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Letters to the Editor

Care facilities work to prevent COVID-19

DEAR EDITOR: Mainstream media stories on COVID-19 unfairly have spread fear among the public that long-term care providers aren’t doing everything possible to protect Ohio’s elderly population. This simply isn’t true. Long-term care providers protect some of the oldest and most ...

African-American Dems must wake up

DEAR EDITOR: If this presidential election hasn’t opened your eyes to what the Democratic Party has been doing to us as a people for years then you really need to go back and rethink your choices. Have you not noticed how every four years we, as African Americans, are center stage on the ...

It’s time to recognize the virus is not hoax

DEAR EDITOR: Having macabre thoughts now hitting home. While eating at a diner the other morning, I overheard a conversation between two people. The subject was COVID-19. Both men approaching the twilight era, believing it to be a hoax, as I listened in disbelief and disgust. I am wondering, ...

Officials’ support showed concern

DEAR EDITOR: In early March, at the onset of the pandemic, we activated the Emergency Operations Center via the Trumbull County Emergency Management Agency. Our goal was to create a management plan to combat the worst-case scenario for Trumbull County as we battled COVID-19. We will not ...

Responsibility brings freedoms we enjoy

DEAR EDITOR: The definition of “freedom” goes deeper than Webster’s. Freedom doesn’t mean not responsible. In fact, freedom requires responsibility. People who push the idea of freedom from government mistake freedom for “free for all” mentality. Freedom actually is free and can ...

Racism isn’t seen here in this area

DEAR EDITOR: I met a beautiful young black woman, and I do not know her name. My beloved cat of 16 years, Garfield, passed away. We went to the pet store to return the food we purchased one day earlier. I told the clerk about Garfield, and she reimbursed us for that purchase. The beautiful ...

Sound off!

I had pleasure to work with high school students at the Newton Falls polls. These students displayed wonderful service through speech and actions. They learned rapidly and adjusted to the chaos. We have a gift in leadership with our youth. I’m hopeful for the future. As a poll worker, I also ...

Regional services will move us forward

DEAR EDITOR: I read with amusement the Oct. 20 article concerning sewer service to the new Ultium facility in Lordstown. “They could still make money if they dropped (the sewer rate) a little,” stated Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill regarding the county’s rate to Ultium. “They want ...

Ohio State University assisting crime victims

DEAR EDITOR: A recent editorial published in this newspaper about sexual abuse by former Ohio State doctor Richard Strauss failed to mention that the university has reached settlement agreements with 185 survivors totaling $46.7 million. No taxpayer, tuition or restricted donor funds are ...

Commendation to county elections board

DEAR EDITOR: My wife and I left the house early Tuesday morning bound for the Trumbull County Board of Elections intent on voting early. We arrived on site, found parking (although the former Chase Bank Building across the street also had ample parking spaces) and joined the line of about ...

Following science will lead to answers

DEAR EDITOR: I was disappointed in your Oct. 26 editorial headlined “Simply ‘following science’ not always key.” Particularly troubling was the statement, “Besides, what if the scientists aren’t following the science? Some of them are not.” Nothing in the editorial shows ...

Why not delay this election over virus?

DEAR EDITOR: If the Supreme Court can allow to stand Pennsylvania law to delay its voting until the Friday after the election, why cannot someone delay our presidential election? Voting by mail and all the other irregularities could be put to rest. The COVID-19 pandemic should be history ...

Opinion page supports Americans’ free speech

DEAR EDITOR: I want to thank you for your daily opinion page. It is a show of support of free speech, which we have seen this year, has led to much violence in America and around the world. As Walter Williams stated recently, some leaders think citizens are unable to think for ourselves and ...

Make your voice heard in your communities

DEAR EDITOR: What county, what city, what town or what township do you live in? What type of official government do you have? Do you know what is happening and who is in control of your community’s happenings? In the “new normal” of the 21st century, daily challenges and needs and ...

Cuomo showed real leadership during crisis

DEAR EDITOR: I’m a 1966 graduate of Harding High School. In 1966, the economy was booming. I was the midnight cowboy. I had to get out of Warren. A big, wide world was out there. With my Gibson guitar in one hand and my baggage in the other, I boarded a Greyhound bus on East Market Street, ...

Sound off!

Liberty Township trustees should find more appropriate uses for CARES Act funds rather than a new road department truck. These funds were to be used to help mitigate costs of COVID-19 emergency. Better uses may include purchase and distribution of masks and gloves for local residents, and food ...

Warren income tax improves city

DEAR EDITOR: As you are aware, the citizens of Warren passed a 0.5 percent income tax increase in November of 2016 on the promise from the city’s administration to fully staff the fire and police departments and to use at least $500,000 per year to improve our city streets. The ...

Renewal won’t increase taxes

DEAR EDITOR: I write to you today with measured optimism. As we continue to navigate through the challenges that COVID-19 have brought, I am extremely proud of the way the city of Warren has responded. Even through these difficult times, we have stepped up to assure that essential services ...

Vets should vote for Dr. Woods

DEAR EDITOR: Dr. Larry Woods is a candidate for Coroner of Trumbull County. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force with 17 years of service. He served as a flight surgeon over seas and at the local Reserve Air Base. As a fellow veteran, I support Dr. Woods. He has helped many in the ...

Officials support Dan Polivka

DEAR EDITOR: We wish to express our endorsement for Dan Polivka to remain our Trumbull County commissioner. Over the years, Dan Polivka always has been available to the city of Hubbard 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, no matter the challenge. Dan has always provided valuable assistance when ...