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Letters to the Editor

Support Boy Scouts and Medici exhibit

DEAR EDITOR: I was pleased to read in the Vindicator that the Boy Scouts filing for bankruptcy would not prevent the Norman Rockwell’s art collection of scouting from being on display at the Medici Museum of art in Howland. I was a Boy Scout in Youngstown in the 60’s and my dad before ...

Don’t misjudge Fairhaven School

DEAR EDITOR: My daughter started kindergarten at Fairhaven school this year, and I feel that many people give the school a stigma. I’m here to tell you, if you have never stepped foot into the school, you should. From the time you walk through the front door until you leave, you will be ...

Stop-and-frisk could help stop violence

DEAR EDITOR: When Michael Bloomberg was mayor of New York, one of his policies was Stop-and-Frisk. Is this such a bad idea? With the violence and shootings here in Dodge City, (aka Youngstown, Ohio) would it not be prudent to take a pro-active step in reducing the number of violent acts ...

Why I’m supporting Bernie over Biden

DEAR EDITOR: “Are you willing to fight for a person you don’t know as much as you’re willing to fight for yourself?” I get emotional when I read this quote. It’s a notion at once revolutionary, yet fundamental, emblematic of humanity at its absolute best. These are the words of ...

Biden can’t win in general election

DEAR EDITOR: The Democratic party is setting itself up to lose again in November for the presidency of the U.S. The core principles of the party are social and economic equality, government control of monopolies, affordable tuition, health care and protecting the environment. The party is ...

There are two sides to impeachment

DEAR EDITOR: Clearly the impeachment hearing has two sides to it. Along the same lines, a bronze sculpture by Auguste Rodin “The Thinker,” a symbol symbol of philosophy and knowledge. It was first commissioned to be “The Gates” (of Hell), Dante’s poem, The Divine Comedy, “Abandon ...

Transitioning to high-tech lending

DEAR EDITOR: Small business lending went through a transition during the decade of the 1990s. At the outset of the decade, lenders were quite comfortable lending against hard assets. There were plenty of hard asset opportunities to lend against. As the economy transitioned from ...

Plan to eliminate Scrappers misguided

DEAR EDITOR: Recently Major League Baseball owners met in Orlando to discuss a plan to eliminate up to 42 minor league affiliate teams. I believe that plan is misguided, and I’m joining dozens of mayors nationwide to stop it. Baseball connects us to our communities, our neighbors and ...

Long-term solution needed for Poland land

DEAR EDITOR: EnviroScience, a Stow environmental consulting firm, proposed an extensive construction of rock-armored stream banks on Yellow Creek in the Poland Municipal Forest to reduce bank erosion that threatens forest infrastructure. The project, costing upwards of $1.9 million, does ...

Trumbull County water study needed

DEAR EDITOR: There has been much written in the news recently about water rates charged by the city of Girard to users in Liberty Township; more recently, there has been much written regarding leverage that the city of Niles wants to exert on water users in Howland, Vienna and ...