Letters to the Editor

Dems care more about illegals than citizens

DEAR EDITOR: Let’s get the story straight. Our politicians spend $136 billion of taxpayer money each year on illegals in this country. President Trump is seeking $36 billion to build a permanent wall, for border security, to end chain migration into this country and to end the visa lottery ...

Dems and Tim Ryan stand for illegals

DEAR EDITOR: Our congressman, U.S. Tim Ryan, is a disgrace. He chose to put illegal immigrants before his own people. Ryan and the liberal Democrats prefer illegals over even the minorities they pretend to help. There are also Republicans like Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake who do the same. ...

Dems’ hatred for Trump is visible

DEAR EDITOR: With the release of the “memo,” we know with Hillary Clinton at the helm, this country would have been an extension of the last eight years and would have suffered through four years with more lies, deceit, fraudulent and criminal acts. All this turmoil led to millions of ...

Remember a veteran with a Valentine

DEAR EDITOR: “Valentines for Vets” is a program designed to send greetings and love to America’s veterans. Many school children 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 veterans ...

Dems don’t have America’s best interest in mind

DEAR EDITOR: If the recent government shutdown reminded us of anything, it's that Democrats do not have the best interests of Americans in mind. Their questionable priorities have been a theme throughout the 115th Congress, considering that every single Democrat voted against the Tax Cuts ...

Grandstanding is not the answer

DEAR EDITOR: What if you were waiting in line for an event and through the back door they admitted people ahead of you who showed up late and without tickets? What if you went out to dinner and they ushered in people from a side entrance ahead of you? What if you are waiting in line at the ...

Online retail is a local job killer

DEAR EDITOR: Amazon.com is a real job killer. It does not have the cost associated with the real brick and mortar store. They do not have merchandise on display. There is no personal sales associate to deal with. Shopping in a store you can walk out with your items and not have to wait ...

‘We the people’ must now step up

DEAR EDITOR: Everything that happens in the Trump era should begin with (the question), “Can this really be happening?” One minute it is collusion with Putin to try to fix the election, next it is supporting the child molester Roy Moore, etc. Are we living in a science fiction movie ...

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 ...

Keep fighting for return of POW-MIAs

DEAR EDITOR: What a relief it was to see Claudia Hoerig finally brought back to the United States to stand trial for the murder of her husband, Maj. Karl Hoerig. The efforts of the U.S. government, our local congressman and the relentless pursuit of prosecuting attorney Dennis Watkins ...

Liberals celebrate many absurdities

DEAR EDITOR: Which side of the liberal propaganda machine is telling the truth? For the past year, the liberal left filled the air waves with a Trump Russian collusion. Now, the liberals have a new darling, Michael Wolff. He’s being celebrated by the mainstream media with his tell-all ...

More female leaders needed in politics

DEAR EDITOR: Washington political life seems to relish turmoil. Unfortunately, this turmoil affects all of us in a very negative way. We face so many problems in this country, yet there is very little effort to work together to solve them. We would rather point the finger of blame at each ...

Time to work together toward a better future

DEAR EDITOR: The lighthouse stands on a barren cliff, weathering the storm alone, with a cold raging tide crashing against the frozen rocks below, a revolving light piercing the darkness of night, a shining beacon of hope for salvation. These times seem quite dark and gloomy, reflecting cold ...

Right-to-work law still wrong for Ohio

DEAR EDITOR: Earlier this year, Republican state Rep. John Becker of the Cincinnati area proposed right-to-work legislation for the sixth time in as many years in office. This time, he suggests it is “time for the people of Ohio to decide on right-to-work law,” and to allow the voters to ...

Renacci bad for US

DEAR EDITOR: Rep. Jim Renacci is no friend of the Mahoning Valley. He is a virulent proponent of such things as the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, and he voted to eliminate 30 million Americans from access to health care insurance. Almost 16 percent of jobs in the Mahoning Valley are in ...

No need for profanity

DEAR EDITOR: I am very disappointed in the behavior of our president. As a leader of the free world, I feel his vocabulary should be large enough to express his concerns without using profanity. Another of my concerns is his moral compass in dealing with others. Prejudice and disrespect ...

Justice finally will be served

DEAR EDITOR: After 11 years, Claudia Hoerig finally has been extradited from her native Brazil to stand trial for the murder of her husband way back in 2007. I would like to compliment Trumbull County Prosecutor Dennis Watkins, Congressman Tim Ryan and others who worked hard and ...

Second Amendment guarantees gun rights

DEAR EDITOR: Have you noticed that after every mass terrorist attack in this country, the progressive politicians pound the table and demand more gun control? What is wrong with these people? If they had their way, they would abolish the Second Amendment and have the government confiscate ...

Don’t glorify illegal immigration

DEAR EDITOR: You have a column in the Tribune called “Onions and Orchids.” Why haven’t you given an onion to Congressman Tim Ryan? He took an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States. Should he be glorifying an illegal immigrant? Should he be opposing ...

Speed cameras are just for the cash

DEAR EDITOR: Howland, Gird thy loins, and thy pocketbook! Howland Trustee Rick Clark and police Chief Nick Roberts are trumpeting their altruism to make Howland a safer place by implementing mobile speed cameras — oh, and they’re going to make a pile of money doing it. Speed cameras ...