Letters to the Editor

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Land Bank provides valuable service To the editor: In recent articles the Land Bank has been featured with their continuing success and I would simply like to expand on the value of this program. The “mow-to-own” program is a tremendous asset that allows neighbors and entire ...

Frustrated when attempting to help homeless couple

To the editor: Some time ago, a woman came into my place of business and explained that she and her husband are homeless. She offered to work to pay for a one-night stay. I provided the couple with water and coffee and began making contacts. I was shocked at how difficult it would be to find ...

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To the editor: This is for the person who ran into my daughter-in-law’s car at Columbiana Park Funland, the last week of June. If you had kids in the car, you taught them real well. If no one sees you hit and run, it is OK. To make amends, go to the Columbiana Police Department and make a ...

Mayor thanks fireworks sponsors

To the editor: As mayor of the city of Salem, I want to thank the following citizens and organizations for their generous support and sponsorship, and for once again making this year’s fireworks display possible. It is important to remember that no tax dollars are spent to purchase ...

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Appreciates care provided at Salem Regional Medical Center To the editor: A special thank you to all doctors and nurses at Salem Regional Medical Center for the care of making my best friend and companion of 20 years, Frank R. Wolfe, comfortable and out of pain for his last days of ...

Thanks Rep. Johnson for supporting Alzheimer’s Act

Thanks Rep. Johnson for supporting Alzheimer’s Act To the editor: According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2018 Facts and Figures, more than 220,000 Ohioans are living with Alzheimer’s disease. More than 5.7 million nationwide. While Alzheimer’s has traditionally been seen as an ...

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 ...