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Opinion

Lyle Waddell receives nod for Falls seat

Editorials

Lyle Waddell, who was appointed in recent months as 3rd Ward councilman in Newton Falls, has emerged as the best of three candidates for the seat, and he should advance to the fall general election. Waddell, who has served as mayor for two terms before his council appointment, has done a good ...

Kim regime reckoning will come

Editorials

It is tempting sometimes to view North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un as the little dictator who cried missile. Unfortunately, he gets away with his saber rattling too often. He did it again earlier this month, ordering his military to fire three short-range rockets off the country’s east ...

Warren Township trustees endorse Smith for engineer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As members of the Warren Township Board of Trustees, we have worked closely with Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, and he has always conducted himself in a professional manner. Randy has made himself available to discuss issues involving Warren Township and has provided ...

Polivka should get Democratic nod for seat

Editorials

The stance of Democratic Trumbull County commissioner candidate Carl Clemens III on leadership and cooperation should be heeded by everyone in elected office. His main goal, when asked by this newspaper’s editorial board, was to bring awareness to the need for cooperation “because they ...

Rex Fee better choice for GOP nomination

Editorials

In a rare contested Republican primary for a Trumbull County commissioner seat, two candidates have emerged who are intelligent, educated and well-versed on issues facing the county. However, their personalities and approaches are drastically different. Niki Frenchko of Warren displays ...

Sex offender deserves the max sentence

Editorials

Even if he serves the full 42 years in prison that may be imposed for his crimes, Nicholas Cochran could be a threat to society once he is discharged. He is only 28 years old. Cochran, of Lima, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to charges including sex trafficking of a 14-year-old girl. A plea ...

Vote ‘yes’ to save Chalker building

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: On March 17, the Southington school district will have yet another levy on the ballot. But before you cast your vote, take a moment to know what you are voting on. This 1-mill, 5-year levy is not for the school; it is solely for much-needed structural repairs and improvements ...

Rethink laws about engineer qualifications

Editorials

Voters always should have a choice at the polls. Competition raises the bar among political candidates in terms of competency, planning and achieving promised goals. But very specific qualifications under Ohio law place great limits on candidates for certain elected posts including county ...

Automotive plans bring excitement to region

Brenda J. Linert

It’s been about five years since I walked inside the sprawling Lordstown auto assembly plant that was, at that time, where General Motors workers built passenger vehicles. I was the Tribune Chronicle business editor at that time, writing stories about production of the then-hot selling ...

Support Bazetta fire levy on March 17

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to show my support for the Bazetta Township Fire Department replacement levy and to urge Bazetta Township residents to vote for this levy March 17. This is a replacement levy, which means there will be an increase in taxes, but for a good cause. This 4-mill ...

Dan Polivka always has supported veterans

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Dan Polivka deserves the support of the veterans of the community. As Trumbull County commissioner, Dan has supported the veterans of this county and never stood in our way. His support was key to the development of the new building for veterans services. We look forward to his ...

Rex Fee deserves GOP nomination for commissioner

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Rex Fee should be successful in the primary election for the Republican nomination for Trumbull County commissioner on March 17. I have known Rex for the past 50 years. I am well acquainted with his parents and the pride he has worked hard to achieve for himself and his ...

Nikki Frenchko has ability to defeat Polivka

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I attended the recent candidate’s forum in Southington. While there, I had an opportunity to hear the two Republican candidates for commissioner, Rex Fee and Nikki Frenchko. I began to think about who was the last Republican commissioner in Trumbull County. It’s been so ...

Randy Smith deserves to keep engineer seat

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I had the opportunity to work for the Trumbull County engineer’s office and previously served as a Vernon Township trustee. I have known Engineer Smith through much of his career. He truly cares about this community and works hard to make it a better place to live and work. ...

Support David DeChristofaro for county engineer

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: As a former employee of the Trumbull County engineer’s office who worked with both Randy Smith and David DeChristofaro, I am writing to confirm that there is vast contrast between these two candidates, their management style and, in turn, their effectiveness as engineer. I have ...

Dan Polivka should keep commissioner seat

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to ask for your vote for Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka. I have known Dan for over 30 years and have witnessed the hard work and dedication he has put into making Trumbull County a better place to live. To help the county with the loss of General Motors ...

David DeChristofaro showed compassion for worker

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: My mother, Nancy Guerini, was hired by former Trumbull County Engineer David DeChristofaro and shortly thereafter was diagnosed with breast cancer. David was empathetic and responded with great compassion. She was encouraged during this difficult time knowing she had a boss and ...

Commissioners should call for county water study

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: There has been much written in the news recently about water rates charged by the city of Girard to users in Liberty Township; and more recently there has been much written regarding leverage that the city of Niles wants to exert on water users in Howland, Vienna and Weathersfield ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To WRTA, Trumbull County’s Transit leaders, Eastgate Regional Council of Governments and the Ohio Department of Transportation for their involvement in bringing new fixed-route bus service to Warren. The sorely needed service kicked off this week after a 30-year fixed route ...

Internet scammers target real estate transactions

Community Columnists

In June of 2017, it was widely reported that over $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 that it has alarmed Realtors and should wake up ...