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Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Holmes not right for state repDEAR EDITOR:I'm not sure Glenn Holmes is the right candidate for Ohio's 63rd state representative. I have been a resident of McDonald for many years and the overall appearance of the community has steadily declined. Houses are not being maintained, ordinances are ...

Cleveland PD is correct to be prepared

Editorials

Perhaps it is a reflection of the rough-and-tumble process Republicans are enduring as they attempt to pick a nominee for president, but for whatever reason, Cleveland police are expecting trouble when the GOP holds its national convention in that city this summer.City officials plan to buy ...

Worry about cyber-security, not decoding it

Editorials

If you have used the Internal Revenue Service's computerized program to obtain copies of your old tax returns, there is an excellent chance criminals have personal information about you. It has happened to more than 700,000 taxpayers, the IRS admitted recently.It was known about a year ago that ...

Ryan deserves Democratic nomination

Editorials

Democratic voters should back incumbent U.S. Rep. Timothy J. Ryan, D-Howland, in Tuesday's primary over his challenger, John Stephen Luchansky.Ryan has served his constituents in the 13th Congressional District well. His seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee, which controls ...

Niles tax endorsed with a hitch

Editorials

It's a hard pill to swallow when a community like Niles is forced to resort to the taxpayers to cover financial shortfalls triggered largely by poor management.It's even harder when plans laid out to cut spending are passed over by the city's administration. In this case, Niles Mayor Tom ...

Missing days of cereal serials

Community Columnists

It was 1945. It was just about that time at Garfield Elementary on Montclair Street. I put my bicycle clip on my pant leg. Five more minutes. I wore my webbing traffic belt with its silver AAA badge. My homeroom teacher called us traffic boys to the door and dismissed us five minutes early so ...

Strickland is Obama’s kind of Democrat

Editorials

For some reason, Democrat Party leaders including President Barack Obama are eager to see former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland win a U.S. Senate seat from the state. They are concerned enough that, though two other Democrats are seeking the post, Obama has endorsed Strickland.That comes after ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Writer should educate himselfDEAR EDITOR:I feel compelled to give a response to the article in the editorial section of the Sunday, Feb. 28, Tribune titled "Heroin addiction is self-inflicted." I became very upset with the writer's words, "Let the addicts die." As a parent who is dealing with ...

Holmes gets nod in 63rd

Editorials

Under the leadership of Mayor Glenn Holmes, McDonald village has managed to retool employee health insurance in a way that is satisfactory to the workers and saved the village money.The village now enjoys a $2 million carryover and no significant outstanding debt, has well-paved streets and ...

Yoder best for 64th GOP race

Editorials

Farmington Township Trustee Martha Yoder wants to see improved infrastructure funding from state government, believes it is time to make septic regulations less adversarial towards local landowners and will make foster care reform high on her priority list.Yoder spoke knowledgably on the ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

l ORCHID: To Orange Village Care Center Administrator David Burnham for keeping the situation calm and residents safe when a frantic, shoeless, disheveled Marvin Jules showed up Feb. 22 at the residential care facility. Jules was apprehended by police and charged in a shooting, but the only ...

Grant-writing jobs just aren’t panning out

Editorials

It's approaching the 18-month mark since Warren outsourced management operations at Packard Music Hall, relocating the five workers who previously worked there into other city departments where the administration argued they were needed.Among those workers were the music hall's former director, ...

Once again, justice delayed is justice denied

Editorials

More than three months after the West Virginia Supreme Court ruled a Clarksburg man was, in effect, railroaded into 14 years in prison, he finally was freed this week.What happened to Joseph Buffey ought to disturb those who believe police, prosecutors and judges should do all they can to ...

Dems should vote Latell over Rucker

Editorials

Tod Latell has done his homework by spending time in the Trumbull County Recorder's Office getting opinions on how things operate, what may need to be changed and ensuring he believes he can do the job.We believe he can and should receive the support of Democrats in Trumbull County in the March ...

Newspapers won’t fear threats from rich, powerful

Editorials

Donald Trump's latest outrageous plan came last week when he announced if he is elected president, he plans to weaken the First Amendment protections extended to reporters and media outlets."When they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of ...

High hopes for new Chevy Cruze

Editorials

Local leaders, United Auto Workers, General Motors Lordstown Complex workers and Mahoning Valley residents understand the importance of the locally built Chevy Cruze to the local economy.This top-selling car in the GM chain has consistently set sales records and earned accolades about its ...

Super Tuesday certain to be a major test

Editorials

In the sports-metaphor world of presidential election punditry, Donald Trump has landed some right crosses, but he hasn't knocked anyone out yet. He's played a few great holes, but the tournament isn't won on the first day. He is leading after about 25 laps, but it's a 200-lap race.He has ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Charter schools siphon public education fundsDEAR EDITOR:As H.G. Wells once put it, history is "a race between education and catastrophe."An ongoing catastrophe is occurring right now with our neighborhood Ohio public schools. Charter schools siphon nearly a billion dollars a year into their ...

Kasich has earned GOP nomination

Editorials

During the most recent GOP presidential debate Thursday, we watched as three candidates traded insults and argued, sometimes in a full tirade.Only one, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, presented himself as level-headed, reasonable and, well, presidential.That, of course, is not reason enough to vote for ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

l ORCHID: To former local resident and Youngstown State University graduate Jocelyne Kollay Linsalata, now of Cleveland, for donating $1 million to her alma mater last week. The money will be used for scholarship endowments and other initiatives to enhance student success at YSU.l ORCHID: To ...