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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Children watch nation’s character

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 ...

The Vindicator legacy lives on

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 ...

Walk with me to fight the stigma

DEAR EDITOR: On July 8, 2013, my wife and I experienced the worst day of our lives, when our son Terry took his own life. Not knowing where to turn, in 2014, we founded the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s “Out of the Darkness” community walk being held at Mill Creek ...

Prosecute those who target police

DEAR 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 ...