeding revenue is attributed to an additional pay period in ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

The Tribune published the prison sentences for two men convicted of murder on a recent Saturday. What is wrong with our justice system when a man convicted of beating to death an elderly woman receives a sentence of life without parole and the other man, convicted of beating to death a ...