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Letters to the Editor

Another endorsement for Gamble

Dear Editor: I am writing to voice my support for Columbiana County Prosecutor candidate John Gamble. I write as a former Assistant Columbiana County Prosecuting Attorney, former Assistant City Prosecutor and Police Legal Advisor for the City of Akron, Ohio and friend of John as well as the ...

A call to break voting by tradition

Dear Editor: I would like to just briefly address my fellow citizens who call themselves Democrats. I mean people whose parents, grandparents and great-grandparents who have voted for democrat politicians forever. Folks, this isn’t your ancestors’ Democrat party. That party is long gone. ...

Urges voters to support park district levy

To the editor: Our Columbiana County Park District is seeking a modest quarter-percent of one mill levy to make improvements and maintain the county’s current assets. For only about 73 cents per month on a $100,000 home we can continue make our county a great place to live with excellent ...

Urges voters to support park district levy

To the editor: Our Columbiana County Park District is seeking a modest quarter-percent of one mill levy to make improvements and maintain the county’s current assets. For only about 73 cents per month on a $100,000 home we can continue make our county a great place to live with excellent ...

Democratic Women’s Caucus endorses Bolon

To the editor: The Columbiana County Democratic Women’s Caucus at a Sept. 19 meeting unanimously endorsed Linda Bolon for reelection as Columbiana County Treasurer. Her stellar life of public service as a state legislator and county treasurer has been invaluable to Columbiana County and ...

Return to sports an example of leadership

To the editor: I opened up the fall sports edition of The Morning Journal and saw hundreds of smiling high schoolers posing with their teammates in volleyball, tennis, cross country, soccer and golf attire. (The football edition was printed earlier in the season.) The Morning Journal has been ...

Democratic Women’s Caucus endorses Bolon

To the editor: The Columbiana County Democratic Women’s Caucus at a Sept. 19 meeting unanimously endorsed Linda Bolon for reelection as Columbiana County Treasurer. Her stellar life of public service as a state legislator and county treasurer has been invaluable to Columbiana County and to ...

Dr. Brown worthy of recognition

To the editor: I was recently invited to present an award on behalf of the Ohio Optometric Association as part of their Ohio Vision Project Student Loan Repayment Program. Eye doctors who provide pro bono care; volunteer in their community; serve Medicaid beneficiaries; and practice in ...

Former Judge supports Gamble

To the editor: Having spent 23 years handling serious crimes as a common pleas judge in Columbiana County and 10 years as county prosecuting attorney before that I know the experience and dedication it takes to be county prosecutor. John Gamble has spent his entire professional life of over ...

Expresses disappointment with the Salem News

To the editor: I am deeply disturbed by today’s front page story (Oct. 10) concerning an accusation of professional misconduct made by an individual against a public official. The article does not disclose until the seventh paragraph — in a portion of the article that is not on the ...

Goshen Fiscal Officer recommends tax levy

To the editor: As Fiscal Officer (FO) of Goshen Township, it is my responsibility to not only watch the current financial status of the township, but also to project the future financial status. After 13 years working with the road department budget, I believe it is time to add a Road ...

This month, ‘Walk in Their Shoes’

To the editor: Domestic Violence Awareness Month, as usual, is happening now, this October. Traditionally, it is a month to recognize the problem of domestic violence in our communities, call on the public to be supportive of measures to end domestic violence, ask for support for victims, and ...

A message from Dem Party Chairman

In the past few weeks, the county prosecutor’s race has seen the introduction of stories that focus on everything except what the county prosecutor does.  I can understand that because the last thing anyone running against John Gamble would want is for this election to come down to ...

A message from GOP Party Chairman

For weeks now there have been reports that Columbiana County Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Gamble was party to an incident at Pinky’s Lounge in New Garden, Ohio involving serious breaches of confidentiality and just plain inappropriate, illegal behavior by one in his position. This breach ...

Beware the Trojan Horse

To the editor: I am not political. I am a realist. I will give Joe Biden credit for saying that this upcoming election will determine what the United States will look like in four years. It is up to those of us who vote in the Nov. 3 election. You must ask yourself before you cast your vote, ...

Vote your conscience

To the editor: The upcoming presidential election is one of the most important ones in America’s history, as are Congressional races. Regardless of your political views, I urge everyone to cast aside names and personalities, likable or not, and focus solely on each party’s ideology, as ...

Mother of 9-11 victim expresses gratitude

To the editor: I want to express my appreciation for the stories on 9-11-01. I felt that you covered it with journalistic professionalism. Mayor Nancy Murry and Police Chief Wilson did an excellent presentation of the wreath. I was also pleased to see Barry Podwell — a classmate of ...

Community lost an outstanding public servant

To the editor: The Lisbon area lost a fine public servant recently. Center Township Trustee Kenneth Schreffler set a good example for others to follow. Kenny — husband, father and grandfather —was not political. He performed his duties without fanfare. He inspected township roads, ...

She doesn’t mask her feelings about face coverings

To the editor: First of all, a mask is a medical device. Only those with a license to practice medicine should be advising others to wear a mask. (As an aside, only those with a medical license should be doing a body temperature exam and asking you questions about your health. And, both ...

Expressing thoughts on loss of state funding

To the editor:  My name is Emily Wright. I am 36 and have been a resident of Columbiana County for nearly a decade. Much of my life has been spent in the Ohio Valley. I lived seven years in East Liverpool alone. I am writing you today as a resident of this county and the Secretary of ...