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Letters to the Editor

Comparing presidents Obama and Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Here is a reminder of some of the scandals and illegal activity that happened under Obama (especially since we have a president currently being impeached for nothing that even compares to the below list of Obama scandals: 1. In the GM bailout, Obama improperly ordered the ...

Sound off!

The holidays shall stay calm. Many friends and relatives want to debate politics and impeachment. Last year, everyone at dinner had phones in hand, searching the web or texting. Let’s go back to earlier times and check the phones in and visit like yesteryear. We can be forced to look at each ...

The Senate must investigate charges

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to a Dec. 8 letter from William E. Heston titled, “Democrats make fools of themselves.” The Adam Schiff impeachment inquiry is over, Mr. Heston said. None of the witnesses said the President did anything wrong. These were not fans of the ...

Policing for profit doesn’t help safety

DEAR EDITOR: Reading the Tribune Chronicle in November, I noticed Weathersfield is installing fixed speed cameras. The Weathersfield Township police chief was quoted, “With photo enforcement, drivers slow down and the roads become safer.” Nothing is further from the truth! Taking a ...

Standardized tests push students to think one way

DEAR EDITOR: Over the past few years, standardized testing has taken over schools. The invasion started slowly, but rapidly increased to where standardized tests are in every subject. This doesn’t even include standardized tests students are required to take and excel on to be accepted into ...

Trump’s 15 minutes on top are just about up

DEAR EDITOR: Prior to the 2016 elections, our doughnut shop band of brothers wanted change in government. Such remarks were given: “Give him a chance; if it doesn’t pan out, select another person in four years. What can it hurt?” At the time, my eyes rolled uncontrollably at such a ...

Dana School event marks holiday season

DEAR EDITOR: Carols and Cocoa has been a YSU Dana School of Music staple in the Mahoning Valley for nearly four decades. It is an inspirational gateway into the Christmas season, and it is fun. This wonderful program, first offered in the hallway at Bliss Hall at YSU with several score of ...

Think before you vote for president in 2020

DEAR EDITOR: So people are telling the president they must flush 10 to 15 times? I would laugh, except he is supposed to be the president and leader of the free world. I know his hatred for President Obama is deep, but really, isn’t he taking this a bit too far? The world is laughing at ...

House Bill 177 will improve health care in rural Ohio

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing today to urge our state legislators to support House Bill 177, the Better Access, Better Care Act, which will serve to expand health care access across Ohio, and especially in rural and underserved areas. Today, almost 1.5 million Ohioans live in areas of our ...

Youngstown should find other ways to fund sewer work

DEAR EDITOR: Most of my neighbors, friends and family who live in the city of Youngstown fully understand and support the need to improve our sewer infrastructure to benefit our community and environment. But why must the financial burden be placed on the shoulders of an already ...