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Letters to the Editor

Only desperately sick steal from gravesites

DEAR EDITOR: Memorial Day is the day we honor those who died while serving in the U.S. military. In recognition of those who died and also those who served in the U.S military, flags are placed on their graves. My husband passed last year and did serve in the Army. After his death, I went to ...

Austintown shouldn’t have cut down tree

DEAR EDITOR: This past week, an unnecessary action was taken at the Recycling Center in Austintown. This recycling center is adjacent to the Austintown 9 / 11 Memorial Park on Raccoon Road. Last week, a huge 100-plus-year-old pin oak tree was cut down so that lights could be installed around ...

Hospitals for rural areas deserve funding

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 crisis has had serious repercussions on all areas of industry, and despite being a health care pandemic, our hospitals are at the forefront of the impact. Hospitals and medical providers all halted nonemergency procedures in order to preserve personal protective ...

WRTA’s good service lifts spirits of rider

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing with a much deserved shout-out to the Western Reserve Transit Authority for its compassionate community service by offering continued bus transportation throughout these difficult times. Although WRTA’s fixed-route service had to be temporarily discontinued, it ...

Greed, ignorance will trigger more deaths

DEAR EDITOR: The president should be setting the example for this country and the world, since this country is supposed to be a ranking superpower and considered the wealthiest country of the industrialized nations. It is one thing to be the strongest and wealthiest, and another thing to be ...

Dark money must be kept out of politics

DEAR EDITOR: One person, one vote is a thing of the past. Dark money has changed that. While major players that changed things managed to keep their names out of the news, the only thing we now see is the re-election of President Donald Trump, who has pushed back government policies as we ...

Sound off!

Dave Wilkeson, Canfield Board of Education president, sought independent perspective of an outside search firm to develop a list of qualified superintendent candidates presented with only their qualifications visible to a selection committee. A few of the six candidates were finalists and ...

National debt grows at the speed of light

DEAR EDITOR: Modern physics tells us that nothing in the universe can travel faster than the speed of light, which is 186,000 miles per second. That means light could circle the earth 7.5 times each second, reach the planet Mars in 14.2 minutes or get to the moon in 1.3 seconds. That is ...

Stand with Dr. Acton, not with extremists

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio’s Health Director Dr. Amy Acton has been an instrumental figure in keeping Ohioans safe during the coronavirus crisis. While we are still facing an unprecedented health crisis, her actions and directives have kept people safe. Last week, 58 Republicans wanted to limit Dr. ...

Place trust in science, unopinionated leaders

DEAR EDITOR: As a private occupational safety, health and environmental consultant, who’s worked 32 years in both enforcement and consultation sectors within the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, I have had to deal with what we often refer to in the field as “Selling ...