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The unevenness of many areas of newly paved state Route 193 was ground smooth, leaving many sections of roadway unsealed. Winter snow and ice will damage these unprotected areas. Those responsible should take measures to seal these spots before winter. — Brookfield Why is East Market ...

Democrats’ thought process is flawed

DEAR EDITOR: In the last 20 years or so, I have often thought about the thought process, or lack thereof, of the liberal, left wing Democratic Party. Their thinking seems to be so flawed, I wonder why anyone would run under the Democratic banner. Abortion, the homosexual lifestyle, gay ...

It’s time to consider other political parties

DEAR EDITOR: I have given a lot of thought to how America has reached the point of elected and appointed government officials considering themselves more knowledgeable and important than other citizens. I have mistakenly tried to elect those I felt are the most qualified, regardless of ...

Do homework before voting in November

DEAR EDITOR: If the shoe fits, wear it. Not everyone can walk natural in any old shoe. I should hope many Americans are starting to realize that. Yes, it may look easy, but remember, that is your point of view. If you wear a matador’s hat, cape and flat-bottom shoes, does that qualify ...

Local MS Agency keeps funds in area

DEAR EDITOR: A lot of individuals are uninformed about what the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, providing services to those individuals living with MS in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. MSSA is not affiliated with the ...

Fracking good for future of the Valley

DEAR EDITOR: I’m amazed to see the Community Bill of Rights back on the ballot again in November. The shortsighted supporters of this bill are attacking the oil and gas industry. We are being misled into thinking that fracking will bring a doomsday effect to all of us, when in fact it ...

Why would anyone run for public office?

DEAR EDITOR: We claim to want the best and brightest as our leaders, but after this month’s charade that was masked as a Supreme Court “Advise and Consent hearing,” why would anyone subject themselves to public life? When EVERY adult has been through adolescence, a time when stupid ...

Support candidates who support public education

DEAR EDITOR: Why is the demand for accountability concerning the largest scandal in our state's history being called a "political battle?" Speaking up for our children and their families, as well as Ohio's taxpayers, should never be considered a partisan issue. There is no excuse for ...

Multiple Sclerosis Agency walk set for Sept. 29

DEAR EDITOR: A lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a lot more people are uninformed about what the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency, a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, providing services to those individuals ...

Thur. 5:30 p.m.: Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh today denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in "a calculated and ...

Liberal saga over Maria continues

DEAR EDITOR: For weeks the liberal left opined that Trump is a denier of the actual Puerto Rican death rate. For a year it was 67. Now it rose to 3,000. A panel of experts were on the PBS NewsHour. They stated that 80 percent of hurricane deaths are due to flood drownings. Apparently, ...

Keep arts in American education

DEAR EDITOR: Communities across America have a stake in the arts, including our own. According to Americans for the Arts, 4.8 million Americans go to work in arts and culture industries. Additionally, the arts generate $22.3 billion in federal, state, and local government revenue. The ...

Zero tolerance school plan flawed

DEAR EDITOR: I understand why there is a zero tolerance policy, but what about the child who would just stand by and let one child beat another child to a pulp? The teacher there may be afraid to step in and take control, and what if the resource officer is not in that area at the ...

Media must be unbiased

DEAR EDITOR: There is a bigger problem than Trump. Many who support him are my family or longtime friends. There is an underlying cause that I need to find. It is not racism, in most cases, and it is not lack of knowledge, many of my friends and family have master’s degrees and are ...

Pelosi’s statement ridiculous

DEAR EDITOR: Nancy Pelosi, lead Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is at it again. President Donald Trump called the MS-13 gangsters, animals. Nancy said shame on you President Trump. These MS-13 angels wouldn’t hurt a fly. Oh really? I have an idea. The next time we get a ...

School CEO Mohip needs to resign

DEAR EDITOR: When Krish Mohip took the helm as the CEO of the Youngstown City School District, the community at large had high hopes. After all, under years of board mismanagement something had to give. The conventional wisdom at the time was that one skilled, level-headed leader could cut ...

Is Trump a financial genius or fool?

DEAR EDITOR: Trump, has he done any good? The economy is thriving. Is it because of President Trump? Yes, but, the ways he is improving the economy are not sustainable. The unemployment numbers don’t matter when one out of every 10 Americans are working two or more jobs and the national ...

Socialist countries turn to dictatorships

DEAR EDITOR: I read these letters every week, and some really stand out. In a Sept. 2 letter written by one of the more prolific Tribune Chronicle contributors, the writer became completely unhinged about health care and the need for a government-run rationed health care system also known ...

Walk to fight suicide and help survivors

DEAR EDITOR: My wife and I are in the final stages of preparing for this year’s American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” walk in Mill Creek Park, and we are sometimes asked why we do it. After losing our son Terry in 2013, we did not know where to turn for ...

Jury system antiquated

DEAR EDITOR: In a recent jury trial, Paul Manafort was found guilty on 8 of 18 charges. According to one of the serving jurists who appeared on MSNBC later, the jurors were well-versed on the charges but one juror held out. That dissenting juror was probably a Trump loyalist. In such a ...