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Election policy

        The Press encourages responses to articles and opinions. In order to provide for fair comment, The Press will have the following policy covering election letters to the editor:

        The last issue for letters regarding the May 8 primary election will be the second issue (April 30) before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (May 7) to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related matters appearing in the April 30 issue of the paper.

        No new political information can be introduced in the issue immediately before the election. This is to prevent inaccuracies without a fair chance for correction.

        Letters are limited to ballot issues. The Press does not print letters about candidates’ races.

        Letters should be no more than 350 words and include a phone number and address for verification purposes. No anonymous letters will be printed. The deadline is Wednesday, Noon. Send to The Editor, c/o The Press, Box 169, Millbury, OH 43447 or email to

Cobalt and Christianity

To the editor: I recall that some Christian evangelical clergy took umbrage with President Donald Trump’s describing some countries whose residents might try to immigrate to the U.S. as “shithole countries.”

        One of these countries seems to be the Democratic Republic Congo, which has an estimated $24 trillion in mineral deposits, including large reserves of coltan and cobalt.

        Recently, CBS News informed the world of the children who mined the cobalt.

Armed teachers an asset

To the editor: After reading the story about the public forum on school shootings, we must respectfully disagree with Oregon Police Chief Mike Navarre’s position that armed teachers are dangerous and are a risk to students.

        The assumption that a teacher or other school employee cannot be properly trained and trusted to stop an active killer is false. Teachers have the ability and intelligence to learn the skills needed and some have the motivation to risk their lives for the kids.




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