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Letters to the Editor

Portman bill would help businesses reopen

DEAR EDITOR: Many Ohio businesses and their employees have been hit hard by COVID-19 social-distancing measures. Workplaces have closed, people have been furloughed and small businesses across our state are hurting. As we slowly continue to reverse that trend and businesses reopen, we need to ...

Democrats are better managers than GOP

DEAR EDITOR: Democrats manage the economy better than conservatives. They just don’t get proper credit because they don’t promote their own achievements. Nobody ever points out there is greater economic prosperity under Democratic leadership. Don’t mistake stock market success for ...

Know the candidates before you go vote

DEAR EDITOR: Even though we have several weeks before this nation’s extremely important presidential election, time is of the essence. Americans need to know what we are in store for and how vital this election is to our capitalistic economy and our very basic freedoms. If you have felt ...

Sound off!

Numerous Warren rundown homes are owned by Property Group LLC’s, purchased cheaply, not maintained and appealing to criminals. It’s the “almighty dollar.” Two homes on Genessee are owned by LLC’s, one with a $130,000 drug bust recently, and another with a bad roof. The owner’s ...

No downside to use of cameras

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in defense of speed cameras. Based on what I read in the newspaper, I must be the only person in the state of Ohio who thinks these cameras are a good idea. Only drivers exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 or more mph are ticketed. Is this a bad thing? If you are ...

Falls residents now just pawns

DEAR EDITOR: Newton Falls is now a dictatorship. Village council there voted 4 to 1 to ban all citizens from speaking on general topics at their meetings. These elected officials, duly elected by their constituency have eliminated this input by the very people that put them in power. When ...

Thank workers this Labor Day

DEAR EDITOR: Building Tradespeople have built our region of Ohio for the last century — and we’ll continue building throughout the next 100 years. This Labor Day, the Western Reserve Building and Construction Trades Council honors the essential workers who have carried Ohio through the ...

Postal changes causing delays

DEAR EDITOR: Greek historian Herodotus said “Haste in every business brings failures.” Recent actions of USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are proving that true. Reckless changes, disguised as reform, have taken a toll at Youngstown’s mail sorting facility. Mail processing ...

How wealth is really created

DEAR EDITOR: There are only three ways to create wealth, and printing more paper dollars that are not backed by gold, silver or anything else is not among them. Wealth is created by labor or value-added work, by growing crops or other valuable products, and finally, by mining minerals from ...

‘Whoever has ears, let them hear’

DEAR EDITOR: These words are from Matthew 13:9 and Luke 15:35b says the same: “Whoever has ears to hear, let them hear.” Are you listening to His message, America? I think not. The more the world condones sin, the stranger Jesus’ cruel death on the cross and the need for salvation ...

Frenchko is a qualified county GOP candidate

DEAR EDITOR: Niki Frenchko is on the ballot this November for Trumbull County commissioner because majority rules! She handily defeated her primary opponent by a sizeable margin, while keeping in mind that she has been ostracized by the very party that she represents. That alone speaks ...

Trump tries to keep campaign promises

DEAR EDITOR: I find it interesting that Barack Obama calls Donald Trump hateful and a threat to our democracy, considering these many things. Obama and his FBI used falsified information to obtain FISA warrants to spy on American citizens. His party is led by a group of eight mean, hateful and ...

We must return our government to people

DEAR EDITOR: Isn’t it something that in these trying times the president of the United States has to put changing showerheads above the coronavirus. Congratulations to Joe Biden. He has picked a reliable, honest and extremely smart woman to be his vice president. Our current vice ...

Consider elimination of Senate filibuster tactic

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you Patrick Buchanan for addressing the topic of senatorial filibuster this election year (Aug. 10). Filibuster is the distinguishing feature of the United States Senate that allows extended deliberation by requiring 60 votes, a supermajority, to shut off debate and force a ...

Ominous signs come from Wisconsin killing

DEAR EDITOR: Those disgusting lawyers who stood in front of their museum-looking mansion toting an assault rifle and handgun to “protect” their property against peaceful protestors on their way past their house should be charged with inciting violence in the wake of the 17-year-old who ...

Sound off!

Remember all those trees behind the Women’s Park that were indiscriminately destroyed? How are those plans coming along for the re-planting of that area? Was that put on a back burner or just forgotten (with hopes that no one else would remember)? Let’s have an update! Warren Looks ...

Join others to grow faith amid pandemic

DEAR EDITOR: I am amazed how the government was able to so quickly shut down churches, tell them how many people can attend and place restrictions on how close they can stand or sit together. Of course personal contact was forbidden and mask wearing demanded even while appropriate distancing ...

Lakeview Elementary must reconsider plan

DEAR EDITOR: I’m the mother of a Lakeview Local Schools first-grader, as well as a family nurse practitioner. I spoke at the Aug. 10 board meeting with concerns for the K-4 reopening plan, including a lack of psychosocial development, inadequate cleaning times and an unbalanced curriculum. ...

Support Trumbull MetroParks levy

DEAR EDITOR: We need parks now more than ever in Trumbull County. The pandemic has limited individual and family activities, increasing use of our parks exponentially. As a member of the Trumbull MetroParks Board of Commissioners, I found the July 29 Tribune Chronicle editorial a wonderful ...

Howland schools have prepared well

DEAR EDITOR: I want to extend a round of applause to the administration of Howland Local Schools. Contrary to a recent letter to the editor, Howland schools have done an amazing job of being in communication with the parents through the entire pandemic. They have provided up-to-date ...