Opinion

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Girard Indians football team that today will seek the program’s first state title. The 13-1 Indians face Cincinnati Wyoming in the OHSAA Division IV state championship game at 8 p.m. in Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Best of luck to our Indians! Win or lose, ...

What does the future of housing look like?

Community Columnists

Many times we look back to see what others predicted about the future to see just how accurate they were. I remember as a child looking at the Dick Tracy cartoons and seeing him talk to his watch, or Captain Kirk flipping out his tricorder to talk to someone on the Enterprise. This was all ...

Report solutions, not just complaints

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Early in life I was taught if you point out a problem, be prepared to suggest a solution. Otherwise keep it to yourself. I’ve also heard it said, “Be part of the solution, not part of the problem.” These are wise words that are relevant today in many ways. Other quotes ...

Closure deserved in boy’s death

Editorials

We see a sad irony in the fact that one defendant in the 1985 brutal murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife — the one who was sentenced to serve a life term — died last week in prison, while the other defendant — the one sentenced to be executed more than 30 years ago — still lives in ...

Closure deserved in Raymond Fife’s death

Editorials

We see a sad irony in the fact that one defendant in the 1985 brutal murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife — the one who was sentenced to serve a life term — died last week in prison, while the other defendant — the one sentenced to be executed more than 30 years ago — still lives in ...

Ohio’s voter rolls should be cleaned up

Editorials

Claims of “voter suppression” have sunk to new, ridiculous lows in many parts of the United States. Good for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, soon to be lieutenant governor as a result of the Nov. 6 election, for refusing to be cowed by them. Like conscientious chief election officers ...

GM facility, Valley very marketable

Editorials

The news about the end to local production of the Chevy Cruze, as United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green put it this week, felt like a “shot in the gut.” The sting was harsh and the recovery will be slow. Every one of our elected leaders from Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill ...

Charter school crisis is not partisan issue

Editorials

As Ohio legislators and public education officials continue cleaning up years of mistakes regarding charter schools, precisely what went wrong is not known fully. It is clear much of the fiasco involving taxpayer subsidies for private charter schools was because they was very little ...

Shopping local always makes the most sense

Editorials

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke alarms more crucial in cold weather

Editorials

This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Support veterans with peace, not war

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The best way to honor our veterans is to stop sending our young men and women into constitutionally congressionally undeclared wars — see article 1 88 (11). The last war authorized by congress was against Hitler and Tojo. These undeclared wars and the resulting carnage are ...

Kids need homes always, but especially now

Editorials

Whether orchestrated or pure luck, the timing of the new box office movie “Instant Family” starring Mark Wahlberg couldn’t have been better. The movie’s release during November’s National Adoption Month draws attention to the need for both adoptive and foster parents this month (and ...

Increased security here can’t bog us down

Brenda J. Linert

Five-star Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel on the waterfront in Mumbai, India, is as breathtaking today as it was 10 years ago — before Pakistani gunmen armed with assault rifles stormed in, opening fire on hotel guests and staff. The Nov. 26, 2008, hotel assault was just part of several ...

Why no health care coverage for all?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ... let those words sink in. We argue about health care in this country like it is some sort of extra, some sort of commodity that is an exception, only for those that have earned it. Life is one of the “unalienable rights” set ...

Letter showed hatred of non-Democrats

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the Nov. 18 edition of the Tribune Chronicle, there were a few statements made in one of the Letters to the Editor that I should like to comment on and refute as well. In the 1940s and 1950s, my parents were staunch Democrats; my late wife and I were mostly Democratic ...

Which side of bench will you stand?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Thank goodness the telephone solicitation for politicians has stopped. How they choose people for a party is questionable to me. I do not vote a party line. I vote for individual people I feel will serve us best. I believe there are good people in both parties. I do regret ...

Representing us or just themselves?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blames the president for the loss of a shift at GM Lordstown. The price of gasoline went so low that people went to bigger cars and trucks. Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown ignored President Trump when he made a stop at the Vienna airport. They claim to ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Althea Sanzenbacher, 91, of Leavittsburg, who was mauled in September by a neighbor’s dog. After months of surgeries and therapy, Sanzenbacher has recovered against all odds. Rather than holding bitterness or anger, she expresses nothing but gratitude for those who visited, ...

Have paperwork in order in case worst happens

Community Columnists

Over this last year I have spoken repeatedly about being prepared to sell or buy a home. There are many things you can do to prepare a house to sell, or prepare yourself to buy, but are you prepared to sell your home if you weren’t alive? Throughout my Realtor career, some of the hardest ...

Consider local options this holiday season

Editorials

The “official” holiday shopping season is finally here and with it comes many questions and choices. What color sweater should I buy for Grandma? What size slippers does Dad wear? Cash or credit? And do I venture out to enjoy the sounds and sights of the season in stores or do I ...