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Opinion

Stop vaping at least until we know more

Editorials

Vaping — use of electronic devices rather than burning tobacco to inhale nicotine — at one time seemed to be a good alternative to smoking. But something seems to have gone badly wrong. Federal officials are investigating a spate of serious breathing illnesses linked to vaping in 33 ...

See hometown through eyes of someone else

Editorials

Sometimes it’s difficult to see what’s really before us. We recently published a feature story about Pia Morris as part of our series of profiles designed to share the interesting stories of people living and working in our communities. In the article that published on our front page ...

Recall how Americans stand united

Editorials

Very few students graduating from high school this year were alive when nearly 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks on the United States 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Even many college graduates have few, if any, memories of the day. Many of those who will vote next year do not ...

Not sure if you are registered? It’s easy to check

Editorials

Tens of thousands of people on Ohio voter registration rolls should not be there. Some have changed addresses. Others have died. Some may not have cast ballots in many years. Getting those names off the registration lists is an important aspect of election security. Last week, a federal judge ...

All endangered species deserve to be protected

Editorials

Apparently, if you are rich enough, you can slaughter endangered species until your bloodlust is sated. Among animals the federal government deems worthy of protection is the black rhinoceros. Only about 5,500 of them remain alive in the wild. Namibia is home to nearly half that number, and ...

Updating is necessary for watch list

Editorials

More than a million people in our country are “known or suspected” terrorists, according to the government, in a claim that reaches astronomical heights of imbecility. It makes sense for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies to maintain a list of people who truly pose threats to ...

Become pro-active on gun violence

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Give close watch to NY online decision

Editorials

Attorneys general in 49 states — including ours — may want to take a look at a big payout from the Google YouTube online service. Google has been fined $136 million by the Federal Trade Commission over allegations it harvested personal data about children without seeking their parents’ ...

Voter roll purge dispute all about politics

Brenda J. Linert

I was a little girl growing up in southwestern Pennsylvania when I recall hearing some aunts and uncles in my large extended family engaging in discussion about an upcoming election at that time. Some in my family were not regular voters, and I recall them chatting about the chance that ...

No one in Washington swamp seems to care

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Some change will do you good

Editorials

Change isn’t often easy — and at 52, I haven’t been a fan of it for several years. But sometimes when change is thrust upon you, you find yourself wondering why you were concerned. That was the position I found myself in a couple of months ago when The Vindicator suddenly ann-ounced ...

Drug-free pain care gaining recognition

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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!

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To dozens of local school districts in Trumbull and Mahoning counties that have been operating ahead of the curve on social-emotional learning guidelines that recently were adopted at the state level. These important programs already have been successfully implemented for years in ...

Eliminating fossil fuel use not practical

Editorials

We Americans are renowned worldwide for our ingenuity and resourcefulness. When we encounter challenges, we find ways to overcome them. That makes proposals by several Democratic candidates for president quite puzzling. Where, pray tell, is the can-do American spirit? Five of the candidates ...

Come quickly to aid Bahamas after Dorian

Editorials

What happened to people in the Bahamas during the weekend is difficult to comprehend. For a full day and a half, Hurricane Dorian parked itself directly over the Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. Sustained winds as high as 185 mph, torrential rain and 20-foot storm surges brutalized our ...

Investigation into Epstein must continue

Editorials

A few of the women victimized by the late Jeffrey Epstein got their day in court last week, and some expressed frustration that they will never see him there. Epstein, the rich sexual abuser who committed suicide in jail earlier this summer, was to have been tried on various charges that he ...

Show support for Chinese protesters

Editorials

Let us hope and pray the world is not about to witness something like what happened 30 years ago in Beijing. If it happens again, this time in Hong Kong, there will be absolutely nothing the United States or anyone else can do to stop it. During late spring and early summer in 1989, an ...

Temporary pause in purge is prudent

Editorials

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose indeed is required by law to oversee a cleanup of voter registration lists in the state’s 88 counties. However, reports of serious errors in the process suggest pausing it for a time may not be a bad idea. Some Democratic Party leaders, in a pattern seen ...