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Opinion

Big money hopes to impact House Bill 6

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In November you elected me to be a new voice for the Valley in Columbus. On countless issues, I work to make sure people of the Valley are forgotten no longer. Bipartisan legislators and I voted to remove ridiculous green-energy subsidies from electric bills, saving $3.68 per ...

Missing body camera footage would be crucial

Editorials

Police officers involved in the shooting death of a Niles man will not be charged criminally on the state level, according to Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins and a Trumbull County grand jury that heard the case. In a 35-page report released in recent days, Watkins agrees with a ...

Journalist recounts path to citizenship

Brenda J. Linert

In his mind, Luis Sanchez Saturno has been an American since he was a teenager. After moving to Warren from Venezuela at age 13, he learned to speak broken English as an eighth-grader at Warren’s Western Reserve High School. Later, he attended Howland Local Schools, where he settled into ...

Handwriting matters, but does cursive?

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. The highest speed and highest legibility in handwriting are attained by those who join only some letters, not all. Reading cursive matters but is much ...

Disappointments in baseball today

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Do baseball players who don’t run to first base on a ground ball, or who just trot down, and if they hit a long fly ball and then stand to watch it bounce off the wall for a single because they didn’t run, get penalized or given a tongue lashing? No, they don’t because ...

Democratic tantrum must be dealt with

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: According to the party of tolerance, forgiveness, open-mindedness, peace, love, etc., I along with tens of millions of other Americans have been labeled as bigots, racists, Nazis, homophobes and misogynists because we dare to disagree with the left-wing thought policy of the ...

We must overcome nursing shortage

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Nurses play a critical role in our health care system today. They are often the first health care professional that patients meet and they are with patients throughout the continuum of care. Many scientific studies note connections between adequate levels of registered nurse ...

Literacy issue is mind-boggling

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: In the Tribune Chronicle and the Niles Times August editions, I read the article twice because I could not believe what I was reading. It said students in the 11th and 12th grades will begin school two hours late, at 9:30 a.m. Fridays, for the 2019-2020 school year. The ...

Sound off!

Letters to the Editor

The Sept. 13 front page shows how Trumbull and Mahoning schools rated. It’s a shameful report. How about this experiment? A superintendent of a school district rated D or F will switch jobs and salary with that district’s Teacher of the Year for one year. The superintendent of Youngstown ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Akron Children’s Hospital, which this week announced a sizable expansion of its youth behavioral health program in the Mahoning Valley by the end of 2019. Sadly, the need to address these types of youth issues is growing. Akron Children’s recognizes that need and is stepping ...

Commercial and residential real estate sales are different

Community Columnists

Ohio law does not differentiate between commercial and residential Realtors. They carry the exact same license, but that is where the similarities end. Like Venus and Mars, black and white, fast and slow, there are stark differences in the skill sets needed to successfully represent clients ...

Would ‘brownface’ reaction differ with a conservative?

Editorials

How Canadian voters react to revelations about Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is up to them, of course. But the episode is one more demonstration of the hypocrisy demonstrated by liberal politicians who are always eager to use “the race card” in criticizing conservatives. Trudeau ...

Law fought the law, and Law won

Editorials

Being considered an independent candidate for public office in Ohio isn’t that hard. You really only have to not be affiliated with a political party — which typically means you don’t hold an office with that party, and after you file as an independent you don’t turn around and vote ...

Keep working toward energy independence

Editorials

Officials in Saudi Arabia have said damage from an attack on oil production facilities last weekend is being repaired quickly. By Wednesday, about half the production capacity affected had been restored. Still, the interruption in exports from the oil-rich kingdom ought to serve as a ...

Don’t involve government in private deals

Editorials

Let’s say you decide to go into business for yourself. You’ve always wanted to be a home construction contractor. Why not? Credit could be a problem. Even if you have socked aside enough to build a few “spec” houses, how will you operate while you wait for them to sell? You’ll need ...

Trump right in rejecting Taliban talks

Editorials

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

Drastic measures needed to curb climate change

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: A recent editorial encouraging Democratic candidates’ incremental proposals, like carbon capture, to mitigate the impact of climate change, contradicted the Tribune’s own publication. The front page of the same issue featured Hurricane Dorian, the strongest hurricane ever ...

Episode drives home value of 2nd Amendment

Editorials

An attack last week by a would-be purse snatcher is the perfect example of how pistol-packing law-abiding citizens are able to protect themselves. The Willard Avenue woman told our reporter she “prayed I never had to” fire her handgun. But when an unknown man tried to rob her in her ...

Despite hope, GM Lordstown not reopening

Community Columnists

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said during a recent stop in Youngstown he’s “still holding out” hope General Motors will place its own electric vehicle at the idled Lordstown facility. State Rep. Gil Blair, D-Weathersfield, said, “My preference is to bring back a GM product. The possibility ...

Don’t take local military value for granted

Brenda J. Linert

Michael Dustman, director of constituent services for U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, was adamant last week that the Mahoning Valley should not “give up the fight” on the possibility that a local military installation still could be chosen as home for a proposed East Coast Missile Defense site. If ...