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Opinion

Diehl decision part of world we don’t understand

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It is difficult these days to decipher in the media what is true and what is opinion. Journalists used to report facts and let readers decide what side to take up. It certainly doesn’t feel that way any longer. The whole story isn’t always what we get. This applies to ...

Change must start with area theaters

Editorials

Changes in policy must come swiftly in local theater groups in light of public accusations by then-minor actors of sexual harassment and abuse involving adults affiliated with Mahoning Valley community theater. The allegations from four young female actors in recent days shared on social ...

Saving family dairy farms benefits all of us

Community Columnists

My day-to-day work with family dairy farmers keeps me in touch with some of the finest people you can imagine. They produce wholesome food and provide social benefits we all enjoy. Family dairy farms are good for rural economies, good for food security and good for the environment. But all of ...

Brave local actors share stories of abuse

Brenda J. Linert

Several women recently came forward to relay testimonials about sexual harassment and assault in local community theater. They shared these stories bravely, without hiding behind anonymity, demonstrating great courage and strength. Certainly, they had to know going into this that there was ...

President failing to lead on pandemic

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: At Kent State University 50 years ago this spring, people protested against a government making decisions against overwhelming popular opinion. Things came to a head with the Ohio National Guard firing upon and killing college students. Now I think about the coronavirus and the ...

Seek success and you will find it

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Facts not fiction always should be used as the basis for reform in our country. We’re being force fed a smorgasbord of false narratives and lies by the media and some elected leaders on social injustice. We’re being told skin color directly affects one’s economic outcome ...

Wake up and stop voting Democrat

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We talk about black people not being treated fairly, but how about our president? Our government should be ashamed that the FBI, Congress and previous administrations were all out to get Donald Trump. Everyone involved should be held accountable and spend some “time,” just ...

Mask mandate doesn’t remove U.S. freedoms

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am so tired of hearing the protesters say their rights are being taken away. Does the temporary inconvenience of wearing a mask really take away your freedom? Compare your petty complaint to the sacrifice health care workers deal with every day. Those who won’t follow the ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

What is going on with Warren-Ravenna Road? It has turned into a washboard road from state Route 5 into town. Are they going to resurface it? At least it may slow down the ones who use it as a speedway. — Braceville Sorry, folks, but it’s time to retire the Raider, Warren G. Harding High ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the volunteers who turned out this week to help remove American flags from area veterans’ graves, according to tradition. Some 3,000 flags were removed. Volunteers had placed the flags on area graves in May, in honor of Memorial Day. It is a time-consuming process, but one ...

College entrance cheating should bring jail time

Editorials

It may be some time before the college entrance exam cheating scandal is resolved. More than four dozen have been charged. One high-profile case should be dealt with during the next several weeks. It involves television star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli. ...

Be cautious of heat stroke, exhaustion

Editorials

The Mahoning Valley, like many areas of Ohio and western Pennsylvania, has been experiencing the hottest temperatures of the summer during the last several days, with heat indexes that have climbed above 100 this week. The combination of high temperatures and humidity make for dangerous ...

My brief time in the jury pool

David Skolnick

I’ve long wanted to serve on a jury, and the idea of being part of secret grand jury proceedings is even more intriguing. But to do it during a health crisis didn’t sound good. So when a letter arrived in late May stating I was chosen for grand jury selection with the Mahoning County ...

Mask mandate for Trumbull makes history

Editorials

Today is an historic day. It marks the first known time that we, the people of Trumbull County, have been ordered by our government to wear a particular garment. Effective at 6 p.m. Wednesday, anyone outside their home now is mandated to wear a face mask. It comes, of course, in an ...

Fireworks safety important even after July 4th

Editorials

Fireworks are more available than ever in most areas. And this year, for obvious reasons, even some people who did not buy and set off their own pyrotechnics in the past may have been tempted to use them to blow off some steam. Just so long as no one blows off a couple of fingers or puts out ...

US workers score win with USMCA

Community Columnists

Martha Newton, Guest columnist The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is now in force. Completing a long-time objective of President Trump, the USMCA changes the dynamic in trade by bringing manufacturing jobs back to America and leveling the playing field for U.S. workers and businesses. ...

COVID should qualify as ‘rainy day’ in Ohio

COVID-19

With fiscal 2020 now history, the task of keeping budgets balanced during the year that began Wednesday begins for local and state government officials. Damage to the economy from COVID-19 — some of it possibly permanent — will make that difficult. At one point, Ohio officials were ...

Consider best ways to replace toppled statues

Editorials

Civil rights demonstrators this summer have engaged in a new round of tearing down statues of people they see as champions of bigotry. Why not replace them with statues of the heroes and heroines of the civil rights movement? Late last year, people in Montgomery, Alabama erected a statue of ...

Warren holiday events confused by many

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Due to recent reporting in the Tribune Chronicle, we are concerned that our organization, Light Up The Square, has been mistakenly linked with a city of Warren event, Christmas in the Square. These are two distinct and independent organizations. Light Up The Square, or LUTS, was ...

Workplace has no place for harassment

Editorials

There never has been a place for harassment in the workplace — sexual or otherwise. But it’s even more important, in this day and age, to put an end to any behavior that previously may have been accepted or passed off as “harmless” actions or “light-hearted” teasing — particularly ...