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Letters to the Editor

Why we should get COVID-19 vaccine

DEAR EDITOR: The answer about why we should get vaccinated is simple. It’s not that your immune system isn’t enough, or that maybe you can survive the illness. Rather, it is that even if you are the healthiest individual, no one can predict exactly how bacteria or viruses can ...

Sound off!

Canfield held its first meeting to study community equality and diversity, spearheaded by outgoing Mayor Richard Duffett. I applaud this! My concern is that newly-elected mayor Don Dragish might not continue that touch. Mr. Dragish campaigned using dog-whistle politics, stating he would “Keep ...

Changes at church in Campbell are frustrating

DEAR EDITOR: Reconfiguration of Campbell Catholic churches has been occurring for about 10 years. I understand the need to close some churches because of the decrease in population and fewer priests. Ten years to complete this reconfiguration into the new parish, Christ the Good ...

Look just how far the GOP has fallen

DEAR EDITOR: Watching the moving funeral service for Gen. Colin Powell, I was struck by the solemnity, pomp and bipartisan turnout and tributes. I couldn’t help but think, “How far the Republican Party has fallen.” The current president and first lady, two former presidents, three ...

Save YSU programs that drive student creativity

DEAR EDITOR: Youngstown State University plans to shutter the Master of Fine Arts program, or MFA. Nothing says “welcome home” more than closing the gates to the temple. For a town that has a very rich history of welcoming Italian immigrants and having a town built by them, this may ...

Good nursing ratios needed for safe care

DEAR EDITOR: It’s no secret that over the past year-and-a-half, the medical profession has faced tremendous challenges and reevaluation of previous practices. Nurses in particular have dealt with an increase in patient acuity coupled with low staffing levels, requiring care for more ...