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Opinion

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 ...

Boardman group to meet architect

SOCIETY SPEAKER: The Boardman Historical Society will start its fall schedule of speakers 10 a.m. Saturday at the Boardman Library. The speaker will be Bob Mastriana of 4M Architects, a firm that specializes in architectural design and historic preservation. He will talk on “The Architecture ...

New Phelps walkway to be welcomed

lans to turn a section of Phelps Street in downtown Youngstown between West Federal and West Commerce streets into a unique downtown pedestrian mall by July 2020 should be welcomed as a wonderful improvement to the city’s downtown. Other parts of Phelps also are set to be widened with ...

Recall how Americans stand united

Very few students graduating from high school this year were alive when nearly 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks on the United States 18 years ago on Sept. 11, 2001. Even many college graduates have few, if any, memories of the day. Many of those who will vote next year do not ...

Not sure if you are registered? It’s easy to check

Tens of thousands of people on Ohio voter registration rolls should not be there. Some have changed addresses. Others have died. Some may not have cast ballots in many years. Getting those names off the registration lists is an important aspect of election security. Last week, a federal judge ...

All endangered species deserve to be protected

Apparently, if you are rich enough, you can slaughter endangered species until your bloodlust is sated. Among animals the federal government deems worthy of protection is the black rhinoceros. Only about 5,500 of them remain alive in the wild. Namibia is home to nearly half that number, and ...