Letters to the Editor

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Celebrate St. Paul School! To the editor: What a glorious start it was to Thursday, January 25, 2018, as St. Paul School (SPS) students and adults celebrated at Mass our parish’s patronal feast day: the Conversion of St. Paul. I couldn’t stop smiling as young pupils shared Scripture ...

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Resents Salem Parks Commission action against parks director To the editor: The Salem Parks Board recently ousted longtime parks director Steve Faber. The three board commission members, John Panezott, chairman Terry Hoopes and vice-chairman Lucille Karnofel, have never given us a reason ...

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An example of people helping people To the editor: The media is full of hate. We get used to it. What is this country becoming? Then we get hit with a snowstorm. At 9 a.m. I get a call from my son. He's coming to do my sidewalks. I'm 80, my son looks out for me. Before he get's here, I ...

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Defends well being of his “outside” dog To the editor: I was just visited by a Sheriff office about my "outside" dog. The office stated there was a complaint about my dog being outside in the cold. Let me start by saying I live on 10+ acres of property and my dog runs free. Freedom ...

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Brown: It was a pleasure to serve Salem residents To the editor: It has been my pleasure to serve the residents of Salem for ten years as a member of Salem City Council: four years as a Councilman at Large and six years as Representative of the Second Ward. I said when I ran for Council at ...

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Right wing propagandists pounding the table To the editor: I used to teach a lesson to my government students on propaganda in our society and how to recognize it. A part of politics is trying to change public opinion to shape it in a certain ways and propaganda plays a big part in that. ...

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A public thank you to Salem police and fire departments To the editor: I wanted to take the time to say thank you to our police and fire departments. I have lived in Salem most of my life and worked in private EMS in this area for 26 years. I have worked beside and along with our police and ...

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Disabled veteran speaks his mind about VSC To the editor: After reading the most recent article in the paper about the Veterans Service Commission (VSC) demanding more money than it needs to run, I feel the need to put in my two cents. First let me explain my background. I am a disabled ...

Gold coin boosts Salvation Army’s Red Kettle drive; others still need help

To the editor: We at the Salvation Army want to thank the anonymous donor who placed an American Eagle gold coin into the Red Kettle. The coin was estimated to be worth about $1,200 and was sold to a local jewelry store. The money received from the selling of the coin will be used as the ...

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Second Harvest Food Bank serves up gratitude To the editor: Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley would like to publicly thank the Arby’s Car Cruise and The Cruisin’ Crew in Columbiana County for their generosity and support. Over the past two years, they collected and ...

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New Council member offers thanks To the editor: I'd like to take this opportunity to thank the citizens of Salem who have entrusted me to take on the position of Councilman at Large. Through this campaign I want to especially thank those who offered their words of motivation, encouragement ...

Enough on Salem charter already

To the editor: The most recent election has revealed most emphatically the residents of the city do not want now or in the future anything to do with the proposed lookie see into any other form of government that we currently operate under. Perhaps now Dave Nestic and John Buta will let ...

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Salem students served well by supportive community To the editor: To the voters of Salem: On behalf of the Board of Education and the administration, staff, and students of the Salem Schools, thank you for renewing our permanent improvement (PI) levy on Tuesday. PI funds are used to ...

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Thanks for supporting Trail of Treats, Costume Contest To the editor: On Sunday, Oct. 29, the Salem Parks and Recreation Department and the Eyes for Olivia Foundation co-sponsored the second annual Trail of Treats and Halloween Costume Contest which took place on the nature trail and in the ...

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Asking for charter commission support To the editor: Please vote “Yes” for the formation of a Charter Commission in Salem. Creating the Charter Commission will enable the citizens of Salem to officially examine the organization of Salem’s government to determine if it could be better. ...

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The downside of implementing RITA To the editor: I felt it necessary to inform the citizens of Salem about the downside of the implementation of the Regional Income Tax Authority (RITA). It has been said that eliminating the Salem Income Tax Department, which is a part of the treasurer’s ...

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In support of proposed charter commission formation To the editor: There is a very important issue on the ballot that can impact the future of Salem. Proponents of the issue believe that seating a charter commission to examine the structure of government, as 263 other communities across ...

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Former council president backing Whitehill To the editor: I would like to express my support for Brian Whitehill for Salem City Council. As a former president of Salem City Council where I worked closely with Brian, I came to know him as one of the most objective and measured ...

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The Salem Police Department has come a long way To the editor: In my seven years as Chairman of Traffic and Safety committee on city council, it has been very rewarding to see and be a part of the outstanding progress our department has made. When I was first elected, the primary concern I ...

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To the editor: The need to change the manner in which the city collects its income tax revenues has never been more pronounced nor more justified. In fact, I can think of 50,000 reasons per year why this is the case. As a candidate for the office of treasurer for the city of Salem, I am ...