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In memory of ‘Lee’ Elby

By Tribune-Review
The recent passing of Leonard “Lee” Elby evokes the clattering sound of manual typewriters, smoke-filled offices — and memories of having been fortunate enough to witness the last years of an “old-time” newsroom. It was the early 1980s when I ...

Quit hitting up the taxpayers

By Tribune-Review
In regard to the Jan. 15 article “Leechburg Area fears it may have to raise taxes above state limit”: Like many of us, the Leechburg district faces increases in health care and retirement costs. And your readers may be on ...

Accelerating moral decline

By Tribune-Review
Elizabeth B. Wydra’s column “Doing the right thing on marriage” comes at a time of greater acceptance of immorality in society. Offer this up 30 years ago and it would have brought reproach. The boldness of this opinion clearly indicates ...

Punishing innocents

By Tribune-Review
In response to the editorial “The Penn State deal: Focus lost” and the column “Joe Paterno is no winner” concerning the lifting of the NCAA sanctions against Penn State in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky abuse case: If I ...

Right on radar searches

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the headline for the editorial “Radar searches: Get a warrant”: Very well said. It reminds me of an old adage that runs as follows: “Brevity being the soul of wit, to wit, be brief.” The Trib was. Congratulations. By the ...

Who’s hiding?

By Tribune-Review
Trout Unlimited appreciates the VND’s coverage of the TU Arrowhead Chapter and our plans to remove acid mine drainage from Huling Run in Armstrong County (“Grants bolster work on rivers,” Jan. 15). But that story prompted a letter from Will Coggin ...

E-cigs save lives

By Tribune-Review
In sharp contrast to the Trib’s fear-mongering headlines and Adam Smeltz’s news story “Western Pa. cancer specialists call for electronic cigarette crackdown”, the scientific and empirical evidence indicates vaping is 99 percent less hazardous than smoking cigarettes, is more effective ...

Re-election over safety

By Tribune-Review
Well, our state Legislature has finally declared its loyalty, and it is not to the citizens of Pennsylvania. No, the Legislature in general and state Rep. Mark Mustio specifically for the 44th District have taken steps to strip law-abiding citizens ...

End the Toneys’ reign

By Tribune-Review
Ex-Harmar Township police Chief Rick Toney pleaded guilty to voter fraud in the 2009 election. In past elections, Toney supported Supervisors Linda Slomer, Jerry Chalmers and his wife, Kim Toney. Unfortunately, those three now represent the board majority. I was unable ...

Scare tactics vs. access

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the news story “Safety, access rallying cries on front lines of abortion debate”: Without any facts or supporting evidence, Cheryl Sullenger, senior policy adviser for Operation Rescue, insists that women who seek abortions are risking their lives and that ...

Answer to prayers

By Tribune-Review
In response to Luis Fábregas’ column “Fábregas: Allegheny Health Network urgent care center is lifeline for Braddock”: As a longtime activist in the Braddock community, I couldn’t have said it better myself. When UPMC left Braddock in 2010 in favor of ...

Thank you, Cookies

By Tribune-Review
My name is Master Sgt. Douglas Sadler and I am the first sergeant at the 386th Expeditionary Maintenance Squadron at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait. I understand that it was the generous donations of your local community (through Arnold-based ...

Lifting sanctions appropriate

By Tribune-Review
The editorial “The Penn State deal: Focus lost” demands a thoughtful review of the facts. A graduate assistant coach saw Jerry Sandusky and a young child in a locker room. The graduate assistant coach did not tell his father, Joe ...

Wrong conclusion, Mr. Will

By Tribune-Review
With typical sophistry, George F. Will unwittingly undermines climate-change denial in his column “Climates Instructive Past.” He observes that the climate has changed in the past without human influence, but that is precisely the point. Earth’s climate can and does change ...

Clean up the NFL

By Tribune-Review
Football has been my favorite form of entertainment since my earliest memories. Of course, the NFL is what I enjoy most but the love is for football. Even now, in my mid 40s, my favorite shirt is a team jersey ...

Miller rightly remembered

By Tribune-Review
Thanks very much to the VND, reporter Brady Ashe and photographer Erica Dietz for the outstanding coverage of the Officer Leonard C. Miller memorial program (“We must honor him … because he lived,” VND, Jan. 16.) Mr. Ashe demonstrated a fine ...

In praise of VA care

By Tribune-Review
I must voice my personal experience with the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System in light of recent accusations. My father, 100-percent disabled World War II veteran Alberth Goga, was under the system’s home care for many years. He left us on Jan. ...

Divulging too much

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the news story “Pittsburgh Police Chief McLay has officers sign memo not to leak info”: Chief Cameron McLay is free to cast aspersions on the Police Bureau by allegations of internal leaks. If he really wants to examine the ...

No good news from ATI, Harrison

By Tribune-Review
It’s shame 2015 had to start with bad news from ATI and the Harrison Township commissioners. ATI is terminating the life insurance benefits for its salaried retirees and, beginning in 2016, retiree medical benefits will end for salaried retirees who ...

Tell the truth

By Tribune-Review
I wish Democrat politicians would tell the truth. Both President Obama and Gov. Wolf want to raise taxes on the wealthy, claiming it will help the middle class. It would be refreshing if they just raised middle-class income taxes now, but ...