Letters to the Editor

Donations to United Way help with local needs

To the editor: At this time of year we all get flooded with requests from charities for donations, and it can be overwhelming to know where your dollars will help the most. This year, please consider our local United Way. Our local United Way is one of 1,300 independent United Ways across ...

Passing along responsibility of murals

To the editor: In the past few years, since the inception of my “Murals of Salem” idea and under the auspices of the Salem Preservation Society, my associates and I have produced and hung seven murals. Our first mural, “The Stark Electric Railway Company,” hung on the original ...

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State representative candidate clarifies record To the editor: I wish to set the record straight regarding the Journal’s election coverage. In the paper dated Wednesday, Nov. 7, it was reported that I was not available to comment on the election results. I was available that evening, ...

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Fighting drug abuse with education and rehabilitation To the editor: “Today in the news we report a 10-year-old boy has tragically died after accidentally touching fentanyl, which was left on the floor by his parents.” Yes, this is real. Yes, it happens almost every day inflicting death ...

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Infant mortality rate is big concern To the editor: Maria is the mother to her prematurely born son, Ryan. After spending almost 40 days in the neonatal intensive care unit, Ryan is finally able to come home for the first time. After just a few days of adjusting to his new surroundings in ...

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Crestview teacher:  Our school is falling apart To the editor: Voters in the Crestview School District will wake up on Election Day with a choice. They can vote “yes” on a bond issue to fund $5.2 million of Crestview Local School District’s building project. The other option is ...

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Short and sweet: Vote! To the editor: To all area residents, Vote! Thank you. DAVID K. SCHWARTZ, Salem ————————— Local shoppers helped support the Salem Farmers Market To the editor: My name is Laura Spencer and I am the Salem Farmers Market manager. I am the owner ...

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This candidate opposes State Issue 1 To the editor: With Ohio’s current drug problem, it is very troubling to learn that the Democratic nominee for state treasurer, Rob Richardson, would support a Constitution amendment that has the potential to enable to flow more drugs into our ...

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Kind words for Angels for Animals To the editor: I just wanted to say that I was greatly helped by the wonderful spay programs of Angels for Animals. I have had many cats which were stray, that I felt sorry for. I knew they needed spayed and neutered, but I had no way to afford it. I was ...

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Encourages a ‘no’ vote on Issue 1 To the editor: California billionaire George Soros, through many organizations, has spent millions to bypass the locally elected Ohio Legislature, and is pushing a change to the Ohio Constitution through Issue 1 on the November ballot. Mr. Soros’ ...

Casting a ‘no’ vote for Ohio Issue 1

To the editor: Having had friends die in the opioid epidemic, ballot Issue 1 caught my attention. At first it sounded good. As I looked into the details I found I strongly disagree with this amendment to the Ohio Constitution. The fact that this is an amendment to the Ohio Constitution was ...

We must offer support to domestic violence victims

To the editor: John Maxwell said: “Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.” As we begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we turn our thoughts to victims and survivors of violent, abusive relationships. What empowers a victim to take a stand, to take a ...

Bringing exposure to MSSA Super Walk set for Sept. 29

To the editor: I think a lot of individuals are unaware about the MSSA Super Walk coming up on Saturday, Sept. 29, and a lot more people uninformed about who the MSSA is. MSSA stands for Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency. We are a 501(c)3 NON-PROFIT agency, providing services to those ...

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To the editor: I think you were a day late with your editorial participation in the Boston Globe’s sponsored national hate President Trump and his supporters day, but I am not really sure as I pay very little attention to national news media outlets. I thought it was Thursday, not Friday as ...

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Runzo’s among those needing to be thanked To the editor: Due to an inadvertent oversight, the name of Runzo’s Outdoor Sports of Beloit was omitted from the thank you letter to the editor from the Salem Hunting Club. Runzo’s has been a constant supporter of Salem Hunting Club, the ...

Thanks for supporting Back-to-School Clothing Voucher project

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 400 Salem School District children from lower-income families, Head Start through eighth grade, were ...

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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 ...