Opinion

Cooperation with Mexico key at border

Editorials

Even before President Donald Trump threatened to use tariffs on Mexican goods imported into the United States, that country’s leaders seemed to be doing more than their predecessors to keep potential illegal immigrants from crossing our southern border. Now, however, the campaign has ...

Low-income housing bill worth a look

Editorials

One popular housing program for low-income Americans has a provision that, at first glance, makes a lot of sense. It stipulates that people living in certain housing units meant for low-income tenants cannot be full-time students. If they switch to part-time status to keep their low-cost ...

Victims and Americans deserve answers

Editorials

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein may yet spend an appropriate amount of time in a federal prison. He should have been sent away years ago. Why that did not happen needs to be explained. Epstein, 66, has been arrested by federal authorities in New York, on charges of sex trafficking involving ...

American citizenship must be earned

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: To build a wall or not build a wall? This question has been a controversial one ever since President Trump promised to accomplish this very large task back during his 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Customs and Border Patrol website, 396,579 individuals were ...

Thrice-flooded Johnstown shows human spirit

Brenda J. Linert

It was 42 years ago this week, in the wee morning hours of July 20, 1977, when, perched in pajamas on the basement steps of my family’s small ranch home in rural Cambria County, I watched as water inched up the concrete block walls. Mom and Dad were dressed in an odd combination of sleep ...

Valley, northwest side of county never win

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding the news about the new C-130s planned for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, with so much news about businesses closing in Ohio, anyone think those C-130s will be sent to the base in Colorado? Our local politicians seem to take our money and not do a darn thing for the ...

Niles residents can’t afford increased utilities

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In January 2010, the city of Niles started a project to replace and install new radio transmitters for water meter reading. The new state-of-the-art system was to greatly improve the city’s operational efficiency and level of customer service. How long did the new water ...

Save Social Security before it’s too late

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I have been a Republican for 70 years, but I will not vote for either party. All the people get are promises and very little positive action. I am disgusted with both parties, and I am not alone. During the past 30 years, many promises have been made to the American people, but ...

Tax plan by Trump, GOP was full of lies

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Another tax season has come and gone and American workers have rendered their verdict on how it affected them. Their reviews were not very kind. Polling shows that voters disapprove of Donald Trump’s tax plan, which shows that more workers are writing checks to the IRS instead ...

Sound off

Letters to the Editor

Regarding your June 24 editorial, there may be no concentration camps at the U.S. border, but conditions are deplorable and deserve condemnation. It’s disgraceful how people there are treated — especially children. The Trump administration is at fault for non-action. Congress should pass a ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To many volunteers, including five off-duty Warren police officers, Warren SCOPE and the United Way of Trumbull County, who this week stepped in to assist an elderly U.S. Air Force veteran who needed help relocating his home. One senior service specialist from SCOPE, who for months ...

We are now in the land of opportunity zones

Community Columnists

Special to the Tribune Chronicle We start this column out by saying that everything written here needs to be discussed with your accountant or financial adviser before you talk to your Realtor. Thousands of people build wealth through ownership of real estate and defer or avoid paying ...

Women’s team deserves same pay as men

Editorials

Equal pay for equal work has been one justification cited by those who believe the U.S. Soccer Federation’s World Cup-winning women’s team should be paid as much as those on the men’s team. But that is misleading: In an important way, the women are doing more valuable work. U.S. Sen. ...

We all must market area to visitors

Editorials

Restaurants, retail shops and all businesses, really, stand to gain in some way from visitors traveling here from outside the area. It’s undeniable that Trumbull County has so much to offer visitors. That’s why we believe that making those visitors feel invited and welcome is so critical ...

Get out and enjoy annual Trumbull fair

Editorials

One sure sign of the height of summer is the annual Trumbull County Fair — and it has finally arrived. The 173rd annual fair is underway in Bazetta, showcasing hundreds of local junior fair 4-H projects and adult exhibits and displays as well. There are new entertaining activities, the ...

Freedom of religion should be promoted

Editorials

Government’s role regarding freedom of religion often is viewed as a passive one, that it shall “make no law respecting an establishment of religion...” That is, government is not to support any faith over others. But what if freedom of faith is threatened in the most fundamental way ...

Education is the ticket up

Community Columnists

As a former human resources professional, I have read a lot of resumes and job applications and helped make a myriad of decisions about whom to hire. Many times the decision was difficult because there were plenty of qualified prospects and any one of the finalists could do the job well. But, ...

It’s not too late to go back to class

Community Columnists

According to current research, up to 65 percent of the jobs that children entering elementary school today will end up doing havenát even been invented yet. That's an exciting thought but also a disquieting one. The statistic has tremendous implications for what we need to be teaching ...

Ohio needs to spell out health ed rules

Editorials

Teaching our children how to enjoy healthy lifestyles, both in the positive sense of doing things like eating right and in the negative of avoiding hazards such as tobacco and illicit drugs, ought to be a priority in public schools. But in Ohio, a peculiar approach — if it can be called ...

County needs Rockwell, Butler

Community Columnists

SMH. I’m not a fan of social media abbreviations. But lately even I have been using “SMH” — shaking my head — to the point I feel like a living bobblehead doll. The latest SMH took place when I learned that Foundation Medici intends to sever its operating agreement with the Butler ...