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Letters to the Editor

Lauds recent letter writer for his message

To the editor: I want to thank and respond to Robert Spaite for his letter to the editor (May 4). In my opinion, I think it should be reprinted in bold type and maybe someone who should have read it, and needs to read it, might spot it the second time around. I don’t know Mr. Spaite’s ...

Supports rights and freedoms of the individual

To the editor: I’m a big fan of personal liberty and self-governance. I also value my health and that of those around me. I believe we don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. It doesn’t make sense to me that the prescription for this virus should be one that assaults liberty, ...

Appreciates efforts of Midland District educators

To the editor: No one was prepared for what has evolved into the COVID-19 pandemic, but the administrators and teachers in the Midland Borough School District were uniquely poised to face the challenges it brought. They almost instantly altered their educational methods so that learning ...

A letter to Governor DeWine

To the editor: This letter was sent to Gov. DeWine... Dear Governor DeWine, As you have seen, our public schools have stepped up to the pandemic challenge.  Schools have completely overhauled how they are teaching our students.  Some did this in as little as 48 hours!  For the most part, ...

Proud to be a charter member of the Salem AMVETS Post 45

To the editor: The Salem AMVETS Post 45 is close to 45 years old. It was started in 1976 by me and my close friend Ford Joseph. We got our membership cards on he same day in late 1976. We needed 12 members to become a certified post. The two of us walked around Salem to find 10 more veterans ...

This writer hopes Trump will be gone come November

To the editor: This letter is to those Trump supporters who that can’t see what is happening to this country because of Trump. He doesn’t get thanks for doing nothing. He has done nothing but lie to the American people for three years and yet Trump people cannot see. All you have to do is ...

Try looking at past tragedies and hardships

To the editor: As we watch the evening news and the talking heads present us with the doom and gloom that this virus is causing us in 2020, I’m sure we all feel more than a little concerned. After all we are watching — according to everyone from “entertainment ,” talk show hosts and ...

Appreciates the words of inspiration

To the editor: I would like to thank Don Groubert, an OHSAA track official, for his inspirational words in his letter to the editor on the seniors and the other classes on losing all spring sports in 2020. My background in sports covers 35 years as a player or coach. Don’s words and the ...

A message for the St. Paul community

To the editor: Dear Alumni, Friends, and supporters of St. Paul School: The St. Paul School Foundation is reaching out to the St. Paul School family with a message of hope and prayer during this difficult time. We extend our heartfelt concern and sympathy to any family who has suffered from ...

As we celebrate Earth Day, let’s preserve Little Beaver Creek

To the editor: No matter what any of us are going through right now because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is comforting to know that just about anywhere across Ohio we can still get outside and enjoy this beautiful time of year. It is a time of renewal for most of us spiritually, as well as a ...

Food bank appreciates support of governor

To the editor: Over the past month, Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration have repeatedly responded to calls for help from food banks throughout the state. In March, Gov. DeWine deployed Ohio National Guard members when we made a plea for emergency support. Locally, Second Harvest Food ...

Food bank appreciates support of governor

To the editor: Over the past month, Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration have repeatedly responded to calls for help from food banks throughout the state. In March, Gov. DeWine deployed Ohio National Guard members when we made a plea for emergency support. Locally, Second Harvest Food ...

Trump made wrong choice for medal

To the editor: The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian award that the president of the United States can bestow on a citizen. The award is given to a person who has made exceptional contributions to the security of national interests of America, to world peace or to cultural ...

The elite wants to deliver you to serfdom

To the editor: For years you and thousands like you have gone to restaurants, fast food establishments, pot luck dinners, benefit dinners, food stores, buffets and food bars. All with little to no thought of by whom, where or how it was prepared. All while risking the potential abominable ...

Urges ‘yes’ vote for renewal of Salem Parks levy

To the editor: With election day fast approaching I wanted to encourage everyone to not only get out and vote but to vote YES for our parks! This is not a new levy so it won't add anything additional to your taxes.   I raised my children in Salem and am fortunate enough to have ...

Once a Scout, always a Scout

To the editor: On Feb. 18 the National Council of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In an open letter, BSA National Chair Jim Turley claims this action was taken “to ensure we can equitably compensate all victims of past abuse in our programs.” The focus ...

Council elected to be great steward of taxpayer money

To the editor: There is one statement in John Conrad’s recent letter to the editor (Feb. 17) with which I agree: the city ought to spend its funds wisely. This is precisely what Salem City Council and Mayor Berlin propose to do in contracting with the Regional Income Tax Agency. There ...

‘Thankful’ for the publishing of Schultz column

To the editor: Thank you for publishing the op-ed written by Connie Schultz titled "What a State of our Union." This particular op-ed is a very good illustration of the sickness which prevails with those who hold an extreme hatred for President Trump. It also reveals that this hatred ...

Former city treasurer addresses RITA

To the editor: First, I wish to thank you (voters) and Mayor John Berlin. The mayor for suggesting me to be treasurer of the city of Salem and you for electing me for 2014-2018. It was a great learning experience. I had not known that Salem had a 1 percent income tax since 1968. The city ...

Misconceptions vs. facts regarding RITA

To the editor: A lot of negative statements about RITA are being circulated by opponents to serve their political agendas and personal vendettas. Let me present you with the facts. #1: No tax payer will owe more money with RITA than they would have owed without RITA. By ordinance and ...