Letters to the Editor

American citizenship must be earned

DEAR EDITOR: To build a wall or not build a wall? This question has been a controversial one ever since President Trump promised to accomplish this very large task back during his 2016 presidential campaign. According to the Customs and Border Patrol website, 396,579 individuals were ...

Valley, northwest side of county never win

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding the news about the new C-130s planned for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station, with so much news about businesses closing in Ohio, anyone think those C-130s will be sent to the base in Colorado? Our local politicians seem to take our money and not do a darn thing for the ...

Niles residents can’t afford increased utilities

DEAR EDITOR: In January 2010, the city of Niles started a project to replace and install new radio transmitters for water meter reading. The new state-of-the-art system was to greatly improve the city’s operational efficiency and level of customer service. How long did the new water ...

Save Social Security before it’s too late

DEAR EDITOR: I have been a Republican for 70 years, but I will not vote for either party. All the people get are promises and very little positive action. I am disgusted with both parties, and I am not alone. During the past 30 years, many promises have been made to the American people, but ...

Tax plan by Trump, GOP was full of lies

DEAR EDITOR: Another tax season has come and gone and American workers have rendered their verdict on how it affected them. Their reviews were not very kind. Polling shows that voters disapprove of Donald Trump’s tax plan, which shows that more workers are writing checks to the IRS instead ...

Sound off

Regarding your June 24 editorial, there may be no concentration camps at the U.S. border, but conditions are deplorable and deserve condemnation. It’s disgraceful how people there are treated — especially children. The Trump administration is at fault for non-action. Congress should pass a ...

County will be proud to display Rockwell art

DEAR EDITOR: The Butler Museum of American Art had an opportunity to display the Boy Scouts of America’s Norman Rockwell collection at its Howland and Youngstown museums. Initially they accepted this opportunity. Then, for whatever reason, the Butler board of directors decided to delay a ...

Church and state each need God

DEAR EDITOR: Last week we celebrated Independence Day when in 1776 the 13 colonies officially broke with the religious and political tyranny of England. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was the Rev. John Witherspoon, the president of what is now Princeton University. This ...

Stop aid to migrants who enter US illegally

DEAR EDITOR: What is with the border problems concerning illegal migrants and their housing? First, they came here uninvited and undocumented. Democrats are making a big deal about the need to spend $4.5 billion for aid to people who don’t pay taxes, are not citizens and cannot ...

All Americans should be united

DEAR EDITOR: As an avowed patriot and USA cheerleader, I often take time to contemplate “cures” for all that ails us. What better day to write down some thoughts than on America’s birthday? In my opinion, the biggest impediment to people relations in America today is hyphenated ...

Sound off!

Craftsmanship, insight, knowledge and professional pride are ingredients of Ohio Chautauqua! Bravo to presenters of their historical characters; thank you to sponsors, organizers and the attentive audiences enthralled by the performances each evening. Those who did not attend missed an ...

Mahoning Valley is losing icon in Vindy

DEAR EDITOR: The Vindicator is gone. Who now will speak for the people; who will sort out truth from the fake news? I will miss writing letters to the editor to express my opinion and reading editorials on upcoming elections and issues. We have lost an icon in the Mahoning Valley. ...

Editorial contained false information

DEAR EDITOR: We are responding to your June 23 editorial, “Law would create even more loopholes.” It included misinformation about bills in the Ohio Legislature that aim to exempt individuals with serious mental illness from execution. As a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and a ...

Unseemly antics exist at Liberty meetings

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the “Onion” given to me in the June 22 Tribune Chronicle. You are correct — I did not properly represent my viewpoint to our residents by leaving the executive session. My absence and lack of my vote for an interim administrator to replace Pat ...

Legislation would help improve health

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for your June 24 article titled “Medical groups warn climate change is a “health emergency.” This article cited 74 medical and public health groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association, with their consensual commitments to ...

Shut down Trump’s concentration camps

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to know what is being done about shutting down Trump’s child concentration camps. I know these children are being caged and treated like animals, denied basic necessities and suffering from cruel conditions. The current administration has made it a policy to ...

Fathers must help decide on abortion

DEAR EDITOR: Men that father a baby should be responsible (DNA). They also should request or deny abortions. Children need a mother and a father — at least to know who their father is. If abortions are legal, men must have a say and responsibility. Sex should come only after a strong ...

Sound off!

So, Commissioner Dan Polivka worries about tax-payers paying $50 per hour for a consultant’s one day of work? This while not caring that Mobility Manager Mike Verich gets paid $36,000 per year with little to show for it? Mr. Polivka should stop worrying about pennies to score political points ...

Drone use for illegal building activity

DEAR EDITOR: Our county continues to see erosion of jobs and citizen migration. In an attempt to capture lost revenue from building permit avoidance, the thinking is to use drones to photograph all of Trumbull County’s buildings. That requires spending additional tax dollars on new drones, ...

Stop excuses for unlimited gun rights

DEAR EDITOR: The June 12 Tribune Chronicle editorial has to be the most inane, pro-gun nonsense ever published by a supposedly socially responsible newspaper. Both high-capacity magazines and a noise suppressor were indeed responsible for the sheer number of fatalities in the Virginia Beach ...