Letters to the Editor

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To the editor:Following very well received morning and afternoon appearances by Dr. Calvin Taylor at First Presbyterian Church, East Second Street, Salem, on Sunday, May 15, 2016 - appreciation is extended to Rev. Dr. Meta Cramer, the Session, Deacons, and John Krauss for initial consideration ...

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To the editor:As a member of the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors since 2011, I have had the chance to witness a substantial change in Ohio's workers' comp system.Since 2011, BWC has saved employers $4.3 billion in workers' comp costs by reducing premiums, issuing ...

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Challenges candidate choices for Leetonia Chief of PoliceTo the editor:I wish to bring attention to the hiring selection for chief of police, Leetonia. It baffles me that two finalists picked, Harry Lovejoy and Jordan Reynolds, made the cut. Here's why, Lovejoy works for Euclid Police ...

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Expressing love for the Senior Citizens PromTo the editor:"The Roaring 20s" is this year's theme.The Senior Citizens Prom, sponsored by Salem High School Interact Club and Salem Rotary Club will be on May 14 in the decorated cafeteria at the school. We love this "prom."In 2006 my dad Walter Bak ...

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Coal miner's daughter against the industryTo the editor:I am a coal miner's daughter of three-plus generations. Abolishing coal as an industry would mean delivering freedom from the ill health my family had to endure for generations, as well as future generations in our county, state, and ...

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Appalled by garbage at Reilly StadiumTo the editor:I went to Reilly Stadium Saturday morning and was appalled and very disappointed at the amount of garbage. Mostly under the bandstand and near the entrance.An enormous amount of money was spent making Reilly a great place to hold sporting ...

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Appreciates message of syndicated columnistTo the editor:Thank you for publishing this article in the Sunday, March 27 edition of the Salem News. Pat Buchanan nailed it with his article, "The rule-or-ruin vindictive Republicans." Excellent article which resonates not only with the Beltway but ...

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City residents should appreciate full-time FD, PDTo the editor:We hope the residents of Salem realize how lucky they are to have a full-time fire and police department. When an emergency arises, we have people who respond immediately.The fire department personnel are "first responders" and we ...

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Kasich can do something about Americans' angerTo the editor:Americans are angry! Record turnouts by Republicans, Independents and yes, former Democrats in the 2016 Primary elections reinforces voter frustration.I understand the Trump phenomenon, but John Kasich offers your best bet. National ...

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Americans don't leave Americans behindTo the editor:I can't vote for Mrs. Clinton because her lack of action for our four Americans who needlessly died in Benghazi. Signs at Clinton rallies read, "Fighting for you." Another lie. She didn't fight for our men in Benghazi and she isn't fighting ...

ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

To the editor:Ohioans will vote in the 2016 primary election to determine the judicial candidates who will appear on the general election ballot.JudicialVotesCount.org, a nonpartisan website that features biographies of court candidates running for judge, can assist voters. Launched in ...

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Choose wisely when it is time to voteTo the editor:At the time of my writing we are now one day away from Super Tuesday. At the time of your reading we will have in all probability come to know who will be on the presidential ballot in November. This election year has been one wild ride so ...

Trump succeeding where Occupy Wall Street failed

PARIS - Remember the Occupy Wall Street movement? The 2011-2012 protests sought to bring Arab Spring-type "revolutions" to the United States through a combination of urban camping and complaining loudly about the state of the world.The Occupy movement fizzled out because it failed to translate ...

An open letter to the Republican establishment

You are the captains of American industry, the titans of Wall Street, and the billionaires who for decades have been the backbone of the Republican Party.You've invested your millions in the GOP in order to get lower taxes; wider tax loopholes; bigger subsidies; more generous bailouts; less ...

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To the editorIn October 2015, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a motion to publicly endorse the .25 percent income tax increase. With this issue's passage, the monies from the additional tax were to generate funding to improve our city streets and related ...

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Clarifies content of ceramics plant closing storyTo the editor:As the owner responsible for the day-to-day operations of American Pioneer Manufacturing, I was shocked and dismayed to see an inaccurate paraphrasing of the comments of my husband, Ulrich Honighausen, in your newspaper (Page 1A, ...

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Tired of right-wingers going after HillaryTo the editor:I'm getting tired of the right wing attacks on Hillary Clinton. A lot of the money from speaking fees and money going to the Clinton Foundation has been used throughout America and the world to help people.A few examples would be as ...

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Salem coach provides a great example of sportsmanshipTo the editor:I recently attended my first home Salem freshman basketball game of the year. Although it was not much of a game, I witnessed an act that I continue to think about days later.During the game, one of the visiting players was ...

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To the editor:Would we be able to enjoy all of our freedom without our country's veterans? I would say no - as the saying goes - all gave some and most of them gave all. I will never stop thanking them for all that they do.On Saturday, Jan. 9, the following people donated to our Disabled ...

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Public encouraged to join in prayer at St. Paul ChurchTo the editor:Jan. 22, 2016, marks the 43rd anniversary of the Roe versus Wade Supreme Court decision which legalized abortion in the United States. In this critical time in history as over 56,000,000 babies have been aborted since this ...