Opinion

Party leaders should not hold elected office

Editorials

It’s often difficult to tell which hat Dan Polivka is wearing — his hat as Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman or his other hat as Trumbull County Commissioner. That’s why we think it’s always a bad idea for any political party leader to simultaneously hold an elected ...

Quick action saves this year’s Trumbull Veterans Day parade

Editorials

The annual Trumbull County Veterans Day Parade might not have happened last week, had it not been for the quick action of the Warren police and fire departments and, in particular, the decisive fast thinking of city police officers Brian Crites and Ben Harrell. They all should be ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Does Ohio need a “stand your ground” law? Sure! Weekly we read about innocent Ohioans being indicted and sent off to prison for defending themselves — not! Ohio’s prosecutors have warned us: This law (used by thugs like Zimmerman) is more likely to be used by drug dealers to “off” ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To community, business and labor leaders working together to send a message to General Motors. The “Drive it Home” initiative, intended to urge GM to support growing its investment at the GM Lordstown Complex, kicks off officially Monday at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 ...

Consider learning about a reverse mortgage

Community Columnists

We are all taught to save money throughout our lives. “Save for a rainy day” or “save for retirement” are phrases I remember from my parents. They lived through the Great Depression and World War II, and learned early that having a nest egg of money is essential in getting through the ...

Today make a commitment to quit smoking

Editorials

Did you do it? If you didn’t, it’s still not too late to clear the air, so to speak. This week marked the annual Great American Smokeout — when smokers are urged to make the commitment to stop smoking for the day. It’s a great first step to stopping an extremely bad habit that ...

It takes us all to combat hate crimes

Editorials

An FBI report released this week indicates U.S. hate crimes spiked 17 percent in 2017 — a rise for the third straight year — with a 37 percent increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes, the Associated Press reports. There were 7,175 reported hate crimes last year, up from 6,121 in 2016. ...

We share hope for success of new Levin store

Editorials

The opening of the new Levin Furniture in Niles came earlier this month with flair and optimism. Celebrating its 99th year in business, the store’s general manager expressed great enthusiasm and desire to be doing business right here in the Mahoning Valley. The company was so interested ...

Delayed rollout of med marijuana must come to end

Editorials

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

Delayed rollout of med marijuana must come to end

Editorials

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

Use research to avoid errors on prescriptions

Editorials

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Negotiations, compromise better than suit

Editorials

Little is resolved when public agencies or political entities sue one another. When that happens, both sides lose because the taxpayers end up footing the bill. The only winners, really, are the attorneys who are paid well to litigate the matter. That’s what is going to happen now that ...

Thank a veteran for serving the country

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Today is Veterans Day. The holiday began when the fighting of World War I, known as the “Great War” and “the war to end all wars” ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918. Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 11, 1919, when he stated, “... ...

Return levies to taxpayers if state does same

Editorials

Newton Falls Board of Education members are considering placing a 1.5 percent or 1.75 percent earned income tax levy on the 2019 ballot. School officials say the money is needed to help “get our general fund healthy.” One day after voters defeated a continuous 11.7-mill substitute levy ...

A good day to visit Trumbull Veterans’ Memorial

Brenda J. Linert

It was 10 years ago today that the vision of an area veteran, coupled with an incredible community effort to honor our American heroes, was christened in downtown Warren. The Trumbull County Veterans’ Memorial, erected on the east bank of the Mahoning River, commemorates the sacrifice made ...

Love is always more powerful than hate

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the good and decent people of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys displayed their true colors. A huge crowd, comprised of individuals of all faiths, ethnicities and political persuasions gathered together at Temple El Emeth, as one region, to mourn the deaths of the 11 ...

Newspaper’s photo was misleading

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The decades-long child abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic priests is deplorable. The Tribune Chronicle’s decision to post a large picture depicting the interior of St. Mary Church on the front page of Wednesday’s paper adjacent to the article reporting on the priest abuse ...

Immigrants get more than Americans

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I went to the welfare office to apply for a Medicaid card, I waited for hours because I really need my medication. They sent me to Social Security, and I waited there for three hours. After I finally talked to a person, they sent me a letter saying I make too much ...

Liberals, take notice of Brazilian election

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A liberal news network, France 24, on PBS, covered the results of the Brazilian Presidential Election. Conservative Jair Bolsonaro won with 58 percent of the votes. In his acceptance speech, he vowed to defend the Constitution, democracy and freedom. His opponent also ...

Sleep is critical to having good health

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When it comes to health, most people focus on diet and exercise. Both are very important, but something that often doesn’t get acknowledged for its health benefits is sleep. With our hectic schedules, we kick sleep to the curb, staying up and studying or ...