Opinion

Justice picks should recuse

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Shame on Majority Leader, Sen. Mitch McConnell for asserting that the current president’s Supreme Court Justice nominee will be voted upon this fall, with neither delay nor the generally required 60 senatorial votes. McConnell has invoked the Biden rule and will utilize the ...

Focus first on sharing, not taxing

Editorials

The Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber board is expected this week to consider the recommendation from its Government Affairs Council to back a proposed increase to the Trumbull County sales tax. The chamber board should opt against backing the proposal. Likewise, Trumbull County ...

UAW keeps fighting for GM-Lordstown

Community Columnists

June 22 was not a bright summer day for many area workers. It was the final day of the second shift at General Motors Lordstown Complex, Magna Seating, Jamestown Industries, Leadec Industrial Services and other suppliers associated with the complex. Through no fault of their own, about ...

Is drone use becoming constitutional issue?

Brenda J. Linert

After receiving complaints about drones — remote controlled unmanned aircraft — flying around village neighborhoods, Newton Falls council began considering legislation to limit where drones may fly and take photos. Councilman Tarry Alberini cited three complaints about drone use in the ...

Stop Mother Earth frackers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The recent toxic gas leak by ProFrac and resultant community evacuation in Girard should be a wake-up call for us all. Everything about fracking is inherently toxic, including the propaganda supporting this imminent and growing danger to our environment and public health. ...

Look beyond differences

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Another weekend comes to a close on the heels of three shootings involving police, one officer is dead and three are injured, while in Chicago an officer shoots an apparently armed black man, touching off two days of riots and protests over police-involved shootings. Oddly ...

Don’t expect job creation yet

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Any cuts to Social Security would be devastating to millions of Americans. Retired Americans are struggling to afford rising food, energy and health care costs. Congress should be working to strengthen Social Security instead of trying to cut it and privatize it. Medicare and ...

Litigiousness of society grows more troubling

Editorials

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

Lake tragedy reminds us all of water safety

Editorials

The American Red Cross is just one agency that consistently warns us about exercising extreme caution in water safety — whether swimming in a pool or in a lake. Sadly, we found out this week just how critical those lessons are. Sunday, Antonio S. Randall, 27, of Youngstown, drowned at ...

Bias never should have place in health

Editorials

We may never know whether a drink a day keeps the doctor away. That is unfortunate, especially considering that the number of people who enjoy moderate consumption of alcohol is substantial and learning whether that has health benefits is desirable. The reason we may not get that information ...

Brave, loving grandparents react to crisis

Editorials

The ongoing opioid crisis has garnered much public and private reaction and debate, yet finding answers and solutions that could bring an end to it will take much more time, research and even experimentation on what works best. Sadly, children left orphaned by the crisis don’t have that ...

Local bank stocks mixed

Editorials

Cortland Bancorp gained 5 cents to close trading Monday at $23.55. First Niles Financial remained unchanged at $9.75 per share.

Continue probe to find problems and answers

Editorials

The Ohio State University’s investigation of a sports doctor alleged to have sexually abused athletes at several institutions of higher learning has turned over a commendable number of stones. What has come creeping out from under some of them is disturbing. Scores of people, including ...

Japanese soccer team proves sports build character

Editorials

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia this week. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a ...

Don’t give up yet on unused Trumbull rail line

Editorials

The Surface Transportation Board wasted little time in releasing its unfortunate ruling last week that CSX may abandon 14 miles of rail line formerly used for industrial transportation in Trumbull County. The ruling came based on CSX’s request and despite objections from a property owner ...

Consider nominee’s qualification, not party

Brenda J. Linert

And the race was on. It took just about 30 minutes from the start of Donald Trump’s nationally televised announcement Monday unveiling Brett Kavanaugh as his U.S. Supreme Court nominee until four unsolicited statements from elected Ohio leaders popped into my Tribune Chronicle email. U.S. ...

HomeGoods is big opportunity

Community Columnists

As a leader, I’ve always encouraged patience with regard for the big picture, despite any immediate set-backs. And I’d say the same today as I look at the economic outlook for Trumbull County, even with our latest challenges. Last month, more than a thousand people lost their jobs at ...

Issues raise blood pressure

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I read the June 24 Tribune Chronicle story “Trumbull Women Revisit Trump,” my blood pressure was elevated. What fantasy world are these women are living in? “Trump is protecting the children by keeping them with their families,” one woman said. Wake up lady ...

Plastic waste is big problem

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I applaud Warren for beginning to address problems of plastic waste in our environment and brainstorming some possible solutions. Plastic bags were addressed, but our problems are much larger. I use my grocery bags in the waste can so as to not buy more plastic for liners. ...

Letters change nothing

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I wrote my first Letter to the Editor in 1984. It was in response to a story this newspaper printed about the new technology the local phone company was rolling out. It was a story written by the phone company and reprinted. There was no investigation of what the new technology ...