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Letters to the Editor

Assistant law director valuable to Warren

DEAR EDITOR: I have known Traci Timko Sabau since she came to my home with my 6-year-old daughter, Elizabeth, and her cousin, Carrie. I have worked with her for more than 20 years, 10 of which were when she was Warren city prosecutor and I was a public defender. She was learned, enthusiastic ...

Biden hasn’t helped improve race relations

DEAR EDITOR: First, I feel for the Floyd family, for the loss of a good man. No one deserves to die this way. Joe Biden said to black communities: “Vote for me, and I will fix relations in this country.” No, he won’t. He has done nothing — when he was vice president nor in his ...

Love America or leave the country

DEAR EDITOR: So let me see if I have this straight. Drew Brees said he wouldn’t join with those disrespecting our country by kneeling during the playing of our national anthem, among other actions. But after getting criticized by leftist teammates and others, he caves and actually apologizes ...

We all must work for the common good

DEAR EDITOR: Take away the layer of skin, now tell me were you black, brown, Asian, Indian, Caucasian? What race were you? We are all human beings, created magnificent and unique by our God, the God that gave us capabilities beyond comprehension. It is up to us as individuals to honor, ...

Democrat-run cities end up as failures

DEAR EDITOR: We’ve all heard about the country’s hot spots over the last several weeks — cities where riots, looting, destruction and chaos are happening at a frightening pace. The worst cities are identified as San Francisco, Baltimore, Oakland, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia, ...

Program protects eyes of young athletes

DEAR EDITOR: Our youth sports seasons may have been delayed or postponed altogether since the COVID-19 pandemic, but Superspecs, the only statewide program of its kind in the country, has its eyes set on when life on and off the field is back to normal. Superspecs is a program run by the ...

NASCAR loses fan over Confederate flag ban

DEAR EDITOR: After 70 years, NASCAR has banned the Confederate Battle Flag and sold their soul to embrace the Black Lives Matter ideology and everything it entails, including rioting, looting, arson and vandalism. Bubba Wallace, the Cup series’ only black driver, has been with Richard ...

Sound off!

Kudos and a round of applause for Dennis Watkins! His unwavering fight for justice for the victimized Fife family has become legendary. Danny Lee Hill should have been executed years ago for the horrendous murder of 12-year-old Raymond Fife. Talk about injustice! Where is justice for Raymond ...

Safety more vital than speediness

DEAR EDITOR: As a member of the board of trustees of the McKinley Memorial Library, I was disappointed and disheartened by your Sunday editorial exhorting area libraries to fully reopen “with more urgency.” Based on Gov. Mike DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio program, the McKinley ...

Education committees must plan virus policy

DEAR EDITOR: ORC 3313.48 mandates that a school district “... shall provide for the free education of the youth within the district under its jurisdiction. ...” As school districts open this fall, the issues pertaining to COVID-19 will impact school finances of districts with additional ...

Vienna officer’s portrayal off base

DEAR EDITOR: This is regarding the article written on Christopher Zadroski. Chris is a wonderful son, father and brother to his family. He is kind, polite and a good and decent man. He has moved on and deserves to have a chance to do what he loves. I applaud Vienna police Chief Ludt for ...

Discussion on racism needed with Dems

DEAR EDITOR: The Democrats cry racism every time they don’t get their way. They do not want to have a real conversation on racism. Everyone knows what happened to George Floyd was out-and-out murder. Whites and blacks all feel this way. But to have people take over Seattle and let the ...

Some Masury mailboxes may need to be moved

DEAR EDITOR: Letter carriers take pride in delivering mail promptly, efficiently and in the safest manner possible. Backing is the most dangerous maneuver a postal vehicle can make. An effort has been made nationally to eliminate as many backing instances as possible on each and every postal ...

Police must have a positive influence

DEAR EDITOR: Times have changed. When you meet a police officer today, your greeting should be, “I mean you no harm. Please don’t kill me.” It may save your life. This is a disturbing trend in our normal lives that has come about since the rise in terrorist activities. The police act ...

Sound off!

Warren City Council kowtows to the owner of Auto Parkit and every 90 days re-approves closure of Dana Street because that owner “fears vandalism.” Would city leaders close Market Street or Park Avenue because a business owner there feared vandalism? No! It’s unbelievable that council ...

It is time to pray

DEAR EDITOR: What is happening to America? Our country began with these words 240 years ago: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit ...

Taking a knee can send many messages

It seems to me that in the late history of this country there is a lot of power in taking a knee. From Tim Tebow in the end zone after scoring a touchdown; to countless men proposing to their soulmates with a wedding band in hand; to Colin Kaepernick taking a knee during the national anthem ...

Stop bringing back bad police officers

I watch the news, and I want to cry. I am a white American, and I am ashamed of what some people do. That white cop represents all white people who stand by and allow this to happen time and time again. Of course, there are bad people in every segment of society, but to inflict capital ...

‘Bad apples’ exist in every profession

DEAR EDITOR: What does looting, rioting, burning cop cars, beating innocent people, destroying public property and private businesses have to do with protesting? The answer is absolutely nothing. The Black Lives Matter representative asking a white woman to kneel down and denounce white ...

McConnell, not Trump, is our biggest threat

DEAR EDITOR: Before Donald Trump assumed the presidency in 2017, Mitch McConnell became the Senate majority leader in 2015. He undertook a series of actions ordered by a small coterie of the ultra-wealthy. The purpose was to line the pockets of those rich folks. They put their need of endless ...