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Opinion

Trump right in rejecting Taliban talks

Leaders of the quasi-terrorist organization known as the Taliban had every reason to believe their strategy of shedding blood to prod Americans into pulling out of Afghanistan would work. It has in the past, for both Islamic extremists and others. Not this time. President Donald Trump had ...

Voters must retain ability to elect board

When we, as Americans, begin wondering whether our duly elected local officials will be permitted to serve the constituency that elected them, we know something has gone terribly awry. Still, that is exactly what could happen if the state law that eliminates the existing Youngstown City ...

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 ...

Don’t take local military value for granted

Michael Dustman, director of constituent services for U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, was adamant last week that the Mahoning Valley should not “give up the fight” on the possibility that a local military installation still could be chosen as home for a proposed East Coast Missile Defense site. If ...

Despite hope, Lordstown GM not reopening

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown said during a recent stop in Youngstown he’s “still holding out” hope General Motors will place its own electric vehicle at the idled Lordstown facility. State Rep. Gil Blair, D-Weathersfield, said, “My preference is to bring back a GM product. The possibility ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Orchids and onions

• Orchid: To organizers in Austintown, Vienna and Bazetta for coordinating again this year an annual remembrance ceremony of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So many children weren’t even alive when the attacks happened that we must continue to honor the heroes and all those who lost their lives ...

Stop vaping at least until we know more

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 ...