Letters to the Editor

Commends State Rep Ginter for work on House Bill 231

To the editor: Thank you to State Representative Tim Ginter for his work on House Bill 231, which encourages the distribution of lockable pill vials for highly addictive narcotics like oxycodone, hydrocodone and vicodin. I can tell you as his joint sponsor, that Representative Ginterás ...

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Unhappy with the shape of railroad crossing To the editor: The railroad crossing on South Lincoln is in terrible shape and there is no apparent action taken by either Perry Township trustees or the mayor’s office of Salem. I have talked to officials of both entities and they either ...

Gratitude for success of Adopt a Planter program

To the editor, Over the years, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s Salem Beautification Committee, has had a very successful Adopt a Planter program, and this year is no exception. We appreciate the following people for supporting our efforts in beautifying our downtown area and for ...

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Senior citizens prom provided special moments To the editor: Thank you for helping to promote the 2018 senior citizens prom held recently at Salem High School cafeteria in Salem, Ohio. Hosted by Salem Interact Club students and sponsored by many citizens and Rotary Club of Salem, Ohio, ...

An open letter to the person stealing cemetery urn

To the editor: To whom it may concern, Are you enjoying the large urn that was recently put in your garden area? Did you check the side of it to make sure the name “Cecilia Leasure” was taken off? Just curious: what possible enjoyment could you have looking at stolen grave ...

Salem can have a local building department

To the editor: Our city council has an opportunity to make an historic change that will greatly ease the burden of economic growth on small businesses.  We at the Downtown Salem Partnership (DSP) work to bring development to the downtown area.  You may have noticed several new businesses ...

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Ohioans impacted by Alzheimer’s disease To the editor: I am one of many Ohioans whose family has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. In a state of 11.66 million, a startling 220,000 individuals are living with this disease—and 600,000 of their loved ones are providing unpaid care as ...

Addresses heated Common Pleas Court judge issue

To the editor: I’m writing in reference to recent allegations that have been raised in the race for County Common Pleas Court judge. I am not an attorney or a politician, however, for the past 13 years I have served on the Columbiana County Republican Central Committee representing Butler ...

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Lending support for Judge Pike To the editor: Judge Ashley Pike has an excellent record of service, integrity and knowledge of the law in Columbiana County. His dedication to the people of Columbiana County is documented by the many cases, sentences and order in our court systems, both Common ...

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 ...