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Opinion

More options will trim health insurance costs

Editorials

President Trump is expected to issue an executive order this week providing at least some relief from skyrocketing health insurance premiums that resulted from the Affordable Care Act. While the ACA — Obamacare — granted millions of Americans either free insurance through Medicaid or ...

Student loan defaults must be reassessed

Editorials

Unless they are pressed by the government to do otherwise, as they sometimes are in considering mortgage loan applications, private lending institutions look hard at two factors before making loans. First, the borrower’s ability to repay the loan is considered. Second, the value of the ...

Extend CHIP, but only with a ‘clean’ bill

Editorials

Few members of Congress seem to disagree that federal funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program should be continued. It serves an estimated 8.9 million youngsters whose parents have moderate incomes, but not low enough to qualify for Medicaid coverage. A bipartisan bill extending ...

Recognition due Warren City Schools

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Earlier this month, the Ohio Department of Education released the state report card measuring the success and challenges of each school district across the State of Ohio. The report card for the Warren City Schools reflects the success of our students and staff in the areas that ...

Public deserves quick answers about jail OD’s

Editorials

It was only weeks ago when Trumbull County Sheriff Paul Monroe showcased his department’s new $118,000 taxpayer-funded technology that was supposed to keep drugs and other controlled substances out of Trumbull County Jail, but so far, the success rate has been dismal. Since use of the ...

Big events can trigger spread of ‘fake news’

Brenda J. Linert

We all read and watched in horror as news of the grisly massacre in Las Vegas unfolded last week. Firing from a 32nd-floor hotel suite one week ago, mass murderer Stephen Paddock killed 59 people and wounded more than 500 others. Paddock had multiple fully automatic weapons, and he was firing ...

Taxes spent to revive overdose victims

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: For the past eight years, my uncle has been fighting for his life due to a diagnosis of leukemia. Believe it or not, one of the hardest fights is with the insurance companies that refuse to help pay for treatments. My uncle is roughly over $90,000 in debt with a growing bill. The ...

A missed opportunity to recognize alumni

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune missed a great opportunity to highlight a group of Warren city alumni who recently returned to be inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. While not all the inductees have left, it was gratifying to see those who did leave return for the ceremony. It was a ...

A missed opportunity to recognize alumni

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune missed a great opportunity to highlight a group of Warren city alumni who recently returned to be inducted into the Warren Sports Hall of Fame. While not all the inductees have left, it was gratifying to see those who did leave return for the ceremony. It was a ...

Athletes cannot be above the law

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Kneeling during the playing of our National Anthem violates federal law. Title 36 United States Code Section 301 clearly states: “During a rendition of the national anthem- (1) when the flag is displayed- (A) individuals in uniform should give the military salute at the ...

Kneeling NFL players violate policy

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Several points related to the recent national anthem at sporting events issue have not been publicized. First, there is a clause in the NFL’s union contract / rule book stating all players and coaches are required to be on the field for the playing of the national anthem and ...

Stop watching Cleveland Browns

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Cleveland Browns stink! Players that did not stand for the flag do not deserve even the $2.4 million minimum salary. The rest of the team should be ashamed to allow that in front of the public. They should be banned from all sports. I am calling for a boycott on all Browns ...

Keep newborns safe in their cribs

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: The Ohio Department of Health Board states, “Every week in Ohio, three babies die in an unsafe sleep environment.” To think, new parents leave the hospital and sign a paper stating they understand the safe sleep rules; but babies are still dying. I think this issue needs ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Trumbull Family Fitness for its continued transformation. The latest phase includes plans for a $7 million to $9 million investment in the building to renovate the wellness center and develop apartments on the top two floors. What a great addition to downtown Warren! • ONION: ...

Hold charter schools, ECOT to standards of public schools

Editorials

With all the issues over which Democrats and Republicans should be doing battle in Ohio, it is a puzzle why some have chosen to focus on the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow. There is no good reason for any disagreement about ECOT. ECOT is an entirely online institution which is among charter ...

Don’t block release of public records with scare tactics

Editorials

Government officials and employees are notorious for trying to keep documents secret from the public. That is why, in both West Virginia and Ohio, we have open records laws requiring release of such information, except in certain circumstances such as ongoing criminal ...

Abused children must count on schools for help

Editorials

Sometimes, the only rescuers abused children can rely on are teachers, principals and other school personnel. Many cases of child abuse and/or neglect come to light only because educators go to the police. In Ohio, they are required by law to report suspected abuse. They do so almost every ...

Seek answers in massacre before jumping to conclusions

Editorials

The only conclusion shocked Americans should draw in the immediate aftermath of the horrifying massacre in Las Vegas is that no conclusions should be drawn until investigators have had more time to learn exactly what happened and why. Page one of today’s newspaper tells the story: At least ...

An eMOTIONal ruling from mom

Community Columnists

Mom couldn’t stand any sort of motion. As a 3 or 4 year old, I would try to sit next to her on the front porch glider on York Avenue. I had to sit stock still because the slightest motion of that glider would bother her immensely. Maybe it was an inner ear problem. Now, let’s zoom ahead ...

Don’t allow evil to discourage or intimidate

Editorials

If “our security cannot be assured, the French team will stay at home,” declared French Sports Minister Laura Flessel, regarding the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. Way to show the terrorists and bullies of the world they have not achieved their goals. Certainly the French ...