Letters to the Editor

Is Trump a financial genius or fool?

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 ...

Socialist countries turn to dictatorships

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

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

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 ...

Commissioners failing to follow recommendations

DEAR EDITOR: It has been well over a year now since the Trumbull County Budget Review Committee submitted 18 cost-saving proposals to the Trumbull County commissioners. The first five of these proposals, related to collective bargaining issues, were forwarded well before the June 2017 final ...

Dems trying to save country from fascism

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune’s choice of political cartoon printed Thursday depicting Sen. Charles Grassley with a crying child representing Democrats is something I must protest. This cartoon is incredibly short sighted. What is at stake if Brett Kavanaugh is confirmed to the U.S. Supreme ...

It’s time to constrain Supreme Court

DEAR EDITOR: The Supreme Court is the only nonpolitical entity in Washington. This a ridiculous statement and everyone knows it. Still Washington politicians want people to believe it. Yes, some may have thought for years, maybe hoped, it were true, but how stupid do they think people are ...

Capitalism sure beats socialist government

DEAR EDITOR: Mueller’s investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion is a great tool used to divert, distract and mislead voters for the mid-term election and this sleight of hand will most likely continue. Anyone who thinks they are immune to this type of scrutiny is a person who is next ...

Workers deserve minimum wage hike

DEAR EDITOR: In Washington, D.C., voters approved a measure that would give workers who rely on tips the same minimum wage guaranteed to everyone else. In D.C. the minimum wage is $15 an hour. Eight states have a minimum wage, whether or not workers earn tips. But in the rest of the country, ...

Local and national chains aid community

DEAR EDITOR: Although it is great to promote local cuisine, it’s not fair to say chains don’t do the same things for the community. They do a lot. They employ people, and though it is true revenue does go back to corporate headquarters, they also definitely support the community. As ...

Arts deserve as much funding as sports

DEAR EDITOR: It is encouraging to see the interest and enthusiasm in support of the arts as evidenced by the thousands who attended the Aug. 13 concert featuring Yo Yo Ma. Hopefully, the concert will indeed stimulate continued interest and support for the arts including music. Research ...

Improper jokes can be viewed as bullying

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing about the “onion” you gave to Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa August 18 about his characterization of a fight that broke out during the Italian-American Heritage Festival as “kids will be kids.” You criticized his statement by saying ...

We the people still hold majority

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to Tribune Chronicle Editor Brenda J. Linert’s July 29 column regarding saving us Ohioans from ballot initiatives. Her comments truly reflect the Tribune’s conservative bias that we need to save us from ourselves. She quotes Dale Butland, a Democratic ...

Government-run health care is answer

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent syndicated column, conservative George Will berated the North Carolina government for not allowing a doctor to get an MRI machine for his practice. Will seems to believe markets are a better way to judge society’s needs than bureaucrats (government officials). As ...

National media must report just the facts

DEAR EDITOR: Do you remember when journalism was written with honesty, integrity and only the truth was reported? For the last 25 years, starting when Bill Clinton was president, journalism on a national level has become somewhat of a joke. For those too young to remember, a pair of ...

Animal cruelty bizarre, amoral

DEAR EDITOR: Once again another case of extreme animal cruelty has surfaced. Victoria Young did not receive enough punishment to fit her cruelty. It was not a misdemeanor offense and should not have been stated as such. After reading the description of the dog’s death, I believe the ...

Veteran coverage overwhelming

DEAR EDITOR: I just don’t know where to begin to thank the Tribune Chronicle and its staff for all the ongoing coverage for our local veterans and especially the recent coverage of The Wall That Heals in Warren. The heartwarming news stories and pictures this past week at Packard Park ...

Warren citizens committee reports

DEAR EDITOR: The Warren Citizens Committee was formed to provide independent oversight of the financial condition of the city of Warren and to report to the community the administration’s progress towards accomplishing the goals they set for using the proceeds of the income tax increase ...

Mueller probe is just a witch hunt

DEAR EDITOR: I’ll bet liberals are thrilled to hear Mueller got two more of President Trump’s pencil pushers. That makes a total of five of these desperate criminals who committed crimes such as running a red light, speeding and not paying their child support. Mueller should be proud ...

Reality is distorted under Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Your views can be broken and changed, as a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. Your mind is the most important part of your body. Your thought processes makes decisions with your actions, good or bad, right or wrong. I recall a television program, “Life is Worth ...