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Letters to the Editor

Liberty Township is highway speed trap

DEAR EDITOR: My wife recently drove through Liberty Township, and we now have memories of it, but unfortunately they are not fond. While she was only in the township for a few minutes, the speed cameras caught her doing 77 mph in a 65 mph zone. Since the speed limit for that highway is ...

County must intervene in Liberty water issue

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you for your recent article concerning water rates paid to the city of Girard by approximately 1,500 metered users in Liberty Township. Our rate is the second highest in the state of Ohio based on data provided by the Ohio EPA. This rate is a major deterrent to commercial ...

Recalling legacy of Professor Bright

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to reflect on a powerful yet quiet force lost in the Youngstown community recently. That is the loss of Professor Al Bright. Professor Bright was certainly well known in our community due to his world-acclaimed artistic works. Professor Bright also happened to be ...

Vaping, like smoking, can be silent killer

DEAR EDITOR: Vaping is the new cool thing to do around here, right? Everyone from young adolescents to older adults are doing it. In fact, it is the complete opposite. Vaping is becoming a major issue here in the United States. It is considered the act of inhaling and exhaling the vapor ...

Election result humbles new trustee

DEAR EDITOR: This is to extend thanks and appreciation to the residents of Bazetta Township who came out Nov. 5 to support and cast their vote for me. I look forward to serving township residents as a new trustee for the next four years. I will work hard to improve the township of Bazetta ...

How energy efficient are electric vehicles?

DEAR EDITOR: You recently had an article about electric trucks to be built here and how it would restore some of the jobs that have been lost with the closing of the GM Plant in Lordstown, and indeed, some of the lost jobs will be restored. My question is: How long will an electric truck ...

What are Democrats really running on?

DEAR EDITOR: What are the Democratic presidential candidates really running on? From the last debate, it sounded like impeachment. Is that something to run on? After listening plus some research, they are running on: rebuilding the middle class; tax hikes; VAT tax; free college; ...

‘Medicare for All’ not sustainable

DEAR EDITOR: Medicare: Government pays 80 percent of healthcare; $135.50 comes off our Social Security check every month of this, then people have to buy supplemental insurance to pay for the rest of the 20 percent. Some may include eye and dental, all of which depends on which plan you ...

Sound off!

Niles citizens should be outraged. Administrators should be ashamed of themselves. The city just emerged from fiscal emergency, and they vote themselves raises? The mayor said he wasn’t in it for the money? Council members, for the most part, are the same ones who served with the last ...

Thank a veteran for dedicated service

DEAR EDITOR: Veterans Day is Monday. Its inception began when fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918, of World War I, known as the “Great War” and regaled as “the war to end all wars.” Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Jan. 11, 1919. He stated, ...

Councilman-elect humbled by support

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing in thanks for all the voters who took time to vote Tuesday. The weather was cold and rainy; yet more than 1,500 voters faced the elements and came out to support their favorite candidate in Warren’s 3rd Ward. I specifically want to thank the 1,110 voters who ...

Reallocate grant funds from dam removal

DEAR EDITOR: It was announced that Eastgate was to get $2 million for the dam removal. The media has a tendency to nudge this removal along. In the first place $2 million will not cover the project, and those of us who have attended meetings on the dam removal have been told another much ...

Previous engineer says he initiated plans

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to add clarification to a recent letter from the Trumbull County engineer relative to regionalization initiatives that I started while I was in office as Trumbull County engineer. My idea of regionalization and cooperative purchasing started when I took office in ...

Obama hypocrisy shown with moves­

DEAR EDITOR: Last week, Michelle Obama spoke at the Obama Foundation Summit and shared painful memories of growing up on Chicago’s south side. She said as black people moved into her neighborhood, white people moved out. “Y’all were running from us and you’re still running” she said. ...

Trump rooted in corruption

DEAR EDITOR: I believe the Trump administration is rooted in corruption. Look at all the Trump affiliates in jail — Paul Manafort, Michael Flynn, Rick Gates and Trump’s lawyer, Michael Cohen. What happened to his promise to only hire the best people? He said he would drain the swamp, but ...

Sound off!

Woke up, made my bed with sheets, blanket and bedspread, all from China. Took my medication (China). Went to my computer (China). My printer (Japan) jammed. Turned on the light (China) to dress: shoes (Taiwan), jeans (Mexico), belt (Vietnam), shirt (China), hat (Vietnam). Got into my Kia ...

Get out and do your important duty — vote

DEAR EDITOR: I realize it seems pointless to vote sometimes because this area is dominated by one party leaving many races uncontested. It feels like a powerful few are picking who will be at the controls of government, and we are only left to validate their decision due to no choice. ...

Engineer’s office deserves credit

DEAR EDITOR: It would appear that the former engineer is seeking credit for various initiatives implemented under my administration. Ideas relating to salt storage and distribution, truck wash facilities and cooperative purchasing have been a topic for decades at the engineer’s office with ...

Middle class cannot support everyone

DEAR EDITOR: Medicare is for people who worked 30 and 40 years and paid into it. It is the same as paying for any private health insurance. Medicaid is heath insurance for the elderly and low income families who never paid into it, subsidized by the government. Legal and illegal people ...

How did Ohio voter purge error occur?

DEAR EDITOR: The New York Times reported Oct. 14 that Frank LaRose, Ohio Secretary of State, was set to purge 235,000 ineligible voters in Ohio. But he was wrong about 20 percent of them. That’s 40,000 mistakes made. According to the New York Times, it was volunteers who looked into this ...