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Letters to the Editor

There are two sides to every news story

DEAR EDITOR: Despicable acts are never single sourced unless you are President Trump. The biased national news media and the liberals hold him solely responsible for the Capitol breach. He alone incited the masses because they are mind-dumb robots. Do you think Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ...

More COVID-19 aid response needed

DEAR EDITOR: Your Dec. 27 editorial supported a one-time payment for COVID-19 relief. It’s too bad you didn’t support the Democrats’ $2,000 relief proposal in May. It can be argued that now calling for an increase in relief payments is a stunt on Trump’s part; yet, Democrats are ...

‘Stand your ground’ bill goes too far

DEAR EDITOR: I am a 22-year-old college senior at Youngstown State University, and I grew up in this new era of mass shootings. I remember the fear I felt in my middle school classroom after the Sandy Hook mass shooting, and I know we need common sense gun-safety laws that will make us ...

How close is America coming to tipping?

DEAR EDITOR: Is America reaching its tipping point? Protesting is one thing, but storming the Capitol and rioting is a new low that conservatives reject. We have seen cities in flames in 2020 when the national media told us the protest was mostly peaceful. Fast forward to this past week and ...

Ohio, Valley GOP parties lack strength

DEAR EDITOR: What happened to the Republican Party of Ohio? We have a RINO (Republican in name only) governor, secretary of state, U.S. senator and former governor. And what about the leader of the party in Trumbull County? What has he done for Trumbull County and the party? Ashtabula had ...

Democrats must have amnesia on rioting

DEAR EDITOR: It’s the tale of two parties. Ferguson, Mo., in 2014, rioters looted, burned this city and Barack Obama said, “Let them get this out of their systems,” and charged them with minor offenses. It lasted for 10 days. Baltimore, Md., in 2015 looting and fires engulfed this ...

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On my way to work, each day I pass the intersection of North Road and Reeves Road in Warren-Howland townships. Several days ago, some type of construction was started but since has been abandoned. This has left a dangerous setting and a real eyesore for the residents in the area. Warren How ...

Case of Tamir Rice shows double standard

DEAR EDITOR: A Justice Department statement about the Tamir Rice case haunts me. “Based on this evidence and the high burdens of the applicable federal laws, career prosecutors have concluded that there is insufficient evidence to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Tamir did not reach ...

Trump, protesters must be held accountable

DEAR EDITOR: The attack on our country’s Capitol literally was traumatizing to watch and shook me, and I am sure millions of our fellow Americans, to the core. I watched the horrible spectacle all day. What I saw were angry white men and women who look like rabid followers of Donald Trump ...

Columnist should not disrespect scientists

DEAR EDITOR: I read with disgust the Jan. 5 column, “When ‘expert’ credibility died,” by syndicated columnist Michelle Malkin. This 50-year-old woman with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College is a Republican with reported links to the White National Movement. It’s been ...

Honoring American first responders today

DEAR EDITOR: This past year has been a challenging year for us all, with obstacles we never imagined. We at Trumbull Regional Medical Center have faced the pandemic on the front lines, but we have not been alone in the fight. Throughout it all, we worked closely and we continue to work ...

Credit for vaccine must go to Trump

DEAR EDITOR: As President Donald Trump has been telling us for months, the COVID-19 vaccine is being given as I write this. He and his staff have done a remarkable job in combating this virus. Joe Biden from the start said President Trump was xenophobic for stopping people from China coming ...

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It’s another example of an elected official, once elected, hiring someone to do the job they were elected to do so he or she can spend time shaking hands. It doesn’t matter whether the title is aide, assistant or deputy. If Warren council believes the council clerk is overworked, council ...

Time to accept reality of climate change

DEAR EDITOR: Cal Thomas in his Dec. 30 column complains that “belief in ‘climate change’ has become a litmus test” for members of the Biden team. Climate change is not something to believe in; it’s reality — it’s melting glaciers, rising sea levels and hitting us on our heads ...

Stimulus package, voter fraud and more

DEAR EDITOR: Finally the evil one Mitch McConnell has recognized Joe Biden as the new president. Now if he would pass a stimulus package so the American people and small businesses won’t have to go into bankruptcy and have to worry about where their next meal is coming from. We know he ...

Let’s fill in the other side of the story

DEAR EDITOR: Two recent columns demand responses. The first on Dec. 20, “Repeal Ohio’s Unconstitutional Income Tax Rule,” urges a repeal of the temporary state income tax assessed to, mostly, people working from home by their employer’s municipality during the pandemic. I find it ...

Trump’s legacy will be death, selfishness

DEAR EDITOR: We are at a time in this country that will have a major effect on not just this country’s history, but human history. The U.S. was the one country that set the standards for decency even though we are a flawed nation. The “me first” childish and selfish Trump years have ...

Actions support our troops, not words

DEAR EDITOR: As a Marine Corps veteran who served in Vietnam, I pay close attention to what our elected officials do — not just what they say — when it comes to standing up for our troops. I was concerned about reports that Donald Trump, our commander in chief, called veterans ...

Facts, reality, science are needed to succeed

DEAR EDITOR: Why is it so easy for people to believe conspiracy theories and propaganda just because they fit into their narrative of reality? Why is it so hard to base one’s reality on facts and science and not on unsubstantiated rhetoric? Carl Sagan stated this back in 1995: “Science ...

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I thought the first to get the COVID-19 vaccine were first responders and seniors in nursing homes? I saw Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez at 31 getting her shot. I saw that many states, including Oregon and Virginia, were giving the majority of their vaccines to people under 30 years of ...