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Letters to the Editor

Frenchko will be asset for county

DEAR EDITOR: As we look at the choices for Trumbull County commissioner, one stands out who has earned our vote Nov. 3, Niki Frenchko. The “good ole boys” have been in office for many years, and now is the time to vote for new leadership in the county. Niki will bring new ideas, ...

Polivka supports senior citizens

DEAR EDITOR: Dan Polivka has been a strong supporter of senior citizens for many years and deserves your support for re-election. As a young man Dan began as a volunteer for SCOPE Senior Services, not because it was a political thing, but he wanted to help. As a volunteer, he delivered ...

Lessons from mom Frenchko

DEAR EDITOR: In a year with more division than ever, my mom, Niki Frenchko, has immense support from both parties. I am a very objective person. I care less about which party you support and more about who can cooperate to actually get things done to improve the community. My mom volunteered ...

Experience makes Blair better choice

DEAR EDITOR: Our country, state and community need strong leadership to lead us through these unprecedented times. State Rep. Gil Blair has shown he puts people over politics. Gil Blair has shown over and over that he is willing to work across the aisle to get things done. Rep. Blair has ...

Waddell stifles voices in N. Falls

DEAR EDITOR: I am a bit confused why, as mayor of Warren, Doug Franklin is endorsing Lyle Waddell. Waddell is serving as the appointed 3rd Ward Councilman in Newton Falls and running to keep that 3rd Ward seat. A letter of endorsement from Mayor Franklin circulated in Newton Falls ...

Advocates assess candidates

DEAR EDITOR: The mission of Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) is to advocate for the human, civil and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio. As a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, the soul of our work is rooted in empowering Ohioans with disabilities to make the best choices for ...

Trump-Pence ticket brings peace, safety

DEAR EDITOR: With a Joe Biden win, the thought is chilling that a radical West Coast government will be the model for our central government in D.C., bringing high taxation and ripping our energy sector to shreds. Kamala Harris could become president of the strongest country in the world ...

Why America needs Joe Biden

DEAR EDITOR: Joe Biden is a unifying force. By contrast, the current president uses conflict and division as marketing tools. Our nation is more divided, and the conflict more acute, than at any period in recent history. America needs Joe Biden as its president. Donald Trump lied to us ...

Protect health care from Trump

DEAR EDITOR: Donald Trump does not have a new health care plan. He plans to abolish Obamacare because the wealthy gain $40 billion in tax breaks if it’s overturned. To replace it, he claims he has a “concept.” His executive order protecting pre-existing conditions is just a ...

Trump, Hagan best for America

DEAR EDITOR: If you need the government to support you, take care of you, feed you, pay for your medical, pay for your college, then vote for Joe Biden. He will kill the entrepreneurial spirit by taking from the producers and giving to the nonproductive citizens. He will remove your freedoms ...

Polivka dedicated to constituents

DEAR EDITOR: I’ve known Dan Polivka for over 30 years. His dedication to the people of Trumbull County is unparalleled. Dan has fought hard to keep the taxes from being increased and looked for ways to do more for the people of Trumbull County with less. One of the things I admire ...

Trumbull should not lag behind

DEAR EDITOR: My two sisters, my brother and I have put up with a lot over the past year from attacks on our mother, Niki Frenchko, based on lies to politically motivated attacks against my little sister. My instinct was to keep quiet and not lower myself to the level of online antagonists ...

Trumbull needs more ballot boxes

DEAR EDITOR: Voting in Trumbull County and counties across Ohio should not be a profile in courage. You should have easy access to voting regardless of how you vote — by mail or in-person — where you live. But as we quickly approach what is unquestionably an election for the ages, none of ...

Jesus the one we should trust

DEAR EDITOR: There is an invisible force attacking our nation today. There is a rapid breakdown of law and increasing amount of poison spreading through America’s political system. Satan is the one who is bringing our nation down. He is using individuals to destroy the law and government. ...

Woods better choice for Trumbull coroner

DEAR EDITOR: This election you will have a choice for Trumbull County coroner. I have compared both candidates for this position. My recommendation is to select Dr. Larry Woods. He is not only an outstanding cardiologist here in our Valley, he also has served in our U.S. Air Force as chief of ...

Candidate for coroner embodies selflessness

DEAR EDITOR: In over 29 years of military service mostly at the 910th in Vienna, I served with many extraordinary people. They were Air Force reservists who volunteered to defend our nation when called, leaving families and civilian life to take the fight to our enemy. When I reflect on the ...

Place your election signs respectfully

DEAR EDITOR: I challenge all candidates for this election cycle to use ethics and good judgment when placing their signs throughout the community. Signs placed at exit ramps, in front of local retail drug stores and on street corners do nothing but tell the public you don’t have enough ...

Polivka’s efficiency deserves re-election

DEAR EDITOR: Recently we ran into some problems that couldn’t be handled alone. I called Trumbull County Commissioner Dan Polivka and left a message on a Sunday. A return call was expected in a few days. Surprisingly, Dan called back in a few hours. After an explanation, Dan had someone to ...

Commissioner always supports veterans

DEAR EDITOR: Dan Polivka has always supported veteran residents of Trumbull County. When called upon him for help, Dan Polivka always has come through. Whenever asked, his answer always has been, “What can I do to help?” In 2014, when we had outgrown our office, he supported us the ...

Niki Frenchko will make positive change

DEAR EDITOR: I have been in leadership for over 30 years and am currently an adjunct instructor for a local university, teaching business and human resource management to undergraduate students. I am also a retired senior non-commissioned officer with over 26 years of service in the United ...