Sunday, August 4, 2019
Cleveland resident has fond Vindy memories
It is with sadness that I learned your newspaper would cease printing Aug. 31.
Fifty years ago, my husband built a summer home on Pymatuning Lake Road. Our newspaper of choice was the Youngstown Vindicator. It was a wonderful paper!
My oldest son, Richard, 11, submitted a question in to the “Ask Andy” children’s page feature, which was printed. His question: “How high do sun’s flames shoot?” The question was printed and an answer given.
Richard received a prize for his question from Andy – a World Book Atlas that he left at my home after he married. I still refer to it today.
Thank you for your paper and Andy for the atlas.
Therese Kren, Cleveland
Preserve election integrity
During Congressio- nal hearings on Capitol Hill on July 24, I heard Special Counsel Robert Mueller say that he fears that foreign interference, especially hostile foreign influence, will become a new norm in our elections. Why would anyone want to serve in the defense of a country whose essence is corruption ?
At the time I was commissioned to serve in the military, I had no reservations as to the critical importance of preserving a more perfect union. Had I ever considered that the country I swore to preserve and protect solicited hostile foreign countries to help a presidential or any candidate win their election, I would never have taken the oath to serve my country.
We are at a truly critical juncture at this point in our country’s history. Minimizing or negating the importance of voting integrity during elections will ultimately diminish our strength as a nation.
Will we be able to wake out of our stupor to be able to discern truth from lies? I am putting my hope on our country’s youth who show they have the capacity to speak truth to power.
Kathleen Berry, Youngstown Why ’20 election matters
The hearts of many people are gripped by fear and desperation, even in so-called rich nations. The joy of living fades frequently, lack of respect for others and violence is on the rise, and inequality is increasingly evident. In an economy of exclusion, many are marginalized: without work, and the possibility of escape and becoming a throwaway culture, which includes abortion. The excluded are not the exploited but the outcast, the leftovers of our present trend. We are rapidly becoming an economy of exclusion.
Our history of being a truly compassionate, constitutional and admired country is rapidly being destroyed. Bad things will continue to happen if good, caring people do nothing in the 2020 election.
Pete Penn, Sheffield