Letters to the Editor

It’s time to stand up against violence

DEAR EDITOR: Another big shooting in Youngstown, when is the carnage going to stop? Sixty shots fired — this sounds more like Kandahar than Youngstown. The police and local churches appear in the media asking for calm and peace, but I’m afraid their pleas fall on deaf ears. Nothing ...

Border wall necessary to save country money

DEAR EDITOR: More than 76,000 undocumented immigrants crossed the border in February, the shortest month of the year. We will have to feed and clothe these people at taxpayers’ expense. Why are Democrats spending money on this instead of a wall? The aliens should have their country ...

Niles challenger would follow state law

DEAR EDITOR: Niles Mayor candidate Jimmy DePasquale was a union member, and he did every job very well. But he was never overactive in the union, meaning he never held union office. He always obeyed the rules of the job. When he was Niles service director for a year, he did that well and ...

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We will never know if Hillary Clinton and Mary Barra might have hit it off, woman to woman, on the GM plant. I can’t imagine any person connected with GM who voted for Trump, after Obama and the Democrats saved GM from going under. — Niles At present, nothing much is working as a ...

Amendment sets bad precedent

DEAR EDITOR: An amendment to the Ohio transportation budget legislation will allow senior levy funds to be redirected to private transportation providers without a requirement that those funds be used for the benefit of seniors. This is an end-run around the will of the people. Also, this ...

Chen Chi: ‘His Way’ on display at Butler

DEAR EDITOR: The Butler Institute of American Art, 524 Wick Ave., Youngstown, is featuring a singular exhibit of watercolors by the artist Chen Chi. Internationally revered during his lifetime, Chen Chi was born in 1912 in Shanghai, China. The artist came to the United States in 1947 as part ...

America deserves truth from journalists

DEAR EDITOR: If I were a member of the liberal national media, I would be embarrassed to call myself a journalist. When Donald Trump was elected president, the entire Democratic party and half of the Republicans were shocked that a businessman, with no political ties to anyone, was elected ...

Mueller witch hunt turns up nothing

DEAR EDITOR: The Mueller witch hunt is over with no collusion, no obstruction and no conspiracy. Twenty-two months with 18 Democrat lawyers at a cost of 25 million taxpayer dollars and nothing. This is not over. For the next six years the Democrats will continue their endless witch hunt to ...

We reap what we sow as Americans

DEAR EDITOR: The tragedies in Sandy Hook, Conn., Parkland, Fla., and multiple other places, feed the debate on how to effectively stop school violence. The anti-gun lobby wants to limit the sale of certain weapons. This may be helpful, but won’t pull the root of the problem out. The ...

Sign more effective than a guardrail

DEAR EDITOR: Over the years, I happen to have had a room with a view. I have seen centrifugal force play out. Centrifugal force is defined as the apparent force felt by an object moving in a curved path that acts outwardly away from the center of rotation. Recalling the first time, I was ...

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Thanks to wonderful people! I am handicapped, and every time I’m out, someone opens and holds doors for me, reaches items high on shelves and helps me load my car. People driving by have stopped to tell me I dropped something. A man waited in cold weather with me until my husband brought the ...

No rhetoric more empty than Trump’s

DEAR EDITOR: A better headline for your recent editorial, “Loss of projects here could have been headed off” would have been, “Why can’t everyone just support Trump.” Your space limitations prohibit a full airing of the many reasons this never will be the case, but I wish to ...

Does RITA really save Niles money?

DEAR EDITOR: The city of Niles is out of state control. Great job — or was it? City leaders tell us they saved money by farming out three city jobs to RITA, a private company in charge of collecting city taxes, but not located in Niles. But look a little closer. Two workers from the ...

Negative effects of Trump tax cuts

DEAR EDITOR: President Donald Trump fires anyone he thinks might expose him, hires loyalists to cover up for him and bullies Republican congressmen. He takes advice from known anti-Americans and thinks more about people like Kim Jung Un and Vladimir Putin than he does Americans who want to ...

Consider nature before it’s too late

DEAR EDITOR: We have all heard the stories of the giant who destroyed everything in his path. Has the giant returned, trying to destroy without concern or care what is under his feet? Pouring cement into waters full of living creatures or tearing down trees with nests? We should be ...

Trump tweets better than liberal drivel

DEAR EDITOR: The Mueller investigation is finally finished, and no collusion was found. The left failed with their obstruction of a Supreme Court nominee. Alas, the liberals lost again. Someone should start a class action lawsuit to compensate us who had to listen, read and watch ...

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I have been getting 10 to 20 phone calls daily on my landline phone. I’m wondering why the FCC, Direct TV, Dish or Spectrum can’t or won’t do something to at least slow down these calls. I’m assuming the bulk of these calls are computer generated. — Warren With all the problems ...

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Hubbard Township is encouraging officers to work shifts running speed cameras by raising pay $10 per hour. Blue Line Solutions, the Tennessee company that manages speed cameras, will pay the officers’ increased salary. Is this legal? A private, for-profit company paying part of a ...

Senior advisory council differs from transit board

DEAR EDITOR: In 2005, a Senior Levy was passed by the Trumbull County taxpayers who trusted that the levy dollars would be expended on the seniors, age 60 and over, for various services. Since 2005, the levy has been renewed twice, 2010 and 2015, overwhelmingly, as the public has trusted the ...

Where are the Waldos in Warren?

DEAR EDITOR: Those of you who have children or grandchildren are probably familiar with the book “Where’s Waldo?” I could write a couple of similar books myself. One would be titled “Where’s the Warren City Dog Warden?” and the other would be titled “Where’s the Warren City ...