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Letters to the Editor

Edit inaccuracies from readers’ letters

DEAR EDITOR: The Sept. 6 letters to the editor section in your publication has me struggling to understand your methodology for editing. Shouldn’t facts still have a role in opinions expressed? Under the headline, “Leave our history alone,” the writer said, “All the African-Americans ...

Speed cameras a good idea

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing in defense of speed cameras. Based on what I read in the newspaper, I must be the only person in the state of Ohio who thinks these cameras are a good idea. Only drivers exceeding the posted speed limit by 11 or more mph are ticketed. Is this a bad thing? If you are ...

Masks may not be answer

DEAR EDITOR: “We know that wearing a mask outside health care facilities offers little, if any, protection from infection.” You may read the entire article citing studies at https://aapsonline.org/mask-facts. The size of the CoV-2 virus is 0.125 micrometers, smaller than a medical ...

Postmaster creates delays

DEAR EDITOR: Greek historian Herodotus said “Haste in every business brings failures.” Recent actions of USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are proving that true. Reckless changes, disguised as reform, have taken a toll at Youngstown’s mail sorting facility. Mail processing ...

How wealth is generated

DEAR EDITOR: There are only three ways to create wealth, and printing more paper dollars that are not backed by gold, silver or anything else is not among them. Wealth is created by labor or value-added work, by growing crops or other valuable products, and finally, by mining minerals from ...

Leave our history alone

DEAR EDITOR: These know-it-alls want to attack the Indians’ history so they can erase them from our country. They were the first Americans here before anybody that came from other countries took over their land. They were a strong people, who took care of the land and animals. Since the ...

Canfield employee review done in public was wrong

DEAR EDITOR: The Aug. 19 meeting of the Canfield City Council was an unbelievable spectacle. For over an hour, the performance rating of the city manager was reviewed in the public arena. Yes, an annual appraisal is commonplace, but to review it publicly in a city council meeting is well ...

Media should probe results of lockdowns across nation

DEAR EDITOR: A recent letter was highly critical of Sweden’s nonlockdown approach to COVID-19. The writer was correct in that the mortality rate was higher than the other Nordic countries. It was less than France, Italy Spain the UK and Michigan (similar population). The government of ...

Consider elimination of Senate’s filibuster tactic

DEAR EDITOR: Thank you Patrick Buchanan for addressing the topic of senatorial filibuster this election year (Aug. 10). Filibuster is the distinguishing feature of the United States Senate that allows extended deliberation by requiring 60 votes, a super majority, to shut off debate and force a ...

Ominous signs come from death in Kenosa, Wisconsin

DEAR EDITOR: Those disgusting lawyers who stood in front of their museum-looking mansion toting an assault rifle and handgun to “protect” their property against peaceful protesters on their way past this house should be charged with inciting violence in the wake of the 17-year-old who ...