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Letters to the Editor

Lockdown protesters neglect others’ welfare

DEAR EDITOR: The sight of protesters in Columbus ignoring social distancing and banging on the glass windows outside the Statehouse reminds me of movies with mindless mobs throughout history demanding that heads roll, without ever fully understanding the implications or the outcomes. I am ...

Sanitation workers need protective gear

DEAR EDITOR: I think the state needs to support sanitation workers in the way of standardized practices statewide. These workers are also on the front line — both public and private companies. Sanitation workers need standard protective equipment that should be mandated by the state. ...

Law grants immunity when vaccines harm

DEAR EDITOR: Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and his health department director, Dr. Amy Acton, keep talking about life not getting back to normal until we have a vaccine for COVID-19. As a person whose life has been greatly impacted by my son’s vaccine injury, I would like people to know about the ...

Trump responding well to health crisis

DEAR EDITOR: Some Democrats and much national media have adopted President Barack Obama’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s cynical philosophy, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.” House Democrats have seized our critical need for legislation to shore up our economy ...

Avoid sugar, salt to help avoid contracting virus

DEAR EDITOR: The reports say many will be infected with the novel coronavirus. The best chance of survival is to try your best to avoid the pitfalls of the virus while trying not to challenge the personal limits of your body. The most dangerous aspect of this seems to be the overwhelming ...

Spend your free time helping to clean county

So, you are out of work or out of school and have nothing to do. Go out and pick up the trash along the roadsides of Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Last Thursday, after work I spent about 45 minutes picking up empty beer cans and whiskey bottles on a vacant lot left by the locals. And all ...

COVID-19 outbreak hitting disabled harder

DEAR EDITOR: The COVID-19 crisis presents challenges that most of us have never experienced. For Ohioans with disabilities, the outbreak and measures implemented to slow it, are even more difficult. Disability Rights Ohio (DRO) is seeing firsthand how this crisis is further isolating our ...

Former patient lauds health care workers

DEAR EDITOR: I spent March 8 to March 20 in St. Elizabeth Hospital with a non-novel coronavirus ailment. This is to commend the health care workers from the emergency room to eventually, everybody on the seventh floor. They face danger to themselves and their families all day, every day, to ...

Enjoy ‘silver lining’ of stay-at-home order

DEAR EDITOR: This is a very difficult time for all of us to experience: lost wages due to people being out of work, children unable to attend school, many unable to attend religious services to pray with family and friends, loneliness of people living alone and dedicated medical workers ...

Stop what’s going on inside federal prisons

DEAR EDITOR: Frantic over the possibility that her incarcerated son has COVID-19 and is not being tested or properly treated, a mother of a federal inmate is desperately reaching out for help to anyone who will listen. Her son is an inmate at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution in ...