Letters to the Editor

Treasurer candidate offers thoughts on tax collecting To the editor: I decided to run for the office of Salem city treasurer not merely to seek public office for its own sake, but to actually propose meaningful reforms that would make the city government operate more efficiently while at ...

Ending DACA would be absurd and inhumane

To the editor: Diversity is what makes us great. Our different cultures, ideologies, lifestyles, and beliefs makes up our country. They are our friends, neighbors, co-workers, and part of our country. They own business and work to help the American economy. I am talking about the Deferred ...

Are there still Quakers around here?

To the editor: “Many people remember mention of Quakers in American history in school. Quakers settled Pennsylvania. Quakers worked for public education and prison reform. Quakers were part of the Underground Railroad. Then somehow Quakers disappear from the history books and people think ...

Recovery can become a reality for those in need

To the editor: Oftentimes, individuals who experience a mental and/or substance use disorder feel isolated and alone. Yet, every year millions of Americans experience these conditions. It’s important that we offer support to individuals facing mental and/or substance use disorders. In fact, ...

Happy birthday to Pittsburgh International Airport

To the editor: Happy birthday, thanks and congratulations. Pittsburgh International Airport is 25 years old (Oct. 1, 1992). Thanks for the “open arms” and “rolling out the red carpet” to this then inquiring geography teacher — the summer of 1991. A casual visit to the second ...

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Why is a charter government still being considered? To the editor: Do we the people have a voice? Last November the citizens of Salem voted down the charter government proposal. Now the proposal is going back on the ballot. Was our vote wasted? We are now faced with another attempt to ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Thanks for making Run Fast Winged 5K a success To the editor: The third annual Run Fast Winged 5K was held on Aug. 19, 2017, at Memorial Park to benefit the Dustin Huffman Memorial Scholarship. In addition to the 5K run, there was a 1.2 mile walk that welcomed dog walkers. Participants ...

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Salem X-Tra Mile Club expresses gratitude To the editor: The members of the Salem X-Tra Mile Club would like to thank all who contributed toward making the 24th annual running of the Star Trax 5K Night Run a success. At 9 on the evening of Saturday, Aug. 5, a field of 479 registered runners ...

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To the editor: The Salem Hunting Club held its 14th annual fundraiser for the Lowell Iden-Larry Iler Scholarship on Aug. 5 at the club. Thank you everyone! What a wonderful successful day we had. Perfect weather, lots of help and many generous people. We served over 200 at the ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Salem Hunting Club fundraiser a success To the editor: The Salem Hunting Club held its 14th annual fundraiser for the Lowell Iden-Larry Iler Scholarship on Aug. 5 at the club. Thank you everyone! What a wonderful successful day we had. Perfect weather, lots of help and many generous people. ...

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Minimum wage increase would bolster middle class To the editor: What has happened to America’s middle class and working families? America came out of the Great Depression and built the greatest middle class the world has known. Using our own hard work and government to open up ...

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Unhappy with choice of art teacher for Salem students To the editor: The Salem School District middle schools, Buckeye and Southeast, recently had an art teacher position open. Candidates applied, the middle school principals interviewed. In the second round of screening for the position, ...

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Suggests holistic approach to health care To the editor: We should have a choice of our health care. My choice is holistic (homeopathy medicine). It is as old as the hills of West Virginia. I choose it. It’s the old-fashioned way most of us grew up with. It’s safer, healthy and a lot ...

Donations provided spark for Salem fireworks display

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 ...

City needs to implement charter government

To the editor: A little over twelve years ago I moved to Salem. Like many, we moved back here to be closer to family. Although I was not from Salem, I had visited many times and was excited about moving to a smaller town. Still, when I got here I was warned by many that since I was not ...

Knowing more about viruses-cancer link

To the editor: Despite the way the popular saying goes, what you don’t know can hurt you. And most people don’t know about the link between certain viruses and cancer. If left untreated, hepatitis B and C and the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to certain types of cancer. Knowing more ...

Knowing more about viruses-cancer link

To the editor: Despite the way the popular saying goes, what you don’t know can hurt you. And most people don’t know about the link between certain viruses and cancer. If left untreated, hepatitis B and C and the human papillomavirus (HPV) can lead to certain types of cancer. Knowing more ...

And a reply letter to the editor from council member

To the editor, Enough is enough! In this era of “fake news,” Mr. Johnson has learned that if you say something enough times publicly, it becomes the truth. Your readers have been subject to a misstatement from Mr. Johnson. He constantly states that I have asked for the chief of police ...

Responds to med pot stance taken by Salem Council member

To the editor: As the marijuana debate lingers on in Salem… at least among Salem City Council… I find it curious that proponents of “medical” pot, like Councilman Geoff Goll, now want to “have a public dialogue” on the subject. Yet in private, Mr. Goll wanted to fire a civil ...

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A large number of Ohioans afflicted with Alzheimer’s To the editor: Ohio is the seventh most populous state in the United States, with about 11.6 million people calling it home. It’s paralyzing to think how small that number seems when you think about the 210,000 Ohioans living with ...