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Letters to the Editor

Regionalized utilities would help grow area

DEAR EDITOR: There will be much discussion in coming months regarding the wisdom and need of a regional water / sewer system. Issues will be raised including those of governance, costs, operating economies, territoriality, capacities and infrastructure. These questions and more must be fully ...

Redistricting should serve voters, not politicians

DEAR EDITOR: The way our districts are drawn has a major impact on the strength of our democracy. Fair districts ensure that voters’ voices are heard and that our elected officials are accountable to their constituents. Here in Ohio, we know how unfair districts contribute to a broken ...

Senior citizens need safe, affordable homes

DEAR EDITOR: I feel badly for healthy seniors who live in their homes that they can no longer afford, but they have nothing safe available that would allow them to move. We used to have The Elms, built to accommodate their needs. It was situated in a safe neighborhood with stores that were ...

Mandel cannot fill Portman’s shoes in DC

DEAR EDITOR: With Republicans bemoaning Sen. Rob Portman’s pending retirement, many propose to replace him, including Josh Mandel. Mandel is best known for eight years as Ohio’s treasurer. He also ran twice for U.S. Senate. When Mandel first ran for treasurer in 2010, he falsely labeled ...

Limbaugh was true American patriot

DEAR EDITOR: Rush Limbaugh died Feb. 17 from lung cancer — a true American patriot and conservative radio trailblazer. I’ve seen many of his film clips. One of the best was when he received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. For once, he was lost for words. It was nice to see the GOP ...

Sound off!

My husband and I were in that large line of cars Jan. 20 at the Trumbull County Fairgrounds. But the second shot Feb. 10 was amazingly faster and very well organized, thanks to reorganization. At the “waiting station” after the shot, we were surprised by ladies from Bazetta Christian ...

Why US Senate must keep the filibuster

DEAR EDITOR: The flawed oversimplification for doing away with the filibuster in the Jan. 24 letter gave me pause. The so-called filibuster is the only thing preventing “tyranny of the majority.” In 1831, while traveling the U.S., Alexis de Tocqueville wrote “Democracy in ...

Biden, Democrats want unity in word only

DEAR EDITOR: Recently, I was doing work in a Democratic congressman’s office when an individual walked in and spoke with one of his aides. The office was closed due to COVID-19, and the only reason the aide was there was to let me in to fix an issue. This individual stated they should ...

New law shows more control of big energy

DEAR EDITOR: Protesting the threat of fossil fuel mining and transportation is the correct nonviolent response to the violence the people and the land of Ohio have had inflicted upon us by the oil and gas industry. Ohio Senate Bill 33 intends to modify criminal and civil law for critical ...

Boy Scouts active during pandemic

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing you to tell you about Boy Scouts. During the coronavirus pandemic, the Boy Scouts has allowed me to see friends and go outside of my home. We got to learn things, go camping and do projects on our way to be Eagle Scouts. I think that people would like to know ...

America is in for bumpy ride until 2024

DEAR EDITOR: Never in recorded history, when countries have been run by dictators, have the good guys ended up in power. They rule with an iron fist, and the people have very limited freedoms, at best. The same is very true in countries with leaders elected by fraudulent means. Whether it ...

Biden’s inauguration brought great relief

DEAR EDITOR: Surely it was a stitch in time. The comedian Flip Wilson used to say, “The devil made me do it.” For me, Jan. 20 was a godsend. Some people may relate to this feeling — after confession, exiting the church, you seemed to feel lighter. The swearing in of our new president ...

Sound off!

As we all age, I think it would be nice if some high-rise senior apartment buildings are built on the old General Electric property on Federal Street in Niles. It’s centrally located, within walking distance of everything. There is sewer, water and electric utilities already there. A sidewalk ...

Passage of American Rescue Plan needed

DEAR EDITOR: Four hundred mayors across the country signed a letter from the U.S. Conference of Mayors to congressional leaders Jan. 29, calling for urgent action to pass President Joe Biden’s proposed American Rescue Plan. Red state governors, like Jim Justice in West Virginia, are ...

Nation no longer what it once was

DEAR EDITOR: Due to the current coercion, corruption and deception ongoing throughout our country, America ceases to exist as “We the people,” for which we once knew, loved and fought. God only knows how long we will continue to be known as the United States, as we are no longer united, ...

Ohioans warned of relief fraud scheme

DEAR EDITOR: Our neighbors and families have been through so much during the COVID-19 pandemic. I am outraged to learn about an attempt to steal relief funds targeted for our families that leaves them with the bill. This is extremely important information, and I ask that you closely check ...

Why don’t Capitol Police lives matter?

DEAR EDITOR: This is for all those people still flying their Police Lives Matter flags at their homes across Trumbull County. They can all quit being hypocrites now, as the Trump election is over. It only mattered when it got Trump votes. Blue Lives Matter, except when they don’t, to the ...

President Biden will bring back democracy

DEAR EDITOR: President Joe Biden will probably get cramps in his fingers from signing all of those executive orders that overturn every stupid thing Donald Trump did in trying to destroy this country. One more item he has to take care of is repeal the tax cuts to people who didn’t need them. ...

We need to demand rights to gather

DEAR EDITOR: We need to have the Trumbull County Fair, so people can get out with their families, just unwind and get away from their problems, even if it’s for a day. Of course, their problems will still be there when they get home; however, it might give people a new outlook on their ...

Send veterans some love with a valentine

DEAR EDITOR: Valentine’s Day is celebrated throughout the world as a day of love with flowers, chocolates and little candy hearts that say “be mine.” “Valentines for Vets” is a program designed to send greetings and love to America’s veterans. In the years past before COVID-19, ...