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Brenda J. Linert

Dems’ race for White House getting interesting

When even liberal and left-leaning columnists start criticizing Democrats and their shaky promises of free stuff, you know there’s trouble. Syndicated political columnist Froma Harrop’s piece published in this newspaper Sept. 22 did just that. In that column, Harrop pointed out that ...

As promised, the remarkable list goes on and on

Tuesday will mark the first month anniversary of the day the Tribune Chronicle first took over publication of The Vindicator. We’ve had some ups and downs in the last 30 days, but while we continue to work through the bumps, I hope you’ve been pleased with the product we’ve been ...

Journalist recounts path to citizenship

In his mind, Luis Sanchez Saturno has been an American since he was a teenager. After moving to Warren from Venezuela at age 13, he learned to speak broken English as an eighth-grader at Warren’s Western Reserve High School. Later, he attended Howland Local Schools, where he settled into ...

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 ...

Canfield Fair, newspapers are long tradition

Of course the Canfield Fair has been my family’s late-summer tradition every single year for all the decades I’ve lived in the Mahoning Valley. But this year, as I strolled past the grandstand, it felt different. That’s probably because this time I had come alone. And I wasn’t ...