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Letters to the Editor

Destroying economy will never help US

DEAR EDITOR: I had viewed that Hillary Clinton and others were mocking President Donald Trump on the fact that the USA had more patients diagnosed with the novel coronavirus than any other country. This is true. What they seemed not to comprehend was the mortality rates. The USA is at ...

Enjoy Mill Creek Park but show it respect

DEAR EDITOR: Mill Creek Park is a welcoming park that I have enjoyed for 60-plus years. It is now a haven for all of us who need a little exercise, a little air or a little outing. I saw the most people ever last Sunday in the park — even the parking lots normally empty were filled and ...

Uncle Sam comes to rescue of Ohio small businesses

By ROBERT SPRAGUE Ohio state treasurer As we all know, small businesses serve as the economic engines that drive communities across our state. Their success is Ohio’s success, and we must never fail to support them. This has become increasingly true as we continue to combat the COVID-19 ...

Trust medical experts before our president

DEAR EDITOR: Another customer of my favorite restaurant and I sighed at the creepy look of the darkened place (at a responsible distance from one another) as we awaited our curbside pick-up orders. “This too shall pass,” he said. Three days later, the White House announced it would ...

US is sinking fast in a variety of ways

DEAR EDITOR: Am I proud to be an American citizen? Not now, because we have let our country down. We no longer say the Pledge of Allegiance, we no longer say Merry Christmas, and we have allowed Spanish to become our language. What happened to those entering through Ellis Island to ...

US should study group health insurance

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 virus is occupying politicians’ time. Distribution issues are in the forefront. Maybe now is as good a time as any for the White House to examine how group health insurance accelerates or retards the transmission of contagious disease. Group health insurance ...

Don’t OK waivers for liquor licenses for dollar stores

DEAR EDITOR: I disagree with waivers sought to allow sale of alcoholic beverages in four Youngstown-area Family Dollar stores. The “dollar store” is becoming a common feature in urban neighborhoods. Their patrons, who usually live nearby, are often a mother with children in tow, youth, ...

Why not vote for Bernie Sanders?

DEAR EDITOR: Why would America not vote for Bernie Sanders, Democratic Socialist? He campaigns like he wants an intelligent, healthy and working society. He claims health is wealth. He’s for free college and Medicare for all. Trump claims the majority of American workers can afford ...

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 ...