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Letters to the Editor

Ryan increasingly a ‘tax-and-spend’ liberal

DEAR EDITOR: Why has U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan waited till now to unleash his U.S. industrial plan? Look at the thousands of jobs he could have saved like General Motors-Lordstown, Denman Tire Corporation, Lear Seating and many more. Every day Ryan becomes more like a tax-and-spend liberal. I am sure ...

Legislation could help defeat opioid crisis

DEAR EDITOR: The opioid epidemic is the largest public health crisis America ever has faced, and it’s far from over. Let’s not forget this crisis had origins with prescription medications most commonly written for musculoskeletal conditions like back pain. Sadly, this might have been ...

Liberals want to take away ‘American dream’

DEAR EDITOR: As many others, I am disgusted with those who stand against this country, who mock our president and disrespect our flag. This country has its flaws; however, it is the most generous, compassionate and charitable country in the world. Those so filled with hatred for America should ...

Accentuating positives makes us all better

DEAR EDITOR: A popular saying during World War II was “Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and don’t mess with Mr. In-between.” But this saying means as much today as it did then. In today’s world, being positive means to help the hungry, sick and homeless, also to ...

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If the Kinsman Lake is not a flood-control project or a water source for municipal or industrial use, why spend taxpayer dollars to restore it? The government is not about to put a pond on my property to give me waterfront access. — Warren It’s ironic that the man who campaigned for ...

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The LED street light vs. sodium lights saga in Warren that’s been in the newspaper for months has a (pardon the pun) “glaring” problem. They said the sodium lights are rated at 100 watts and the LEDs are 50 watts — thus half the light output, if output is what their referring to. They ...

Columnist’s attack on LIRS mean-spirited, inaccurate

DEAR EDITOR: The vicious attack by Michelle Malkin on the organization Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, or LIRS, in her opinion column published July 9 in the Tribune Chronicle should not go unchallenged. Her article is full of distortions of fact and egregious untruths. LIRS began ...

Enterprise Park issues warrant further review

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency waived wetland protection for the 100-acre habitat along Mosquito Creek in Howland for development by the Cafaro Company. So much for conservation. I oppose this relaxation of oversight. Mosquito Creek is a natural asset to Trumbull ...

Let the resurrection of GM Lordstown begin

DEAR EDITOR: Tribune Chronicle editorial board members are to be applauded for recently awarding an “orchid” to local leaders who remain resolute in their insistence on the allocation of a new product for GM Lordstown, a demand for economic justice certain to be firmly sounded at the ...

Obama never faced Dems’ condemnation

DEAR EDITOR: I read an article written by an immigrant legal group stating children held at the border were fed frozen and spoiled food and became ill, and the only drinkable water came from the toilet tank. That article was written in 2014. Who was sitting pretty in the scandal-free Oval ...

We must secure our southern border

DEAR EDITOR: Drug cartels, gang MS-13, rapists, sex traffickers, drug smugglers and Democrats all oppose a border wall. Quite a fine group, I’d say. Since 9/11, more than 10,000 American citizens have been killed by illegals. Didn’t their lives matter? They all still should be alive. In ...

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Another tax increase is coming to the ballot for Howland Township. My taxes in 2017 were $1,870 per half-year. In 2019 they are $2,350. That’s almost $1,000 more per year. Tell me how a senior citizen can afford another increase. Say no to Howland. — Howland Newton Falls has a 6-inch ...

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Looks like after the union mediation, Warren Safety Service Director Enzo Cantalamessa will have punished his AWOL-while-on-the-job uncle with a 30- to 35-day paid vacation. Must be nice to work in the public sector where you can get away with anything. Bad judgment and overreaction from ...

Niles board misses underlying problem

DEAR EDITOR: Despite an article in the Tribune Chronicle, I reached out to Niles City Schools officials Mrs. Thigpen and Father Lavelle by sending them a copy of my previous letter to the editor along with a memo to share with other board members. Here is part of the memo: Once again they ...

‘New Green Deal Lite’ is dead on arrival

DEAR EDITOR: House Bill 763, called the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act of 2019, or the New Green Deal Lite, is sponsored by the progressive liberal Democrats and is just one more example of the attempt to tax and control Americans by using the fear induced by the unfounded ...

Warren auditor reports 2Q financials

DEAR EDITOR: A financial review of the second quarter of 2019 shows Warren’s general fund collected $8.2 million, a decrease of $290,267 from 2018, while total general fund expenses were $7.7 million, an increase of $1.9 million from 2018. The second quarter saw a rounded monthly revenue ...

Mahoning River dam in Girard should stay

DEAR EDITOR: This letter is regarding the removal of dams along the Mahoning River in Trumbull and Mahoning counties. The Pennsylvania and Ohio Canal was constructed the 1830s and served as useful transportation until being supplanted by the opening of the railroad network during the 1850s and ...

No reason for census citizenship question

DEAR EDITOR: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of ...

Columbus must secure elections

DEAR EDITOR: Columbus must secure our elections because Congress won’t. Last week, at long last, the U.S. Senate held closed-door briefings on election security. Unfortunately, the prospects for Congress passing any election security updates don’t look any better than they did before the ...

Democrats fight for working class

DEAR EDITOR: We hear news about the president’s policies and look hard at the candidates who want to replace him in November 2020. The choices are wide right now, including a Democratic socialist, progressives, moderates and entrepreneurs. No matter who runs, Trump will call that person a ...