Letters to the Editor

Letter filled with innuendo

To the editor: The letter of Sept. 10, “Progressives lack message,” written by Barry Bardone, was a conglomeration of innuendo, accusation, misrepresentation, alternative facts and cynicism. The writer begins by scolding the U.S. for a lack of retribution (jail, execute or banish) ...

Toronto responders have earned thanks

To the editor: On Sept. 24 our home in the Wallace Heights area of Toronto sustained a devastating kitchen fire, which caused damage throughout our entire home. The house will be uninhabitable for the next 60 to 90 days while a complete fire and smoke restoration takes place. It is our ...

Corporate rate not low enough

To the editor: In his Oct. 1 letter, “Closer look at tax plan,” J. David Core suggests that our corporate tax rate may be too low. I would like to remind him that corporations do not pay taxes, people do. And the people who pay the corporate income tax are largely the workers who do not ...

Starkdale church thanks community

To the editor: The outreach committee of Starkdale Presbyterian Church would like to thank our local Dollar Tree Store for the privilege of distributing school supplies to our local elementary schools. We would also like to thank the local Dollar Tree patrons for their generosity, which ...

Closer look at tax plan

To the editor: This week Donald Trump previewed his much-hyped tax reform plan. As a liberal Democrat, I fully expected to oppose the proposal from jump, but — I gotta say — there are points in the proposal I think warrant consideration. Example: It slashes the corporate rate from 35 ...

Protesters love their country

To the editor: In recent weeks and months, we’ve seen Republicans and President Trump become very angry about NFL players protesting the national anthem because of injustices in this country. Specifically, it began as a protest by one player, Colin Kaepernick, expressing anger and ...

Questions about Indian Creek

To the editor: The 2016 Ohio school district report card was published for each of the 608 school districts in the state, and the Indian Creek Local School System ranked 525 — lower than 86 percent of all school districts in the state. Something is seriously amiss here, not the least is ...

Communities can make difference

To the editor: Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental or substance use disorders. In fact, we need ...

Memories of bread from the oven

To the editor: The Oktoberfest is coming to Brooke Hills Park on Sept. 30, and those who can claim German heritage cannot help but be pleased. My great-grandfather, Wendel Traubert, came to the United States, first to Pittsburgh to learn English, and then to Wheeling, on the island, where he ...

Trump too close to Russia

To the editor: President Donald Trump has a bad case of what I like to call “pooties-cooties.” In fact, he is so heavily infested with them that henceforth I will refer to him as Trumpski. Let’s ignore the fact that he’s deeply indebted to Russian banks because of his multiple ...