Opinion

Obama creating chaos

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In my opinion President Obama is doing all he can to create chaos in this country, Israel and Russia. His objective is to destroy the U.S. any way he can. The United Nations is a joke. The latest proof of that is the school where hundreds of young girls were ...

Dispelling Christmas myth

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A common myth persists, as evidenced in a Jan. 8 letter, that the Christian holiday of Christmas replaced an ancient pagan solar festival. The actual truth is quite the opposite. The Roman festival to the Unconquered Sun, Sol Invictis, was instituted by the Emperor Valerian ...

Always use headlights

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Accidents on our local highways can be reduced if we all use our headlights every time we drive. Many of us have vehicles with automatic day-time running lights, but they are not being used. Many drivers do not understand that the lights will automatically shut off after a ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To the YSU Penguin football team for its excellent season. Despite the final loss, the players and coaches have much to be proud of. Orchid also to fans who traveled to Frisco, Texas, to support the championship drive. ORCHID: To Warren Junior Women’s League volunteers, who ...

Twin power plants are ‘game changers’

Editorials

Significant plans announced this week for not one but two gas-fired power plants should be welcomed by all those who live in the Lordstown Local School District, who live and work in Trumbull County, for those who work in Ohio’s oil and gas drilling industry and by basically anyone anywhere ...

Health care changes will have challenges

Editorials

President Barack Obama may well be hoping to paint congressional Republicans into a corner regarding the health insurance fiasco that bears his name. In reaction to GOP pledges to repeal the Obamacare law, Obama said he has no problem with the idea — providing the Republicans come up with ...

Why not make hatchback Cruze here?

Editorials

Tweets last week by President-elect Donald Trump drew attention to General Motors’ manufacture of the 2017 Cruze hatchback in Mexico. General Motors’ quick and terse reply may have been a sign of the company’s frustration with the president-elect. “All Chevrolet Cruze sedans sold in ...

MVSD should learn from license issue

Editorials

For more than a year, the Mahoning Valley Sanitary District has known it needed to find a permanent chief engineer possessing the state-required qualifications to operate the district. For all of 2016, members of the board that operates the Meander Water district kept the chief engineer’s ...

U.S. is in need of a neutral hacking probe

Editorials

President-elect Donald Trump was to be briefed Friday on what U.S. intelligence agencies know about alleged Russian efforts to influence the Nov. 8 election. Do not expect Trump to change his mind about the matter. He already has said he does not believe allegations Russian hackers released ...

Confirmation roadblocks do a disservice

Editorials

Democrats in the U.S. Senate have vowed to use every roadblock they can find to delay confirmation of President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees. They have speculated they could drag the process out for as much as two months after Trump is inaugurated on Jan. 20. That would delay the ...

Warren council priorities are wrong

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: So let me get this straight. Seven members of Warren city council were happy with moving $233,000 of enterprise funds to the office of Community Development to maintain handing out $120,000 for 20 non-profit groups? Wow! Council with mostly the same people had no problem ...

Close loophole for officials’ double-dipping

Editorials

No elected official should be able to take advantage of taxpayers who pay his or her salary by retiring, collecting a publicly paid pension and then receiving compensation for continuing to serve as an elected official. The Tribune Chronicle has often argued against the practice commonly ...

Funding cuts hurt senior meal program

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is about the plight of seniors in West Farmington and other northern tier senior centers. As of Jan. 1 funding cuts, the senior center in West Farmington food program is in jeopardy. There are up to 25 or 30 people who could no longer be served a hot meal three days a ...

Keep open mind about Trump

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Tunnel vision and inability to see beyond party lines continues to divide our country. With crying rooms setup on college campuses due to the November election outcome, along with Russian hacking allegations, election fraud and recounts, it’s amazing that people are missing ...

Election ends peace, love movement

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Woodstock: Born Aug. 15, 1969. Died Nov. 8, 2016. The pot smoking and LSD tripping sons and daughters of the Greatest Generation destroyed the moral and social values of America while professing peace and love for all. Their peace, love and magic bus movement has resulted ...

Chicago needs ‘stop and frisk’ program

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In case you missed it, here are the facts about Chicago that has some of the strictest gun control in the country. In 2016, there were 4,331 people shot, mostly in about five neighborhoods on the south and west side of Chicago. There were 762 murders, more than New York City ...

Young people are doing great things

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I recently had the privilege of attending Warren G. Harding’s Choir Christmas musical at the Tod Avenue Methodist Church. Entering the building, I was greeted by a polite young man, Angelo, a student at Harding High School. He directed me where to go and I asked if he ...

Christmas started as pagan holiday

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Dec. 24 letter in which the writer talked about how people have lost sight of the original theology of Christmas. If you study the history of Christmas, you will find its original theology has nothing to do with Jesus. Dec. 25 was celebrated long ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

ORCHID: To Warren Township police and LaBrae School officials, as well as their counterparts in Garrettsville, for reacting quickly to lock down the schools after a distraught and apparently suicidal parent on Thursday threatened to enter the buildings to get her children. Quick thinking and ...

Opioid epidemic showing no signs of stopping

Brenda J. Linert

Last week, a young Warren mother was sentenced to serve 30 months in prison after her two toddlers ate heroin last February and had to be revived with an opiate antidote. The drugs apparently had been on the kitchen table in her Randolph Street home when the unsupervised kids, ages 9 months ...