×

Opinion

Team 2020: Together everyone achieves more

Community Columnists

I am proud to have been elected as the 2020 President of the Warren Area Board of Realtors. With this honor comes the responsibility of providing leadership to our membership during the year. I will continue to build upon the efforts of the other presidents, who volunteered to establish a ...

Context, balance key in good reporting

Brenda J. Linert

“Context is key.” I’ve shared those words with young college journalism students when I taught basic reporting classes several years ago. I also shared those words in a column almost exactly one year ago when I wrote about the viral video of young Covington, Ky., high school student ...

Compromise needed for self-driving cars

Editorials

The nanny crowd — folks who insist only government is capable of protecting us against any hazard — wasted no time in criticizing proposed new federal guidelines for autonomous vehicle makers. “This is a science experiment playing out in real time on our roadways without any safeguards or ...

Write-in deadline goes from ho-hum to hmm

David Skolnick

Primary election write-in deadlines during even years are typically ho-hum. Many of those who file as write-ins challenge incumbents whose names will be on the ballot - and they almost always lose by a lot. Then there are those who use a little strategy. They run because no one filed by the ...

Stop political games; move on with trial

Editorials

Gamesmanship appears to be the order of the day in Washington, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spar over ground rules for the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, millions of Americans just want the fiasco to end. Without evidence ...

State must find answers on child insurance crisis

Editorials

It appears there are more avenues than ever for states to ensure as many children as possible are covered by health insurance. So why were nearly 12,000 fewer Ohio youngsters covered in 2018 than in 2016? Gov. Mike DeWine is among those disturbed by the report, published in the Columbus ...

Boy Scouts art should be welcomed

Editorials

We are thrilled that an agreement has been inked between the Boy Scouts of America and locally based Foundation Medici that will bring 350 valuable works of art to the Mahoning Valley this year, hopefully for a very lengthy stay. Custodianship of the collection, which includes 65 original ...

Parents must supervise kids more closely

Editorials

Should parents need any more reminders they ought to know where their children are, both physical and online, the Cincinnati Police Department can provide one. Recently, Northgate Mall in suburban Cincinnati had to be shut down on what should have been one of its busiest days of the season. ...

Labeling judges by political party not a good idea

Editorials

Ohioans should vote for the best people to serve them in the judiciary, not for the political party they prefer. The state’s system of nonpartisan elections for judges and state Supreme Court justices is a step in that direction. Some in the General Assembly think Ohio ought to take a ...

Preserve all history, even when it’s ugly

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the Tribune Chronicle’s Dec. 26, 2019 editorial titled, “It is time to erect new statues.” It’s too bad many believe history should be erased. Our past is not always pretty — sometimes it’s actually ugly — but it should always be ...

Park tree removal shows disrespect for city, residents

Editorials

Warren officials should be ashamed of their recent unilateral decision to wipe out about 20 trees in Perkins Park in order to make way for, of all things, construction of a new bocce court and setup of the beer tent at this year’s Italian-American Heritage Festival. The popular four-day ...

Valley, educators have big future in EV

Community Columnists

It is amazing to think that nine months after the last Chevy Cruze rolled off the line at Lordstown, on Christmas Day the Washington Post runs a story exploring the possibility of the Mahoning Valley becoming a hub for electric vehicle technology. I will not go as far as calling this rebirth an ...

High-tech safety comes with controversy

Brenda J. Linert

An upstate New York school district now is using new technology to keep students safe from intruders. On the surface, it sounds good, but the idea has triggered much outrage and controversy from parents and civil rights advocates who fear it will compromise student privacy. That’s ...

Lethal injection drugs can be found

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Our governor has said several times that the state cannot find a source of drugs that meet the legal requirements for execution in Ohio. How is it that junkies can find drugs easily enough that meet the requirement of death? Surely the state can get the drugs used by ...

Soros, Dems have wrong intentions

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: George Soros, one of the 29 richest men in the world, donated in 2017 80 percent, $18 billion, to his organization called “Open Society Foundation.” Has a nice sound to it, doesn’t it? But he is known also to fund the group Antifa, who terrorizes people at conservative ...

Shame on powers that be over tree removal

Letters to the Editor

Shame on powers that be over tree removal DEAR EDITOR: One can honestly state that throughout the city, there are few public places that provide a space of reflection and contemplation, but the grounds around the Women’s Park next to the Packard House was one such place. I went there ...

Life is too short to hold grudges

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When any religion causes division within a family due to false accusations, it is a sad event. Scripture in 1 John especially reinforces the need to love those who have issues with a religion. Life is too short to hold grudges with family members. It is important to ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

Orchids and Onions * ORCHID: To planners creating a pilot program to use a $2.7 million grant to create and implement programs in the Mahoning Valley to establish early intervention programs for families at risk of becoming involved in the child welfare systems. The grant-funded program also ...

Recent fires are reminders: Check detectors

Editorials

New Year’s Day 2020 is in the books and, hopefully, a fond memory for you. You may have enjoyed a day off work, perhaps a celebration the night before, and maybe some college football on the big day itself. Forget to do anything? Hint: Checked your smoke and / or carbon monoxide detectors ...

Can a Republican topple Ryan?

David Skolnick

U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan faces a Republican opponent every two years and has never had any problems beating the challenger. Except when he ran for the open seat in 2002, Ryan’s Republican opponents have had no or minimal political experience. While Republican Donald Trump was very competitive ...