Split ticket will put U.S. in best spot


My husband and I agree with conservative op-ed columnist George Will that neither nominee understands the role of a president the true effect that position has on our nation (“What if Romney spoke to us as adults?”, Sept. 24).

We do believe, however, that it is time for a change of national leadership. Not because Mr. Obama is a bad guy, but because he has been unable to change any of the indicators as President, that he must, to move us back to the nation we once were.

For years, my husband and I have voted mostly along party lines. This election is different. On a state level, we have two candidates who have led their constituents with full knowledge of their role in government, and particularly whome they represent, and how to get the job done — including compromise.

U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur has never wavered in her love and leadership of her district. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown is the most accessible, hard-working senator this state has ever had.

These two people understand what must be done to keep our state and this nation at the top of the leader board in the world.


Gilbert Road

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Leaders must find compromise

As an independent who supports mostly Democrats in the coming election, I am not unhappy at the prospect of paying higher taxes if it puts our government on a stronger financial footing.

Income tax rates are lower than they have been in at least 45 years. Folks with money to spare have many options for reducing their tax burden.

Our elected leaders must find compromise solutions to reduce the growth of entitlements and generate additional revenue. Greater certainty in their ability to do so will provide a stronger employment and investing environment for everyone.




New generation looks for answers

My husband and I have attended many meetings and updates of the Joint Prisoners of War/Missing in Action Accounting Command across the country. They have been helpful. My brother, U.S. Army Sgt. Harold Stamm, was declared missing on Nov. 1, 1950.

We have met many other families and share their stories. But immediate family members representing the missing are diminishing. Now it’s the grandchildren, nieces, and nephews who are looking for answers.


Catawba Island, Ohio


Free paper, flyer deliverers litter

If I were to throw papers out of my truck window, it would be considered littering. So why are people who deliver free newspapers and blue-bagged flyers throwing them on lawns?


288th Street