Opinion

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To nearly a dozen local school districts that held their students in lockdown Thursday, even after regular dismissal time because of warnings of tornadoes and dangerous weather. While many students probably think this deserves an ONION, the truth is, threat of deadly weather is nothing ...

Everyone has a role in real estate

Community Columnists

After 40 years as a Realtor, I have been blessed with meeting thousands of buyers, sellers and agents. I have been involved with many hundreds of transactions with a myriad of different types of people. No two home sales are the same, and much of that is because there are so many different ...

Celebrate our city with third Homecoming

Editorials

Hooray for the planners and organizers of the third annual Warren Homecoming going on in our city this weekend! And hooray for the visitors and for the people that never stopped calling Warren home! The Warren Homecoming event has been successful for the past two years in celebrating all ...

Warren must uphold firing of city worker

Editorials

Now that longtime Warren city worker Dennis Griffing was convicted and sentenced Wednesday for stealing a lawn mower from the city operations department, the city must not delay on enforcing the settlement agreement that calls for Griffing’s firing and ensuring that he is not permitted to ...

Stop theatrics and respect the process

Editorials

How many of us would like to have our lives judged entirely from our teenage years? If fleeting youthful indiscretions could not be erased by years of reasonable, mature behavior, few of us would ever have amounted to anything. Democrat leaders in the U.S. Senate are in a panic to stop the ...

Time to honor anniversary of US Constitution

Editorials

This week we honor our Constitution, the foundation of our society. Signed on Sept. 17, 1787, in Philadelphia, that document gave power, structure and form to the national system of government that began with the U.S. Declaration of Independence 11 years before. There to reform the Articles ...

Naming bridge will honor, help remember Leo

Editorials

The name and supreme sacrifice of Girard police officer Justin Leo is not likely to be forgotten any time soon. Of course, most local residents still easily recall Leo’s name, as the Girard patrolman who was gunned down needlessly in the line of duty nearly a year ago. He had been ...

Is Trump a financial genius or fool?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Trump, has he done any good? The economy is thriving. Is it because of President Trump? Yes, but, the ways he is improving the economy are not sustainable. The unemployment numbers don’t matter when one out of every 10 Americans are working two or more jobs and the national ...

Stolen truck set off positive end result

Editorials

Sometimes positive changes occur only when negative incidents hit close to home. That’s what happened when Trumbull County Treasurer Sam Lamancusa’s personal pickup truck — a 1994 F-150 — was stolen from the county administration building parking lot in December 2016. It was that ...

Trump’s help needed now in Valley

Brenda J. Linert

The General Motors manufacturing complex has been a critical part of our local economy for more than 50 years. Whether United Auto Workers there were manufacturing the Chevrolet Impala in the late 1960s, the GMC G-series van in the 1980s, the extremely popular Chevy Cruze today or even that ...

Socialist countries turn to dictatorships

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read these letters every week, and some really stand out. In a Sept. 2 letter written by one of the more prolific Tribune Chronicle contributors, the writer became completely unhinged about health care and the need for a government-run rationed health care system also known ...

Walk to fight suicide and help survivors

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My wife and I are in the final stages of preparing for this year’s American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” walk in Mill Creek Park, and we are sometimes asked why we do it. After losing our son Terry in 2013, we did not know where to turn for ...

Jury system antiquated

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent jury trial, Paul Manafort was found guilty on 8 of 18 charges. According to one of the serving jurists who appeared on MSNBC later, the jurors were well-versed on the charges but one juror held out. That dissenting juror was probably a Trump loyalist. In such a ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention, or ASAP, for hosting last week’s 6th annual Rally for Recovery in an effort to raise awareness to the ongoing opioid drug crisis and also to instill confidence that recovery is very possible. More than 500 people attended the rally ...

Finding a Realtor and house take time

Community Columnists

As younger generations take their place in the economy, I watch as the “instant gratification” economy has created unrealistic expectations on the part of many buyers and sellers. Watching reality TV shows where the stars find, fix and sell a home in 30 minutes is anything but real. The ...

Hospital growth, competition adds to quality of life

Editorials

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the median age of residents in Trumbull County has increased every year since at least 2010, when the median age was 42.8. In 2017, Trumbull County’s median age increased to 44.4. Of course, aging populations bring increased need for health care ...

Move TJX court case along rapidly

Editorials

The opponents of the jobs and economic growth planned for the seven parcels of land on 290 acres near the Ohio Turnpike and Ellsworth Bailey Road waited too long to question the legality of state legislation that paved the way for an accelerated referendum election on the matter. This group, ...

Caution critical in setting medical marijuana rules

Editorials

Ohioans with legitimate medical need for marijuana were supposed to be able to get it by last Saturday. They are still waiting. Under legislation enacted in 2016, state officials were given two years to put a mechanism in place to sell marijuana — or, at least, the active ingredient in it ...

Commissioners right to leave position unfilled

Editorials

The Trumbull County commissioners made the right decision last week when they announced they would opt against replacing Trumbull County Administrator Rebecca Gerson. Gerson fled abruptly after just five months in her three-faceted job as Trumbull County administrator / purchasing director / ...

Wind farm restrictions are reasonable

Editorials

Wind farms to generate electricity are wonderful for the environment, Americans have been led to believe. The truth is more complicated. Tall towers on which enormous spinning blades are mounted can be massive killers of birds. Officials at the Ohio Power Siting Board want to minimize that ...