Opinion

More scandal at the UN is not a surprise

Editorials

The World Health Organization is riddled with corruption, racism and sexism, say some United Nations officials. After decades in which it was obvious some key arms of the UN are rotten to the core, some cynicism is fully warranted. So is the outlook that the current scandal will be covered up ...

Warren principal is disrespectful

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As a mother and grandmother living in the Warren City School District, I am appalled that our superintendent had a police officer escorted out of Jefferson school when it’s the principal who should have been removed for breaking the law. As Principal Boyer stated, she broke ...

Gov. DeWine’s early actions speak loudly

Editorials

That it was just two days after his gubernatorial inauguration when Mike DeWine made an overnight trek to Detroit in the name of saving the Lordstown General Motors plant speaks volumes about what we can expect from our state’s new CEO. The message he delivered to GM President and CEO Mary ...

Parents should ‘cool it’

Community Columnists

If you are the mother or father of a high school athlete here in Ohio, this message is primarily for you. When you attend an athletic event that involves your son or daughter, cheer to your heart’s content, enjoy the camaraderie that high school sports offer and have fun. But when it comes ...

Solutions that come with a little discussion

Brenda J. Linert

A lack of communication on the two sides triggered massive debate and many hard feelings. The public, especially, reacted with visceral anger. Given the events of last week, I could be commenting on the ongoing federal government shutdown that, after 30 days, is affecting all of us one way ...

Ohio bill attacks freedom of speech

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I do not agree with the Jan. 6 Tribune Chronicle column by Brenda J. Linert titled “Lawmakers could limit Ohio ballot initiatives.” I see this as a bill to obstruct citizens’ rights to petition their government and move to action through the balloting process. I see this ...

Compromise and re-open government

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I do not understand why the Republican Party has not tried to work with the Democrats to get the government open. People are hurting in this country right now because of the shutdown. Our national parks are overflowing with trash and the Joshua trees have been cut down by ...

Why no tornado warning on Jan. 8?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Saturday’s article about the shutdown and the weather put me in a state of quandary. On Jan. 8, the weather service from Pittsburgh issued a tornado warning for Mercer County, over the radio. Trumbull County warnings are issued from Cleveland. No warning from under-staffed ...

We can overcome Youngstown violence

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In Youngstown in 2018 there were more homicides than over the past several years. This is unacceptable, and it’s time the people stood up and said enough is enough. But how are we to achieve this? The Youngstown mayor has promised more police presence in problem areas, but ...

Update on finances in the City of Warren

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A financial review of 2018 fourth quarter shows Warren’s general fund collected $7,539,646 while total general fund expenses equaled $6,809,289. Year 2018 saw a monthly revenue average of $2.45 million and a monthly expense average of $2.2 million. Revenue from ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Tim Ryan touts that the president and Senate own this shutdown. They may own it, but the Dems’ resistance caused it. Why was it OK five years ago that 34 Democrats were for a wall and now they’re not? These same Dems are still in office. Chuck and Nancy are two of them. If Dems were ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

EDITOR’S NOTE: Due to the growing popularity of this column, more “Sound off!” submissions will be published in the Sunday Tribune Chronicle. The principal at Jefferson School should have her own designated parking space. She should also pay her fine and strive to be a better role model ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the W.D. Packard Concert Band, Trumbull Town Hall Foundation, JAC Management and an additional anonymous donor who have given thousands of dollars toward purchase of a sorely needed new Packard Music Hall marquee. So far, about $45,000 has been raised toward the $50,000 to ...

Explaining abbreviations, slang

Community Columnists

Just like any other industry, business, hobby, etc. we use acronyms, abbreviations and slang to discuss aspects specific to those industries, businesses and hobbies. We assume, which we should not do, that everyone understands what we are talking about. So, during my year as president of the ...

Any defense of bigotry is unacceptable

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, insists his recent remarks to a New York Times reporter have been mis-characterized. Whether that is true or not can be judged best by King’s constituents, who know him better than anyone in the national media or, for that matter, in Congress. But regardless of ...

Delay new levy attempts to see DeWine’s plans

Editorials

After an unsuccessful attempt to pass an additional 1-mill operating levy in November, Mecca voted this week to try again in May. The reason: It is struggling to make ends meet after losing about $30,000 per year in local government funds to its general fund budget over the last 10 years. ...

Unusual tactics needed to end this shutdown

Editorials

At first glance, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s idea to end the partial shutdown of federal government and address concerns about illegal immigration may sound, well, a bit wild and crazy. But in the context of the theatrics that already have occurred on the matter, it may be worth a ...

Slate is clean for new Ohio Gov. DeWine

Editorials

Mike DeWine became Ohio’s governor Monday, as John Kasich leaves Columbus, perhaps to consider his political options in 2020. DeWine has a lot of work ahead of him, and the hopes of a lot of Ohioans are resting on his shoulders. There are positive signs already. He has appointed one of ...

Ashtabula Port successes offer good example

Editorials

It’s been one year since the Western Reserve Port Authority lost the regular Allegiant Air vacation flights from Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport to points south. And it’s been more than two years since the airport offered — albeit shortlived — daily connecting flights to Chicago ...

Local teachers should set plan in their class

Editorials

Ohio schools will likely feel little effect from the U.S. Department of Education’s rollback of Obama-era warnings to schools about the number of suspensions being handed out to minority students. At the time, there was concern that minority students across the country were being suspended ...