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Opinion

Use part-time workers most effectively

Editorials

In recent weeks, elected leaders in two Trumbull County communities voted to add several new part-time positions to complement their full-time staffing levels. Girard council voted to hire seven part-time first responders — five for police and two for fire and ambulance. Liberty Township ...

Conservation plan vital for African animals’ survival

Editorials

President Donald Trump is under fire over a board created to advise him on how to protect certain African animals that are in decline, in part because of hunting. Critics say too many of the panel’s members are trophy hunters. At issue are rules for importing the heads and hides of African ...

Keep faith in developing technologies

Editorials

One of those “self-driving” cars struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Ariz., last week. She was crossing the street when she was struck by the vehicle, which was traveling at about 40 mph. Police said the vehicle, with a human in the driver’s seat but not operating the controls, did not ...

Use existing laws before creating new legislation

Editorials

High school students demanding that Congress enact laws to protect them against mass murder may want to reconsider. Instead of seeking new legislation, they may want to demand that existing safeguards be used, not ignored. Since Feb. 14, when Nikolas Cruz massacred 17 people in a Parkland, ...

Ohio’s Internet law contradicts US Constitution

Editorials

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s Internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Ohio’s Internet law contradicts US Constitution

Editorials

It is easy to understand why Ohio’s Internet harassment law was challenged by a liberal group, a conservative organization and a freelance political reporter. Huh? What on earth would bring such a diverse coalition together? Concern about freedom of speech. It is not at all difficult to ...

Don’t fine taxpayers

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I read with amusement Brian Pearson’s logic as to why we should oppose House Bill 410. Mr. Pearson explained in his letter on March 11 that HB 410 would reduce the monies local government receives from the state in the amount they receive from speed cameras. He went on to ...

Pass bill that would offset camera profits

Editorials

If passed, Ohio House Bill 410 will put a serious crimp in the revenue being enjoyed by Ohio communities using handheld traffic cameras to generate millions of dollars from speeders who often don’t even know they were caught on camera until the ticket shows up in their mail weeks later. ...

Two Warren women helped shape history

Brenda J. Linert

As I stood in the small office inside the 178-year-old former home of Harriet Taylor Upton last week, I had actual goosebumps — and not just figuratively. It wasn’t the home’s beautiful Victorian design, the enormously high ceiling, nor its elegant, yet sparce, furniture that left me ...

Recovery homes not welcome in community

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We’re all painfully aware of the opioid crisis and its toll on society. We have compassion for those caught in its grip, and we commend detox agencies for their efforts to make a difference. The purpose of this letter is not to criticize those good intentions but to question ...

Niles history could affect school levy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am a Niles resident. I totally agree with your editorial of March 20 concerning much-needed and unreasonable delayed repairs to the Niles Fire Station roof. However, the problems in Niles run deeper. We have a history of corruption in Niles. The previous Mayor Ralph ...

Ridge Road repairs planned for summer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I’m responding to Jeff Cline’s letter on March 11, regarding the poor condition of Ridge Road south of King Graves Road. Ridge Road is a county road. The Vienna trustees had been in contact with the Trumbull County Engineer’s office as of last fall when it was determined ...

This week we honor our local physicians

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We celebrate National Doctor’s Day this Friday, March 30. I want to recognize our physicians for their countless contributions to ensure quality care right here in our Valley. We’re committed to improving the overall health of those we serve in addition to providing ...

WYSU-FM worthy of your support

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: WYSU radio, which broadcasts from the campus of Youngstown State University at 88.5-FM, will begin its semi-annual, on-air fundraiser April 4. In addition to being an outlet for National Public Radio shows, the station carries a significant amount of local programming which merits ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To all the ladies who have worked so hard for decades to consistently host top-level speakers as part of the Trumbull Town Hall lecture series, amazingly in its 40th year. Planners just announced next season’s plans, which again include interesting and thought-provoking speakers. ...

US must lead in keeping all species safe

Editorials

Within a few years, we humans will have allowed another of the majestic creatures that once roamed the earth in great numbers to go extinct. It is the northern white rhinoceros, one of two subspecies of the white rhinoceros. The last known male of the subspecies, a 45-year-old named Sudan, ...

Evil people will find varying ways to do harm

Editorials

Events in Texas during the past three weeks are — or ought to be — a reminder of what we Americans need to do to prevent mass killings. Identifying and apprehending the human beings plotting mayhem is the challenge. A reign of terror in and around Austin, Texas, came to an apparent end ...

Trump’s plan: Help addicts; stop dealers

Editorials

Trump’s suggestion that some especially evil traffickers in illegal drugs may deserve the death penalty received some negative feedback this week, including by U.S. Rep. Timothy Ryan, D-Howland. Ryan, who serves as co-chair of the Congressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus, ...

12 amazing stars make our area a better place

Editorials

Twelve amazing members of our community are Trumbull County’s newest Community Stars. Details of their stories and the amazing things they selflessly do for their communities can be found in a special magazine inside today’s Tribune Chronicle. Each was honored during the 17th annual ...

Move on Niles repairs then prevention

Editorials

Why must the wheels of government grind so slowly, even when a situation exists that clearly is an emergency? Taxpayers in Niles should be no less than livid that the people hired to protect them and their property — the people who are willing drop everything on a second’s notice and rush ...