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Opinion

High school seniors must not go out with a ‘whimper’

DEAR EDITOR: I am so happy to see many communities acknowledging their high school seniors with an outpouring of love. For example, Boardman recently placed signs in the yards of its senior class students. This small kindness goes a long way for these kids who have lost so much due to the ...

Even in crisis, students must earn their diplomas

A recent Vindicator story, “Seniors get green light to graduate,” reported that Youngstown schools CEO Justin Jennings expects all district seniors to graduate this spring. That comment is both startling and disturbing coming from the leader of a school system that has long struggled to ...

Start planning now for Nov. 3 general election

The faux pas that snowballed into chaos, confusion and last-minute changes for voters during this year’s all-mail primary election must be avoided well before the November General Election. If there is any inkling that the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing issues might still exist in ...

US Postal Service needs help to keep delivering

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump’s recent remark that the U.S. Postal Service “is a joke” is especially troubling during this time of national crisis. Just as the nation is depending more than ever on its postal service to deliver necessary medicines, supplies and correspondence directly ...

Legitimate press brings Trump back to reality

DEAR EDITOR: Leadership and staff of the Tribune Chronicle are understandably proud of never having lost money as a business — increasingly rare for a newspaper in this electronic communications age. If ever you find yourself between a financial rock and readership hard place though, I ...

Sound off!

Trump said “no one saw this coming,” but he was informed by his intel many times during January and February that a pandemic was coming. If Trump didn’t see it coming, he’s either incompetent by refusing to listen or thought he could wish it away. Over a million Americans contracted the ...

YSU is correct to skip testing for admissions

Youngstown State University’s decision to permit next year’s applicants to seek admissions to the university without first taking an ACT or SAT is the correct thing to do right now. Restrictions in recent months imposed on high school students and all Americans because of the COVID-19 ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Canfield City and its police department for paying tribute to this year’s class of 2020 by placing “Canfield Seniors 2020” decals on their cruisers. “This is just the police and city’s way of saying, ‘Sorry, but we know you’re resilient and you’re going to kick ...

No upsets, but interesting results

While there weren’t any upsets in Tuesday’s primary election, there were some interesting results. I must mention that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we shouldn’t take these results as indicators of what will happen in the general election. Turnout was extraordinarily low as expected ...

School leader’s sacrifice should be an example

Liberty Local School District Superintendent Joseph Nohra this week took an extraordinary and selfless step to help secure financial stability of his school district. Nohra will reduce his annual salary by $30,000 for the 2020-21 school year in an effort to avoid cutting school programs or ...