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Opinion

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 ...

Prosecute those who target police

Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Toughen penalties on robocalls

Editorials

How many times after your phone has rung have you looked at the caller ID, seen it was an in-state number, and answered — only to have a recorded voice offer you help in paying off your student loans? Welcome to “robocalls,” those annoying automated communications that at times seem to ...

Fairs and newspapers are a long tradition

Brenda J. Linert

Attendance at county fairs has been a long-standing tradition of my family every summer. But last week, as I strolled past the grandstand at the Canfield Fair, it felt different. That’s probably because this time I had come alone. And I wasn’t immediately in search of a lemon ...

Children need a school bus

Letters to the Editor

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

Letters to the Editor

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. ...

The Vindicator legacy lives on

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Todd Franko’s recent editorial, “Closing a Legacy,” published Aug. 18 in The Vindicator shared some of the details about the final milepost edition of the Vindicator, to be printed on Aug. 31, marking the end of a long legacy. The Vindicator all along has been both a ...

Orchids and onions

Editorials

• ORCHID: To Panerathon founder and primary sponsor Covelli Enterprises and to everyone else involved in this amazing event that supports breast cancer treatment in the Mahoning Valley. Sunday’s 10th annual Panerathon saw 300 teams consisting of about 5,000 registered runners and walkers in ...

Price only one factor to consider in real estate sales

Community Columnists

Special to the Tribune Chronicle Buying and selling a home is a transaction that may easily take money, but the results of that purchase will have a lasting effect for many years. The problem with most negotiations comes from focusing on the obvious the price. There are so many facets to ...

We all must battle against spread of racism

Editorials

Despite comments by Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden this week, racism is not an “institutional” aspect of life in the United States. But it does exist — and that simply is unacceptable. We as a people need to do more to stamp it out. No form of bigotry, including the ...

Sen. Sanders’ climate plan not realistic

Editorials

One need not be a fan of fossil fuels or of reasonably priced electricity generated by them to roll one’s eyes at Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ version of the “new green deal.” Sanders has released his “climate plan.” It envisions spending $16.3 trillion in ...

No sign yet of plans to help coal towns

Editorials

Coal miners “are not my enemy. Workers in the fossil fuel industry are not my enemy,” Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders told a crowd in Louisville, Kentucky, on Sunday. “Climate change is our enemy,” Sanders added. Like so many ultra-liberal politicians, Sanders wants ...

Drive carefully as kids head back to school

Editorials

School children are back to Mahoning Valley classrooms, and drivers need to again heighten their awareness on school days. As drivers, we now need to be extra vigilant in the early mornings and mid-afternoons when our children are walking to and from schools or bus stops. And remember, it’s ...

‘Medicare for all’ not as good as it sounds

Editorials

“Medicare for all” sounded to a substantial number of Americans like a wonderful it, until they learned and thought more about it. Democratic candidates for president noticed the shift. Now, some who backed the proposal initially are altering their rhetoric. In essence, “Medicare for ...

St. Joe’s demolition is encouraged

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: This is a very difficult problem for the neighbors who live near the decaying former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital. This issue will be duplicated for other neighborhoods across America as more and more hospitals close in small cities and rural areas. Let’s hope the officials who ...

Pullout of third power plant is big local loss

Editorials

It was just about a month ago when the Tribune Chronicle reported about the possibility of a third natural gas-fired power plant coming to Trumbull County. Now, however, the plug has been pulled on that third plant. A developer linked that decision directly to recent passage of Ohio House ...

Dayton shooter’s school records should be released

Brenda J. Linert

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is siding with media organizations suing for the school records of gunman Connor Betts, who killed nine people Aug. 4 in Dayton before being shot to death by police. News organizations, including The Dayton Daily News, WHIO-TV, The Associated Press, CNN, The ...

Trustee comments were out of line

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Statements made by Liberty Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak published in the Tribune Chronicle regarding the lawsuit against Liberty Township were blatantly inappropriate and not accurate. (The lawsuit stemmed from the investigation into an unsolved death in the township. Jodi ...

Dems have adopted Communism

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Only an ignorance of world history allows people to believe socialism is the path to take, along with continuing indoctrination of socialism in our public education system. Decades ago a professor gave a talk at the library in Salem. It was titled, “Americanism versus ...

Dems focus on the middle class

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: When I watched the Democratic debates, I came away thinking, “Are you kidding me?” When you have 10 candidates in one session, there was no time for anyone to get his or her message across. You know and I know that most of these people don’t have a chance to win the ...