Dear Mr. President: People Are Looking For Jobs

Mar 29, 2017

Dear President Trump,

My name De’Andre Stringer. I’m a young man that is concerned about my city and my state. Knowing the idea that you are trying to make America great again, which is a very hard task and an idea that could be taken as a catchphrase with no action behind it.

But it’s not a catchphrase to me.

With making America great again you will be helping out cities with businesses and jobs. As you are getting ready to take office, I want to address some facts, concerns and suggestions to you in my region of Ohio.

Dear Mr President,

I hope my apprehension is unwarranted. Many are scared by what you have said in the past. What scares me most is the rhetoric of fear exploited by your campaign, by far the most divisive weapon to be deployed upon the public.

This country was built on the backs of immigrants and slaves and heroes that gave more than their due for the vision of something new -- a nation for all people, a democracy regardless of race or creed, responsible for their own destiny. The only outsiders here are those who do not share these principles.

Dear Mr. President: Relief For Chronic-Pain Sufferers

Mar 29, 2017

Dear President Trump,

I am writing for myself and all others that suffer with chronic pain. The legislature has stopped our doctors from writing prescription drugs for long-term pain.

I have arthritis but that is not my biggest complaint. I have fibromyalgia, which is very painful and debilitating. It is so debilitating that I had to give up my career as a nurse because of its severity.

Dear Mr. President: Reckless In Demand

Mar 28, 2017

Reckless in Demand, by Tom Clevenger


Dear Mr. Bloviate in Chief

What’s the exaggeration of the week

With reckless in demand

You supply all you can

Tell them how you’ll make it great again

What is there to make so great again?

Dear Mr. Bully in Chief

Demonize the powerless and weak

You incite and inflame

And dismiss or defame

Others if they treat you the same

From a hundred and forty character frame

How can we be winning with so, much to lose

Dear Mr. President: I Stopped Seeing Medicaid Patients

Mar 28, 2017
Dr. Chuck Smith
Courtesy Dr. Chuck Smith

Dear Mr. President,

Dear Mr. President: Let's Build Bridges Of Understanding

Mar 28, 2017

Dear Mr. President,

My name is Dr. Karen M.R. Townsend and I wanted to take this opportunity to reach out to you.

The God I serve loves ALL. I am a CHRISTIAN. And my savior--Jesus Christ--was a JEWISH carpenter. While I often have to "remember" to pray ONCE a day, many of my MUSLIM brothers and sisters pray FIVE times a day.

While the state of IMMIGRATION in our country is a top story on the news, unless YOU are a NATIVE AMERICAN, then YOU TOO are an IMMIGRANT.

Dear Mr. President, 

As a retired 73-year-old female supporting myself on a very modest income, possibly my opinion doesn’t count for much. But like most, I have definite feelings about the current political situation in our beloved country.

I am conservative and Christian (not popular, I understand) and am aware that the news and entertainment industries are most definitely NOT sympathetic with my views. However, nothing could have prepared me for the negative response to this election outcome.

Levitt Pavilion Dayton
Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton

Here's a look at the Levitt Pavilion's proposed design, released Tuesday by the nonprofit Friends of Levitt Pavilion Dayton group. The pavilion and free music venue is planned for Dave Hall Plaza in downtown Dayton. Construction is expected to begin later this summer, with an opening in the summer of 2018. 

View of Cincinnati from the mouth of the Licking River. Economist Richard Stock says more and more people are taking the trip down I-75 for work.
Robert S. Donovan / Flickr/Creative Commons

The U.S. attorney general's latest warning that so-called sanctuary cities could lose federal funding has raised more questions about whether Cincinnati might be in jeopardy of losing grants after adopting that legally ambiguous label.

Some sanctuary cities block cooperation between city police and federal immigration authorities.

Ohio House Democrats Respond To Trump Administration Threat On Sanctuary Cities

Mar 28, 2017
Statehouse News Bureau

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an ultimatum to so-called sanctuary cities and states: either work with federal immigration enforcement or lose grant funding. But House Democrats aren’t budging.

Several cities have said they will not dedicate local law enforcement resources to carry out immigration laws for federal agencies, that includes Columbus and Cincinnati.