Letters to the Editor

‘Outraged’ over naming of stadium in Salem

To the editor: As a former resident of Salem, from birth in 1937 to 1970 when I moved to Denton, TX to assume a professorship at the University of North Texas, and an SHS alumnus ('55), I was outraged when I learned that historical Reilly Stadium was renamed after Bob Sebo. Although "buying" ...

A successful Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot

To the editor: Thank you everyone for the wonderful support of the 16th annual Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot. The Salem Hunting Club hosted this event Aug. 3. We exceeded the number of breakfasts sold and had an all-around wonderful turnout. The weather was beautiful, the help ...

Thanks from Salem Church Women United

To the editor: The members of Salem Church Women United would like to express their thanks for the generous response to our annual Back-to-School Clothing Voucher project. This year over 440 Salem School District children from lower income families, Head Start through eighth grade, were given ...

Great Day at the Columbiana County Fair

To the editor: My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Columbiana County (aka Lisbon) Fair. It was our daughter Val’s suggestion, and it was “some kind” of a special day! We are all 4-H alumni and loved seeing the animals, the kids, the ...

Wellsville leadership moving in the right direction

To the editor: I sincerely believe Wellsville Mayor Nancy Murray, Fiscal Officer Hoi Wah Black and the other elected officials, all the village department heads and employees deserve "a job well done" for turning around the fiscal emergency plight the village was in. The ongoing financial ...

Open your eyes and heart

To the editor: Bought a book yesterday at Sam’s. Have not read in quite a while — my eyes were too bad. It was awesome cracking open a fresh novel. The first few chapters have left me ashamed. Ashamed that we as intelligent, supposedly kind, caring, wise, Christian people are allowing ...

How does the government give everything for free?

To the editor: The Democrats are promising something free to everybody. Free college, free health care. You don't even have to work, we'll send you a check. What nonsense! The government only makes money by printing it, or taxes, unless Obama gives you $150 billion. So, nobody has to work, ...

Use common sense while handling fireworks

To the editor: Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone has an enjoyable and safe family Independence Day celebration.  If you plan to use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  Phantom’s primary safety tips are:  Use Basic Common Sense  — The fireworks products burn hot & ...

Reaction to editorial on Iran

To the editor: In an editorial published on Wednesday, the author argued that concrete evidence showing that Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf must be established before there is any military action by the United States against the country. This is absolutely right. However, the author, ...

Words from a true champion!

To the editor: Dear Salem community and Columbiana County residents, My name is Maria Sargent. I recently competed in the Scripps National Bee, May 26-31, as your representative. My goal was to bring home the trophy to honor my family, friends, school, city, county and state. Though I studied ...

Remembering a former county sheriff

To the editor: The county lost another former sheriff last week. I was saddened to read of the death of David Smith, whose public service spanned more than three decades. Just like his two predecessors, Robert Beresford and Richard Koffel, he came up through the ranks of the sheriff's ...

Encourages support of Salem Community Theatre

To the editor: Last weekend we enjoyed the Salem Community Theater’s production of Leaving Iowa, a comedy about a family vacation. For an entertaining evening on June 21-22 and a Sunday matinee on the 23rd, we are strongly recommending this play. The box office phone number is 330 ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Passion for WB Schools prompts a run for BOE seat

To the editor: Last July, I went to a meeting at West Branch that changed my life. It was a community forum about the financial future of West Branch. It got inside my soul. I love this school and the people that make this school a place I want my child educated. I love the experiences and ...

Kind words for the late Columbiana County Sheriff Beresford

To the editor: Last week Columbiana County lost one of its foremost citizens, former County Sheriff Robert “Brass” Beresford of Wellsville. Brass loved his God and his family. He served his country as a Marine in both World War II and the Korean War. He was truly a member of “The ...

Energy supply chain is strong

To the editor: Sometimes we forget about all of the downstream jobs that are created when a company builds a new facility, but Rick Shrum's recent article ("Buzz palpable surrounding Shell cracker in Pa.," April 11) really brought those benefits to light. Not only will the new Shell cracker ...

Kind words for Salem High concert director

To the editor: Salem, Ohio was treated to a wonderful concert Monday night (May 6) put on by the high school music department. What a wonderful performance and very entertaining for all. I would like the world to know that Mr. Samu is a great inspiration to all his students and the ...

Some facts on the matter of global warming

To the editor: Al Gore says it is simply physics: the CO2 molecule absorbs heat. He also states that “more people have been killed by air conditioners than by terrorists.” There are three states of matters: solid, liquid and gas. The closer the molecules are to one another, the more ...

Seeking levity: A note to West Branch Elementary Staff

To the editor: I'm sure when you woke up that first day in September you never would have expected what was to come your way this school year. You were probably stunned when you found out halfway through the year that you and most of your peers would be getting a new title — that is of ...