Letters to the Editor

Democratic nominee welcomes feedback

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you to all the citizens of Warren who took the time to vote in last Tuesday’s primary election. In particular, thank you to the 665 voters in the 3rd Ward who voted for me. A special thank you goes to the supporters who put out my yard signs and those who talked with me ...

Facility would be Warren’s death knell

DEAR EDITOR: I hope all downtown merchants unite and work together to keep a 65-bed drug recovery center from going into the Reeves apartment building. Great things have been going on downtown, including the innovative ideas of Mark Marvin who has chosen to come back to his hometown and put ...

Dig deeper to try to understand politics

DEAR EDITOR: The conservative press puts out pro-Trump propaganda just as surely as the liberal press members often behave as caricaturists. We must dig deeper into stories using alternative resources to verify facts. I prefer print media because I can explore it slowly. Hillary Clinton did ...

Thank a Democrat for things we enjoy

DEAR EDITOR: What have the Democrats done? Created Social Security; GI Bill of Rights; Civil Rights Act; Fair Labor Standards Act; 40-hour work week / eight-hour work day; public schools; women’s right to vote; Medicare and Medicaid; Safe food, drug, air and water acts; federal Farm Loan ...

Get involved; mental illness can be treated

DEAR EDITOR: In America today, approximately 45 million to 47 million — or one out of five Americans — is suffering with a mental health issue. Approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. ...

Workhorse proposal needs put down

DEAR EDITOR: Time for a reality check regarding Workhorse. Although portrayed by Trump as some kind of winning thoroughbred, Workhorse is really more akin to a thoroughly emaciated lame horse ready for a glue factory rather than a grand automobile power house like GM Lordstown. But don’t ...

Sound off!

Once again, a renewal levy was voted down in Niles. This is so sad and embarrassing for our city. It is time to face facts. The people of Niles have no confidence in the leadership of Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen. Why the board gave her a five-year extension last year is troubling. The way ...

Planned utility increase unfair

DEAR EDITOR: Because of the proposed Trumbull County Water and Sewage increase I feel compelled to tell you how this will affect me and many other senior citizens in Champion who live on a fixed income. We already are paying a minimum monthly amount of $52.57 regardless of how little water we ...

Concerns about transit are documented

DEAR EDITOR: While attending Transit Board meetings, I’ve been yelled at for recording meetings and told not to interfere with meetings upon suggesting the board begin when they wanted to delay to have four board members present to vote the same. I was told I was, “horrible to the ...

Coverage of Holmes’ resignation slanted

DEAR EDITOR: Over the past several years, I have had a front row seat to both praises and onslaught of criticisms directed towards my father, Glenn Holmes. It has been quite a roller coaster ride for not only my father, but for his family as well. Criticism, even that which is created with ...

Hillside nurses seek fair new contract

DEAR EDITOR: National Nurses Week is a time of celebration for nurses where we are recognized for our unrivaled commitment to patients. Unfortunately, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital nurses are feeling more unappreciated than ever. Our nurse’s union began contract negotiations in ...

Red flag is choosing money over God

DEAR EDITOR: History will record the great experiment in capitalism and democracy was brought down not by an aggressive foe or force of arms or superior technology. None of these things were the culprit. As President John Adams put it long ago, “There never has been a democracy that didn’t ...

Warren’s first-quarter finances outlined

DEAR EDITOR: A 2019 first quarter financial review, January through March, shows that Warren’s general fund collected $6,789,213, an increase of $513,820 above 2018, while total general fund expenses equaled $7,062,666, an increase of $493,709 above 2018. The first quarter saw a monthly ...

Nuclear bailout will destabilize free market

DEAR EDITOR: General Motors has lost 4,500 jobs in Lordstown in the past three years. The population of Lordstown is currently 3,200. The loss of the General Motors Lordstown Complex has created dramatic negative financial impact on the village, yet the Ohio legislature has offered no bailout ...

Article misleading about endorsement

DEAR EDITOR: I feel the article appearing in Thursday’s Tribune Chronicle about the endorsement for Warren law director by AFSCME Local #74 is very misleading. As a retired member of AFSCME Local 74, I feel the endorsement of Enzo Cantalamessa for Warren city law director stands because ...

Hold Bazetta elected officials accountable

DEAR EDITOR: Bazetta Township trustees have made promises to correct certain issues, which, in my opinion, still exist. As elected officials, they need to prove themselves to the residents of Bazetta that they are making good, sound judgments concerning the financial operations of Bazetta ...

Nursing plays important role

DEAR EDITOR: Nurses play an instrumental role in delivering health care to the community. As frontline care providers, they also carry more than just the title of nurse — they are caregivers, communicators, friends, superheroes and so much more. I know the days can be exhausting and ...

Boy’s killer still lives on death row

DEAR EDITOR: I went to a court proceeding for Danny Lee Hill and Timothy Combs. They sat there without a care in the world. That I can’t forget. There has been no closure in this case of a child killer. They have not used the death penalty, nor have they put Hill into the population for ...

Public officeholders should be leaders

DEAR EDITOR: When I was young, I heard about people cleaning by lifting the corner of a rug and sweeping dirt underneath to hide it from view. It didn’t solve the problem because the dirt worked its way out from under the rug and ultimately some good soul dealt with it by sweeping it into a ...

Republicans only fight for the wealthy

DEAR EDITOR: Every time a caring politician proposes a popular idea that would help ordinary people, the politician is called a socialist. If you propose to reduce college debt, help sick families or make the super rich pay their fair share of taxes, you are a walking nightmare to the ...