Opinion

Ruling will impact access to information

Brenda J. Linert

Who owns the law? Odd question, isn’t it? Laws are owned by everyone, right? How could it be any other way? After all, laws have been crafted, debated, voted on, approved and signed all in the public spectrum by those we elected to represent us in virtually every form of government. ...

Church and state each need God

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Last week we celebrated Independence Day when in 1776 the 13 colonies officially broke with the religious and political tyranny of England. One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence was the Rev. John Witherspoon, the president of what is now Princeton University. This ...

Be safe and use common sense when swimming

Editorials

The pleasant days of June are behind us, with the hotter temperatures of July and August just ahead. With the mercury and, often, humidity high, a cool dip in the pool sounds really good. Notice we did not write about diving into a river, local creek or farm pond. The risks there are much ...

Stop aid to migrants who enter US illegally

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: What is with the border problems concerning illegal migrants and their housing? First, they came here uninvited and undocumented. Democrats are making a big deal about the need to spend $4.5 billion for aid to people who don’t pay taxes, are not citizens and cannot ...

All Americans should be united

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As an avowed patriot and USA cheerleader, I often take time to contemplate “cures” for all that ails us. What better day to write down some thoughts than on America’s birthday? In my opinion, the biggest impediment to people relations in America today is hyphenated ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

Craftsmanship, insight, knowledge and professional pride are ingredients of Ohio Chautauqua! Bravo to presenters of their historical characters; thank you to sponsors, organizers and the attentive audiences enthralled by the performances each evening. Those who did not attend missed an ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To the Warren Police Department and city leaders who have turned around problems stemming from use of excessive force. The consent decree was issued in 2012 by the U.S. Justice Department, but now a court filing has been signed by U.S. Justice Department attorneys and approved by ...

Don’t let web scammers ruin your home sale

Community Columnists

In June 2017, it was widely reported that more than $1 million was stolen from a New York Supreme Court judge by internet hackers / thieves pretending to be a party in her real estate transaction. The simple facts of the case are so startling it has alarmed Realtors and should wake up every ...

Mahoning Valley is losing icon in Vindy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Vindicator is gone. Who now will speak for the people; who will sort out truth from the fake news? I will miss writing letters to the editor to express my opinion and reading editorials on upcoming elections and issues. We have lost an icon in the Mahoning Valley. ...

Subsidies should never outpace jobs

Editorials

Still think we haven’t painted ourselves into a corner in this country with the taxpayer-funded public assistance programs that now keep so many families afloat? A study by the Ohio Chamber of Commerce Research Foundation shows 20 percent of Buckeye State businesses have had problems with ...

Today, ponder true meaning of freedom

Editorials

What comes after the phrase, “and the pursuit of happiness”? Today, we Americans celebrate the Declaration of Independence. Our focus is what the document meant — creation of a new nation. But what the document itself says about the Founders and about what they intended for us is ...

Recent death spurs warnings of ATV dangers

Editorials

The recent death of a beloved Warren teenager who was riding with another person on an ATV when they struck a utility pole in the city should serve as a stark reminder of the dangers of riding. Sadly, the crash claimed the life of a promising Warren G. Harding student and active member of the ...

US election integrity is imperative

Editorials

Oh, no, county-level election officials in Ohio may be thinking. Not another mandate from Columbus. Indeed there is one — and it is of critical importance. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose is ordering county boards of elections to upgrade security against cyberattacks. Knowledge of the ...

US should help countries save the elephants

Editorials

Elephants are among the most majestic creatures on the planet. Yet in some places, they are being killed off at an alarming rate. Poachers, who often cut the tusks out of dead elephants and leave their carcasses to rot, are responsible for many of the killings. Ivory still can bring a nice ...

Editorial contained false information

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: We are responding to your June 23 editorial, “Law would create even more loopholes.” It included misinformation about bills in the Ohio Legislature that aim to exempt individuals with serious mental illness from execution. As a former Ohio Supreme Court Justice and a ...

County must dismantle the transit board

Editorials

There is no need for the existence of the board that oversees Trumbull County transportation issues. In fact, we believe the Trumbull County Transportation Board acts as little more than an unnecessary layer of insulation between county elected officials and the contractor hired to run the ...

Change is constant, but future is strong

Brenda J. Linert

The news hit all of us with a thud. As word spread through the Tribune Chronicle newsroom Friday afternoon, the reaction repeated over and over by members of newsroom staff and co-workers throughout our building was simple — shock and disbelief. The people at The Vindicator, our worthy ...

Unseemly antics exist at Liberty meetings

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the “Onion” given to me in the June 22 Tribune Chronicle. You are correct — I did not properly represent my viewpoint to our residents by leaving the executive session. My absence and lack of my vote for an interim administrator to replace Pat ...

Legislation would help improve health

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for your June 24 article titled “Medical groups warn climate change is a “health emergency.” This article cited 74 medical and public health groups, including the American Medical Association and the American Heart Association, with their consensual commitments to ...

Shut down Trump’s concentration camps

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to know what is being done about shutting down Trump’s child concentration camps. I know these children are being caged and treated like animals, denied basic necessities and suffering from cruel conditions. The current administration has made it a policy to ...