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Brenda J. Linert

Distrust so huge that even proof is disbelieved

What I can describe only as irresponsible reporting by a national cable news network spiraled so far out of control last week that even after two of my most experienced reporters spent days chasing and eventually debunking a Mahoning Valley connection, many readers remain unconvinced. It all ...

Creativity of artists surrounds me every day

I’m surrounded every day by artists. Granted, most of them aren’t “artists” in the sense that commonly comes to mind. Still, they produce and share creative works to be consumed and enjoyed by the masses each day. So, yeah, by my definition, they are artists. Take, for example, ...

It is already time to start Giving Thanks

Can you believe it? The leaves will soon be turning colors, the nights are getting more brisk, Halloween is only a few weeks away, and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. Just a couple days ago my son mentioned to me that he is starting to prepare mentally for the Thanksgiving spread ...

Weekly McKinley column winds to an end

History buffs, especially those who read the Tribune Chronicle, know that recent weeks marked the 120th anniversary of the assassination and funeral of President William McKinley, a Mahoning Valley native. McKinley was gunned down Sept. 6, 1901, by Leon Czolgosz, on the grounds of the ...

Does technology keep us safer or overstep?

Billions of dollars’ worth of research on new highway safety technology that’s included in the federal infrastructure bill could keep drunken drivers parked — if the technology works correctly. But does it overstep? Debate has been heating up over the proposal, the logistics of making ...

Believe it or not, general election is upon us

Somehow, summer is just about over, the leaves are about to begin turning colors and soon we’ll be sleeping with the windows open. On top of that, Americans already are prepping to head to the polls. We all know how quickly election season hits us. Heck, I’m already hearing from confused ...