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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 Nov. 6 election will be the second issue (Oct. 29.) before the election. No letters will be published in the issue immediately prior (Nov. 5) to the election except for letters limited to direct rebuttal of election-related matters appearing in the Oct. 29 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 will not print letters about candidates’ races after the Oct. 8 issue.

        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 e-mail to

Policy hurts famers

To the editor: Voters in the Fifth Congressional District know that Chinese tariff retaliation against our region’s soybean farmers is bad for the economy. What may be worse is that China has already replaced ours with produce from other countries. New trade agreements are costing us market share and orders may not come back anytime soon.

        The President hopes to ease the pain with a $6 billion bailout that reduces our farmers to welfare recipients. Of course, there will be complaints to the World Trade Organization, claiming America has introduced unfair supports for domestic agriculture. And those who would be short changed by tariffs on metals and other products would no doubt like a bailout too.

Discouraging discourse

To the editor: Like many others, I have been disheartened and discouraged by the political discourse and the lack of will among our representatives to work for the good of the people of our country. There are many issues that we need to have our elected officials actively participate in, using constructive dialog and common sense.

        I (casually) know our representative to Congress, Bob Latta. I’ve attended church with him, watched his girls grow up, seen him occasionally in the community. Unfortunately, Bob is not interested in fulfilling the requirements of his job, even a most basic one: he won’t meet with his constituents. I can only conclude this is because he doesn’t actually vote in the true interests of the people who live in his district and he knows it. He voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and he does not speak up to protect children. What he does do is vote for tax cuts for the wealthiest and votes how his party (and their donors) demand.


border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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