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Opinion

Italian Fest still planning for the Square

Editorials

As was first stated months ago by the president of the Italian-American Heritage Festival committee, it looks like the celebration will go on this August as usual — in Warren’s Courthouse Square Park. And the Warren saga now dubbed “treegate,” grinds on. Committee President Carol ...

Prepare for an unusual primary

David Skolnick

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio and several other states are experiencing the most unusual primary election in our lifetime. With a few exceptions, everyone in Ohio is going to vote by mail or drop off their ballots at county boards of elections. This has already been a confusing ...

Buildings may be closed, but school isn’t out

Editorials

For millions of American students, public schools have been closed since mid-March. School has been wherever a quiet place could be found in the home. For most, class starts when they and their parents decide it will. That simply will not work for many children. There is a reason we still ...

Do not let virus suppress voting rights

Editorials

Both Republicans and Democrats in Ohio can complain about voter suppression this year, courtesy of COVID-19. Beyond any doubt, turnout figures for the election that was to have been held March 17 will be low. Balloting that day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Last Wednesday, ...

Do not let virus suppress voting rights

Editorials

Both Republicans and Democrats in Ohio can complain about voter suppression this year, courtesy of COVID-19. Beyond any doubt, turnout figures for the election that was to have been held March 17 will be low. Balloting that day was canceled because of the coronavirus outbreak. Last Wednesday, ...

Water service is key to life these days

Editorials

It is difficult, if not impossible, to wash your hands frequently if there is no water flowing through the pipes in your home. Yet, even as regular hand-washing may be a matter of life and death, water service has been shut off to some American homes — for nonpayment of utility ...

Give up masks to those really needing them

Editorials

As health care professionals risk their lives all around us because they lack personal protective gear, we continue to see people out in public — often clearly on nonessential trips — wearing face masks. There have been reports of people buying large quantities of them. If you have the ...

Do your part to end this health crisis now

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As we live through this crisis, we should be asking ourselves what we can do to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and realize that this could be a short-term issue if we all do our part by staying separated from the general population and not gathering in groups. ...

Enforce laws on social distancing

Editorials

It is difficult, frankly, to view people refusing to join the rest of us in attempting to contain the COVID-19 coronavirus as anything but spoiled brats. The vast majority of them appear to be young. At least reports from our country, such as those of college students packing beaches for ...

Recognizing doctors at this uncertain time

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In honor of National Doctor’s Day, I would like to recognize physicians at Trumbull Regional Medical Center and other area health care facilitates for their continued commitment to caring for our communities. Together, they are making an immeasurable impact and difference ...

Research to find how much US relies on imported drugs

Editorials

Sources ranging from the CIA to the Census Bureau disagree on how reliant we Americans are on drugs and medical equipment imported from China. Extend that to international agencies and the variances are even greater. For example, some sources place China far down on the list of countries ...

Democratic debate very entertaining

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The other night, I watched the presidential debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders just for curiosity. I’m a Republican and a Trump supporter. I was really entertained. I thought I was watching Laurel and Hardy. I give Biden credit for at least being civil. If these two ...

New ethane cracker plant brings benefits

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Social and Urban research reported, Beaver County’s GDP grew 63 percent in 2018 — driven primarily by the construction of the new cracker plant, which is employing upwards of 6.000 men and women from 15 unions. Numbers ...

COVID-19 crisis spotlights unlikely leaders

Brenda J. Linert

During the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, Republican Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has been described as “an unlikely leader,” and has gotten mostly approval from national media for his handling of it. Likewise, DeWine’s counterpart in New York, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has been receiving rave ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To the local Jewish Community Center for seeking and being granted an Emergency Pandemic Child Care license by the state. This allows the center to begin accepting applications for immediate placement of children of parents who are still required to work outside the home during this ...

Set goals to help you get to your new home

Community Columnists

Below are ideas to save to buy a home and most of these suggestions are great during a normal period. Because we are sort of homebound during the COVID-19, this is a great opportunity to tighten your budget. Take advantage of the closures and put your money to good use. Saving for a down ...

Don’t pass up opportunity to debate charter

Editorials

For decades now, Warren residents have been hearing discussions about the possibility of allowing their city to be governed not according to Ohio statute, but by locally established rules known as a charter. Tribune Chronicle archives show most recent debates about the issue occurred in 2014, ...

Manning’s determination worked

David Skolnick

My routine each morning is to check my phone for any news overnight. Saturday morning, to my shock, my Twitter feed contained a post from Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder about the sudden death of state Rep. Don Manning the previous night. Within about two minutes, Editor Brenda Linert ...

Equipment deficit shows vulnerability

Editorials

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our atmosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

Be cautious with ‘remedies’ to COVID-19

Editorials

There is a reason “Yankee ingenuity” is recognized throughout the world. We Americans have a reputation for identifying challenges and devising ways to overcome them. Use your head if you decide to come up with a home remedy, a way to stretch supplies such as those of food — or any ...