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Letters to the Editor

Delphi pension battle has far-reaching effects

DEAR EDITOR: The Delphi Salaried Retirees situation is far more complex than just “down to their last shot.” After nearly 12 years, I hope people know there’s much more at stake than just the very important legal battle. The issues stem from a federal agency intentionally interpreting ...

Warren’s festival season earns ‘onion’

DEAR EDITOR: Here is my perspective on festivals in downtown Warren. Closing roads and access to the central business district makes no sense whatsoever, and I am adamantly opposed. Not only does this have a negative impact on commerce, it imposes upon those who live here and their daily ...

History of Warren Riverside property

DEAR EDITOR: Last month I sought authorization from City Council to apply for a $2.5 million cleanup grant from the state of Ohio. The purpose is for asbestos removal and eventual demolition of a major public safety hazard and eyesore on the city’s northwest side — Riverside Square often ...

All county workers must follow rules

DEAR EDITOR: Let’s discuss the cat. Who really thinks that bringing a rescued “any kind of pet” to work is a good idea? Our commissioners don’t think this is a good idea and have posted signage on the front door that states “No Pets Allowed” to address this very issue. Sadly, one ...

True mothers teach, protect, guide, love

DEAR EDITOR: In the Holy Bible, God tells us, “We should honor our father and mother,” Exodus 20:12, and “We shall revere our father and mother,” Leviticus 19:3 That is what we are supposed to do, but so many of this era don’t. Many mothers don’t know how to be “mothers.” ...

We must stop coddling killers, other criminals

DEAR EDITOR: After seeing the headline on Page A4 and reading about the new law to set killers free, my blood pressure jumped enough to make me get out of my chair and blow off steam in print. This new retroactive law is an insult to Ohioans who have respected our state laws. The governor, ...

Evidence was all there in Minn. trial

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to the April 25 letter, “Chauvin convicted before his trial began.” I find it unsettling to suspect a police officer of behavior contrary to the tenets of law and order. However, if there is no admission of guilt, a video and witnesses cannot be ...

Chauvin conviction based only on facts

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the letters to the editor article titled “Chauvin convicted before his trial began.” Facts are important. First of all, it wasn’t the George Floyd trial; it was the Derek Chauvin trial. We didn’t know how it would end. The prosecution presented ...

Tell Ohio lawmakers to invest in children

DEAR EDITOR: Children do not come in pieces, and neither should our policies and programs. The budget is an opportunity for our representatives to invest in our priorities that make our state a place that people want to call home. Recently, the Ohio House passed its version of Ohio’s ...

You should your voice while you still can

DEAR EDITOR: The biggest con ever is being perpetuated on us, and this is how it works. Let’s break down the hooks that are causing certain people in our society to react irrationally, causing many in the U.S. to get swindled. The first hook is the desire to help your fellow citizens by ...

Congress should stop stalling, get to work

DEAR EDITOR: I urge my elected officials to pass John Lewis’ law; make D.C. a state; make Puerto Rico a state; end the filibuster; keep all laws off my body — women deserve bodily autonomy. Transgender people deserve bodily autonomy. It’s easier to buy an assault rifle than it is to ...

Problems not solved with just money

DEAR EDITOR: Money to rebuild our infrastructure — this is what Biden thinks will save America. Wrong! Our society today honors wealth, attractiveness and success above wisdom. Government leaders, businesses and business leaders, and many families are trapped into thinking money can meet ...

Start process on fair congressional districts

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio is a greatly gerrymandered state. Last time district maps were drawn in Ohio, they were done in secrecy with no input from the public, yielding 12 Republican U.S. House districts and four Democratic districts, although Ohio was roughly a 50/50 state. With the current ...

Monkey wrench tips scales against LMC

DEAR EDITOR: Ohm’s law (E=IR), might have been short-circuited in the Workhorse electric vehicle at Lordstown Motors Corp. For sure a monkey wrench was thrown to stop production. Competition is a vicious sport, as we have seen before. Back in 1975, a future car named Delorean went south in ...

Name Mosquito park for a real American

DEAR EDITOR: In response to Rep. Mike Loychik’s proposal to rename Mosquito Lake State Park for a certain former White House occupant, I propose renaming it for an actual American hero. My grandfather Augustine J. Iacconi served this nation with honor and integrity. He fought in World War ...

Avoid low-income work requirements

DEAR EDITOR: Cancer hasn’t stopped, so neither have we. Every year, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network brings cancer survivors and advocates to the state capitol to let lawmakers know that preventing suffering and death from cancer must be a top priority. Although we could ...

Chauvin convicted before his trial began

DEAR EDITOR: At long last, the George Floyd trial is over, but is it really? We all knew how it would end, the only way the left and mainstream media would “allow” it to end. Is it really over? I think not. Apparently, the presumption of “innocence until proven guilty” does not ...

Sound off!

Shame on Trumbull MetroParks board for voting to remove the Leavittsburg dam. None of them are from Leavittsburg and don’t realize or care that the dam is part of our history and community. You also aren’t considering that residents who live along the river and could risk losing their homes ...

Time’s up to fund Ohio school districts fairly

DEAR EDITOR: Republican control of Ohio state government has failed constituents in many areas, but nowhere more than in educating our kids. Ohio Republicans have controlled the governorship and both houses of the state legislature for 19 of the 24 years since the Ohio school funding system ...

Ex-county supervisor deserves an apology

DEAR EDITOR: I read the April 8 Tribune Chronicle article about former Trumbull County maintenance supervisor Roy Elza’s comments from the April 7 Trumbull County commissioners’ meeting regarding his retirement. I also listened to the audio of the meeting. In listening to the meeting, ...