Letters to the Editor

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Family of Melissa Horning grateful for fundraiser support To the editor: The family of Melissa Horning would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who participated in any way in the spaghetti dinner fundraiser for her on Oct. 2 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892. We were simply ...

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Remembering Dennis Groves To the editor: I want to publicly remember and thank Dennis Groves for his service to this community and for his wise counsel over the years. Last week I walked into the Home Depot and as I passed the kitchen area I realized I hadn’t run into Dennis in a while. I ...

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To the editor: Nice shot at landlords and rentals in your Sunday Roses & Thorns. Quote: “Have you noticed how many drug-related arrests around here occur in rentals and not regular homes?” When in fact the very lab bust (for the second time, at the same location) you ...

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However disgusted, no one can not vote To the editor: Voting is a privilege. Even with what has transpired this past year with both political parties it’s still a privilege and should not be wasted. I am approaching a milestone birthday and for the first time in my life I actually ...

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To the editor: Dear Ohio taxpayers, voters and elected officials, A recent Sunday headline featured the new Ohio report cards, tougher standards for grading public schools, and amazingly poor performance by our county schools! Should we be alarmed? Of course not. For the past 20 years ...

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To the editor: The Salem Community Center would like to thank everyone involved in making the 6th Women’s Night Out a fantastic event full of entertainment! It is a positive feeling knowing the community of Salem and surrounding communities support the efforts of fighting childhood ...

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To the editor: In response to a recent letter to the editor in the Salem News, I would like to stand up for the decision of the Democratic Central Committee to endorse Representative Debbie Phillips for Ohio State Board of Education. Debbie has been a tireless advocate for public ...

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To the editor: My name is Todd. And I'm an alcoholic. There, I said it. Out loud. Publicly. For everyone to hear. All of you. I've been waiting nine years to do that. It feels great! Some of you already knew, because we've talked about it. Others know, but we've never discussed it. Many ...

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Time to start praying for this election and our country To the editor: I think with less than 20 days until the election, it is time to really start praying for this election and for this country. 2nd Chronicles 7:14: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and ...

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We need more help in battling the heroin epidemicTo the editor:Heroin, an epidemic on the rise. In one way or another we are all affected by the heroin epidemic that seems to be running rampant here in northeast Ohio and is spreading like wildfire throughout the country. The Ohio Governor's ...

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Urges Sebring voters to support earned income tax renewal levyTo the editor:I encourage residents of the Sebring Local School District to support the earned income tax renewal levy on the Nov. 8 ballot.This is not a new tax, and residents will not see an increase. Voters first passed the 1 ...

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Family Recovery Center hosting a night to combat drug abuseTo the editor:We are being hammered daily with news of the most recent local overdoses, deaths due to the use of drugs, and increasing number of calls from parents and grandparents. You ask: What can I do? These calls are concerning ...

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Some sage advice for all AmericansTo the editor:How to make America great:1. Learn the Star Spangled Banner. Sing it proudly. You're an American. Remove your hat, stand respectfully. You are a role model to children watching you.2. Find a church in your neighborhood. Attend it regularly. Join ...

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Mother who lost daughter on 9-11 expresses thanksTo the editorI want to extend my heart felt appreciation for the outstanding coverage given for the 15th year of 9-11-01.All those involved did a professional job and you must be proud!I cannot express personally to all the people who were kind ...

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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 ...