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Letters to the Editor

LaRose wrong to limit ballot drop boxes

DEAR EDITOR: Most Ohioans believe that for democracy to work, it must include all of us — no matter our race, background or county where we live. That is what Americans have stood up and fought for since our country’s founding. Unfortunately, here in the Buckeye State we have watched ...

Preserve the Valley’s industrial history

DEAR EDITOR: I’m looking forward to the 2020 census release. Unfortunately, the 2020 census is projected to disclose populations of Trumbull and Mahoning counties have dropped over 110,000 since my 1971 graduation from Warren Western Reserve High School, or WWR. Then, the Mahoning ...

Republicans erect barriers to voting

DEAR EDITOR: The biggest threat to democracy is voter suppression. I think it is ironic that Donald Trump and his followers ranted that the election was rigged. The Republican Party has worked hard for six years to suppress voters. They are probably upset because they didn’t rig the ...

Are you OK with this liberal agenda?

DEAR EDITOR: We have a president who has very obvious serious physical and mental issues. He can’t walk up a flight of steps or read from a prepared message. Our vice president has a very questionable past — both personal and professional. If she were not a Democrat, her lack of morals ...

Sound off!

ODOT and municipalities could stop wringing their hands about Amish buggy safety by applying a simple, logical solution: Ban buggies. This is the 21st century. Cars and buggies will never be a safe traffic mix. Amish can use their cellphones to call an Uber ride. This would be a much safer ...

We recognize, honor doctors this week

DEAR EDITOR: We recognize all our doctors at Trumbull Regional Medical Center, Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital and other area health care facilities on National Doctors’ Day this week. This year has been extraordinarily challenging — one none of us will forget. Doctors’ work ...

Leave Mosquito Lake State Park alone

DEAR EDITOR: 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 ...

Save local state park from being renamed

DEAR EDITOR: I must not be the only person beyond disturbed to learn of state Rep. Mike Loychik’s proposal to rename Mosquito Lake State Park to honor the failed presidency of Donald Trump. While this area has long bemoaned the connotations of the park’s name, renaming it after the 45th ...

Fight to save city, Trumbull history

DEAR EDITOR: I was distressed to hear the owner of the Packard Flats building and Julia Harsh house on North Park Avenue has applied to demolish the Harsh house. This is a historic home and, until recently, apparently still was in original condition, even though it was divided into apartments ...

Changes coming to Warren’s history

DEAR EDITOR: Two historical-related situations are recently occurring in Warren. First the CSX Railroad (formerly the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad) is being abandoned through Warren and adjoining areas. The rail line was constructed in 1882, the last railroad built through Warren. Until the ...

American Rescue Plan helps Americans

DEAR EDITOR: The past year has been hard on all Americans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but thanks to the American Rescue Plan, help is on the way. We learned a lot last year, chief of which is to solve the COVID-19 problem, we need both innovation and cooperation between national, state and ...

Society is upside down, inside out

DEAR EDITOR: What’s up is down, what’s right is left, what’s left is in and what’s immoral is moral. This is the narrative that news outlets pump out daily. Illegal immigrants are now undocumented, when in actuality they are criminals breaking the law. Higher minimum wage will help ...

Honor guards deserve praise for their service

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who serve in the honor guard. The honor guard includes current service members from all branches and veterans who participate in funeral services at the funeral home, church and /or the gravesite for any ...

Mr. Magoo should stay off the roads

DEAR EDITOR: Can the Beach Boys song, “Good Vibrations” help today’s motorist? It appears our highways are overrun with Mr. Magoo, as you can plainly see on just about any given day. Pull up to a four-way intersection, most likely there are painted markings on the pavement, the first ...

Sound off!

I’m disappointed at how our Warren parks have changed. What was a decent play area remains a few swings. There are a couple of ball fields, shallow pond and signs of wildlife, with trash here and there. Ruts and tire tracks were left by ATVs. As I attempted to avoid this mess, down I fell. Is ...

Don’t blame Howland intersection for crashes

DEAR EDITOR: As Saturday’s article about the crash at state Route 82 and Howland Wilson Road reminded us, ODOT is planning a million-dollar upgrade to this intersection. Before spending all that money and making people circumnavigate the township to get to where they’re going, shouldn’t ...

Portman should have supported rescue plan

DEAR EDITOR: Many of my neighbors are laid off from their jobs because the coronavirus crisis hit our state hard. More than 17,000 Ohioans have died from COVID-19, and millions of families are struggling to deal with the economic impact of the crisis. However, in the face of an unprecedented ...

Why Timken is wrong choice for US Senate

DEAR EDITOR: Ohioans should beware when radicals like Steve Bannon are giving the stamp of approval to Jane Timken’s candidacy for the Senate and know that Timken has aligned herself with corruption and radicals. Jane Timken said in her Senate race announcement that she will promote the ...

Where do we go after Trump’s defeat?

DEAR EDITOR: Did we all just awake from a long, bad dream? For years we were lulled to sleep by deep-throated politicians who told us what we needed, when we needed it, where to buy it and how to use it. We played along, never thinking of ourselves. Then, along came Trump, a businessman, ...

Don’t be deterred from taking vaccine

DEAR EDITOR: I am concerned with the number of people afraid of getting the COVID-19 vaccine. Anytime a person has a problem after the vaccine, many people assume wrongly that the vaccine is the cause of their medical issue. In order for the virus to get under control, a high percentage of ...