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Letters to the Editor

Permit CCW for security at YSU

DEAR EDITOR: Threats to public safety on educational institutions are more prevalent than ever with mass shootings continuing to rise even though various laws have been passed to help address the epidemic. The safety of students is of the utmost importance a board of trustees must consider, so ...

Bill’s passage will help change lives

DEAR EDITOR: Flying HIGH, Inc., a professioinal development center in Youngstown, acknowledges U.S. Sen. Rob Portman for his leadership in introducing the bipartisan ED ACCESS Act, a bill that will change the lives of millions of U.S. citizens previously incarcerated for felony drug charges. ...

Congress must hunt ‘witch’ to find truth

DEAR EDITOR: Reader(s) who would call the impeachment inquiry a “witch hunt” should know this: President Trump has given our representatives in Congress no choice. Any citizen who cares about justice, fairness, truth and democracy and any member of Congress who has taken an oath to ...

Building on wetlands brings lasting issues

DEAR EDITOR: There has been some conversation these past months regarding Cafaro Company’s proposed medical complex, Enterprise Park, to be located on forest and wetland habitat along Mosquito Creek in Howland Township. To the dismay of environmentalists, Ohio EPA and the Army Corps of ...

Follow lead set by YSU’s president

DEAR EDITOR: YSU President Jim Tressel’s guest column on Thursday contained volumes of truth. He urges our area to embrace the opportunities offered to us. He made one strikingly true statement after another. “Success breeds success,” was simple but totally correct. What he avoided ...

Embrace electric car future in the Valley

DEAR EDITOR: The Sept. 29 Tribune article by James Dignan should be taken to heart by everyone in our valley. His suggestion was to embrace any part of electric vehicle production because it is the transportation of the future. My own background has been in the scientific R&D, and I ...

Big money wants to reverse legislation

DEAR EDITOR: I have seen and heard countless ads. People have stopped me on the street and tried to get me to sign a petition that I really did not know much about. I figured it was time to look into House Bill 6. I try to be an informed citizen, but not many people can follow every move of ...

Columnist must learn about climate change

DEAR EDITOR: In his Sept. 26 syndicated column titled “Teenagers believe they know all,” Cal Thomas berates 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who called out world leaders at the United Nations for their collective inaction toward fighting climate change. He questions her credibility because ...

Why I’m supporting Buttigieg for president

DEAR EDITOR: As an attorney and former legislator, I find the best approach to be work first, but fight when you have to. That’s the kind of leader I want in the Oval Office. And that’s why I’m supporting Mayor Pete Buttigieg for president of the United States. I met Pete in 2017, but ...

Plan would remedy flower bed’s appearance

DEAR EDITOR: Statements made in a Sept. 29 letter to the editor that were critical of my concern for the landscaping on the Belmont Interstate 80 interchange need to be corrected. The letter writer contends that the landscaping has been maintained for years by the Liberty in Bloom ...