Letters to the Editor

Adopt a shelter dog that needs a home

DEAR EDITOR: October may be dominated by falling leaves and Halloween, but it's also Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. Across the country, shelter dogs are looking for warm homes with owners who can provide loving care. It's not only the pups that need help: Many shelters are severely underfunded ...

Kavanaugh hearing confirms swamp

DEAR EDITOR: I watched the dog-and-pony show put on by our senators to establish the credibility of the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. It didn’t take long to realize that this hearing was a complete sham. Nothing was going to be determined from this hearing ...

Our current president lacks needed civility

DEAR EDITOR: Your editorial on the Civility in politics that ended with “Civility has meant something to us, and we need to get back to that,” really hit home. The most influential in that regard are the vile comments made by the current president of the United States as to the ...

Multiple forms of government are good

DEAR EDITOR: Socialist countries do not all end up being dictatorships. We have socialism in our country that works very well. Social Security is one example. So are our highways, roads and bridges; our police and fire departments; and our public education system. These are all forms ...

President Trump’s beliefs are backwards

DEAR EDITOR: To Donald Trump, his presidency is nothing more than a reality game show. To him, this whole government thing is meant to keep the spotlight on him and his ridiculous agenda. The topper in this Trump presidency is Trump’s meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un. Trump ...

Sound off!

The unevenness of many areas of newly paved state Route 193 was ground smooth, leaving many sections of roadway unsealed. Winter snow and ice will damage these unprotected areas. Those responsible should take measures to seal these spots before winter. — Brookfield Why is East Market ...

Democrats’ thought process is flawed

DEAR EDITOR: In the last 20 years or so, I have often thought about the thought process, or lack thereof, of the liberal, left wing Democratic Party. Their thinking seems to be so flawed, I wonder why anyone would run under the Democratic banner. Abortion, the homosexual lifestyle, gay ...

It’s time to consider other political parties

DEAR EDITOR: I have given a lot of thought to how America has reached the point of elected and appointed government officials considering themselves more knowledgeable and important than other citizens. I have mistakenly tried to elect those I felt are the most qualified, regardless of ...

Do homework before voting in November

DEAR EDITOR: If the shoe fits, wear it. Not everyone can walk natural in any old shoe. I should hope many Americans are starting to realize that. Yes, it may look easy, but remember, that is your point of view. If you wear a matador’s hat, cape and flat-bottom shoes, does that qualify ...

Local MS Agency keeps funds in area

DEAR EDITOR: A lot of individuals are uninformed about what the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency, a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency, providing services to those individuals living with MS in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. MSSA is not affiliated with the ...

Fracking good for future of the Valley

DEAR EDITOR: I’m amazed to see the Community Bill of Rights back on the ballot again in November. The shortsighted supporters of this bill are attacking the oil and gas industry. We are being misled into thinking that fracking will bring a doomsday effect to all of us, when in fact it ...

Why would anyone run for public office?

DEAR EDITOR: We claim to want the best and brightest as our leaders, but after this month’s charade that was masked as a Supreme Court “Advise and Consent hearing,” why would anyone subject themselves to public life? When EVERY adult has been through adolescence, a time when stupid ...

Support candidates who support public education

DEAR EDITOR: Why is the demand for accountability concerning the largest scandal in our state's history being called a "political battle?" Speaking up for our children and their families, as well as Ohio's taxpayers, should never be considered a partisan issue. There is no excuse for ...

Multiple Sclerosis Agency walk set for Sept. 29

DEAR EDITOR: A lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a lot more people are uninformed about what the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency, a 501(c)3 non-profit agency, providing services to those individuals ...

Thur. 5:30 p.m.: Angry Kavanaugh denies Ford accusation, sees ‘disgrace’

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a defiant and emotional bid to rescue his Supreme Court nomination, Brett Kavanaugh today denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were high school students and angrily told Congress that Democrats were engaged in "a calculated and ...

Liberal saga over Maria continues

DEAR EDITOR: For weeks the liberal left opined that Trump is a denier of the actual Puerto Rican death rate. For a year it was 67. Now it rose to 3,000. A panel of experts were on the PBS NewsHour. They stated that 80 percent of hurricane deaths are due to flood drownings. Apparently, ...

Keep arts in American education

DEAR EDITOR: Communities across America have a stake in the arts, including our own. According to Americans for the Arts, 4.8 million Americans go to work in arts and culture industries. Additionally, the arts generate $22.3 billion in federal, state, and local government revenue. The ...

Zero tolerance school plan flawed

DEAR EDITOR: I understand why there is a zero tolerance policy, but what about the child who would just stand by and let one child beat another child to a pulp? The teacher there may be afraid to step in and take control, and what if the resource officer is not in that area at the ...

Media must be unbiased

DEAR EDITOR: There is a bigger problem than Trump. Many who support him are my family or longtime friends. There is an underlying cause that I need to find. It is not racism, in most cases, and it is not lack of knowledge, many of my friends and family have master’s degrees and are ...

Pelosi’s statement ridiculous

DEAR EDITOR: Nancy Pelosi, lead Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, is at it again. President Donald Trump called the MS-13 gangsters, animals. Nancy said shame on you President Trump. These MS-13 angels wouldn’t hurt a fly. Oh really? I have an idea. The next time we get a ...