First, I want you to know that I am 85 years old and was born in Kent, Ohio, and have lived here all of my life. I have been reading the Record-Courier since childhood.
My wife, Barbara, and I have run successful businesses here in Kent, and have spent a lot of money with the Record-Courier through our businesses over these many years. Now we are retired and are regular subscribers to the R-C. We look eagerly to receive our morning paper every day. But things have been happening the past few years that greatly disturb us.
First, you started by making the comics page smaller. Nothing said by us.
Next, you have cut back on the pictures published by the paper, telling us if we want to see more pictures, go to our computer and look them up. This is not acceptable to us.
Now you have cut down on the size of the paper and have made the printing so small that it is very hard for us older people to read.
It seems to me that the R-C should consider older folks when you downsize everything but the price, so it is very hard for us to read.
We love reading the paper. Please consider going back to the larger paper. If you need to raise the price, do it. But bring back the larger paper.
Robert R. Meeker, Kent
(Editor's note: While the width of the Record-Courier has decreased, the size of the type has not changed.)
I want the actual paper to continue...but I do like the electronic version too. I like reading the opinions and headlines early in the day. When out -of -town I like being able to log on and see what news is for the day. And...if priint is too small for my old eyes...I just magnify the page electronically.