Letters to the Editor

Many marijuana questions linger

DEAR EDITOR: As the new year begins, a new industry rises in Ohio — the medical Marijuana industry with dispensaries opening across Ohio. Hundreds, if not thousands, will benefit from the bi-products of this plant, but some lingering questions really never were addressed. How long after ...

Arrest of Roger Stone was all for show

DEAR EDITOR: We had the arrest of the year last Friday. Twenty-nine FBI agents in body armor with automatic weapons arrested Roger Stone at his home in Florida in a pre-dawn raid. He was shackled, hand and foot, and taken off to jail. Can you believe CNN was there with lights and camera ...

Ending distribution of Narcan not answer

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio daily death toll from opioid overdose ranks us as second-highest in the nation. Despite efforts to throw money at the problem, the death toll has increased to three times the amount reported a decade ago. Many lawmakers have made efforts to shape policy around health ...

Political correctness run amok at Butler

DEAR EDITOR: A Jan. 25 front page article in the Tribune Chronicle detailed the decision by the Board of Trustees of the Butler Institute of American Art to table a decision to accept an offer to house 66 original pieces of Norman Rockwell art. Their actions were supposedly taken because they ...

Appreciate Boy Scouts and Norman Rockwell

DEAR EDITOR: Beam me up, Scotty. There’s someone who doesn’t like Norman Rockwell, and I don’t want to be here anymore. Apparently, they don’t know that when you point a finger, there are three more pointing back toward you. How many thousands of Boy Scouts have there been? Give it ...

Who’s driving ‘Drive It Home’ campaign?

DEAR EDITOR: The recently announced closing of the Lordstown plant and the “Drive It Home” campaign response is yet another example of the Valley’s loss of the will to fight. For years, the United Auto Workers Local has been used as the public relations pimp and spokesperson by GM for ...

Ryan’s performance evaluation: mediocre

DEAR EDITOR: I believe politics is a lot like professional football — you have winners and losers, all skilled and talented. With the right game plan and execution, they all succeed. In football, we hope the Browns will succeed with a new coach and quarterback in the future. In politics, ...

Presidents aren’t meant to be above the law

DEAR EDITOR: There is a disturbing argument from people on both sides of impeaching Trump. They say it is a political move and not a move for justice. The ridiculous argument that a sitting president can’t be indicted means that there is no equal treatment under the law. And setting the bar ...

Why so much hatred toward Trump?

DEAR EDITOR: This president and his family are being besieged, vilified and mocked 24/7. The hatred runs its course through the Deep State, circulates among political communist-leaning Democrats and is dispersed to the general public, which depends on sound bites from those who hate the ...

Sound off

What a sad day when our school board sits back and says a ticket received by a principal isn’t a factor in her job performance. Initially it wasn’t, but then she thought she was above the rules. She is responsible for all that happened. Her job performance, which includes setting an ...

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Here we are in the middle of a polar vortex and it is difficult to find ice melt for our sidewalks, fire starters and wood bricks for the fireplace, and all the necessary items we need to get through the winter. What are we finding in retail stores? Grills for summer picnics, bicycles, summer ...

Snow removal failure about managing assets

DEAR EDITOR: As a former councilman, I became aware 10 years ago why Warren’s snow removal lags all others. During my first heavy snowfall as councilman, I left my house and discovered Crescent Drive was barely passable, but when I got to Perkinswood and Garfield streets, the roads were ...

Trump unknowingly manipulated by others

DEAR EDITOR: Watching the Joe Scarborough show, I heard a very disturbing comment on Jan. 10, 2019. Michael Steele, a former chairman of the Republican party said, “Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus warned us that this president was coming in to destroy institutions, individuals and things ...

Americans drinking the Trump Kool-Aid

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump is now concocting his Kool-Aid as his high rollers are gambling in Washington. America is now being held for ransom over a border wall. Threats are being made by our President — if $5.7 billion to build a wall isn’t approved in the spending bill — to close ...

Government should punish General Motors

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump told a lot of people that the American auto industry was coming back. He said there are many companies moving back into the United States. They’re opening up car plants all over the country. As usual, there is no proof to back up his boasts. Soon after GM ...

Sometimes spanking children is necessary

DEAR EDITOR: Is spanking children good or evil? Every child is different. I’ve raised and helped raise many. Some children respond to timeouts and having their toys taken away. Some children respond to lost privileges (grounding), but some only respond to a swift smack on the backside. ...

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As U.S. Rep. Steve King has been removed from serving on several committees in Washington from making remarks that were offensive, I suggest Rep. Ilhan Omar from Minnesota be taken off the Foreign Relations Committee, appointed by Speaker Pelosi, and disciplinary action be taken against her for ...

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The City of Warren should really be ashamed of itself! The streets were terrible even after the half-hearted effort to clean them. Not only were the side streets a mess, the main streets were terrible! SHAME! Just wasting our tax dollars. — Warren Should NFL penalties be reviewable? In a ...

Warren principal is disrespectful

DEAR EDITOR: As a mother and grandmother living in the Warren City School District, I am appalled that our superintendent had a police officer escorted out of Jefferson school when it’s the principal who should have been removed for breaking the law. As Principal Boyer stated, she broke ...

Ohio bill attacks freedom of speech

DEAR EDITOR: I do not agree with the Jan. 6 Tribune Chronicle column by Brenda J. Linert titled “Lawmakers could limit Ohio ballot initiatives.” I see this as a bill to obstruct citizens’ rights to petition their government and move to action through the balloting process. I see this ...