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Opinion

Consider getting flu shot this year

What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But that is the wrong answer. The correct one is influenza. On average, about 8 percent of Americans contract the flu each ...

Rally to support the 2nd Amendment

DEAR EDITOR: There are lots of rallies in the nation today supporting everything from global warming to anti-gun rallies. I think it’s time that “WE THE PEOPLE” held a rally in support of the 2nd Amendment and send a message that our right to bear arms protects this great nation from all ...

Anti-fracking ballot issue fight must end

We are glad to see that anti-fracking activists are rethinking, at least for now, their ongoing and repeatedly unsuccessful attempts to gain voter approval on a resolution that would effectively ban, or at least heavily restrict, the oil and natural gas industry from doing business — any ...

AmeriCorps service adds value to area

DEAR EDITOR: This fall marks the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps — a national service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community organizations across the country. As a proud alumnus, having served in ...

Lots to decide in November election

DEAR EDITOR: It’s an off-year election. “Why vote? There’s nothing to vote on.” Ever hear people say this? Ever think it yourself? Think again. In the November general election, Mahoning County voters will be choosing among 165 candidates vying for positions that include a ...

More pressing issues exist in Liberty

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to a story that published in the Sept. 23 newspaper regarding beautifying Liberty Township. Liberty Trustee Arnie Clebone was pictured near Interstate 80 at flag and flower beds, which were planted by Liberty in Bloom. They have been maintained by the ...

Enterprise Park not worth the costs

DEAR EDITOR: Speaking for myself, and I believe for many others, the Cafaro Company has been very successful and deserves much credit for their many efforts and generous donations. They’ve done many positive things for our area. Unfortunately, the location for their Enterprise Park, with ...

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 ...

Valley should embrace GM battery factory

The automotive world is on the cusp of sweeping changes in technology not seen in more than a century. Gas and diesel engines are going by the wayside, and decisions are being made right now on where the factories of the future will be located. Currently we have several companies considering ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To volunteers from several local organizations who spent time assisting would-be voters to ensure they are properly registered in time to vote in the Nov. 5 election. The service was part of Tuesday’s National Voter Registration Day, and volunteers helped at the Jewish Community ...