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Letters to the Editor

Make deal to upgrade Warren amphitheater

DEAR EDITOR: I have attended concerts in Mentor and Cuyahoga Falls featuring the same cover bands that perform at the Warren Amp. This summer, the popular original band Gin Blossoms played in Mentor to a huge crowd. Sanitary portable toilets were provided at both venues, and all the concerts ...

Eastwood a success because of Cafaros

DEAR EDITOR: Congratulations to the Cafaro Family for the 50th anniversary of the Eastwood Mall. I have truly fond memories of the mall as well as the work that went into its success. I recall when I was 11 years old, back in 1967, my grandfather (Niles Mayor Carmen DeChristofaro) would ...

Plan would remedy flower bed’s appearance

DEAR EDITOR: Statements made in a Sept. 29 letter to the editor that were critical of my concern for the landscaping on the Belmont Interstate 80 interchange need to be corrected. The letter writer contends that the landscaping has been maintained for years by the Liberty in Bloom ...

Absences should limit trustee’s criticisms

DEAR EDITOR: Liberty Township Trustee Arnie Clebone asked me in September for input on improving landscape beds on Belmont Avenue at I-80. As founder and principal owner of Colonial Gardens, I was happy to offer my professional opinion. After examining the beds’ state of disrepair, I ...

Impeach Trump, vote out Portman

DEAR EDITOR: All that President Trump has to defend himself are the false accusations involving Joe Biden and his son. The real question is why didn’t Republicans investigate these allegations when they had control of the House for eight years and control both the House and the Senate ...

Trump inquiry is another witch hunt

DEAR EDITOR: Here we go again with yet another witch hunt to get President Trump. A so-called whistleblower went to Adam Schiff’s aides and said he or she had the goods from a phone call President Trump had with the president of the Ukraine. The Schiff crew wrote up the complaint and got ...

Sound off!

Glad to see so many people interested in the Niles school board. However, with so many running, any chance of a forum to hear the candidates’ views? Perhaps a local non-political community organization could facilitate this. — Niles Election season is upon us and campaign signs are ...

Not all violence comes from mentally ill people

DEAR EDITOR: People must think carefully and speak responsibly when discussing the news to advance civilization. It is important we do not conflate people who have mental illnesses with people who commit acts of violence. This is a mistake that happens too often, especially when discussing ...

It’s all about the ‘green’ with the wetlands

DEAR EDITOR: Having grown up in Niles, I hunted, fished and trapped in Mosquito Creek. In the 1950s and 1960s, I played golf with my grandparents at the Eastwood Golf Course. In the mid to late 1960s, they wanted to expand the golf course but could not because it was wetlands. Then came ...

Trump endangered Ukraine, Europe

DEAR EDITOR: There was no justification for President Trump’s July 2019 call to President Zelensky of Ukraine when Trump told Zelensky release of military funding they desperately needed depended on Zelensky’s help. Zelensky said they needed to buy Javelin missiles, and Trump replied, “I ...

October can be a life-saving month

DEAR EDITOR: I am a two-time breast cancer survivor who found the usual but highly important avenues of care, love and help — my doctors, family, friends, colleagues and church! They all played an integral part of my recovery; however, my advice to any cancer patient is to join a support ...

Sound off!

Nuclear Task Force One, consisting of the Navy’s first three nuclear-powered surface ships, arrived home Oct. 3, 1964, completing Operation Sea Orbit. With no external assistance, save God, in 65 days we steamed 30,216 nautical miles without fueling or provisioning. Hosting VIPs from 15 ...

Check backgrounds and use common sense when voting

DEAR EDITOR: Recently some Democratic politicians have been calling for common-sense background checks for gun sales. Common sense tells me if they had bought a gun in the last 20 years, they would know there is already a background check system. Some Democratic politicians are saying no one ...

Enterprise Park not worth the costs

DEAR EDITOR: Speaking for myself, and I believe for many others, the Cafaro Company has been very successful and deserves much credit for their many efforts and generous donations. They’ve done many positive things for our area. Unfortunately, the location for their Enterprise Park, with ...

AmeriCorps service adds value to area

DEAR EDITOR: This fall marks the 25th anniversary of AmeriCorps — a national service program that engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community organizations across the country. As a proud alumnus, having served in ...

More pressing issues exist in Liberty

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in response to a story that published in the Sept. 23 newspaper regarding beautifying Liberty Township. Liberty Trustee Arnie Clebone was pictured near Interstate 80 at flag and flower beds, which were planted by Liberty in Bloom. They have been maintained by the ...

Rally to support the 2nd Amendment

DEAR EDITOR: There are lots of rallies in the nation today supporting everything from global warming to anti-gun rallies. I think it’s time that “WE THE PEOPLE” held a rally in support of the 2nd Amendment and send a message that our right to bear arms protects this great nation from all ...

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Newton Falls Councilman Stimpert has been hired for a $56,000 zoning job with no experience. That came after he voted to hire his personal lawyer as village manager. There should be an investigation. The new village manager should be ashamed of himself spending that kind of taxpayer money on ...

Big money hopes to impact House Bill 6

DEAR EDITOR: In November you elected me to be a new voice for the Valley in Columbus. On countless issues, I work to make sure people of the Valley are forgotten no longer. Bipartisan legislators and I voted to remove ridiculous green-energy subsidies from electric bills, saving $3.68 per ...

Handwriting matters, but does cursive?

DEAR EDITOR: Research shows that legible cursive writing averages no faster than printed handwriting of equal or greater legibility. The highest speed and highest legibility in handwriting are attained by those who join only some letters, not all. Reading cursive matters but is much ...