Letters to the Editor

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In regards to cops with speed cameras, let’s not forget you never saw them sitting on state Routes 11 or 82 or Interstates 80 or 680 prior to the introduction of these cameras — even as a deterrent. Where was their concern over safety before? I have traveled these routes daily for 30-plus ...

Weather economic storm together

DEAR EDITOR: I never thought I would see greed in America at such troubling levels. I never thought I would see truth in America so elusive to so many. Benjamin Franklin warned of the dangers of the welfare state. Dwight Eisenhower warned us of the ever-expanding military establishment. ...

Speed-camera usage is irresponsible

DEAR EDITOR: Never mind the potential for errors or misidentifications, the lack of accountability or the myriad of constitutional problems. Let’s call camera cops what I believe they are: predatory, lazy, cowardly and grossly irresponsible. Let’s be clear — this isn’t about ...

United Methodists and sexuality

DEAR EDITOR: Last month’s General Conference in St. Louis produced concern among United Methodist Ministers. This conference speaks officially for 12.6 million-member-worldwide denomination, voting to affirm a “long-held policy that the practice of homosexuality conflicts with church ...

Cruelty of corporate greed seen at GM

DEAR EDITOR: March 6, the day that witnessed the last Cruze manufactured at GM Lordstown, also appropriately marked the beginning of Lent this year. As the scriptures tell us, the founder of Christianity was sent into the wilderness for 40 days during which He directly encountered Satan. ...

Freedom of speech and the press

DEAR EDITOR: I believe the news media — written, televised, all of it — must be held accountable like any other agency for falsely reporting information, commonly called “fake news.” In conversation, those who listen can evaluate the person, respond and dialog the issue in ...

Stopping presidential abuses of power

DEAR EDITOR: People too busy to stay informed need to learn that we have a sitting president who has committed infractions far more serious than the prejudiced slurs and lies he levied against others during his candidacy. They should know Trump paid $25 million to settle lawsuits against ...

We need a wall on the border with Mexico

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to 76,000 illegal immigrants entering the U.S. last month. Seventy-six thousand in one month — who says we don’t need a border wall? Must be a bunch of Democrats (socialists) who want to get these immigrants on the voter rolls. In his last two ...

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New to Washington’s swamp is Alexandria Ocasta Cortez, “New Green Deal” leader. That would eliminate fossil fuels, cars, trucks and planes. In NYC she used Uber and cabs 100-plus times instead of subways. When she flew from NYC to Washington, she told a reporter a train takes too long. ...

Changing face of ‘working class’

DEAR EDITOR: Leif P. Damstoft wrote recently that he believes it is time for workers to throw off their chains. The first step is letting a worker know he is not in the middle class unless he earns more than $120,000 a year. He is in the working class and he has lots of company. Brothers and ...

Why have Senators changed their minds?

DEAR EDITOR: When President Obama decided to unilaterally change immigration policy after Republicans took control of the Senate in 2014, Republicans said he was defying the Constitution, breaking the rule of law, and behaving like a king. They were right. The Constitution clearly divides the ...

Gas tax hike shows DeWine is a RINO

DEAR EDITOR: Gov. Mike Dewine is in office a few weeks and already he wants to raise taxes — 65 percent in gas taxes, no less. I am a solid Republican voter, but I have to hold my nose and vote at times. Kasich had his own issues and continues to be a thorn in the side of conservatives, and ...

Support all people who are losing their jobs

DEAR EDITOR: The support from the surrounding communities and local and state politicians for the laid-off General Motors employees was wonderful But I haven’t seen the same support and concern for countless other people losing their jobs. Businesses such as Sears, Dillards, Toys R Us and ...

Suggestions for safety on state Route 82

DEAR EDITOR: I believe there are several ways to cut traffic accidents at the intersection of Howland-Wilson Road and state Route 82, other than making a cul de sac on two sides of Howland-Wilson Road. These ways would be less expensive, could be implemented quicker and seems to me to be ...

Cohen allegations serious, disturbing

DEAR EDITOR: This is in reference to your editorial titled “Allegations are serious, disturbing.” I have changed the name in the editorial from Jussie Smollett to Donald Trump. It seems some of Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in Congress have chosen to give him their unqualified ...

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Approximately 50 years ago during turbulent times there was a saying “America, love it or leave it.” All want-to-be socialists, communists, fascists, etc., should consider doing this. All the people who promised to leave if Trump was elected would then make room for those people trying to ...

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Henry Ford had a great idea: Build a car almost everyone could afford. His sales pitches were, “You can order the Model T in any color you want, as long as it’s black.” Apparently AOC has taken Henry’s philosophy to a new level. Her pitch is “You can buy any car you want as long as ...

Legislators must uphold constitution

DEAR EDITOR: Our Ohio legislators are revisiting the abortion issue again where the taxpayers are going to foot the bill on the ensuing legal battle. Let me remind you these politicians are sworn to uphold the Constitution, but they forgot to mention the Bill of Rights at the swearing ...

Add Griffin name to Howland airfield

DEAR EDITOR: With the sad passing of Bill Griffin, a great man and all-around wonderful human being, I feel the Sloas Airfield where Bill put his heart and soul into preserving aviation history, should be renamed the Sloas / Bill Griffin Airfield. This to honor a man that gave freely of ...

Planners erred in releasing personal info

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to the Feb. 22 editorial in the Tribune Chronicle titled, “Release the Investigative Report Now.” It is my belief, because I was there, that Trumbull County Planning Commission director Trish Nuskievicz and her spouse were not the first to make ...