Opinion

Terror surveillance failing, wasting money

Editorials

Republican and Democrat members of Congress seem to agree on one thing: An incompetent attempt to counter Islamic terrorist propaganda is worse than none at all. They are right. Lawmakers are looking into a Defense Department attempt to stymie an Islamic State campaign to recruit terrorists ...

Keep bright light shining on government

Editorials

For more than two centuries, the bedrock of our liberty and prosperity as Americans has been our right to know what is going on around us and to discuss it freely. Our nation’s founders believed that was so important that when they wrote the Bill or Rights, they made freedom of speech the ...

Approve, then welcome new FDA director

Editorials

One of the villains in last year’s scandal over EpiPens sold by Mylan Pharmaceuticals was the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, as we pointed out. That agency is about to get a new director. Public outrage focused on Mylan for its pricing of the EpiPen, a device used to inject a drug that ...

Laziness is no excuse for an unhealthy life

Editorials

Sadly, Trumbull and Mahoning counties are among the least healthy in Ohio. That’s according to a recent national study that analyzed socioeconomic and environmental factors, quality and length of life, health behaviors and clinical care and more. Specifically, Trumbull County ranked ...

Nancy Pelosi’s criticism is like deja vu

Editorials

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., ripped a Republican proposal to replace Obamacare not long after the bill’s contents were released this week. Americans don’t know enough about the bill, Pelosi insisted. Why, “without a (Congressional Budget Office) ...

There’s no place for anti-Semitism

Editorials

Every member of the U.S. Senate, all 100 of them, signed a letter to President Donald Trump recently, asking for more federal action to find those behind threats targeting nearly 100 Jewish synagogues, community centers and schools during recent weeks. One arrest has been made, but that ...

Military veterans deserve a home

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: To the neighbors on Washington Avenue who do not want a veterans’ home in their neighborhood, I say shame on you. These men joined the military for your freedom. If you aren’t happy with your neighbors, you have the freedom to move. God bless our military and God bless ...

Find ways to cut, not cash to spend

Editorials

Trumbull County Commissioner Frank Fuda continues to push what he sees as a need for a countywide sales tax increase, even as members of a citizens committee reviewing county finances have said they are not addressing possible tax increases, but rather are appropriately considering ...

Open government, free press keys to democracy

Brenda J. Linert

Happy Sunshine Week! No, I’m not talking about the hope for more sunny days now that we’ve set our clocks ahead. Rather, national Sunshine Week, which kicks off today, was created in 2005 to educate the public about the importance of open government and transparency. In fact, every ...

Rural tax rates are too high for farmers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Recently a friend and I were comparing real estate tax rates for Fowler Township, where my family has owned a small farm for more than 100 years, with other tax districts in Trumbull County. In 2016, Fowler had a gross tax millage of 85 mills with the highest tax rate in the ...

Children are in need of some guidance

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the news recently was a story of how a woman named Ellen Zaban was assaulted and shot in her own driveway. A 14- year-old boy has been accused. Last summer, two Warren teens were arrested on murder charges. Jacob LaRosa was charged with killing his 94-year-old neighbor and ...

Trump has not been ‘draining swamp’

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I thought I had heard everything about this presidency. After reading “Trump Must Break Judicial Power,” by Patrick Buchanan, I was pushed to a new level. I am sick to my stomach! The way our government is rounding up undocumented immigrants, splitting up families and ...

Information, not source is important

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A big subject in the news these days seems to be the news “leaks.” I think it is important to differentiate the types of leaks. There is, of course, the military information which is leaked to certain entities that could put our military service members, if not our entire ...

Local Hadassah chapter active

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune Chronicle’s “In History” column published Feb. 24 included “In 1912, the American Jewish women’s organization Hadassah was founded in New York City.” On behalf of the Tri-County Chapter of Hadassah, we appreciate the recognition of our organization. ...

Thankful in Trumbull County

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In Trumbull County, I am very grateful for two things: First, Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins for the amazing things he has done as county prosecutor; and second, for the Tribune Chronicle for its “Opinion” and “Letters to the Editor” pages. They are both ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the area nursing homes and agency workers who helped relocate and accept more than 50 residents of White Oak Manor nursing home Thursday during a power outage and in advance of an expected cold snap. • ORCHID: To all the utility workers that pulled together in response to ...

Cut wasteful spending to boost defense

Editorials

President Donald Trump wants to boost defense spending by $54 billion a year. He is right to point out the armed forces need better equipment. But before shoveling that much money into the military-industrial-political complex, Trump and Congress ought to mount a surprise attack on defense ...

Adjust policy for N. Korea dealings

Editorials

North Korea’s new test of medium-range missiles a few days ago puts an exclamation point on the major foreign policy challenge facing President Donald Trump. For decades, presidents, secretaries of state and defense and members of Congress have searched for a way to curb North Korea’s ...

Replace ACA with various goals in mind

Editorials

House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., earned fame for dismissing concerns about Obamacare in 2010 by advising that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what’s in it ... .” At the time, Pelosi was speaker of the House and passing the Affordable ...

Spelling Bee showcases our bright students

Editorials

Congratulations to Badger Middle School student Jeremy Slywczak, and all the spellers in Monday’s Tribune Chronicle Scripps Spelling Bee. Now in its 26th year, the event consistently showcases the brightest spellers in our area, and we are proud to sponsor it. This year it took 21 rounds ...