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Letters to the Editor

Life is too short to hold grudges

DEAR EDITOR: When any religion causes division within a family due to false accusations, it is a sad event. Scripture in 1 John especially reinforces the need to love those who have issues with a religion. Life is too short to hold grudges with family members. It is important to ...

Democrats will preserve, expand Social Security

DEAR EDITOR: New reporting shows companies are scrapping pension plans and going to 401k plans. That’s why it is so important Social Security be expanded. Some companies offer buyouts, offer big checks, but they don’t tell their employees the big check is worth less than their pension. ...

Save Mosquito Creek wetlands, protect water

DEAR EDITOR: The Mosquito Creek corridor, a tributary to the Mahoning River, is being threatened by the Enterprise Park development, one of the largest wetland “fills” in Ohio Environmental Protection Agency history, located in the Mahoning Valley in northeastern Ohio. The Enterprise ...

Trumbull Regional has made improvements

DEAR EDITOR: As we quickly approach 2020, I would like to thank the community and our partners for trusting in Trumbull Regional Medical Center as your health care provider. You all have contributed to making 2019 a successful year, and for that, I thank you. It is our privilege to provide ...

Don’t forget Christ during Christmas

DEAR EDITOR: The glistening snow falls to the earth from a graying sky. Homes are decorated. Christmas trees bear exquisite decorations. Cookies are being baked. Evergreen and gingerbread aromas flow throughout the house. Bells ring; carolers sing. Children anticipate Santa bringing presents ...

Trump’s childishness over magazine cover

DEAR EDITOR: We have a toddler in the Oval Office who really can’t stand the fact that a Swedish teenage girl was named as Time Magazine Person of the Year, so he had to tweet nasty comments about her. They already put Trump on the cover, so what is his problem? Why not stand up and ...

Democrats, Republicans must work together

DEAR EDITOR: Our president has been impeached by the House of Representatives — what’s next? We are painfully divided over whether he should remain in office. We have time to act carefully. Should we hear evidence from White House witnesses at trial or not? Senators need to know we expect ...

US Constitution may have its own magic

DEAR EDITOR: It is a far cry from Merlin. Cast your spell upon thy land. “It’s a witch hunt and a sham!” That echo has timbered around the world. Called out by our 45th president. The self-proclaimed “Chosen One,” where no president before him could handle the state of affairs as ...

Comparing presidents Obama and Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Here is a reminder of some of the scandals and illegal activity that happened under Obama (especially since we have a president currently being impeached for nothing that even compares to the below list of Obama scandals: 1. In the GM bailout, Obama improperly ordered the ...

The Senate must investigate charges

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Dec. 8 letter from William E. Heston titled, “Democrats make fools of themselves.” The Adam Schiff impeachment inquiry is over, Mr. Heston said. None of the witnesses said the president did anything wrong. These were not fans of the ...

Sound off!

Our country is being run like a mob organization. When the Ukraine phone call transcript was released, Ohio Republican Congressman Mike Turner and others called it “alarming.” After a threatening Twitter tirade from the president, they all changed and fell in line. The same happened when ...

Americans need to ‘come out’ for God

DEAR EDITOR: I have noticed many people in America today are “coming out” for a variety of reasons. As Christians, I think we are overdue to come out, too. And so I, too, am coming out. We all need to come out for God and His love, for Jesus and his peace, and for the Holy Spirit and ...

Policing for profit doesn’t help safety

DEAR EDITOR: Reading the Tribune Chronicle in November, I noticed Weathersfield is installing fixed speed cameras. The Weathersfield Township police chief was quoted, “With photo enforcement, drivers slow down and the roads become safer.” Nothing is further from the truth! Taking a ...

GOP’s optimism vs. Democrats’ pessimism

DEAR EDITOR: As another week of impeachment witch trials closes, we hear the Speaker of the House deflecting her hatred of Trump by publicly stating that she hates no one because she’s Catholic. Pulling out the religious card to prove that she is above reproach actually is a true sign of her ...

Trump’s 15 minutes are just about up

DEAR EDITOR: Prior to the 2016 elections, our doughnut shop band of brothers wanted change in government. Such remarks were given: “Give him a chance; if it doesn’t pan out, select another person in four years. What can it hurt?” At the time, my eyes rolled uncontrollably at such a ...

Think before you vote for president in 2020

DEAR EDITOR: So people are telling the president they must flush 10 to 15 times? I would laugh, except he is supposed to be the president and leader of the free world. I know his hatred for President Obama is deep, but really, isn’t he taking this a bit too far? The world is laughing at ...

Randy Smith grew payroll at engineer’s office

DEAR EDITOR: Randy Smith deserves something, but not a pat on the back. During his time as Trumbull County engineer, around 45 employees have left. That’s not teamwork. Former county Engineer David DeChristofaro came to the bargaining unit employees and asked if we would freeze the contract ...

Congressional hearings a circus

DEAR EDITOR: Whether you’re a Trump supporter or hater, the Russian and impeachment hearings are a circus. First, think about the amount of time spent on these to hearings, not to mention the cost. The money spent on the hearings could have been used to build the wall and reduce our ...

Working together to promote recycling

DEAR EDITOR: As chairman of the district made up of three commissioners from Trumbull and three from Geauga counties, I wanted to inform the public of many positive changes to the new and improved district promoting recycling, along with many other programs. Since becoming chairman in March, ...

Thomas Jefferson’s intent often misunderstood

DEAR EDITOR: I am amused when the perpetually offended folks like Werner Lange start having a meltdown over “separation of church and State.” Jefferson’s intent was clearly defined in the Constitution that the government not dictate a national religion as England did. The Constitution ...