Letters to the Editor

Reaction to editorial on Iran

To the editor: In an editorial published on Wednesday, the author argued that concrete evidence showing that Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf must be established before there is any military action by the United States against the country. This is absolutely right. However, the author, ...

Words from a true champion!

To the editor: Dear Salem community and Columbiana County residents, My name is Maria Sargent. I recently competed in the Scripps National Bee, May 26-31, as your representative. My goal was to bring home the trophy to honor my family, friends, school, city, county and state. Though I studied ...

Remembering a former county sheriff

To the editor: The county lost another former sheriff last week. I was saddened to read of the death of David Smith, whose public service spanned more than three decades. Just like his two predecessors, Robert Beresford and Richard Koffel, he came up through the ranks of the sheriff's ...

Encourages support of Salem Community Theatre

To the editor: Last weekend we enjoyed the Salem Community Theater’s production of Leaving Iowa, a comedy about a family vacation. For an entertaining evening on June 21-22 and a Sunday matinee on the 23rd, we are strongly recommending this play. The box office phone number is 330 ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Passion for WB Schools prompts a run for BOE seat

To the editor: Last July, I went to a meeting at West Branch that changed my life. It was a community forum about the financial future of West Branch. It got inside my soul. I love this school and the people that make this school a place I want my child educated. I love the experiences and ...

Kind words for the late Columbiana County Sheriff Beresford

To the editor: Last week Columbiana County lost one of its foremost citizens, former County Sheriff Robert “Brass” Beresford of Wellsville. Brass loved his God and his family. He served his country as a Marine in both World War II and the Korean War. He was truly a member of “The ...

Energy supply chain is strong

To the editor: Sometimes we forget about all of the downstream jobs that are created when a company builds a new facility, but Rick Shrum's recent article ("Buzz palpable surrounding Shell cracker in Pa.," April 11) really brought those benefits to light. Not only will the new Shell cracker ...

Kind words for Salem High concert director

To the editor: Salem, Ohio was treated to a wonderful concert Monday night (May 6) put on by the high school music department. What a wonderful performance and very entertaining for all. I would like the world to know that Mr. Samu is a great inspiration to all his students and the ...

Some facts on the matter of global warming

To the editor: Al Gore says it is simply physics: the CO2 molecule absorbs heat. He also states that “more people have been killed by air conditioners than by terrorists.” There are three states of matters: solid, liquid and gas. The closer the molecules are to one another, the more ...

Seeking levity: A note to West Branch Elementary Staff

To the editor: I'm sure when you woke up that first day in September you never would have expected what was to come your way this school year. You were probably stunned when you found out halfway through the year that you and most of your peers would be getting a new title — that is of ...

Beaver Local BOE president asks for support

To the editor: I am asking for the voters of the Beaver Local School District to please vote “yes” for the renewal levy on May 7. This levy has been in effect since 1994 and will cause no gains to voters’ taxes. The monies are budgeted on a daily basis to purchase items that are ...

Urges support of the Crestview School District

To the editor: As residents of Crestview School District for over 40 years, it’s always been impressive how our rural community has stepped up in support of all fundraisers, attendance of plays and events, and sporting events. Rebel pride is strong here. Local realtors know that Crestview ...

Urges support of the Crestview School District

To the editor: As residents of Crestview School District for over 40 years, it’s always been impressive how our rural community has stepped up in support of all fundraisers, attendance of plays and events, and sporting events. Rebel pride is strong here. Local realtors know that Crestview ...

Abruzzino is Republican Party’s officially endorsed candidate

To the editor: The Columbiana County Republican Central & Executive Committee has had a longstanding policy of vetting, screening and then endorsing candidates for office throughout the county. We pride ourselves on ensuring that this process is open, transparent and fair to all ...

‘Nite at the Races’ was a big success toward scholarships

To the editor: The Salem Italian American Educational Fund and the Salem Italian Club recently co-sponsored “Nite at the Races.” The event was a huge success. We would like to thank all who attended, participated, volunteered, contributed and/or donated. We thank you for your ...

Holy Moments Spiritual Retreat was inspirational

To the editor: On April 5 and 6, St. Ann Parish hosted a Holy Moments Spiritual Retreat at Copeland Oaks in Sebring. There seemed a need to renew our connection to God, revitalize our relationships to each other and restore our passion for the work God has called us to do. The Holy Moments ...

Postmaster: Make it ‘National Dog Bite Prevention Year’

To the editor: In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.” Pet owners’ efforts are critical when you consider the number of ...

Encourages others to view the movie ‘Unplanned’

To the editor: The movie, “Unplanned” is showing from through Thursday, April 11, at the Regal Cinema South, 7420 South Avenue, Boardman, located near the Holiday Inn. Show times are 1:30, 4:15, 6:45, and 9:30 p.m. today through Wednesday and at 1:30 and 4:15 p.m. Thursday. Although it ...