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Letters to the Editor

Big money hopes to impact House Bill 6

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 ...

Handwriting matters, but does cursive?

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

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

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

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

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!

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 ...

Drastic measures needed to curb climate change

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 ...

News, politicians feed off today’s mass violence

DEAR EDITOR: Violence in our society is only a symptom of a much deeper issue that is plaguing our country today, and a great deal is caused by negative media influence. Controversy and bad news sells. Replaying bad news only encourages others to imitate, copycat and mirror the crimes of mass ...

Hollywood should share some blame for violence

DEAR EDITOR: I’m tired of so-called Hollywood elites always shouting for gun control. I wholly agree there isn’t any place for citizens outside of law enforcement to possess AR-15s or the like, but we must be very careful where we draw the line on what we can own to protect our Second ...

Why Dems continue to fight voter purge

DEAR EDITOR: The Tribune Chronicle awarded an Onion to the Ohio Democratic Party after it filed a lawsuit to stop Secretary of State Frank LaRose from kicking hundreds of thousands of Ohioans off voter rosters. The suit was filed after the Democrats learned the process included thousands of ...

Sound off!

Soon the kids will be trunk-or-treating at St. Thomas Church in Vienna. The last few years, it’s become a last-ditch venue for candidates before the November election. Due to the township divisions from the animosity among the school board, township officials and police department, let’s ...

Become pro-active on gun violence

DEAR EDITOR: Again, we are faced with a mass shooting in our country. Texas is the target again. We, as a nation, must come to some common sense approach on how to control gun violence. Taking certain types of guns off the street is not the answer. We must take the person who pulls the ...

No one in Washington swamp seems to care

DEAR EDITOR: Kate Steinle was killed, allegedly by Jose Zarate, on a pier in San Fransisco. Zarate’s defense was that he found the gun and it went off accidentally and killed Kate. The sanctuary city of San Fransisco bought this line and let him go. He was charged with gun possession as ...

Drug-free pain care gaining recognition

DEAR EDITOR: In the face of evidence that drug manufacturers and distributors knowingly pushed huge numbers of opioid pain pills on Americans, people are searching for safer cost-effective pain solutions. In response, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a proclamation designating September 2019 Drug ...

Thanks for new Vindicator edition

DEAR EDITOR: Thanks for bringing The Vindicator to the Tribune Chronicle. I received my Sunday paper last week, no big thing. I like it so far. Very informative. I especially liked reading Patty Kimerer’s column. I remember her from going to St. Matthias. Great job and I can’t wait ...

Sound off!

After much consideration, soul searching and collaboration with experts and colleagues, I’ve reached a difficult decision to unallocate my GM vehicle. My loyalty to GM was at one time positive, since all I ever owned were GM products. However, I have reassigned my GM vehicle to the sales lot ...

Prosecute those who target police

This is in response to the Aug. 19 editorial titled “Philadelphia incident shows police restraint.” The person arrested for the shooting of the police officers in Philadelphia should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. The six police officers who were shot doing their job have ...

Children need a school bus

DEAR EDITOR: My grandchildren have to walk to school with many others on Youngstown Road and other side roads. There are gun shots every day and night. They need a bus — at least to have something to protect them. When they hear shots at night, they hit the floor. What are they supposed ...

Children watch nation’s character

DEAR EDITOR: Years ago, when I worked in manufacturing, it was imperative that people discuss issues and ideas in order to build consensus. Consensus building involves collaborating to reach decisions that all parties can accept. It is not everyone giving in to one person or group’s ideas. ...