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Letters to the Editor

Do your part to end this health crisis now

DEAR EDITOR: As we live through this crisis, we should be asking ourselves what we can do to help stem the tide of the COVID-19 pandemic and realize that this could be a short-term issue if we all do our part by staying separated from the general population and not gathering in groups. ...

Recognizing doctors at this uncertain time

DEAR EDITOR: In honor of National Doctor’s Day, I would like to recognize physicians at Trumbull Regional Medical Center and other area health care facilitates for their continued commitment to caring for our communities. Together, they are making an immeasurable impact and difference ...

Democratic debate very entertaining

DEAR EDITOR: The other night, I watched the presidential debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders just for curiosity. I’m a Republican and a Trump supporter. I was really entertained. I thought I was watching Laurel and Hardy. I give Biden credit for at least being civil. If these two ...

New ethane cracker plant brings benefits

DEAR EDITOR: As the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Social and Urban research reported, Beaver County’s GDP grew 63 percent in 2018 — driven primarily by the construction of the new cracker plant, which is employing upwards of 6.000 men and women from 15 unions. Numbers ...

Two things worse than coronavirus

DEAR EDITOR: There are two things that should never happen in a “free society.” Never cancel the right of the people to vote; and never close houses of worship. Unfortunately, Gov. Mike DeWine (whom I voted for) did the first, and ministers have done the second. Many Republicans derided ...

Don’t destroy dams on Mahoning River

DEAR EDITOR: I write this on the subject of the ongoing controversy regarding the announced cleanup of the Mahoning River and the potential removal of nine dams. As a retired civil engineer with decades of waste resources experience and being a long time historian of the rivers, lakes and ...

Virus has made me become my father

DEAR EDITOR: You hear it all the time. You know it could happen to you, but you think it never will. Then one day you wake up and you have turned into your mother or father. I didn’t realize that had happened to me until the COVID-19 outbreak caused everyone to rush out and buy up ...

Trump supporters need to accept truth

DEAR EDITOR: No matter what idiotic thing President Trump does, he still has his 40 percent approval rating. In a recent poll concerning Trump’s response to the coronavirus, 56 percent disapprove and 42 percent approve. Once again, his supporters are, at best, naive. In the spring of 2018, ...

Warren needs to fix broken government

DEAR EDITOR: As councilman representing people who elected me, I have a duty to protect our citizens by asking questions and holding officials and administrative directors accountable, particularly on health and safety. Raw sewage in basements is a pertinent subject. At Wednesday’s ...

Support Boy Scouts and Medici exhibit

DEAR EDITOR: I was pleased to read in The Vindicator that the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy would not prevent the Norman Rockwell’s art collection of Scouting from being on display at the Medici Museum of art in Howland. I was a Boy Scout in Youngstown in the ’60s and my dad before ...

Don’t misjudge Fairhaven School

DEAR EDITOR: My daughter started kindergarten at Fairhaven School this year, and I feel that the school has a stigma attached to it. I’m here to tell you, if you have never stepped foot into the school, you should. From the time you walk through the front door until you leave, you will ...

Stop dumping toxic waste on roadways

DEAR EDITOR: Every snowfall can you hear it? That eerie sound is the sound of radioactive oil and gas waste fluids being sprayed on our roads. Currently it is legal to spray recycled oil and gas brine and its byproducts on our roadways as a de-icer and dust suppressant, as well as to use ...

There are two sides to impeachment saga

DEAR EDITOR: Clearly the impeachment hearing has two sides to it. Along the same lines, a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin “The Thinker,” a symbol symbol of philosophy and knowledge. It was first commissioned to be “The Gates” (of Hell), Dante’s poem, The Divine Comedy, “Abandon ...

Trump’s war on ACA is bad for our health

DEAR EDITOR: Since Donald Trump took office, health coverage in Ohio has gotten considerably worse. Ohio is one of eight states that saw more uninsured people, and nearly 30,000 children have lost their coverage. Trump supports a lawsuit to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, which would put ...

Joe Biden can’t win November election

DEAR EDITOR: The Democratic Party is setting itself up to lose again in November for the presidency of the U.S. The core principles of the party are social and economic equality, government control of monopolies, affordable tuition, health care and protecting the environment. The party is ...

Transitioning to high-tech lending

DEAR EDITOR: Small business lending went through a transition during the 1990s. At the outset of the decade, lenders were quite comfortable lending against hard assets. There were plenty of hard-asset opportunities to lend against. As the economy transitioned from manufacturing to the ...

Support Polivka for commissioner seat

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to voice my support for Dan Polivka to be re-elected for Trumbull County commissioner and suggest that Trumbull County voters cast their vote for him. Dan is personally invested in our community and volunteers his time for many organizations and events. We ...

Keep Melissa Pope on Central Committee

DEAR EDITOR: Once again, Republicans are presented the opportunity to return Melissa Pope, a passionate conservative leader, to the Republican State Central Committee. As the State Central Committeewoman representing the 32nd Ohio State Senate District for the past 8 years, Melissa Pope ...

Warren Township trustees endorse Smith for engineer

DEAR EDITOR: As members of the Warren Township Board of Trustees, we have worked closely with Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith, and he has always conducted himself in a professional manner. Randy has made himself available to discuss issues involving Warren Township and has provided ...

Vote ‘yes’ to save Chalker building

DEAR EDITOR: On March 17, the Southington school district will have yet another levy on the ballot. But before you cast your vote, take a moment to know what you are voting on. This 1-mill, 5-year levy is not for the school; it is solely for much-needed structural repairs and improvements ...