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Opinion

Shopping local always makes the most sense

Editorials

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

Smoke alarms more crucial in cold weather

Editorials

This is the time of the year when home safety experts warn us the danger of fire goes up. Colder weather means heating equipment shut off for months is put back in service. The Christmas season means some of us go all-out in decorating, sometimes overloading circuits and wires with hundreds, ...

Support veterans with peace, not war

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The best way to honor our veterans is to stop sending our young men and women into constitutionally congressionally undeclared wars — see article 1 88 (11). The last war authorized by congress was against Hitler and Tojo. These undeclared wars and the resulting carnage are ...

Kids need homes always, but especially now

Editorials

Whether orchestrated or pure luck, the timing of the new box office movie “Instant Family” starring Mark Wahlberg couldn’t have been better. The movie’s release during November’s National Adoption Month draws attention to the need for both adoptive and foster parents this month (and ...

Increased security here can’t bog us down

Brenda J. Linert

Five-star Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel on the waterfront in Mumbai, India, is as breathtaking today as it was 10 years ago — before Pakistani gunmen armed with assault rifles stormed in, opening fire on hotel guests and staff. The Nov. 26, 2008, hotel assault was just part of several ...

Why no health care coverage for all?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness ... let those words sink in. We argue about health care in this country like it is some sort of extra, some sort of commodity that is an exception, only for those that have earned it. Life is one of the “unalienable rights” set ...

Letter showed hatred of non-Democrats

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the Nov. 18 edition of the Tribune Chronicle, there were a few statements made in one of the Letters to the Editor that I should like to comment on and refute as well. In the 1940s and 1950s, my parents were staunch Democrats; my late wife and I were mostly Democratic ...

Which side of bench will you stand?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Thank goodness the telephone solicitation for politicians has stopped. How they choose people for a party is questionable to me. I do not vote a party line. I vote for individual people I feel will serve us best. I believe there are good people in both parties. I do regret ...

Representing us or just themselves?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan blames the president for the loss of a shift at GM Lordstown. The price of gasoline went so low that people went to bigger cars and trucks. Ryan and U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown ignored President Trump when he made a stop at the Vienna airport. They claim to ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Althea Sanzenbacher, 91, of Leavittsburg, who was mauled in September by a neighbor’s dog. After months of surgeries and therapy, Sanzenbacher has recovered against all odds. Rather than holding bitterness or anger, she expresses nothing but gratitude for those who visited, ...

Have paperwork in order in case worst happens

Community Columnists

Over this last year I have spoken repeatedly about being prepared to sell or buy a home. There are many things you can do to prepare a house to sell, or prepare yourself to buy, but are you prepared to sell your home if you weren’t alive? Throughout my Realtor career, some of the hardest ...

Consider local options this holiday season

Editorials

The “official” holiday shopping season is finally here and with it comes many questions and choices. What color sweater should I buy for Grandma? What size slippers does Dad wear? Cash or credit? And do I venture out to enjoy the sounds and sights of the season in stores or do I ...

Today, recall our freedoms and blessings

Editorials

It may seem sometimes like there are few things in our lives that can take our minds off the troubles we face in our day-to-day world. But this time of year, let’s reflect not on the harshness or struggles, but on the blessings — both great and small — bestowed on us all. Joining with ...

Congressman right to seek prison reform

Editorials

U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., was right to be concerned about informational picketing last week by members of a prison guards’ union at the federal correctional center in Preston County, West Virginia. McKinley is aware the union members were not demonstrating in the hope of getting ...

Many lessons come from daring rescue

Editorials

Warren police Officer Joseph Wilson did not hesitate when he rolled up on a southeast side house fire last week and learned that one of the residents, a 66-year-old man, who had escaped the blaze had re-entered the home in search of his pets. Officer Wilson knew the clock was ticking and he ...

Probe needed in wrongful imprisonments

Editorials

Five million dollars is a lot of money. It is not nearly enough to compensate three men for being imprisoned wrongly — for 20 years. At least they ought to have some assurance that true justice will prevail in their cases. In 1995, three Cleveland men — Laurese Glover, Eugene Johnson and ...

Party leaders should not hold elected office

Editorials

It’s often difficult to tell which hat Dan Polivka is wearing — his hat as Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman or his other hat as Trumbull County Commissioner. That’s why we think it’s always a bad idea for any political party leader to simultaneously hold an elected ...

Quick action saves this year’s Trumbull Veterans Day parade

Editorials

The annual Trumbull County Veterans Day Parade might not have happened last week, had it not been for the quick action of the Warren police and fire departments and, in particular, the decisive fast thinking of city police officers Brian Crites and Ben Harrell. They all should be ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Does Ohio need a “stand your ground” law? Sure! Weekly we read about innocent Ohioans being indicted and sent off to prison for defending themselves — not! Ohio’s prosecutors have warned us: This law (used by thugs like Zimmerman) is more likely to be used by drug dealers to “off” ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To community, business and labor leaders working together to send a message to General Motors. The “Drive it Home” initiative, intended to urge GM to support growing its investment at the GM Lordstown Complex, kicks off officially Monday at the United Auto Workers Local 1112 ...