Letters to the Editor

Vienna has problems

DEAR EDITOR: I am an 80-year-old grandma and have never written a letter to a newspaper, politician or movie star, but I can’t keep my mouth shut anymore. If I were looking for a community to buy a home and raise a family, Vienna would not make the list. I hope the people that voted down ...

Hispanics not the biggest problem

DEAR EDITOR: I’ve been following the continuing saga of the deportation of Hispanics. I’m under the impression that between 8 million and 10 million undocumented employed Hispanics work in the U.S. Many hardworking people could be at risk for deportation. I know that the Hispanic ...

Court failed foster family

DEAR EDITOR: I became friends with a very special couple four years ago when they opened their hearts and home to two beautiful girls in foster care. Through the years, I watched these foster parents teach, love, care for and nurture these girls. They were the ones who sat up all night when ...

Gentrification, banning immigrants not right answers

DEAR EDITOR: My grandfather Albert Joseph Bialek came to the United States from Poland (Galicia) in 1910. Per the Ellis Island website, he boarded the ship Kaiser Wilhelm der Grosse in Bremen, Germany, formerly Prussia. He had just completed his service in the Austrian Army. Poland at ...

Make our voices heard on what’s important

DEAR EDITOR: To Ohio elected officials. I am a Vietnam War era vet who did not vote for President Trump. I believe I am fiscally conservative with liberal tendencies. In other words, I am a moderate. 1) I believe your thinking on women's rights regarding health care, abortion and career ...

Another slap to Delphi retirees

DEAR EDITOR: Once again, another slap in the face, to all the Packard Electric and Delphi employees and retirees! Another big profit-sharing check to all employees at GM. Don’t get me wrong, these employees probably deserve this, and I do not say that they should not! Let’s face it ...

Seeking Warren police memorabilia

DEAR EDITOR: On Oct. 4, 1936, the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #34 was organized in Warren, and last year, Warren FOP past and present members celebrated our 80th anniversary of service and commitment to our members and the citizens of Warren. On May 6, 1867, the Warren Police ...

Chaos so far in Trump’s term

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to the Feb. 15 editorial. If the purpose of President Donald Trump’s visit was to sign a bill reversing a rule approved by former President Barack Obama’s administration banning coal companies from dumping mining waste into streams, I’m happy he did ...

We are all Americans

DEAR EDITOR: Now is the time for all good citizens to come to the aid of their country. If this is ever to be a government of the people, by the people and for the people, it will take “we the people,” to do our jobs. This means we need to find common ground. I suggest we start by finding ...

List accomplishments, don’t assign blame

DEAR EDITOR: When Barack Obama said during his first campaign in 2008 that he wanted to fundamentally change America, I had no idea he wanted to blame white, Christian males for all he believed was wrong with America. Let me cite a few observations about what the white, Christian male has ...

Time to stop nonsense happening in America

DEAR EDITOR: To make this nation whole, again, we need to look at the nonsense that is going on. For starters, all of these pranksters that are destroying buildings, looting and such don’t have a clue as to why they are doing it. In the world you have people like billionaire investor ...

Money describes character

DEAR EDITOR: People often do not understand the difference between making a profit and making profit your motive. Many have falsely accused me of being against making a profit. That’s because they lack understanding of the difference. People who have money say “make money work ...

Update on the city of Warren’s finances

DEAR EDITOR: This is to provide a brief 2016 year-end finance department update for the City of Warren. As you may already be aware, the finance department has seen four different auditors, including myself, in a little over six months. Also two of the department’s five employees ...

Consider others’ points of view

DEAR EDITOR: Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump drew big crowds throughout the 2016 presidential race. Candidates like Jeb Bush and John Kasich simply couldn’t gain any traction with the American public. When this phenomenon first unveiled, politicians, pundits and media people were ...

Labor negotiators are costly for Niles

DEAR EDITOR: Why is the city of Niles unable to get an agreement on a fire contract? I believe it’s because Clemens and Nelson negotiators, which the city is required to use due to the fiscal emergency situation. The negotiators have, so far, cost the city $100,000. Remember, they ...

Legal test of executive order is reasonable

DEAR EDITOR: President Trump recently issued an executive order blocking individuals from several countries from entering America. Mass protests have shown that many are outraged by this decision. Others seem to be fine with it. With this letter I want to work toward an ...

Follow Jesus and serve those in need

DEAR EDITOR: Like any kid who regularly attended Sunday school, I heard quite a few parables of Jesus. The recent national events bring to mind one of the most famous: The Good Samaritan. The short version is that a man was beaten and afterward saved, not by people of his own nation, ...

Middle class about to become history

DEAR EDITOR: Did you know two-thirds of U.S. companies pay no income tax? They have bought and paid for this bunch in the House of Representatives and the Senate. There are 100 CEOs who have amassed more retirement savings than 42 percent of all Americans combined. Workers have to fight ...

Remove Trump from presidency

DEAR EDITOR: We have now lived through two weeks of the Donald J. Trump administration. Personally, I think it has been a bad two weeks. Rather than list the outrages, I would like to provide to the people who voted for him the quotes from two prominent Republicans, Elliot Cohen and ...

Remember vets at Valentine’s Day

DEAR EDITOR: “Valentines for Vets” is a program designed to send greetings and love to America’s veterans. Many schoolchildren across the country are busy coloring hearts, writing poems and sending good wishes to our nation’s bravest. These valentines can be found hanging in ...