Letters to the Editor

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To the editor:The recent images of an innocent child left helpless while his family lay unconscious in his presence are startling. The images have shocked not only our community, but have also struck observers around the world.Unfortunately, these images, new to most, have become routine among ...

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Mother reflects on loss of daughter on 9-11To the editor:The memories live on ... 15 years is a long time and yet it seems to have passed in a blink of an eye! I still remember the events of 9-11-01 everything, where I was, what I was doing, and my reaction, the reaction of the whole world.When ...

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Upset with Dem headquarters' lack of Clinton signageTo the editor:I think its appalling that the Democratic headquarters for Columbiana County in Lisbon, Ohio, has not had yard signs for Clinton.First I was told that they would come out after the primary. After the primary I was told in a week. ...

Admiration for those backing Blue Star Memorial Program

To the editor:Last week my sons and I attended a ceremony to commemorate the placement of a Blue Star Memorial marker in Malvern. On this occasion two very different groups were brought together by patriotism and a sense of duty.National Garden Clubs Inc. is the sponsor of the Blue Star ...

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Salem Church Women United grateful for supportTo 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.Again this year over 400 Salem School District children from lower income ...

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Thoughts from an unhappy Salem residentTo the editor:These individuals in Salem really have me scratching my head. First, they spend $9,000 for signs that only have a picture of a business on it so someone walking by can't see a dirty, empty building.Then they spend $15,000 to hire a bunch of ...

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To the editor:The members of the Salem X-Tra Mile Club would like to thank all who contributed toward making the 23rd annual running of the Star Trax 5K Night Run an overwhelming success.On Aug. 6, a field of 570 registered runners raced out of Reilly Stadium onto the luminary-lined streets of ...

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To the editor:There are a lot of headlines about what's going wrong with health care and how people are confused by all the changes that are happening. There are positive developments though. CAA Health, Behavioral Health, and Dental Centers support the continuing effort in Ohio to bring ...

Salem Kiwanis Club: Thanks for supporting Antique and Craft Show

To the editor:The Kiwanis Club of Salem recently held its 52nd annual Antique and Craft Show at Centennial Park. Money raised from the show helps to support the many community projects that we undertake during year as we support the Kiwanis International mission of "Serving the Children of the ...

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Salem residents wishing their robbers a nice dayTo the editor:Recently we were broken into our garage and storage shed. The robbers broke the opener on the shed and left a huge hole in the steel door. They broke the molding on the mian door to the garage. They took the weed eater and the leaf ...

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To the editor:If you drive east along Route 30 from Indiana, you travel on a completed four-lane highway. But your commute comes to a sudden end when you hit Trump Avenue in Canton, Ohio.To head farther east, you must drive on winding, sharp, narrow and hilly roads, in and out of towns, ...

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Section of Lisbon Road becomes a hazardTo the editor:The state of roadways in our community are always changing. Some roadways seems to never get any attention, others seem to be worked on constantly.Lisbon Road, between Franklin Square and state Route 344, has recently had some work done. In ...

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The coming election:?Pistol, poison or nobodyTo the editor:When I was a young boy, World War II was raging. I was not old enough to know what was really going on, but old enough to know terrible things were happening. I have been a self-taught student of WWII, by reading books and other media ...

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House Bill 512 falls short in fully protecting citizensTo the editor:House Bill 512, recently signed into law, shortens the timeline for public notification of lead contamination in water systems. The bill makes improvements to ensure that both state and local agencies are required to report ...

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We need to take steps toward a world without Alzheimer'sTo the editor:June is Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month. More than just memory loss or senility, Alzheimer's disease is fatal. It is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. More than five million Americans are living ...

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Will environmental impact study be done at Columbiana site?To the editor:I am writing in reference to the proposed construction, at the defunct Lake Side Golf Course, in Columbiana.It was mentioned that a "strip mall" was to be built with houses being built behind it. I am wondering if anyone ...

Praise for Salem Regional Medical Center, Essex of Salem

To the editor:As we work and live our daily lives we often overlook and take for granted many things in our communities that others would love to have access to. I believe the citizens of Salem and the surrounding areas are truly blessed and very fortunate with two hidden gems in their midst.On ...

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To the editor:My husband and I, being business owners ourselves, always try to keep our discretionary dollars local. Recently I was reminded why. Nowadays it seems that every company does their level best to eke every penny out of you they can. I'm sure everyone yearns to pitch their cell ...

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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 ...