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Here we go again in northwest Warren. Imperial another St. Joseph Riverside Hospital? St. Joe’s turned into a rat hole as nothing was allowed to occupy it. Christ Our King church — same. Let’s now add to the list of prohibited occupations of buildings that turn into criminal havens and ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To organizers and volunteers of Warren City Schools who took part in this week’s fourth annual “100 Community Men of Warren” event. More than 100 men stood at entrances of all five Warren City School District buildings on the students’ first day back. They handed out ...

Voters must stand up to meddling

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Voters in every state, including ours, ought to be outraged at what is going on in Maine. There, massive outside intervention in an election is occurring — and the Russians have nothing to do with it. U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, made headlines last year when she announced she would ...

Trump should consider talks with Beijing

Editorials

Beijing just blinked. True standoffs, with both sides unyielding over their differences, seldom occur. Most of the time, one side sticks to its position for a time, then signals it may be amenable to compromising in order to avoid further unpleasantness. Sometimes we say that, in such ...

Conduct all business out in the open

Editorials

Ohio Supreme Court members should not have had to issue the unanimous ruling they did last week. That they were required to do so should anger Buckeye State residents. Ruling in a lawsuit filed by a community newspaper in Cuyahoga County, justices ordered that government bodies cannot conduct ...

Taliban must cooperate fully with US

Editorials

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election — one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...

Philadelphia incident shows police restraint

Editorials

Police officers and sheriff’s deputies are accused regularly — and as a class — of being too eager to use violence, especially against African-Americans. Those who have that attitude ought to consider what happened last Wednesday night in Philadelphia. During the day, police went to a ...

Niles leaders need to think about residents

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This falls under the category of “You can’t make this stuff up.” Who in their right mind would negotiate a contract that states that the water department doesn’t work weekends? The city let a water main break run for more than 24 hours because it’s against the ...

Urgency needed in Kinsman

Editorials

It’s unfortunate that residents who lived in the area of the beautiful Kinsman Lake now will have a far less beautiful view from their porches. But public officials are correct in their decision that the dam, created by a private association, cannot be repaired using taxpayer ...

Worthwhile exhibit showcases local photos

Brenda J. Linert

Longtime Tribune Chronicle entertainment writer Andy Gray was humble when I oozed praise on him recently about the amazing art show he curated at Trumbull Art Gallery. “Well, it helps to have talented friends,” he said of the concert photography exhibition showcasing more than a hundred ...

It’s time for GOP to take stand for gun control

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: While Putin sits back and laughs as Americans go about shooting one another, he cannot be blamed for the epidemic of gun violence in America. That honor falls to Republicans, who refuse to control guns even though almost all Americans are demanding some kind of anti-gun ...

Dems must be desperate in decision to use John Dean

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Judiciary Committee brings as a first witness to testify, at taxpayers’ expense, to impeach President Trump, 80-year-old John Dean, the master manipulator of the Watergate scandal. He served four months in jail, is a felon, disbarred lawyer, did not even read the Mueller ...

Bible says the love of money is the root of evil

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Contrary to popular religious belief, money is not the root of all evil. Read your Bible. It is the “love” of money that is the root of all evil. The sun also does not rise. The sun is not what’s moving. It is the earth that is turning. What I just stated is fact. So think ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all local communities that marked National Night Out last week by hosting local events intended to help grow and promote good relations between police and residents. At a time when national media so frequently is reporting on violence and division between officers and community, ...

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Letters to the Editor

Fifty-five years ago on Aug. 1, Operation Sea Orbit started. The first nuke-powered surface ships — Bainbridge, Long Beach and Enterprise, Nuclear Task Force One — steamed through the Straits of Gibraltar. On Aug. 6, 4,299 members of the Enterprise crew, including myself, became members of ...

We must also hold employers responsible

Editorials

Law enforcement authorities agree that one key to curbing certain types of crime is to sever the supply-and-demand link. Fewer drug addicts means less demand for pushers and thus, fewer of them, for example. Federal officials don’t seem to be doing a very good job of that in regard to ...

Feds must probe prison conditions

Editorials

The apparent suicide of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein while in federal custody continues to make headlines. For a time, the murder of vicious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at a federal prison in West Virginia was big news. But what about the other prisoners who die violently while in federal ...

Temporary inconvenience should pay off

Editorials

Temporary inconvenience accessing East Market Street from state Route 82 will be worth it when a safer new crossing is completed. The very busy crossing, frequently the site of collisions and near misses, has been in need of an upgrade for quite some time. That’s why we are pleased to ...

Biggest puzzle is what drives mass murders

Editorials

Really thinking about what we read so often in the wake of mass killings is the only way we Americans can find a way to curb them. Taking the easy way out by concluding — as presidential candidate Joe Biden apparently has — that outlawing so-called “assault rifles” will do the trick ...

New gun law effectiveness is questionable

Editorials

A 33-year-old Southern California man’s murderous rampage Wednesday was a reminder of the futility of relying on gun control laws to curb violence. He used knives to kill four people in Santa Ana and Garden Grove. After the man was apprehended, one police official described him as “full ...