Door-to-door plan would be too coercing


Earlier this month, President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 advisers defended the strategy for increasing vaccinations with door-to-door vaccine outreach in states where there has been an infection surge. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson voiced his opposition via Facebook, saying he instructed state health ...

Building better future for Appalachia

Guest Columnists

EDITOR'S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from governors of states comprising the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. With a low cost and high quality of living, itás no surprise more than 1.7 million North Carolinians call the ...

DeWine’s fireworks veto earned a vote

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Reporting Saturday on the governor’s recent veto of the fireworks bill, the Tribune Chronicle ran a front page article consisting mostly of comments from Bruce Zoldan of Phantom Fireworks. Mr. Zoldan is a multibillionaire whose financial interests are threatened by the ...

A meaningful message comes with new statue


The planning, creation and unveiling of the commemorative Jackie Robinson-George Shuba “Handshake for the Century” statue in downtown Youngstown has been underway and anticipated for many, many months. Saturday’s unveiling proved it was well worth the wait. We say that not just ...

DeWine’s fireworks bill veto misses mark on safety

Guest Columnists

Five days after the rest of the country celebrated Independence Day with backyard gatherings, cookouts and yes, consumer fireworks, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed Ohio Senate Bill 113. This bill would have made Ohio the 49th state to allow consumers to legally discharge fireworks. That is ...

Spelling bee champion should inspire us all

Brenda J. Linert

It seems odd, amid the heat of a stormy, Midwest summer, to be thinking about spelling bees. But then again, what hasn’t been odd about this year? The 94th annual National Scripps Spelling Bee, usually held Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., this year was held July 8 in Disney ...