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Editorials

Orchids and onions

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 ...

Don’t pass up opportunity to debate charter

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, ...

Equipment deficit shows vulnerability

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

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 ...

Governor’s order can help slow spread

It has not escaped Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s notice that delay can be deadly in dealing with COVID-19. States and nations where decisive action to fight the disease was not taken expeditiously have suffered terribly. On Sunday, DeWine issued an order that Buckeye State residents not leave ...

We must stop engaging in risky behavior

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 ...

Be patient — and keep your distance

How many times, over the years, have we been old by doctors, “You have a virus. There’s no real treatment. You will just have to suffer through it.” A virus, according to dictionary.com, is an ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells ...

Grocery stores are doing best that they can

There are a lot of businesses and workers who are performing vital services during this coronavirus crisis. Grocers are chief among them. Our grocery stores in the Mahoning Valley are experiencing the same chaotic days as similar stores all across the country. These store owners and managers ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the Warren Family Mission, the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and the Warren City Health Department for providing a massive food distribution, packing groceries into 900 cars on Thursday. Orchids also to the volunteers who worked and to the recipients who ...

Sound off!

• Newton Falls city manager’s proactiveness at the last public meeting, having safety officials there and school superintendent, was informative and impressive. To let the public participate by phone was equally impressive. But a local anarchist decided he wasn’t playing by the rules from ...

Be smart, keep calm, and carry on

It is easy, right now, to get a little caught up in the anxiety that comes with the official effort to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. Certainly no one could be blamed for indulging in a little worry. But once we’ve got that out of our system, life is going to look very different for ...

Knowledge on COVID-19 is power

It is likely our awareness of how widespread COVID-19 is in the United States represents only the tip of the iceberg. Until widespread testing kicks in, many among us may be carrying the virus unknowingly. Still, paying attention to what information we do have is important. Self-defense ...

Economic downturn temporary

News about stock market losses due to panic over COVID-19 — as well as an oil price battle involving some foreign nations — certainly has been of concern. But our economy’s engine is not on Wall Street. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism relying on Americans making or providing, ...

Evil-doers take advantage of COVID-19

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — ...

Calm down; dumping stocks is irrational

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401(k) will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the past month, ...

Exciting times coming for ‘Voltage Valley’

It’s an exciting time for our area — nicknamed by some as “Voltage Valley.” In recent weeks, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill traveled to Michigan to take part in an event in which General Motors rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years. The battery-cell ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To 16 Lakeview Middle School students and their teachers that took part in a middle school diversity conference this month at John Carroll University. The valuable experience consisted of conversations about religion, race and sexuality in breakout sessions where students were mixed ...

Sound off!

• Anyone believing removal of the Leavittsead dam removal study states: “Because low-head dams typically function as run-of-river systems do not provide a flood control function, removal of low-head dams on flooding would be minimal.” “In direct effect of low-head dam removal can result ...

Be cautious, aware but also sensible

Five cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, have now been confirmed in Ohio, including one in Warren. Thursday it came to light that five youngsters in Lakeview School District may have been exposed to the virus. They now are quarantined. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is not taking any risks, and has ...

Lyle Waddell receives nod for Falls seat

Lyle Waddell, who was appointed in recent months as 3rd Ward councilman in Newton Falls, has emerged as the best of three candidates for the seat, and he should advance to the fall general election. Waddell, who has served as mayor for two terms before his council appointment, has done a good ...