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Letters to the Editor

GOP not helping to stop COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: I just heard the car companies are asking for help during the coronavirus crisis. Excuse me, but didn’t they get bailed out at least once before? And didn’t they get a huge tax break from Donald Trump, as well as the Republicans? What did they do with all that money? Did ...

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After the fine and calm showing from Warren police at last week’s protest, I am glad Eddie Colbert is safety service director. I shudder to think how another person in that position would have handled it. — Warren Hate spewed by former and recalled Newton Falls Mayor Pat Layshock on his ...

Why so much hate? All people are alike

DEAR EDITOR: Why do people, and I mean all people, have to look at each other and only see the differences? Can’t we see how much we all are alike? We want to be loved, to have a home, a family, a good job. We all want to be needed, wanted, to belong, to create, to serve, to express joy and ...

YSU president’s silence deafening

DEAR EDITOR: Our country, state and the Mahoning Valley are changing everyday. The global pandemic has been the focus for most citizens in our Valley over the last three months, but with the ongoing protests against police brutality and systematic racism, I want to raise concerns about leaders ...

Principles needed for good government

DEAR EDITOR: The overly stated adage, “Money talks and (something) walks,” is not a way to evaluate the purpose of life. Tradition fails us when there’s a lack of character — good character. In 2016 “the hollow man” (Trump) ran for office and won. In reference to Donald Trump’s ...

Disheartened over election process

DEAR EDITOR: After reading the May 9 article titled, “County Elections board calls for investigation,” I was disheartened to see the amount of politics involved in the democratic process. The first issue I found concerning is our system is set up for the failure of anyone who does not ...

Kudos for those involved in protest

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to extend kudos to all of those who took place in Monday’s peaceful protest for the killing of George Floyd — to the mayor, police, the marchers, to those veterans who showed up to protect the statue and to Ty Powell — for exemplifying the way a protest should ...

Look out for each other in tough times

DEAR EDITOR: Every student dreams of walking across that stage at graduation. But for the Class of 2020, this dream has been taken away by COVID-19. While the pandemic is bringing heartbreaking news, it is also showing how we can come together in times of need. As a senior at Ohio Virtual ...

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Champion Cleanup Day was such a great success! Thanks for not canceling it due to the virus! — Champion We like going to local parks to watch the boaters and wildlife, and just read the newspaper and books. Eventually you need to go to the bathroom and for the most part, they are all ...

Be respectful of others as we navigate virus

DEAR EDITOR: It goes without saying that the past few months have been difficult on all of us. The challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic have required all of us to make personal sacrifices and adjustments in our family, work and social lives in the best interests of public health. In ...

All societies come with rules and limits

DEAR EDITOR: I am so tired of hearing protesters say their rights are being taken away. Does the temporary inconvenience of wearing a mask really take away your freedom? Compare your petty complaint to the sacrifice health care workers have to deal with every day. Those who won’t follow the ...

Let governors handle COVID in their states

DEAR EDITOR: There is so much criticism out there, but no one comes up with a better plan than the one they are criticizing. There are the demonstrators with their signs saying they want to get back to work. What good is it to get back to work if you don’t live to spend the ...

Pelosi keeps playing political games

DEAR EDITOR: The Congress passed a stimulus package and gave $1,200 to each American. However, if they would not have given the Kennedy Center and Planned Parenthood millions of dollars, they could have given Americans much more than $1,200 and would not have had to vote on another ...

Democrats show double standard

DEAR EDITOR: The #METOO movement is now dead. According to Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden says he did not commit sexual assault in 1993, and the woman accusing him, Tara Reade, is lying, even though her story is on record and was told by four other people. It is documented on the news, ...

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My wife and I just returned from dining out for the first time. During the hour we were in the restaurant, only the staff and we wore face masks. Not one person coming in or leaving the restaurant wore a face mask. So much for having respect for others. — Warren As a taxpayer in Warren, I ...

Hospitals for rural areas deserve funding

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 crisis has had serious repercussions on all areas of industry, and despite being a health care pandemic, our hospitals are at the forefront of the impact. Hospitals and medical providers all halted nonemergency procedures in order to preserve personal protective ...

Dark money must be kept out of politics

DEAR EDITOR: One person, one vote is a thing of the past. Dark money has changed that. While major players that changed things managed to keep their names out of the news, the only thing we now see is the re-election of President Donald Trump, who has pushed back government policies as we ...

WRTA’s good service lifts spirits of rider

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing with a much deserved shout-out to the Western Reserve Transit Authority for its compassionate community service by offering continued bus transportation throughout these difficult times. Although WRTA’s fixed-route service had to be temporarily discontinued, it ...

Viewers should seek balanced news report

DEAR EDITOR: Ever wonder which of the different national television networks present the fairest news? Well, I have. The definition of fairest is “in accordance with the rules or standards; legitimate.” Periodically, I watch all major networks for several days to see how I think they are ...

Difficult to show respect to president

DEAR EDITOR: The premature opening of the states is kind of like throwing the covers back on a cold morning and hoping to make it to the bathroom before something bad happens. Donald Trump once again claimed to have absolute power. He decided to relinquish some of that power to the governor ...