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Hospital’s hero & more

By Tribune-Review
I recently was told the sad news of the passing of my friend, Martin Griglak. As the years go by we have a tendency to forget the people who have contributed so much to our lives. I would like this …

U.S. Steel worthy of grant

By Tribune-Review
I was disappointed reading the editorial (“The U.S. Steel grant: There’s no excuse,” Leader Times, Oct. 11) scolding Gov. Tom Corbett for a $31 million grant supplied to U.S. Steel for the Mon Valley Works rehabilitation. U.S. Steel acquired the …

Good ‘friends,’ good food

By Tribune-Review
Running a cafe/coffee house is no small undertaking, especially when it is run by a nonprofit organization with the proceeds benefitting the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville. That is exactly what the Friends of Carnegie Library are doing. Our manager, …

Better in long run

By Tribune-Review
Those thinking their votes for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 and 2012 would be good for America were, as has been proven, erroneously wrong. Those thinking their votes for Democrat gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf will be good for Pennsylvania should, …

An Obama clone

By Tribune-Review
The propensity for Democrat leaders to blindly follow President Obama’s reckless handling of Ebola, our southern borders, the Middle East and the Russia-Ukraine situation makes the defeat of gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf imperative. Gov. Tom Corbett is no choir boy, …

White House not playing to win

By Tribune-Review
I thoroughly enjoy my Steelers and Penguins. They both have winning traditions and are entertaining. But they both have a bad habit that is being mimicked by the White House, which behaves as if real life is entertainment. When the …

Unworthy of high office

By Tribune-Review
The latest in a litany of disappointments with those who serve in high elective office occurred through Colin McNickle’s column “What a ‘don’ is & who a ‘don’ isn’t”, in which an apparently enraged state Senate Minority Whip Jay Costa …

Farewell, my Springdale

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the state of Springdale Borough: I love this town and came “home” to raise my children where I was raised, my parents were raised and where my grandmother lived. When I arrived, I found this town in dysfunction, so …

Write-in alternative

By Tribune-Review
Many Trib readers who vote in the 18th Congressional District may be surprised on Nov. 4 to find that incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is running unopposed. The Progressive Political Movement of Western Pennsylvania (PPM) is suggesting …

Justices behaving badly

By Tribune-Review
About the Pennsylvania Supreme Court email scandal as reported in the news story “Supreme Court justices taunt each other over pornographic emails”: Appointing jurists instead of electing them will not curb unethical, corrupt or immoral behavior. If persons within the …

Not man for job

By Tribune-Review
In response to the letter “Why Corbett’s losing GOP voter”: I am 67 and fairly recently moved to the Pittsburgh area. Over the last 30 years, however, I have lived in California, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. A voting …

Corbett, not Wolf

By Tribune-Review
Tom Corbett is not my favorite candidate. Like many, I have some problems with some of his stances and methods. That said, I feel it is very important that we re-elect him as governor for many reasons. Our governor has …

Working hard in fast food

By Tribune-Review
Regarding the letter “Workers must earn higher pay” (Sept. 25): I was totally offended. People in the fast-food industry work hard and put up with a lot. As someone with many years’ experience in housekeeping, I know the situation: Most …

Boys, girls & toys

By Tribune-Review
In her column “Vanaski: Toy stores’ limited options steer girls into tiaras”, Nafari Vanaski addresses retailers’ marketing, or lack thereof, for girls. In doing so, Ms. Vanaski places her own limitations on girls. If my daughter likes GI Joe, I …

Failing to lead

By Tribune-Review
Perhaps I am confused, or perhaps I am expecting too much from our leaders. The need to step up and denounce the fact that young men in our beautiful City of Pittsburgh are killing each other in cold blood has …

‘Badges’ before Brooks

By Tribune-Review
I thought the reference used by Bob Bauder at the beginning of his news story “Pittsburgh Mayor Peduto orders badges for city administrators confiscated” interesting, and maybe generationally revealing. Mr. Bauder cites “Blazing Saddles” as the source of the often-quoted …

Corbett, the reformer

By Tribune-Review
When Gov. Tom Corbett took office in 2011, he faced a $4.2 billion deficit left by his predecessor, Democrat Gov. Ed Rendell. Unlike Rendell, who increased our state income tax as one of his first official duties, Corbett took the …

GOP: Integrity

By Tribune-Review
Republican candidates have a message that is positive, clear and on target — support private-sector job growth, fiscal responsibility and integrity in government. It is not just political “vote-for-me” speech but a promise that, if elected, Republicans plan to keep. …

Miss Penney’s catalog

By Tribune-Review
I read with interest the article, “JCPenney names next CEO as firm’s losses slow” (Oct. 14). He hopes to turn the chain around, bringing back customers and boosting lagging sales. My opinion is when Penney eliminated catalog sales and service, …

He’ll tax, we’ll pay

By Tribune-Review
He’ll tax, we’ll pay Help me to understand as to who will ultimately pay the 5-percent natural gas extraction tax that Tom Wolf would impose once elected. If his cabinet company had to pay a 5-percent assembly tax, would this …