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Letters to the Editor

Continue support of energy, manufacturing

DEAR EDITOR: Manufacturing and construction — industries that not only built the Valley, but built up America — had a substantial impact on the election. U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan rightly acknowledged during his campaign, and he has championed across the Valley the importance of southeast ...

What really happened with GM Lordstown

DEAR EDITOR: What really was responsible for closing of the very important GM-Lordstown plant? I’m an outsider. I never worked at General Motors, so I’m going to attempt to answer based on what I’ve seen in our nation the last several years. I believe the company and local union ...

Sen. Portman faking his bipartisanship

DEAR EDITOR: It must be that time again. Rob Portman is worried about his re-election, so he’s pretending to be bipartisan once more, after four years of kowtowing to Donald Trump’s every single whim. Portman voted for Betsy DeVos as secretary of education. He voted for Alexander ...

Research group health insurance

DEAR EDITOR: What should President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris do immediately after the inauguration in January? Both should meet with the director and chief actuary of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The president should instruct the chief actuary ...

Don’t be surprised by Trump’s reaction

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed that some people are surprised at the way Donald Trump is responding to the election. He has been telling us over and over for years exactly how he would react. Let’s look at Trump’s history. I challenge you to find a campaign speech where he doesn’t say ...

Sound off!

Whatever happened to the idea of moving the coroner’s office to the former McFarland Funeral Home? That would have been such a logical move! Hmmm, probably too logical for Warren. — Warren This is driving me crazy. Why don’t people follow the arrows in the store aisles marking which ...

Senior athletes react to pandemic seasons

DEAR EDITOR: This is about stress and uncertainty high school student-athletes feel during this pandemic. As Lakeview High School volleyball assistant coach, I have witnessed it first hand. Every day brings uncertainty of being shut down and unable to finish the season. Athletes’ minds are ...

Prosecute man who struck, killed woman

DEAR EDITOR: On April 8, 2019, William F. Dally of Phalanx Mills Herner Road in Southington got into his truck and drove down Helsey-Fusselman Road, where, according to Ohio State Highway Patrol reports, he struck and killed Kathleen Westenfelder as she walked along the berm of the road. ...

America has become a house divided

DEAR EDITOR: I wanted to convey my dismay regarding the current political climate in view of how America has become so polarized. It seems that no matter who won this election, we all have lost. We seem to have lost our ability to be tolerant and considerate of others, to be able to disagree ...

We must find peace after divisive election

DEAR EDITOR: We all want peace. While I detest some of Donald Trump’s behavior, I support his policies, so I voted for him. I had to admit, however, that Joe Biden was a more mature figure to lead us to calmer waters. I believed getting another Christian conservative on the Supreme Court ...

OSU response omitted things about scandal

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the recent misleading letter from Ohio State University’s public relations director Ben Johnson. The letter included all the stuff that OSU is doing in response to the biggest sexual abuse scandal in the University’s history (titled Ohio State ...

Some perspective on COVID-19 numbers

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio’s citizens were and are constantly bombarded with terrible news about the coronavirus. People are dying. Cases are increasing. Freedoms are suspended. Here is some perspective with data from the Ohio COVID-19 Dashboard, Ohio Public Health and Data Warehouse, Worldometer ...

People should evaluate recycling habits today

DEAR EDITOR: Today is America Recycles Day. It provides a great opportunity to re-evaluate your families’ recycling habits. Every day, recyclable items are turned into a host of new products, including shoes, clothing and new bottles or cans, giving “single-use” items multiple lives ...

Sound off!

Kudos to Councilwoman Saffold and residents she met with to cut neighborhood crime. In today’s climate of demands to defund police, this group met to address the problems of increased crime and murder in Warren. Asking for a larger presence of police in the neighborhood to reduce crime and ...

Thank US veterans for their service

DEAR EDITOR: Veterans Day is Wednesday. Its inception began when fighting ceased on the eleventh hour of Nov. 11, 1918, of World War I, known as the “Great War,” and regaled as the war to end all wars. Armistice Day was declared by President Woodrow Wilson on Nov. 11, 1919. He stated, ...

Care facilities work to prevent COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: Mainstream media stories on COVID-19 unfairly have spread fear among the public that long-term care providers aren’t doing everything possible to protect Ohio’s elderly population. This simply isn’t true. Long-term care providers protect some of the oldest and most ...

African-American Dems must wake up

DEAR EDITOR: If this presidential election hasn’t opened your eyes to what the Democratic Party has been doing to us as a people for years then you really need to go back and rethink your choices. Have you not noticed how every four years we, as African Americans, are center stage on the ...

It’s time to recognize the virus is not hoax

DEAR EDITOR: Having macabre thoughts now hitting home. While eating at a diner the other morning, I overheard a conversation between two people. The subject was COVID-19. Both men approaching the twilight era, believing it to be a hoax, as I listened in disbelief and disgust. I am wondering, ...

Officials’ support showed concern

DEAR EDITOR: In early March, at the onset of the pandemic, we activated the Emergency Operations Center via the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency. Our goal was to create a management plan to combat the worst-case scenario for Trumbull County as we battled COVID-19. We will not ...

Responsibility brings freedoms we enjoy

DEAR EDITOR: The definition of “freedom” goes deeper than Webster’s. Freedom doesn’t mean not responsible. In fact, freedom requires responsibility. People who push the idea of freedom from government mistake freedom for “free for all” mentality. Freedom actually is free and can ...