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Letters to the Editor

Biden failing on his campaign promises

DEAR EDITOR: Maybe it is time for politicians to take / pass lie detector and cognitive tests before being permitted to run for or hold public office. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said President Biden’s administration inherited the “broken immigration system” from former President ...

Struggling, coping make you stronger

DEAR EDITOR: An article on the front page of the newspaper about how General Motors closed its doors and families had to struggle caused me to write this letter. My husband was a “lifer” in the U.S. Marine Corps for 25 years. He put in many 14- and 15-hour days with no such thing as ...

‘No Name Park’ would be better for Mosquito

DEAR EDITOR: State Rep. Mike Loychik likely will be a one-term politician, as was his impeached idol, if he renames Mosquito reservoir for him. Granted, “Mosquito” as a recreational center name probably makes the the tourist board itch, but it’s a better choice than Loychik’s. Read ...

Recognize Tressel for contributions to Valley

DEAR EDITOR: I am writing to ask the people of the Mahoning Valley to help find a way to recognize what Jim Tressel has done for Youngstown State University and the Mahoning Valley. I have written Mayor Brown to consider renaming Fifth Avenue from the YSU Stadium to downtown Youngstown ...

End COVID-19 public health mandates now

DEAR EDITOR: First, let me say I do not believe COVID-19 is a “hoax.” The virus is real, dangerous to some and should be dealt with in a serious manner; however, I also believe COVID-19 has been used over the past year by the media, politicians and many others to further their political ...

Honor guards deserve praise for their service

DEAR EDITOR: I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the men and women who serve in the honor guard. The honor guard includes current service members from all branches and veterans who participate in funeral services at the funeral home, church and / or the gravesite for any ...

Pushing negativity not patriotism

DEAR EDITOR: I am stunned and disappointed to read an opinion submitted that identified Rush Limbaugh as a patriot — a gross misuse of that term. The man was an actor and a bully who was paid handsomely and provided a wide platform to spew disrespect, cruelty and lies. One of his favorite ...

Nature equally vital to humanity’s future

DEAR EDITOR: Humans, like all life on earth, exist only in the context of biological ecosystems. In the confines of urban life, where the hands of humanity have shaped our environment into steel, asphalt and concrete, we forget this fundamental axiom of life. Our collective societal focus is ...

Mr. Magoo should stay off the roads

DEAR EDITOR: Can the Beach Boys song, “Good Vibrations” help today’s motorist? It appears our highways are overrun with Mr. Magoo, as you can plainly see on just about any given day. Pull up to a four-way intersection, most likely there are painted markings on the pavement, the first ...

Changes coming to Warren’s history

DEAR EDITOR: Two historical-related situations are recently occurring in Warren. First the CSX Railroad (formerly the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad) is being abandoned through Warren and adjoining areas. The rail line was constructed in 1882, the last railroad built through Warren. Until the ...