Letters to the Editor

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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 ...

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Espousing the benefits of buying silver To the editor: Betty Brothers, the Salem City auditor, counts and wisely spends our pennies My main duty as treasurer of Salem is to invest any pennies left over. I am limited in what I can invest in, which is wise, since you don’t want to ...

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To the editor: Sunday afternoon, Dec. 4, the Salem Music Study Club hosted the 55th annual choir festival. Ten vocal choirs and musical groups conducted one of the finest Christmas festivals in its history. I hope you run into someone who was there! They will tell you! The First ...

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To the editor: To be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, should be a matter of pride, not only for the history that has passed through it, but respect for how it was built and maintaining its original architecture. The Courthouse ...

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To the editor: The state legislature is considering two bills (Senate Bill 366 and House Bill 617) which would dramatically alter the way medical professionals are regulated in Ohio, including optometrists. Under the bills, about a dozen boards would be eliminated and consolidated in some ...

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Mogadore appreciates the Salem hospitality To the editor: On behalf of our football team, coaches, marching band and our fans, we send our thanks to Salem athletic director Todd Huda, his staff and the fine people of Salem for your kind hospitality this past Saturday as we traveled to ...

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Leetonia boosters say thanks for the support To the editor: The Leetonia Band and Athletic Booster organizations would like to thank the Morning Journal, the Salem News, and all the sponsors of the Booster Bonanza Contest. Leetonia Schools also want to thank all the community members, ...

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Family of Melissa Horning grateful for fundraiser support To the editor: The family of Melissa Horning would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who participated in any way in the spaghetti dinner fundraiser for her on Oct. 2 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892. We were simply ...