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Letters to the Editor

Thankful for support of the new Quakertown Trolley

To the editor: We would like to take this opportunity to thank the Salem community for the strong support in bringing our new Quakertown Trolley to Salem. Our original trolley has been used for many occasions; weddings, tours, reunions, family events, educational development, etc. It ...

Disagrees with editorial on Medicare for All

To the editor: In an editorial on Medicare for All, the author argues that such a system is undesirable because 1. contrary to what its supporters say, it is not actually free, 2. it would likely lead to health care rationing, and 3. it would limit health care options. I address each of ...

Dismayed over the Salem stadium name change

To the editor: I am dismayed at the announcement that I read in the Salem News regarding the renaming of Reilly Stadium to Sebo Stadium. I feel that an important part of Salem history is being lost for the sake of a few dollars. The citizens of Salem have been supporting the stadium since ...

Recognition for Jack Yarnell is well deserved

To the editor: Congratulations to the Salem City Parks Board/Commission for recognizing Jack Yarnell by proclamation, news coverage, and well-deserved, prominently placed plaque at the Orashan Bandshell. Jack has been, is, and will be forever linked to the legacy of Howard O. Pardee and ...

Back story on retiring Quakertown Trolley

To the editor: In a conversation with Dale Shafer and the Salem Retail & Business Association in the year of 2002, it was brought to our attention by Dale Shafer (Salem’s historian) that Boston, Mass. and Salem, Ohio both claimed to be the first to have trolley transportation. Dale ...

A reader’s insight into the stadium name switch

To the editor: According to the information at this archived link on the Wayback Machine, https://web.archive.org/web/20150920152910/http://www.salemohiohistory.com/HistoryMakers/General-Reilly.aspx, the land on which Reilly/Sebo Stadium now stands was purchased by the Salem Board of ...

‘Outraged’ over naming of stadium in Salem

To the editor: As a former resident of Salem, from birth in 1937 to 1970 when I moved to Denton, TX to assume a professorship at the University of North Texas, and an SHS alumnus ('55), I was outraged when I learned that historical Reilly Stadium was renamed after Bob Sebo. Although "buying" ...

A successful Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot

To the editor: Thank you everyone for the wonderful support of the 16th annual Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot. The Salem Hunting Club hosted this event Aug. 3. We exceeded the number of breakfasts sold and had an all-around wonderful turnout. The weather was beautiful, the help ...

Thanks from Salem Church Women United

To 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. This year over 440 Salem School District children from lower income families, Head Start through eighth grade, were given ...

Great Day at the Columbiana County Fair

To the editor: My wife and I celebrated our 33rd wedding anniversary on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019, at the Columbiana County (aka Lisbon) Fair. It was our daughter Val’s suggestion, and it was “some kind” of a special day! We are all 4-H alumni and loved seeing the animals, the kids, the ...

Wellsville leadership moving in the right direction

To the editor: I sincerely believe Wellsville Mayor Nancy Murray, Fiscal Officer Hoi Wah Black and the other elected officials, all the village department heads and employees deserve "a job well done" for turning around the fiscal emergency plight the village was in. The ongoing financial ...

Open your eyes and heart

To the editor: Bought a book yesterday at Sam’s. Have not read in quite a while — my eyes were too bad. It was awesome cracking open a fresh novel. The first few chapters have left me ashamed. Ashamed that we as intelligent, supposedly kind, caring, wise, Christian people are allowing ...

How does the government give everything for free?

To the editor: The Democrats are promising something free to everybody. Free college, free health care. You don't even have to work, we'll send you a check. What nonsense! The government only makes money by printing it, or taxes, unless Obama gives you $150 billion. So, nobody has to work, ...

Use common sense while handling fireworks

To the editor: Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone has an enjoyable and safe family Independence Day celebration.  If you plan to use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  Phantom’s primary safety tips are:  Use Basic Common Sense  — The fireworks products burn hot & ...

Reaction to editorial on Iran

To the editor: In an editorial published on Wednesday, the author argued that concrete evidence showing that Iran attacked oil tankers in the Gulf must be established before there is any military action by the United States against the country. This is absolutely right. However, the author, ...

Words from a true champion!

To the editor: Dear Salem community and Columbiana County residents, My name is Maria Sargent. I recently competed in the Scripps National Bee, May 26-31, as your representative. My goal was to bring home the trophy to honor my family, friends, school, city, county and state. Though I studied ...

Remembering a former county sheriff

To the editor: The county lost another former sheriff last week. I was saddened to read of the death of David Smith, whose public service spanned more than three decades. Just like his two predecessors, Robert Beresford and Richard Koffel, he came up through the ranks of the sheriff's ...

Encourages support of Salem Community Theatre

To the editor: Last weekend we enjoyed the Salem Community Theater’s production of Leaving Iowa, a comedy about a family vacation. For an entertaining evening on June 21-22 and a Sunday matinee on the 23rd, we are strongly recommending this play. The box office phone number is 330 ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...