Letters to the Editor

Stepping up to correct the record

Stepping up to correct the record To the editor: I’m not a political person but when political campaigns either ignore information or put out misinformation, someone must step up to correct the record. For some years the Common Pleas judges Pike and Washam have given eligible drug ...

Columbiana County GOP Chairman responds

To the editor: It is generally expected that there be at least some level of decorum and, yes, some honor on the part of a sitting judge’s campaign for election. Not so, apparently, in the case of the recent, well-coordinated letters to the editor submitted by a Democrat from Warren, Ohio ...

‘Bait and switch’ tactic targeting political party

To the editor: One of the oldest political tricks in the book is the “bait and switch” personal attack. This campaign tactic is designed to take your mind away from the central issues of a campaign by assassinating the character of one’s opponent. Or, that of the political party backing ...

Responds to response from David Johnson

To the editor: I would first like to take the opportunity to publicly thank David Johnson for bringing my voting record to my attention. I have corrected the issue. Please feel free to check again. Oh, and the years before 2008 I was in Columbiana County. Please use the correct citation to ...

Compares County GOP Chairman to a ringmaster

To the editor: For over 25 years, I had a ringside seat in the Columbiana County Republican “big top.” Chairman David Johnson acted as ringmaster. Commonly in a bow tie and saddle shoes he “barked” instructions to the wide-eyed attendees who paid the price of admission. Instead of ...

Responds to letter to editor supporting Judge Pike

To the editor: How curious that a recent letter to the editor in support of Ashley Pike would be from a woman in Warren, Ohio who claims to have “great interest in politics” but who is not even listed as a registered voter in her hometown of Warren, or anywhere else in Trumbull County ...

Grateful for concern shown by Lisbon Schools board, administrators

To the editor: Our children are our greatest treasure and deserve to attend a school in which they feel safe and their families feel that they are provided with the most secure environment possible. As a grandparent of children who attend Lisbon schools, I am so grateful that the board and ...

Writes in support of Judge Ashley Pike

To the editor: You will be hard-pressed to find anyone more interested in politics than myself. But, there is a limit to political influences and that limit is set in judicial proceedings. We are not talking Supreme Courts or constitutional issues. We are talking local courts, dealing with ...

Congressional candidate echoes voices from the past

To the editor: The day after the deadly mass shooting of 17 school kids on Valentine’s Day, I began a self-imposed Hunger for Justice Lenten Fast, a combined spiritual discipline and political protest, during which no solid food was taken from sunrise to sunset for all of Lent, including ...

We should appreciate attempts of those in recovery

We should appreciate attempts of those in recovery To the editor: The news has so often covered the issues of drug addiction, overdoses, heroin and drug epidemic, etc. that we have become weary of hearing anymore on a daily basis. I feel it is equally important, and if not more important ...

Prayer matters to this local resident

To the editor: The time to stand idly by while Christian rights are continuously eroded has ended! I am incensed that American Christians still have to fight for their First Amendment rights to freely exercise their faith. The Constitution was written to protect our freedom OF religion, not ...

A public thank you from the Shafer family

To the editor: The Shafer family would like to thank the Salem community for its many kindnesses and generosity following the death of Charles Shafer. First, we must thank the Salem Police Department and FOP for their efforts in honoring Charles. Chief Panezott and his force went beyond ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

A public thanks for a kind stranger To the editor, On Wednesday, a snow plow knocked my mailbox into my ditch on SR 45. I went in the ditch to retrieve it, but I found I couldn't get back out. Thanks to the kind man in the red car who saw my plight and stopped. He not only pulled me out ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Celebrate St. Paul School! To the editor: What a glorious start it was to Thursday, January 25, 2018, as St. Paul School (SPS) students and adults celebrated at Mass our parish’s patronal feast day: the Conversion of St. Paul. I couldn’t stop smiling as young pupils shared Scripture ...

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Resents Salem Parks Commission action against parks director To the editor: The Salem Parks Board recently ousted longtime parks director Steve Faber. The three board commission members, John Panezott, chairman Terry Hoopes and vice-chairman Lucille Karnofel, have never given us a reason ...

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An example of people helping people To the editor: The media is full of hate. We get used to it. What is this country becoming? Then we get hit with a snowstorm. At 9 a.m. I get a call from my son. He's coming to do my sidewalks. I'm 80, my son looks out for me. Before he get's here, I ...

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Defends well being of his “outside” dog To the editor: I was just visited by a Sheriff office about my "outside" dog. The office stated there was a complaint about my dog being outside in the cold. Let me start by saying I live on 10+ acres of property and my dog runs free. Freedom ...

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Brown: It was a pleasure to serve Salem residents To the editor: It has been my pleasure to serve the residents of Salem for ten years as a member of Salem City Council: four years as a Councilman at Large and six years as Representative of the Second Ward. I said when I ran for Council at ...

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Right wing propagandists pounding the table To the editor: I used to teach a lesson to my government students on propaganda in our society and how to recognize it. A part of politics is trying to change public opinion to shape it in a certain ways and propaganda plays a big part in that. ...

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A public thank you to Salem police and fire departments To the editor: I wanted to take the time to say thank you to our police and fire departments. I have lived in Salem most of my life and worked in private EMS in this area for 26 years. I have worked beside and along with our police and ...