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Letters to the Editor

New hospital not needed in mall area

DEAR EDITOR: In response to a recent editorial piece produced by the Tribune Editorial Staff titled “Welcome New Development, Don’t Object.” Is the community supposed to fall in line without question whenever someone waves a dollar bill? When a person allows him- / herself to be ...

New hospital will only add more congestion

DEAR EDITOR: The subject of traffic has come up in various discussions and letters to the editor about the development of Enterprise Park in Howland. I travel quite a distance to go to the mall to shop, for dental appointments and to eat or meet at various locations in and around the mall. I ...

Outgoing Lordstown superintendent is an innovator

DEAR EDITOR: SCOPE Senior Services would like to recognize outgoing Lordstown Schools Superintendent Terry Armstrong for his efforts to connect the Lordstown Senior Citizen Center with the schools. Terry was instrumental in developing the “Senior to Senior Technology 101” project. This ...

Tyranny begins as law ends in America

DEAR EDITOR: At the top of the entrance to the Mahoning County Courthouse is inscribed a prophetic warning: “A nation cannot outlive justice. Where law ends, tyranny begins.” That ominous prophecy was fulfilled in the United States Senate on Feb. 5, a day that will forever live in infamy ...

Work together to form more perfect union

DEAR EDITOR: Many Republicans are complaining about how disrespectful Nancy Pelosi and Tim Ryan were toward Donald J. Trump during his State of the Union address. What I would like to know is where were the Republican complaints when Donald J. Trump was belittling other government workers? ...

Socialism kills the individual spirit

DEAR EDITOR: Who would ever believe that a declared socialist, Bernie Sanders, would be one of the top finishers in Iowa caucus? His message of democratic socialism is hitting home for the entitlement crowd that feels they inherently deserve special treatment because it should be a birthright, ...

Sound off!

Sad that Mr. Steinbeck missed two meetings right out of the gate. The Democrats had 45 days to fill the seat after it was vacated with Eddie Colbert’s promotion. Why didn’t they wait until Steinbeck was available to do his job? — Warren According to the Tribune article, Niles refused ...

New site is needed for Enterprise Park

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing to express our appreciation and support of Mr. Mullen’s letter to the editor in last Sunday’s newspaper, regarding the proposed Enterprise Park near the Eastwood Mall, with the subsequent loss of valuable wetlands. We, Friends of the Mahoning River, object only ...

Smith’s cooperation earns him re-election

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to voice my support for Randy Smith to be re-elected to the office of Trumbull County engineer and to urge all Trumbull County voters to cast their vote for him. As a former Southington Township trustee for 28 years, I had the privilege of knowing Randy from the ...

Burroughs shooting was unnecessary

DEAR EDITOR: The Jan. 2, 2019, shooting and killing of Matthew Burroughs by Niles police officers did not have to happen, and I believe it should not have happened. Apparently, Mr. Burroughs had a verbal disagreement with a probation officer outside the Niles Municipal Building, then left ...

Tim Ryan must stop following socialists

DEAR EDITOR: About two years before the General Motors Lordstown assembly complex closed, my attorney, who is well known in the Democratic Party, knew the plant closing was coming. He told me that a high-level executive at Lordstown told him how it was going to happen. First, the company ...

Ryan, Pelosi lost me after SOTU antics

DEAR EDITOR: He lost me. Tim Ryan should give us a break! Common civility and history dictates that Nancy Pelosi is supposed to say, “I have the distinct honor and privilege to introduce the president of the United States…” Her tepid introduction was crass. It would also ...

Trump made wrong choice for medal

DEAR EDITOR: The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award that the president of the United States can bestow upon a citizen. The award is given to a person who has made exceptional contributions to the security of national interests of America, to world peace or to cultural ...

Sound off!

In last Saturday’s article about Randy Law’s campaign donors, Warren Mayor Doug Franklin said, “I think it is despicable ... shows disdain for the taxpayers ... owes the citizens of Warren an apology.” The same statements could be redirected to the mayor and to Law Director Enzo ...

Letters of faith: Scripture sums up today’s world problems

The world’s problem DEAR EDITOR: The world’s problem today can be summed up in one verse of Scripture. As one reads articles in the Warren Tribune Chronicle, or watches local and national news reports, and / or watches news shows on CNN or FOX News, or many of our talk shows shown ...

Tim Ryan should do more than just write letters

DEAR EDITOR: Congressman Tim Ryan has been a politician for more than 11 years, while Delphi salaried retirees have been fighting to regain all of their pensions. Democratic President Barack Obama ignored them. Why doesn’t Tim Ryan go to the Court of Appeals hearings himself? Instead it ...

Set record right on Delphi salaried retirees

DEAR EDITOR: I see there is a new initiative launched by Delphi salaried retirees to gain a political resolution to their unjust pension loss during the 2009 Obama administration rescue of just about everyone else impacted within the domestic auto industry. This chance at a fair resolution has ...

Question hospital in Howland wetlands

DEAR EDITOR: I worked in hospital administration for almost 30 years in one of the larger multi-hospital systems in the country. During that time, part of my responsibility was new building programs. Over the last year, I have read with interest the possibility that a new hospital might go ...

Public must not forget Warren police incident

DEAR EDITOR: In response to the crimes of Noah Linnen, a man with little to look forward to right now: No community needs a person who spreads fear and paranoia. When Linnen, now an ex-police officer, contacted 911 and now is accused of lying about being shot at by a black man, he himself ...

Scandals under Obama swept under the rug

DEAR EDITOR: Just because Mr. Obama said it, does not make it true. According to the Government Accountability Office (GAO), there were only eight offenses — not just scandals, but some were impeachable. The problem is no one would go against him. Here they are: Paying insurance ...