Opinion

Errant clock favored the Tigers

Community Columnists

It was early afternoon Friday, October 25, 1957. I was a senior at Ohio University. I hopped into my tired old 1947 Lincoln and headed toward Massillon. I had to cut my afternoon classes, but I felt it would be worth it.The Washington High School's Massillon Tigers were going to meet with my ...

Time was right to lift septic rules

Editorials

It was a long 10 years since the consent decree regulating the Trumbull County Combined Health District's management of septic systems was adopted.But local leaders in the health district deserve praise for ensuring that the bar was kept high during that time in order to free property owners ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Clinton clear choiceDEAR EDITOR:I have to chuckle at the story line that the Mahoning County GOP leadership is spinning that area active and retired union members will be voting for Trump in droves.I can speak for only the United Auto Workers, but I'm sure it applies to other local unions as ...

Outline city’s spending plan before Warren income tax vote

Editorials

Early on, we were pleased to see the Warren city administration's willingness to involve a group of five aware and knowledgeable citizens in discussions about the city's upcoming income tax levy.We were hopeful that recommendations from the group would be viewed by city leaders with focus and ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Cardinal Mooney kicker Lizzie Philibin, who last week became the first female to play for the Cardinals. She split the uprights with two PATs. Orchid, also, to assistant coach Chris Amill who took note of her potential and, apparently undaunted by her gender, invited her to give it a ...

Violent offender registry should be considered

Editorials

We hear the horror stories over and over again. A brutal crime is committed. After police make an arrest, it is revealed the perpetrator has been in trouble before for an act of violence. Within his community, no one knew.Had they been aware of the person's record, those around him might have ...

Arson at mosque sparked by hatred

Editorials

As a nation, we Americans are a good, fair, compassionate people. Nearly all our neighbors are that way. But in a country with 325 million residents, it is inevitable there will be a few very rotten apples.It appears one of them surfaced early Monday in Fort Pierce, Fla.Omar Mateen, the ...

N. Korea threat grows with arms buildup

Editorials

There has been no indication for years that North Korea was slackening the pace of its arms buildup. Nothing the rest of the world has done in response has proven effective.Just a few days ago, in quick succession, Pyongyang conducted tests of new missiles and improved nuclear devices. The ...

Make lone wolf removal priority

Editorials

It is no longer as easy as it was 15 years ago for terrorist groups to mount major assaults within the United States. They have turned to a more effective strategy, use of "lone wolf" attackers who have lived among us, sometimes for decades.In some ways that is a more serious threat. As we have ...

Don’t rush medical marijuana sale rules

Editorials

Ohio's medicinal marijuana law took effect last week, but don't bother trying to find any of the drug on sale in the Buckeye State. The rules for that have not yet been adopted.State legislators and Gov. John Kasich rushed the measure into law earlier this year - for a good reason. They feared ...

Tressel’s leadership big part of YSU success

Editorials

It is apparent by last week's Youngstown State University enrollment report that President Jim Tressel is continuing to lead the university in the right direction.The university saw a 2.3 percent enrollment increase this semester to 12,756 students. That's the first fall-to-fall enrollment ...

State must deal with problem gambling

Editorials

Public schools, and local and state government entities in Ohio raked in about $10 billion during the past four years, some of it by feeding an addiction that can ruin lives and wreck families.It is revenue from legal gambling. An analysis of it in the Buckeye State estimated about $63 billion ...

Vets lose with VA cost overruns

Editorials

Members of Congress finally are showing some overdue concern about another outrage at the Department of Veterans Affairs. They are demanding an explanation for why a new VA hospital in the Denver area is costing taxpayers nearly $1.7 billion.The original estimate for the facility was ...

Warren loses with music hall contract

Letters to the Editor

Warren loses with music hall contractDEAR EDITOR:I was very disappointed to see the Tribune characterize the current Packard Music Hall contract with JAC Management as "a move that will save the city $50,000 per year" in a Sept. 4 front page article. This is a well-documented falsehood. The ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To the National Packard Museum and collector Ed Lozick who willed his rare and valuable 1937 Packard Twelve Coupe Roadster to the Warren museum's permanent collection. Mr. Lozick died in October, but his will ensured the museum would receive the beautiful automobile.ORCHID: To the ...

Competition right way to deflate steep drug costs

Editorials

In both 2014 and last year, Mylan Pharmaceuticals made more than $1 billion on its EpiPen. Of the more than 1,400 products the drug giant markets, the Epipen has been its shining star during recent years.Until just a few days ago. Now, after more than a week of negative publicity regarding ...

Find a way to start school later

Editorials

Liberty High School senior Jala Beasley-Williams estimates she sleeps about six hours on most school nights, getting to bed about midnight and waking up by 6 a.m. to get to school by 7:30 a.m.This example is not uncommon, and health experts insist it's simply not enough sleep. In fact, the ...

Stiff penalties warranted in drug crimes

Editorials

First Huntington, W.Va. Then Cincinnati, Ohio. Now Louisville, Ky. An epidemic that might be called the White Death is sweeping that region of the country.It is heroin with an additive that makes it even more dangerous than the primary product, which is what many buyers think they are getting. ...

Media’s role to report, not ignore

Editorials

During a recent visit to Bangladesh, Secretary of State John Kerry had some advice for the press: Stop scaring people. Cut back on those reports of terrorist atrocities.Kerry - who, incidentally, was in Bangladesh to seek more help in the war against terrorists - had this to say about the mass ...

Reliving fall Friday nights in 1945

Community Columnists

This Friday night, the Warren G. Harding Raiders will once again face Massillon's Washington High School Tigers. The rivalry dates back as far as I can remember. In fact, a little research shows that it goes back as far as 1932.Let's journey back to 1945. What a thrill it was back then - just ...