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Opinion

Property owner states his case

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:     After the unfortunate situation of an alleged meth bust at my property on Pershing Avenue, I have heard and read many comments and opinions that have inspired me to write this letter to the editor in an effort to clear up some misconceptions. First, let me say that I ...

Stay positive as EV future unfolds here

Editorials

We, like most residents of the region, had been hopeful that General Motors would return to auto making here in Lordstown after ending production in March of the popular and well-built Chevy Cruze. Sadly, last month it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen when the corporation and ...

Expressing opinions about politics

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With the general election over, I want to thank the Salem office holder for running a clean campaign. Just one minor hiccup with Columbiana County Trump Party Chairman throwing his mud around where it did not belong. You may have noticed I wrote the “Trump Party” ...

Veterans Day: Thank you for your service

Local Columns

Veterans Day recognizes all American veterans of all wars, living or deceased. Originally it was called Armistice Day to observe the end of World War I and honor the veterans of the war. But later, after World War II and Korea, veteran service groups requested that Congress honor all American ...

Mayor of Salem asks for support of levy renewal

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As mayor of Salem, I ask that the temporary, five-year, .25 percent levy tax, specified for capital improvements to streets, alleys, sidewalks, curbs, parking lots and storm sewers be renewed by voters on Nov. 5. It has been an honor to be part of the team of employees and ...

Salem 4th Ward Councilperson: ‘I listen to everyone’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I was elected to be your Salem City 4th Ward Councilperson, eight years ago. I take your vote very seriously. This is our city and our money, yours and mine. I am an independent thinker. I listen to everyone; research the issue factually and make the best decision possible. ...

Get out and vote on Tuesday

Editorials

Election Day is near and we encourage all who are physically capable to do so to get out and vote. Veterans Day is also near. Thousands and thousands of American military patriots died to preserve our right to vote — our right to exist in a democracy. If that alone doesn't compel you to go ...

Set the date, then execute your plan

Local Columns

I remember getting motion sickness when our family got into the car, my brothers and me in the backseat. Dad was a smoker. He would crack the driver’s door window so the smoke would vent outside the car, but I remember the smell of the smoke. I remember feeling like I was going to throw up, ...

Turn off the tap to schools

Local Columns

Thomas Jefferson coined the phrase “The government closest to the people serves the people best.” The United States spends $10,821 per student, which ranks it fourth among developed nations. We throw more money at our schools than just about any other country, and what do we get in ...

Salem 4th Ward Councilperson: ‘I listen to everyone’

Letters to the Editor

Salem 4th Ward Councilperson: ‘I listen to everyone’ To the editor: I was elected to be your Salem City 4th Ward Councilperson, eight years ago. I take your vote very seriously. This is our city and our money, yours and mine. I am an independent thinker. I listen to everyone; research ...

Cancer remains a Columbiana County health priority

Local Columns

Health partners in Columbiana County are working to find ways to meet the health needs of the county. They have looked at data and information provided by CDC, the state of Ohio, local health departments, hospitals, community surveys, focus groups including vulnerable populations, the ...

The scourge that is Alzheimer’s

Local Columns

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease which begins with mild memory loss and can lead to the loss of a person’s ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their surroundings, since it ...

Income Tax Dept. may depend on Nov. 5 election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Through the long debate on The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), Salem voters now have the opportunity to make their voices heard by voting for true Independents on Nov. 5. Based on party affiliation of the current council members, and the recent endorsement of my opponent ...

Chamber of Commerce endorses five-year levy renewal

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In October of 2015, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a motion to publicly endorse the five-year, .25% income tax increase. The legislation proposed by the City of Salem specified that the usage of money was limited to the improvements of ...

Sex crimes must not be swept away

Editorials

It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year. #MeToo founder Tarana Burke is doing something about that. She ...

Encourage reading at home

Editorials

Ohio education officials are looking forward to a $42 million federal grant, which will be spread over five years, to improve child literacy. It is an important effort, as literacy is the foundation for the rest of an education. According to the state department of education, the money will be ...

Be informed before you choose

Local Columns

It is a controversial issue: Marijuana. The U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, is” emphasizing the importance of protecting our Nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy.” Dr. Adams said, “Recent increases in access to marijuana and in its ...

Legislators should be the lawmakers

Editorials

The group pushing for a statewide referendum that could overturn Ohio’s nuclear bailout law says it won’t turn in petitions by Monday’s deadline. That political action committee calling itself Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until Monday to turn in 265,774 valid signatures from ...

ResultsOHIO could be a funding solution

Editorials

The idea that if we just throw enough taxpayers’ money at a problem, it will go away was discredited years ago. Yet we continue to try that approach, probably wasting billions of dollars nationwide that could be put to better use. Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague’s office may be trying ...