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Letters to the Editor

Dem candidates not ready to lead Hooterville

DEAR EDITOR: The other night, I watched the presidential debate between Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders just for curiosity. I’m a Republican and a Trump supporter. I was really entertained. I thought I was watching Laurel and Hardy. I give Biden credit for at least being civil. If these two ...

New ethane cracker plant brings benefits

DEAR EDITOR: As the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Social and Urban research reported, Beaver County’s GDP grew 63 percent in 2018 — driven primarily by the construction of the new cracker plant, which is employing upwards of 6.000 men and women from 15 unions. Numbers like ...

Sammarone’s slap on wrist is vexing

DEAR EDITOR: Regarding the recent sentencing of former Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone, I can’t tell you how disappointing it was to see him receive a “slap on the wrist” from Judge Maureen Sweeney. Because many of us are struggling financially, especially now that we have the ...

DeWine making good decisions

DEAR EDITOR: As an Ohioan, I am really proud of our governor’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. In such unknown times, and especially as a person who falls into the category of “high-risk,” it’s really comforting to see him and his team give consistent, clear information that is ...

Unite against new attack on freedom

DEAR EDITOR: I am so upset that people would let fear take over their lives because a virus started in China. Are we supposed to give up church, going to school and going to work and close our businesses down? Why does it happen every election year? Since 1981, every four years we get a ...

State shutdown destroys economy

DEAR EDITOR: Sunday, Gov. DeWine shut down the restaurants and bars in Ohio — What? Doesn’t he know food service jobs make up about 10 percent of Ohio jobs? Many affected people are rather low-income people. What are they supposed to do? Will these people have jobs to go back to after ...

Getting bothered on city’s West Side

DEAR EDITOR: I live on the West Side of Youngstown. I would like to know why decent people can’t even take a walk without being bothered by money-begging crazy people? One in particular has been in jail many times, and still roams the streets harassing and threatening people and acting ...

Sanders best choice for city

DEAR EDITOR: I knew heading into my first year of inner-city teaching that I was going to have my fair share of underprivileged students. I expected I would need to have some extra school supplies for those who could not afford them and a few snacks in a drawer for kids who missed the ...

Trump supporters must accept truth

DEAR EDITOR: No matter what idiotic thing President Trump does, he still has his 40 percent approval rating. In a recent poll concerning Trump’s response to the coronavirus, 56 percent disapprove and 42 percent approve. Once again, his supporters are, at best, naive. In the spring of ...

Sound off!

• Recycling is in progress when the well-intentioned souls living to windward fill their low-sided bins with loose papers, plastic jugs and other unsecured junk that is then blown onto my lawn, where I pick it up and throw it in my trash can. Partially fill plastic jugs with water to keep ...