Black smoke meant people were working
''States help in coal fight against EPA,'' Tribune Chronicle, July 9, 2014. Your opinion piece on this subject is important.
Unfortunately, too many readers do not read the editorial page, and as a result, items of importance are sometimes just pushed aside.
The EPA is micromanaging a macro global problem, much to the detriment of the United States economy. When black smoke was belching forth from blast furnaces and open hearth steel mills, the lungs of most inhabitants working and living in this area showed black in the X-rays when they were taken. It meant that people were working and earning a living. The likelihood of lung cancer was not even discussed.
My only problem with an editorial is that it is more or less forgotten once it has been presented. For instance, some time ago two Ohio legislators were concerned about Asian carp infiltrating Lake Erie. There was no follow up on what is a very real problem for the Great Lakes in this central part of the United States. Water is very important, and these lakes must be protected at all costs.
How do we get our representatives to carry through with a project once it has been presented? Give us more ammunition in order for the voters to have these persons continue to do what has to be done to reach a good outcome.
Leonard J. Sainato
Teachers group salutes donations
The Trumbull Retired Teachers' Association is especially grateful to the following businesses for their donation for the spellers' treat bags for the 29th annual Spelling Bee held at the Trumbull County Fair. Their generosity is especially commendable in these uncertain economic times.
We salute Bruster's Real Ice Cream (Girard location), Eat N Park, the Girard Free Library, Home Town Buffet, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers, McDonald's restaurants, Niemi Elm Road Dairy Queen, Olive Garden Italian Restaurant (Niles), Talmer Bank and Trust, Waffle House (Salt Springs), and Wendy's.
In addition, we sincerely thank Eat'N Park for sending Smiley to the fair. He posed for pictures and gave stickers, tattoos and bracelets to the children.
We also sincerely thank the Trumbull County Fair Board for offering free admission to all pre-registered spellers, and the Tribune Chronicle for the excellent publicity provided by Renee Fox.
TRTA members too numerous to mention donated sweets and treats for the spellers' treat bags.
Deltondo is the Trumbull Retired Teachers Association Spelling Bee coordinator