Leave Mosquito Lake State Park alone


Freshman Rep. Mike Loychik, R-Bazetta, might make a few political points in the cult with his attempt to change the name of Mosquito Lake State Park, but it isn’t for the good of the Mahoning Valley community. If Loychik is so enthusiastic about naming something for the ex-president, he can name his kids, his dog or his favorite soccer ball “Trump.” Years ago there was an unsuccessful attempt to change the name of “Mosquito Creek” to “McKinley,” and even then, local preferences won out. Current efforts to name the park for women’s suffragette Upton at least would recognize a local figure who contributed to the quality of life in our area. Maybe Loychik could work on economic development or ending voter suppression instead and leave Mosquito Lake State Park alone.




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