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Letters to the Editor

Find family-friendly Halloween choices

DEAR EDITOR: Imagine, if you will, a 3-year-old being pushed in his stroller on a cool, autumn evening. The toddler is with his parents, but he is in an unfamiliar environment. It is dark, noisy and there are crowds of people shuffling around him. His parents push the stroller towards a ...

Don’t erase our past, just learn from it

DEAR EDITOR: Finally, someone found the words to express exactly how I feel about those know-it-alls that want to change our history and erase our past. Don’t they realize this is the way we learn and try to change things in our future? Why? You can’t change our past. As letter writer ...

Facts, truth don’t matter anymore

DEAR EDITOR: In my business as an occupational environmental, safety and health consultant, facts, valid information and supported statistics matter. Such attributes are what we in the business rely on to properly enforce, guide and ensure compliance when identifying the proper application ...

Trump’s plan tries to restrict voting

DEAR EDITOR: Many people think the Trump administration is trying to stop mail-in voting and that’s the extent of it, but that’s just part of Trump’s unconstitutional plan to keep average Americans from voting. They also have closed polling locations and they target minorities and ...

Ohio’s energy industry primed to drive growth

By Dan Brouillette U.S. Secretary of Energy In 1788, the same year as the ratification of the Constitution, settlers with the Ohio Company made their way into southeastern Ohio. The men and women who first crossed the Appalachian Mountains were pioneers, yes, but they were also the leading ...

Native Americans deserve reparations

DEAR EDITOR: Lately there has been talk by some ethnic groups that they deserve and should receive some sort of reparations because their ancestors were forced to work as slaves in the South. Shame on them. What makes them think they are deserving of any sort of reparations? The slaves of ...

Sound off!

Who is the unidentified woman who whined to the governor about Austintown’s open-air concerts? Is she one of the two women who messed with Peaberry’s in Boardman about masks? And more importantly, who made her boss? We don’t need a local Madalyn Murray O’Hair deciding who should be shut ...

Education stories should help, not hurt

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to express my displeasure with the front page article last week, “City schools: New plan, old debate,” authored by Raymond L. Smith. The present story of Youngstown City Schools is being written by Justin Jennings, CEO, and not Mr. Jimma McWilson. Any ...

President’s track record is lacking

DEAR EDITOR: An Aug. 24 letter from a reader critiquing syndicated columnist George Will revealed more about President Trump’s apologists than any error by Mr. Will. In his letter, the writer used “accomplishment” in one or another forms to praise Trump at least three times in as many ...

Portman’s legislation to boost businesses

Portman’s legislation to boost businesses DEAR EDITOR: Many Ohio businesses and their employees have been hit hard by COVID-19 social-distancing measures. Workplaces have closed, people have been furloughed, and small businesses across our state are hurting. As we slowly continue to reverse ...