Opinion

Execution delays are injustice

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to two letters about capital punishment that appeared April 30. No one has asked the victims’ families if Ohio should stop executions when the people involved in these heinous crimes were guilty and received the death penalty. It is expected that our ...

History of liberals often omitted

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Jane Mayer was interviewed by PBS’ Tavis Smiley as she promoted her book “Dark Money,” a rant and a rave about big money for the right. Jane had a brain freeze when she omitted the billions raised by the left’s George Soros, Anna Wintour, David Geffen or the smug ...

Orchids and Onions

Editorials

l ORCHID: To Matthew Szorady of Braceville, Justin Jenkins of Leavittsburg and Kyle Nolan of Florida, who quickly helped a woman whose curtains had caught fire last week. The trio was playing basketball at the Braceville courts when they heard screaming at a nearby home. The men alerted ...

Truth always important in reporting, life

Brenda J. Linert

Keenly aware of the “fake news” criticisms the media frequently receives these days, I owe my readers an explanation. I received an email Monday from a daily reader who was not shy in his criticism. I had written in my column last Sunday that the Tribune Chronicle would not publish anymore ...

Cost-saving switch is right choice

Editorials

A move by the Western Reserve Port Authority to replace Vienna police officers with Trumbull County sheriff’s deputies in providing security at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport might be painful for the Vienna Police Department, but it was the right thing to do for the publicly funded ...

It’s time to accept election’s outcome

Editorials

So, Hillary Clinton is writing a book, perhaps offering her take on the 2016 presidential election. And, as she told an interviewer this week, she accepts responsibility for losing to Donald Trump. Sort of. “It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There’s no such thing,” Clinton told a ...

AutoParkit is a shot in arm just when we need it

Editorials

This week’s announcement that Warren native Christopher Alan is moving forward on bringing a new type of manufacturing to Warren is generating a new energy in the area, as is evidenced by the buzz on social media. Alan’s Los Angeles-based company, AutoParkit, manufactures automated ...

Don’t expect the bullying to end soon

Editorials

Asked about the possibility of U.S. officials offering to engage in negotiations with North Korea over that rogue nation’s missile buildup, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer replied that for such talks to happen, Pyongyang would have to show signs of “good faith.” Lots of luck ...

Don’t make same mistake two times

Editorials

How is it possible that the state of Ohio allowed a man with 14 convictions for driving under the influence to get behind the wheel of a vehicle ever again? Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato apparently wonders about that, too. On Monday, Timothy J. Jones, 53, of Columbus, ...

Tougher treatment needed in DUI offenses

Editorials

How is it possible that the state of Ohio allowed a man with 14 convictions for driving under the influence to get behind the wheel of a vehicle ever again? Belmont County Common Pleas Judge Frank Fregiato apparently wonders about that, too. On Monday, Timothy J. Jones, 53, of Columbus, ...

Warren PD, city leaders should be very proud

Editorials

After more than a decade of scrutiny stemming from complaints about abusive use-of-force tactics and poor treatment of citizens, Warren Police Department last week successfully closed a long, dark chapter in the city’s history. On Tuesday, Warren received a letter from Steven H. Rosenbaum, ...

We always counted on mom

Community Columnists

Things didn’t vary much on Sunday mornings when I was a kid. We were always late for Sunday school. Mom and Dad loved to play cards with friends very late on Saturday nights, so Mom would invariably shut off the alarm on Sunday morning and fall back to sleep for a few too many extra winks. As ...

Homeland threats come from many directions

Editorials

Former CIA and National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden’s presentation last week in Steubenville may have been a sobering one for some of those in attendance. It was quite an education in threats facing both our security as a nation and our safety as individual Americans. His ...

Mathews levy must pass

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I am a student at Baker Elementary in the Mathews Local School District. I want to explain why it is important that our levy passes on May 2. In my classroom at Baker this year, when the snow melted during the winter, they had to use garbage bags to catch water that was ...

Obamacare debate no place for U.N.

Editorials

Members of Congress expected to begin debating a new plan to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance fiasco are being warned that may violate international law. Seriously. A United Nations functionary said so, in a letter to the U.S. State Department. Dainius Puras, who is ...

Clean house at VA Dept.

Editorials

It is a measure of how bad things are at the Department of Veterans Affairs that President Donald Trump is ordering creation of a special office to protect whistleblowers and find out why VA Secretary David Shulkin cannot just fire employees who are incompetent and/or dishonest. Trump planned ...

Shooting in Howland must stop

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: I recently left my house in Howland to take my dog for a walk to the cul-de-sac and back on Springwood Trace. I heard gunfire coming from somewhere in the woods southeast of the end of the block. I said to myself, “Oh, no, not again.” The gun sounded louder than a pistol or ...

Monroe owes taxpayers, Ashtabula explanation

Editorials

Whatever triggered the removal of TAG Drug Task Force commander Capt. Jeff Orr — philosophical differences or dissatisfaction with the growing heroin epidemic or something else — new Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe owes a better explanation to the local residents and to task force ...

Local elections covered best by local newspapers

Brenda J. Linert

Judging by recent calls and correspondence, I’m guessing if you live in the Mathews School District, you have an opinion about the district’s fifth attempt to pass a new school construction bond issue. Likewise, Bazetta voters feel strongly — one way or the other — about the ...