Letters to the Editor

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Adopt a Planter program receives community support To the editor: The Salem Beautification Committee would like to thank the following people and organizations — we sold out early this year — who made a financial contribution to support our annual Adopt a Planter program. Our annual ...

Accuses Trump of profiting from his presidency

To the editor: In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days! I’m deeply concerned with Trump’s taxpayer funded trips to Trump properties, ...

Thanks for the coverage of the Bonar family

To the editor: I am writing to thank the Salem News for the article entitled “I Did This For Carson” and dated April 16, 2017. This article written by Mary Ann Greier covered the Eagle Scout project of River Bonar at The ROC of Salem. It was a fine tribute to the Bonar family. Many ...

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Make it a ‘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’ ...

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Writing in support of Ohio House Bill 176 To the editor: I encourage you to ask your state legislators to support passage of HB 176. This bill is a significant step to restoring local responsibility and accountability to our schools. We have the good fortune to live in a diverse state ...

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No want, or need, to legalize marijuana To the editor: The citizens of Ohio have voted “no” to drugs in Ohio. They do not want to make medical marijuana legal. They want to get rid of the drug epidemic. They are tired of ruined lives and drug overdoses. We do not want, or need, to make ...

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Helen Marie Potter Hayes a perfect fit as honored alumnus To the editor: Amidst pandemic chaos, confusion and discord — unanimity seems scarce. Not so with the selection of Helen Marie Potter Hayes as honored alumnus by the Salem High School Alumni Association. In this instance dissent is ...

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Sharing insight during National 4-H Week To the editor: In honor of National 4-H Week the Columbiana County Teen Council would like to share some 4-H history. Did you know, the 4-H program was founded in 1902 by A.B Graham in Clark County, Ohio? The first 4-H Club was known as "The ...

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Urging support of libraries facing budget cuts To the editor: When Gov. John Kasich rolled out his new two-year state budget last month, he talked about leveraging the strength of Ohio’s public libraries, turning them into “continuous learning centers.” Kasich’s budget also cuts ...

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Responding to ‘what happens to jailed drug addicts?’ To the editor: A letter to the editor published Feb. 9 on this page asked the question, “What happens to jailed drug addicts?” The writer made the statement, “They aren’t getting any rehab, help to get off drugs, ...

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Thankful for an angel who walks among us To the editor: I thank God for the angels who walk among us. Our angel has been a nurse at Fresenius Dialysis Center named Shelly Kale. Anyone who is a patient or cares for a loved one with chronic, debilitating illnesses knows the journey is not an ...

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What happens to jailed drug addicts? To the editor: When drug addicted people are put in jail do you know what happens to them? Are they given their medication? Are they mistreated, are they hurt? I know one thing: they aren’t getting any rehab, help to get off drugs, encouragement to ...

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Writing in support of Judge Washam To the editor: While we each have a right to our own opinions, I was offended to read the critical remarks by a fellow Salem resident of Judge Scott Washam. Obviously, I am unaware of the reason or situation behind this criticism as the reason was not ...

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To the editor: The country has an epidemic of drug abuse nationwide. Many people are trying to promote care, help trying to stop the deaths, the destruction of lives, how to help and educate people to get off drugs. Yet Judge Washam is punishing, filling the jails, not doing one ...

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Thanks to all backing the Arby’s Car Cruise and Salem Super Cruise To the editor: We would like to say “thank you” to all the businesses in the area that supported our Arby’s Car Cruise and city of Salem Super Cruise 2016 season, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to 11 food ...

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St. Ann Catholic Church has a lot to offer To the editor: The best-kept secret in the area might be St. Ann Catholic Church in Sebring. If you have lost the connection you once had with your Catholic faith or your Catholic Church, St. Ann Catholic Church might be just what you are looking ...

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‘What difference does it make now?’ To the editor: “If you like your hacker, you may keep your hacker. Oh heck, that’s not hack! What I meant to say was, if you like your doctor you may keep your doctor! My fellow Americans, (meaning of course, my fellow liberals) I can tell you ...

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To the editor: For many people, ringing in the New Year brings hope and joyful anticipation. But for those who struggle with stuttering, the old fears of speaking and being teased remain the same—year after year. Many of your readers don’t know that help for stuttering is available from ...

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Ohioans support investing in energy infrastructure To the editor: Ohioans support energy infrastructure investment. Ohioans know what’s needed to help our manufacturing community compete on the global stage. As a recent survey released by the National Association of Manufacturers ...

United FFA members thankful for generosity

To the editor: On Sunday, Dec. 11, members of the United Future Farmers of America (FFA) went shopping at Walmart in Salem for the two families in the community that they adopted for Christmas. After putting everything in their cart, the members were standing in the aisle adding everything ...