I am thankful for the tremendous job Gov. Mike DeWine and his staff have done to brief us on the progress of COVID-19. His professional and informative decisions and mandates to Ohioans have made a difference in the pandemic’s impact.

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The wording in a recent letter may tragically lead some readers to deny themselves a therapeutic regime for the virus that may save their lives. And this all comes, as they stated, from a deep dislike for Donald Trump.

I am willing to admit I made a mistake in writing about President Trump. It was honest and not an attempt to mislead; I was relying on memory because I couldn’t locate it online. It’s important to get facts right. Having now reviewed the clip I see that some back-and-forth was left out of my…

“I’d tell them you are a terrible reporter,” President Trump replied to a questioner, quoted by the Star Beacon editor in a column on March 22. Now there’s a quote that screams for context!

I would like to commend Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor for emphasizing the need to keep the courts in Ohio open.  As she stated during the March 19 press conference, “total closure of the courts and the clerks of court offices presents an access-to-justice issue.” She further announced the r…

Gov. Mike DeWine and the Department of Health do not have the authority to interrupt and suspend voting to steal democracy hours before an election, given the number of infected people statewide.

This is ridiculous for the Board of Election not to find Colleen O’Toole guilty of not living in Ashtabula. I, Reginald Holman, was at the place of residence and I didn’t see anything or hear anything to make me believe that she lives there.

On Monday, Fox News and President Trump accused national media and Democrats of fearmongering because they say there will be more deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus.

Whether you are a Democrat, Republican or Independent, you should be appalled that the Ashtabula County Republicans are trying to pass off Colleen O’Toole as a resident of our beautiful county. Ms. O’Toole has never been an Ashtabula County resident. 

The current flap over the eligibility of Colleen O’Toole as candidate for County Prosecutor is, in the words of Will Shakespeare, that astute observer of human nature,  ‘Much Ado About Nothing’. Ms. O’Toole is well known, having represented Ashtabula County in the 11th Court of Appeals for t…

It is sad to hear Trump followers believing everything the president says. The President is counting on his supporters’ prejudice for his lies to work. He lies to get you to believe that all Democrats must be socialists. His supporters believe all socialist must be Communists.

Recently we attended a lecture at Youngstown State University given by Justin Nobel, an investigative reporter. His article, entitled “America’s Radioactive Secret,” will appear in the next issue of Rolling Stone.

I am a retired minister of the Church of Christ. I have spent much time in the past 50 years studying Bible prophecy. The confusion by religious folks over time promises, mostly in the New Testament, is immense. Let us deal with just one aspect of this subject.

The whole attempt to impeach President Trump by these Dems is a load of garbage. They just can’t stand the fact that Trump beat Hillary Clinton. It’s obvious that the Dems will never admit the fact that Trump has done more good for this country than Barack Obama could have ever dreamed of doing.

I found the article titled “AACS opposes sale to charter school” in a recent edition of the Star Beacon to be more of an advertorial for a public institution than a news story. To be clear, my wife and I are financial supporters of AACS by way of federal, state and local taxes.  We have alwa…

Most rat and mouse poison kills more than rats and mice. Poison kills birds of prey like bald eagles, red-tail hawks, cooper hawks, kestrels and owls — all of which call Ashtabula County home. These poisons also could kill the family pet cat or dog.

Jeff and I would like to give a big THANK YOU to every who helped in any way with the benefit and silent auction held Oct. 19, 2019 at Jefferson United Methodist Church to help with the mounting medical bills Jeff as from hospital stays and surgeries. He still has more surgeries to come, but…

On behalf of the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities, we would like to publicly thank the voters of Ashtabula County for the passage of our levy. 

My family and I would like to express our thanks for the outpouring of honor, remembrance, and patriotism shown to our son-in-law, Sgt. Thomas C. Walker; and for the support and comfort given by the entire community to our daughter, and Cole’s widow, Taylor Walker. It was an honor to accompa…

On Oct. 16, I attended the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, celebrating 10 years of environmental accomplishments and setting new priorities for the Cleveland Climate Action Plan.

After 35 years of studying and researching evolution, I can honestly state that I can find NO evidence to support the theory of evolution.

I would like to send out a special thank you to the individuals who assisted making the dedication of my brother’s memorial plaque at the Conneaut Stadium Sept. 6. It was a pleasant and memorable experience for my family and myself. 

Billions of years in the making, but when trees branched off from the tree of life, life for us was possible. And later, when Chimpanzees did the same, were were on the horizon. We humans still retain over 25% of the DNA of trees and 99% of the Chimpanzee’s DNA (our closest relative). These …

Donald Trump stated he was “The Chosen One.” God help us all. As “American Pie” rhymed “The three men of I admire most, the Father Son and the Holy Ghost, they took the first train for the coast the day the music died.” Will you dance to Donald’s tune? Or ask the Trinity to take Donald with …

One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their life. On top of the abuse, 60% of these victims will lose their job as a direct result of this violence. This is because on average an individual experiencing domestic violence will miss about …

I wasn’t around at the time, but I am sure Ohio politicians did not consider bail outs for other failing technologies. I am sure a lot of ice companies went out of business when refrigerators were invented; what about the kerosene lamp and buggy whip companies. Coal and nuclear power plants …

Apparently I’m too dumb to understand people with smart phones. I have a flip phone with a slide-out keypad. To me that’s a new-fangled gadget, and, yes, the keypad is pretty slick.

I’d like to use this forum to express my gratitude to the Coast Guard, the gentleman running the boat launch at Lakeshore Park, and the man in the kayak that helped bring both of my children (ages 8 and 12) to shore after they drifted too far out in the lake on paddleboards, the morning of S…

The movie “The Blues Brothers” had a musical number by Aretha Franklin. She ended the song, pointing her finger and strongly says “Think!”

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill to excuse billions of dollars worth of college debt for people who owed but never intended to repay if they could avoid it.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Loving father and husband, Robert T. Gray, 32 passed away unexpectedly March 28th. Private services will be held. Full obituary online at guerrierofuneralhome.com, contributions can be made to Guerriero Funeral Home. Love You Most Babe.

GENEVA [ndash] David W. Thompson, age 84 of Geneva, died Friday, April 3, 2020 at the Geneva Village Retirement Center. He was born December 23, 1935 in Flemington, WVA., the son of David and Virginia A. (Stutler) Thompson. He was a supervisor for Metal Wheel before going to work at True Tem…