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Opinion

Personal, public moves needed to end opiate surge

Editorials

Though overshadowed by the COVID-19 pandemic that has killed 19,000 Ohioans and infected more than 1 million others over the past 15 months, a simultaneous and relentless epidemic refuses to loosen its monstrous grip on our state and nation. In fact, the COVID-19 pandemic has nourished and ...

Passion behind MLK’s letter still felt today

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, last week stood on the floor of the Senate chamber in our U.S. Capitol to read a lengthy passage from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s letter from Burmingham Jail. Brown was joined U.S. Sens. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; Pat Toomey, R-Pennsylvania; Bill Cassidy, ...

Time’s up to fund Ohio school districts fairly

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Republican control of Ohio state government has failed constituents in many areas, but nowhere more than in educating our kids. Ohio Republicans have controlled the governorship and both houses of the state legislature for 19 of the 24 years since the Ohio school funding system ...

City program is more than summer school

Editorials

No one likes to go to summer school — including, we are certain, the teachers. But Warren City Schools are right to offer a summer education program this year in an attempt to aid students who might have fallen behind while taking classes online during the past year, and we hope the ...

Shuba’s gesture so much more than a handshake

Community Columnists

Today, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the handshake of Youngstown native George Shuba with Jackie Robinson, a defining moment in civil rights and a consequential addition to Mahoning Valley history. Rookie first basemen Jackie Robinson debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers’ minor league ...

More on FEMA funeral expenses reimbursement

Brenda J. Linert

You’ve probably heard by now that the Federal Emergency Management Agency is offering financial funeral and burial assistance for families who lost a loved one to COVID-19. We’ve written a few stories about it, and last week we published an editorial explaining some details. Our ...

Ex-county supervisor deserves an apology

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read the April 8 Tribune Chronicle article about former Trumbull County maintenance supervisor Roy Elza’s comments from the April 7 Trumbull County commissioners’ meeting regarding his retirement. I also listened to the audio of the meeting. In listening to the meeting, ...

Freedom is hard to accept by many people in America

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’ve spent 40-plus years explaining, providing guidance to clients many rules and regulations applicable to running a business, specifically applicable to “employer-employee relationship.” Often mandates are confusing, difficult to adhere to, centered on the fact they are ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

From The National Audubon Society, June 5, 2020: “The (Trump) administration is churning out policies that make it easier to kill birds, pollute our air and water and endanger our health. … It is clear that the (Trump) administration is only accelerating its efforts to shred valued ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Coco Crisp, this week named new manager of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers Major League Baseball Draft League team. During his 15-year career in the majors, Crisp amassed an impressive record. He played in 1,586 games from 2002 to 2016, most notably with the Cleveland Indians. ...

Students should get vaccines for COVID-19 now

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine is working to catch college students while they are still on campus to get them their COVID-19 vaccinations. With Ohio’s institutions of higher learning getting the chance to offer vaccine clinics for students, an important step is being taken, despite the widely held ...

Voting-reform bill due in Ohio

David Skolnick

With turnout so very low during nonpresidential years, the state should be doing everything it can to encourage people to vote. Ohio officials need to continue to uphold the integrity of the vote and make sure every valid ballot is counted. The Republican-controlled state Legislature is ...

City leaders, not taxpayers, should pay for new trees

Editorials

We realize that replacing 20 beautifully aged adult trees timbered from Warren’s historical district on a whim to make room for a bocce court, of all things, cannot be done instantaneously. Still, we are pleased to see Warren leaders finally are making good on their promise to ...

Joint district should bring efficiencies

Editorials

The point of regionalizing services among neighboring communities is to create efficiencies. That’s largely the reason we would support the possibility of creating a joint fire district that could fight fires and provide emergency medical services in a collaborative effort covering Girard, ...

Patience needed in filing COVID-19 funeral claims

COVID-19

The Federal Emergency Management Agency began accepting applications Monday for reimbursement of funeral expenses for people who have died since Jan. 20, 2020, of COVID-19. Billions of dollars were allocated for these expenses as part of the American Rescue Plan Act. According to FEMA, ...

After 24 years, school funding issue must end

Editorials

Ohio residents want to know they are getting their money’s worth, whether it be on a shopping trip or when sending their hard-earned tax money to Columbus. According to researchers at WalletHub, there are a few areas of concern, on the state government front. In its report “Best and Worst ...

Don’t blame Biden for past blunders

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is for citizens who, like a recent letter writer, bemoan President Biden’s lack of physicality — although Biden takes the ramp pretty well. They cry out that Biden cannot plan, despite his massive infrastructure strategy. They blame President Biden for everything. They ...

Commissioners correct to rein in overhead costs

Editorials

It’s taken nearly four years, but finally Trumbull County commissioners have moved closer to accepting a cost-saving suggestion put forth in 2017 by the Trumbull County Citizens Review Committee. Commissioners recently made cuts to a taxpayer-funded policy that allows county employees to ...

Don’t let our country become a dictatorship

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have previously said that the biggest threat to democracy is voter suppression. I think it is ironic that Donald Trump and his followers ranted that the election was rigged. The Republican party has worked hard for six years to suppress voters. I believe they are really upset ...

Listen to what Bible says about witchcraft

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I was somewhat disturbed by the March 27 article regarding the paranormal and an area witch. Evidently you felt this article was newsworthy for the front page. I would add additional thought about paranormal and activities of witches as defined by the American College ...