Letters

Letter: Feeling grateful about being on vets banner

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I would like to thank my family for sponsoring a veterans’ banner in my honor. My banner is just one of many that decorate the streets in the towns and villages of Putnam County.

Letter: Seeing real benefits from drug recovery

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The 2022 National Recovery Month theme is “Recovery is for Everyone: Every Person, Every Family, Every Community.” This year’s theme reminds us that while the path toward recovery can be different, recovery is available to everyone.

Letter: Disappointing that color solved waterlogged problem

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What I’ve been in dialogue with a department within the county and Shawnee Township for years to address and had been unable to resolve is scheduled to be resolved following one call from a tearfully, fearfully white woman.

Letter: Americans paying for Chinese pollution

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According to the International Energy Agency, worldwide coal usage is at an all-time high. Of the 8 billion tons used, China uses 56% of that total. The United States uses 8.5%.

Letter: Mar-A-Lago raid was necessary for democracy

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Besides your position on Donald Trump, I was unclear about Don Stratton’s recent column title, “Politically motivated selective enforcement.” I am not sure why you targeted police departments in large cities as more prone to this type of behavior rather than police enforcements in small towns and cities. I guess your adverb “rarely” means that Lima and the surrounding communities are exempt from selective enforcement political or otherwise. About 30 years ago this action was labeled profiling.

Letter: Someone should watch out for retired teachers

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Recently the board governing the State Teachers Retirement Fund (the pension fund for teachers) voted to award $9.7 million in performance-based incentives to its 90-member investment staff, despite having lost $3 billion in the first 11 months of the year.

Letter: ‘Never Trumpers’ can speak up once again

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This is an open letter to all those “never Trumpers” who spent all four years of his administration calling him a liar and even a Russian asset.

Letter: Don’t underestimate the power of a hug

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On Your Hometown Stations recently, they gave a report on hugs. They missed a lot of the information.

Letter: Chief Cortes deserves community backing

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In a recent report before Lima council, Lima Police Chief Angel Cortes spoke about positive initiatives. He outlined a realistic and thoughtful plan to improve public safety.

Letter: ‘Right to life’ for your baby

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I was so magnificent made, Mom said.