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State Rep. Mike Loychik was removed from a school board meeting for not wearing a mask as required by the district. The only place Loychik should go maskless is atop history’s trash heap, together with his plan for a new sign at Mosquito Lake State Park to honor Donald Trump. — ...

Child was cut down without a chance

DEAR EDITOR: On Aug. 26, 2021, Persayus Davis-May was laid to rest. She was only 10 years old. She loved her family; she loved her friends. She loved life — and the color pink. Some lowlife thought it was OK to shoot into her house, ending with a bullet to her head. She never knew what ...

We must learn facts about our history

DEAR EDITOR: I was moved when I read Heather Smith’s article, “Embrace learning accurate history.” She spoke from her heart about her own education in Salem and her current teaching involvement with Youngstown youth at Rayen Early College. She wondered why she never learned about the ...

It’s time to stop fighting no-win wars

DEAR EDITOR: The bold headline that recently appeared in a western Pennsylvania newspaper stated, “Withdrawal saddens mom who lost son in Afghanistan.” All mothers, fathers and families have my sincere condolences for their military loss. When are the American people going to get ...

September is suicide awareness month

DEAR EDITOR: Suicide does not discriminate, and to prevent it, neither can we. #BeThere. September marks Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. The issues that divide us have received national headlines, but the issues that lead to death by suicide are ones we all face equally. No one is ...

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• Carl Pelini should have resigned or administrators should have removed him. Keeping the coach teaches girls and boys the wrong lesson about living in healthy life relationships. Students can learn by praying for this family as they attempt to heal and also recognize that behavior can have ...