Write a Letter to the Editor

A letter to the editor is a great way to tell your story about why the passage of Issue 17 is critical to the community.  The letter to editor section is one of the most widely read parts of a newspaper, both in print and online, and can help raise awareness of the importance of Issue 17 passing in order to continue vital services to our community.   The most important aspects of a letter to the editor are: 1) It be short, usually under 150 words; 2) it tells a personal story, in this case how Summit DD has helped you; and 3) It ends with an action, or asking people to vote yes on Issue 17.

You can submit your letter to the editor using the submission guidelines outlined below for each media outlet.  We’ve assembled some sample letter to editors to get you started!

It’s that easy! And, it’s that essential to helping us pass this critical levy. Thank you for your support!

Sample Letters

Early Intervention Parent  |  Adult Parent  |  Provider Agency  |  General Public

Akron Beacon Journal

Should bear author’s full signature, faxed letters should also contain signature.  All letters must have the author’s address and daytime telephone number.  All letters are subject to editing. Authors may have only one letter published in a 30-day time period.

Mail:  Voice of the People, Akron Beacon Journal, P.O. Box 640, Akron OH 44309-0640

Email vop@thebeaconjournal.com

FAX: 330-996-3520

Leader Publications

Letters should be signed and include an address and daytime phone number.  No more than 500 words, letters are subject to editing.  No anonymous letters will be accepted.

Mail:  West Side Leader/South Side Leader, 3075 Smith Road, Suite 204, Akron, OH 44333.

Email: editor@akron.com 

FAX:  330-665-9590

Submit online: https://www.akron.com/submit-letter-to-the-editor/

Hudson Hub Times

Letters must include signature, address and daytime telephone number (will not be published) and be received by noon Thursday for consideration in the Sunday edition.  No more than 300 words. Must be submitted no later than October 26, 2023.

Email:  hudsonhubtimes@recordpub.com

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