No to Newton merger

DEAR EDITOR:

Newton Falls Mayor Lyle Waddell should stay away from our township. We’ve coexisted separately for many years just fine and we, the township residents, don’t have to put up with the cesspool politics that have defined Newton Falls. Clearly, this is just another tactic to rake in more income tax dollars for village coffers, while township residents would have very little to gain.

I also hope trustees Augusta, Lutz and Nemet won’t allow Mayor Waddell to run any further with this. It is in no way a benefit to township residents. And if the village would like to play strong-arm tactics (withholding of utility services) to impede potential township economic development (remember where all the available land is), there are plenty of other municipalities more than eager to expand their own revenue streams.

MIKE BARKER

Newton Township

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