Opinion

Muslims invading Germany

Editorials

FRANKFURT - In an ironic twist, Germany, which in the last century twice invaded other countries, contributing to two world wars, is now being invaded by hordes of Muslims. According to Pew Research Center, there are 4,760,000 Muslims in Germany, about 5.8 percent of its population, and that ...

Can we learn from Europe?

Editorials

Earlier this year, my column asked, "Will the West Defend Itself?" I pointed out that America's leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe (tinyurl.com/nfk2c4d). I wonder whether they also want to import European policies that created barbaric extremism among ...

Demand transparency in charters’ operations

Editorials

When Ohio students transfer from one public school to another public school through open enrollment or for other reasons, about $5,000 in state funding goes with the student. While that can add up to a hardship for shrinking or already struggling districts, we understand and appreciate the ...

Recalling a wonderful high school trip to Cuba

Community Columnists

It was right after Thanksgiving 1951. Our family was celebrating Christmas early for me because I was going on a high school student trip to Florida and Cuba over the Christmas and New Year vacation for Warren City Schools.Two trips were scheduled. Raymond Crawford, a zoology teacher, and ...

Shouldn’t ‘honesty’ go without saying?

Editorials

Several valuable suggestions for improving how Ohio evaluates charter schools have been made by an advisory panel formed for that purpose.Unfortunately - but realistically - members of the committee felt it necessary to emphasize one point: Obey the law.It is especially important that Buckeye ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Thanks to newspaper carriersDEAR EDITOR:Recently I had an interruption in my daily delivery of the Tribune Chronicle, which was quickly taken care of. This made me realize something. I worked in manufacturing for 46 years, and I cannot think of one time anyone was upset because the CEO of the ...

Quick, patriotic response to YSU threat applauded

Editorials

The swift and appropriate reaction by students and administration to pro-terrorist messages painted last week on a campus icon at Youngstown State University is noteworthy and deserving of praise.The pro-ISIS terror message painted on a central campus boulder known simply as "the rock," was ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Bud Brown, 87, of Champion, who participated in the Turkey Trot for the 34th time in 37 annual races. Orchid also to Brown's son Lee and his granddaughter Kelly, who joined Brown, and to each of the 2,200 runners and walkers that came out Thanksgiving morning for this fundraising ...

Ohio keeping young offenders out of prison

Editorials

Ohioans ought to be proud their state is a national leader in keeping juvenile offenders out of prisons.A national movement toward sending juvenile criminals into community-based programs rather than prison is paying off, according to a new study. It found that juvenile incarceration rates ...

ISIS not only terrorist group

Editorials

For years, concern about terrorism focused on al-Qaida. Now most westerners view the Islamic State as the primary threat.But on Wednesday, at least 34 people were killed and 80 were wounded by a suicide bomber in Nigeria. He was sent by Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist army that has ...

Today’s a day to give thanks

Editorials

Today is Thanksgiving Day.That this day comes in a week where the world again mourns losses brought on by senseless acts of terror and fears more of the same does not mean this holiday should not occur.That it comes as a day when many Americans turn their focus more on Christmas shopping than ...

We must be united against terrorism

Editorials

French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terrorism.But Hollande was, in effect, asking a question: Do nations capable of dealing with the barbarians have the ...

U.S. must end unnecessary business regulations

Editorials

Government should regulate businesses only to the extent needed to protect the public from physical or financial peril. Too often, cumbersome, expensive rules are enacted to benefit special interests or local, state and federal bureaucrats.Some owners of hair salons in Ohio are fighting back at ...

Bill would let EMTs give help to animals

Editorials

Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. Then, if necessary, they can provide medical treatment for injured animals, perhaps beloved pets of the humans involved.No, they cannot. In Ohio, emergency medical ...

1942 train collision revisited

Community Columnists

It was early in the morning of Saturday, November 14, 1942. Mike, a friend of the family's, had been having his usual early morning coffee at the Colonial on South St. At exactly 5:35 a.m., he heard a heavy, rumbling, bumping sound on the railroad tracks running right down the middle of South ...

Use smarter intelligence in terror fight

Editorials

Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at "connecting the dots" regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America? Let us hope so.Investigations after the 9/11 assault revealed the intelligence community missed a substantial number of indications the ...

Approve foster care to age 21

Editorials

About a thousand Ohioans "age out" of the state's foster care network every year. A substantial number are not ready for that.Once young men and women reach 18 years of age, the foster care system is done with them - even if they have lived most of their lives under it. That sudden separation ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Challenges to mayor will continueDEAR EDITOR:The population becomes more divisive when our mayor, on the front page of the Tribune, segregates the population by separating those who challenged him from those who supported him. To our mayor, only those who supported him have a right to be called ...

Embrace body cameras for transparency

Editorials

Use of body cameras by local police departments is a point of contention that must be handled with great urgency.It's no secret that we are in an era where virtually anything can be caught on camera at any time. All police officers, as well as the public, must accept that.So we are not sure why ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To all the "mathletes" who participated in "Challenge 24," a very challenging and fast-paced math competition for elementary and middle school students in Trumbull County. The event, held Wednesday at Warren G. Harding High School, shines a spotlight often seen only in scholastic ...