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Letters to the Editor

Jewish community mourns loss of Sister

DEAR EDITOR: On behalf of the Youngstown Area Jewish Federation, we join with the rest of the community in mourning the passing of Sister Jerome Corcoran. Sister’s commitment to educating children, particularly inner-city young children, will continue to positively impact our community for ...

Base mosquito spraying on community’s need

DEAR EDITOR: The Mahoning County Health Department announced a mosquito control spraying program for selected regions of the Mahoning County. This is inadvisable on several levels. First, mosquito control should be on a need basis. That is, it should be based on the density of mosquitoes ...

Second Amendment not about overthrow

DEAR EDITOR: These are the exact words of the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” Where in the world do we get from these words to ...

Health care disparities exist in Appalachia

DEAR EDITOR: Our efforts to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic over the past year have highlighted the concerning and pressing healthcare disparities that plague communities across Ohio’s Appalachian region. If they go unaddressed, these areas will continue to fall further behind and the ...

Democrats spew hate and division in country

DEAR EDITOR: As a Trumbull County resident, in Tim Ryan’s district, I couldn’t agree more with your comments with the congressman’s nasty “rants.” The latest one regarding the Jan. 6 incident was downright embarrassing. However, all you have to understand is the ever-present and ...

Sound off!

The Mahoning Valley lost one of its better angels with the passing of Sister Jerome Corcoran last Sunday. Whether you were directly impacted by her efforts or not, her dedication to helping the most vulnerable among us emulated hope and compassion at its best. Sister Jerome never wanted the ...