Letters to the Editor

Thank a veteran for serving the country

DEAR EDITOR: Today is Veterans Day. The holiday began when the fighting of World War I, known as the “Great War” and “the war to end all wars” ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918. Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 11, 1919, when he stated, “... ...

Love is always more powerful than hate

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, the good and decent people of the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys displayed their true colors. A huge crowd, comprised of individuals of all faiths, ethnicities and political persuasions gathered together at Temple El Emeth, as one region, to mourn the deaths of the 11 ...

Newspaper’s photo was misleading

DEAR EDITOR: The decades-long child abuse perpetrated by Roman Catholic priests is deplorable. The Tribune Chronicle’s decision to post a large picture depicting the interior of St. Mary Church on the front page of Wednesday’s paper adjacent to the article reporting on the priest abuse ...

Immigrants get more than Americans

DEAR EDITOR: When I went to the welfare office to apply for a Medicaid card, I waited for hours because I really need my medication. They sent me to Social Security, and I waited there for three hours. After I finally talked to a person, they sent me a letter saying I make too much ...

Liberals, take notice of Brazilian election

DEAR EDITOR: A liberal news network, France 24, on PBS, covered the results of the Brazilian Presidential Election. Conservative Jair Bolsonaro won with 58 percent of the votes. In his acceptance speech, he vowed to defend the Constitution, democracy and freedom. His opponent also ...

Sleep is critical to having good health

DEAR EDITOR: When it comes to health, most people focus on diet and exercise. Both are very important, but something that often doesn’t get acknowledged for its health benefits is sleep. With our hectic schedules, we kick sleep to the curb, staying up and studying or ...

Sound off!

I get so angry every time we have to pay our property taxes. Most of the money we pay goes toward schools, and in Warren, the schools still are receiving poor grades. Terrible! — Warren Frequent TV commercials are on Medicare advantage, and we receive five or six Medicare advantage ...

An election quiz for people of Niles

Dear Editor: Who is worse at doing their job for the people of Niles ä the city of Niles or the Niles schools? Start with city hall. The city is still under state control, so why did the city have a mausoleum built at $30,000 without the city council or the cemetery board knowing about ...

Cordray, Brown and Ryan stand for jobs and health care

DEAR EDITOR: The unemployment rate throughout the country has reached 3.7 percent. Here in Trumbull County, the rate remains at 5.2 percent. We rank 84 out of 88 counties in the state. People believe the jobs that Trump promised will come, but they won't be materializing. Even worse, ...

Support Klammer for Appeals Court

DEAR EDITOR: I am voting for Darya Klammer for Eleventh District Court of Appeals because we need her experience and integrity on our court. In her 20-year career, she has had a clean record as an attorney and magistrate. Her opponent previously has been sanctioned and fined. She has 15 years ...

DePizzo supports life

DEAR EDITOR: This letter is written with a simple purpose and without intention to change minds. This letter's purpose is to reach out to eligible to voters that believe the rights of unborn children are superior to one's right to choose. Congressional candidate Chris DePizzo has pledged ...

Vote ‘No’ on new Liberty Road Levy

DEAR EDITOR: The five-year road levy in Liberty Township is about to expire. I know because I helped lead the effort to get the last one passed. My motivation five years ago came due to several observations, chiefly, safety concerns, embarrassment and a hope that our trustees would assertively ...

Sound off!

Should armed guards be at places of worship? This is the price in dollars, inconvenience and discomfort all pay living in a country that allows all to wield any kind of firearm. This state of affairs sponsored by a billion-dollar gun lobby that has bought and paid for a majority of our elected ...

Support Cordray on Tuesday

DEAR EDITOR: As Trumbull County commissioners, we work every day to make life better for families in Trumbull county. Over the years, we have worked with many partners in this effort, but there are few who we hold in higher regard than Rich Cordray. Rich has always stood up for working ...

Vote no on Bazetta levy

DEAR EDITOR: At the May 22 regular Bazetta township trustees meeting, I asked that trustees revisit the use of traffic cameras. This one-sided conversation can be seen on the Bazetta Township website. The only response from the trustees was thanking me for my concerns. When asked if he ...

Vote no on Niles school levy

DEAR EDITOR: The political sign “Vote for Niles School Levy, Taxes won’t be raised” is not giving Niles residents much credit. Someone needs to explain how this can be. Well, the answer is in the Oct. 22 Tribune Chronicle. If the levy passes, we won’t have the right to vote on ...

Dems have done little for Valley

DEAR EDITOR: What has Tim Ryan done for you or this valley in his 16-year tenure in the House of Representatives that has influenced an increase in business in this area? Tim Ryan voted against a tax plan President Trump introduced that has put money in the pockets of the majority of ...

Support Tim Ryan like he supports us

DEAR EDITOR: It’s election season, so it’s only natural we’re starting to hear far-out claims that aren’t rooted in fact. I am the head of a local union with members working on projects across the region, and I want to be very clear — Tim Ryan delivers for working people, and ...

Marijuana issue a bad decision

DEAR EDITOR: In addition to State Issue 1, the people of Windham and Garrettsville also are being asked to vote on an issue that, if passed, would lower the penalties for misdemeanor marijuana offenses to the lowest penalties allowed by state law. This proposal is nothing more than ...

Attorney donations to judges wrong

DEAR EDITOR: I was surprised to learn recently in the race for Judge of the Court of Appeals that one candidate has received tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations from attorneys. Apparently it’s not illegal for lawyers to give money to a judge’s political campaign. But ...