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Opinion

Honor brave; work to halt repeat attacks

Editorials

Seventy-six years ago this week, on the Sunday morning of Dec. 7, 1941, U.S. military bases in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, were assaulted in what has been termed a “sneak attack” by Japan. Since then, we Americans have observed Dec. 7 of each year as Pearl Harbor Day for several reasons. We ...

Due diligence needed in luring flights

Editorials

Once again officials at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport are in the midst of what seems to be never-ending attempts to lure airlines to the struggling local airport. It wasn’t that long ago and after years with no regularly scheduled commercial service, that members of Western ...

Boards must think first of public role

Editorials

It was Nov. 20 when all three Trumbull County commissioners came together to meet with Trumbull County Central Court Judge Tom Campbell and some state legislators without bothering to announce the meeting or invite the public. Being discussed was the possible merger of Central District Court ...

Limited free speech is contradiction

Editorials

You may have seen anti-abortion displays similar to that which Students for Life planned to erect on Miami University’s Hamilton campus earlier this year. They feature a number of crosses, with signs explaining each one represents a baby aborted during a specified amount of time. Students ...

Justice must be only focus in courtroom

Editorials

Ohio voters last month handed a lopsided victory to proponents of crime victims’ rights. More than 82 percent of those casting ballots in the Nov. 7 election said yes to Issue 1, the so-called Marsy’s Law. Issue 1 reinforces a variety of rights for crime victims and their families. They ...

Find ways to encourage new teachers

Editorials

Several policy changes being considered by Ohio officials have a clear purpose: dealing with shortages of trained teachers. More flexibility and less bureaucracy normally are good things in public schools. Educators should be able to concentrate on teaching children, not complying with state ...

Tax reform plan makes no sense

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I cannot understand why the telephones of Ohio’s U.S. senators and members of Congress are not ringing off the hook. This package they are selling as tax reform makes absolutely no sense to anyone not making at least $80,000 a year. When I did the math, this tax cut for ...

20 amazing youths to be honored this week

Brenda J. Linert

This week, the Tribune Chronicle will join with our partners, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley and Kent State University at Trumbull, to celebrate the latest class of Twenty Under 20 honorees. It’s hard to believe five years have passed since our newspaper first began this ...

People take sides in divided America

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Remember the woman fired for flipping off Donald Trump’s motorcade? She has been deluged with job offers from liberals, and donations have generated $117,000 for her, and counting. This seems small, but it’s indicative of our society. There was a time when doing something ...

Businesses hire only when needed

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Like so many of Donald Trump’s initiatives, his plan for a new tax overhaul is based on the flawed idea that the more money big business has, the more money it will spend on job creation. People should understand that companies do not hire based on how much money they have. ...

National heroin epidemic’s effects

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: According to a national news report, the heroin crisis kills 23 Ohioans each week. Though it strikes all ethnicities, it affects whites disproportionately. Paul Starr, sociologist and professor at Princeton University said, “Contrary to what many Americans believe, drug ...

Justice is needed in Hoerig case

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to compliment you for the excellent editorial Nov. 30th on the Claudia Hoerig case. I’m an avid Tribune Chronicle reader and have been following this case for 10 years! Hopefully President Trump will now get involved and demand the extradition of Claudia to ...

What Democrats really stand for

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: It has taken two years to figure out what the Democratic party stands for in America — they are not for life; they stand for murder. Responsible gun owners numbering 100 million did not kill anyone today, but abortion doctors did. Democrats are for sanctuary cities, shielding ...

Not the ‘golden years’ but still optimistic

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Someone said your golden years begin when you reach age 65. I disagree. There is nothing golden in growing old. As we grow older, we gradually lose stuff. My parents and younger brother are deceased, all my aunts and uncles are gone, and all I have left are my first cousins. ...

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDTOR: Dec. 7, 1941 — the attack on Pearl Harbor — was a day that has remained in infamy. Very few service members who personally remember that day are still among us. The American Legion Auxiliary encourages everyone to do what they can to keep Pearl Harbor a part of our national ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Warren native Dennis Drummond, recent contestant on NBC’s “The Voice,” who never forgot his roots. Drummond now lives in Nashville, but proudly proclaimed his Warren roots on the show. The musician made good last week on his promise to return to Warren for a local ...

Mecca official should step down now

Editorials

Mecca trustees shudder to see the disaster that has come of the Mecca Township books, declared incomplete and inauditable by the Ohio auditor’s office. Not only have trustees done their duty by foreseeing the problems with Fiscal Officer Deborah Drawl’s ability to manage the fiscal ...

Trump must call for return of Claudia Hoerig

Editorials

Claudia Hoerig, accused of killing her husband, U.S. Air Force Maj. Karl Hoerig of Newton Falls, remains in a Brazilian prison where she has been for more than a year now. The story, which originated in Newton Falls more than 10 years ago, gained national media attention again last week, ...

Allow your holiday buys to be fun

Editorials

On Monday, did your children or grandchildren get to tell a virtual Santa Claus what they want for Christmas? Did you try to guess how the magician you watched on your smartphone made the rabbit disappear? And, how about that ice skating app? Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is aimed, if you ...

Terrorists are killers, nothing less

Editorials

One wonders what ever happened to using the English language honestly. Consider reports of atrocities committed by groups such as ISIS, al-Qaida and Boko Haram. Often, news stories describe them as “extremists” or “militants.” It happened again last week, after at least 235 moderate ...