Opinion

Hold golf course operators to contract terms

Editorials

The Warren city-owned Old Avalon Golf Course was described last week by one councilman as "a disaster."One regular golfer to the course described the course as still needing a lot of work.And the city auditor last month gave the operators until today to contact him to make payment arrangements ...

Community support needed for school plan

Editorials

Youngstown City School District has a plan.It also has a commission to oversee the plan's implementation, and as of this week, it also has a chief executive officer to run the school district.This all came as part of a legislative move commonly dubbed "the Youngstown plan" that for many months ...

Justice urged in Warren woman’s abduction, death

Editorials

Detectives and other police officers who have been involved in the investigation into the July 2015 disappearance of a young Warren mother deserve praise for their persistence in the case that led to last week's indictment of an Ashtabula County man.Now we urge prosecutors to bring the case to ...

Hillary Clinton private server case intensifies

Editorials

Often, it is true: Where there's smoke, there's fire. In Hillary Clinton's case, it is a four-alarm blaze.More revelations about her illegal use of a private email server while secretary of state came to light this week. The State Department's own inspector general released an 83-page report ...

Make HS equivalency affordable

Editorials

Ohioans who did not obtain conventional high school diplomas should not have to pay an arm and a leg to obtain an equivalency certificate. They also should not be forced to take the required examination on a computer.As matters stand, it costs $120 to take the General Educational Development ...

Value friendship of northern neighbor

Editorials

A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm.But not the other day. Those looking up at the aircraft would have seen maple leaf markings on them.No problem. It's the Canadians. They're good friends.It is difficult to ...

Hot Dog Shoppe’s first patrons recalled

Community Columnists

It was almost exactly 70 years ago - June of 1946 - when J.R. and Bud, both Harding High School buddies, were looking for their friend, Ralph Costantino. They walked into a little frame building eatery. It was up the hill on West Market Street across from the Hudson garage and next to the West ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Hiring based on qualificationsDEAR EDITOR:I see that Child Support Enforcement Agency is hiring. I am guessing the people who will get these jobs are going to be "pre-selected" before they even fill out any application.Are they going to have to meet any special qualifications? More than likely, ...

County needs transparency in its hiring

Editorials

Trumbull County has been doing some hiring for jobs in various departments, but unless you make a trip to the county buildings to check out the job posting bulletin boards or know whom to call you'd never know it.The long-suspected practice of hiring for local government jobs based on "not ...

High school graduates show bravery

Editorials

High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord's Prayer.For many years, it has been a tradition for the school choir to sing the prayer during commencement ceremonies. But ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

l ORCHID: To Tribune Chronicle spelling champ Riki Kaiser, 12, of Bloomfield, who made it through the third round of the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington before falling short. Riki is anticipating another chance next year.l ORCHID: To Champion and Bristol varsity softball teams, ...

Engineer should seek, release report

Editorials

Renewed interest has arisen about an Ohio Ethics Commission investigation that began in 2013 into Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith.As part of that probe, state investigators conducted an April 2014 search of Smith's office on North River Road from which payroll records and other documents ...

Make charter schools more accountable

Editorials

One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution's website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. Others claim students spend the five hours a day required by the state, but cannot prove it.For ...

Guarantees needed in arms embargo’s end

Editorials

Instead of risking a confrontation with China himself, President Barack Obama has decided to let Vietnam do so over Beijing's expansionism. He did so by lifting an arms embargo in place for decades against Vietnam.Using other countries or even organizations as proxies in such situations is not ...

Niles director must have high standard

Editorials

Niles has had its fair share of troubles in recent months, and frustrations are running high as the city works to overcome a gaping deficit in the city's general fund budget.Workers have lost their jobs, including some on the front lines of the city's safety forces. Budgets have been cut and at ...

Canoe launch in Girard to bring growth

Editorials

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources is in the process of finalizing environmental studies before construction can begin on a new Girard canoe and kayak launch area along the Mahoning River.The launch would be available for the public to use for recreational activities and traveling on the ...

Congress made right move for women pilots

Editorials

Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that.In 2002, under then-President George W. Bush, the decision was made to allow any ex-WASPs who desired to be ...

Prison farm closures are logical

Editorials

A hundred years ago, when Ohio prison officials began operating farms where inmates worked, the program gave many convicts marketable skills.But farming has become much more efficient during the past century. There are very few jobs available in agriculture. Any vocational training resources ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

No apology to Japan necessaryDEAR EDITOR:There seems to be a lot of concern that the president will apologize to the Japanese government for the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The apology should be to the American people. Not only from this administration but others ...

Chamber plans move, good sign for Warren

Editorials

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber's renewed presence with more visibility in Warren is a good sign for Trumbull County.An equally good sign is that the move is being made possible, in part, by the welcomed local investment of business developer and Trumbull County native Mark Marvin.Marvin ...