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Letters to the Editor

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 ...

Resident will not back down from ‘cowards’

To the editor: The good people of Columbiana County need to hear this. There are a few of us supporting Black Americans with Black Lives Matter signs in our yards. In response, we are receiving cowardly anonymous letters in the mail that spout right wing conspiracy theory, newspaper ...

Disagrees with columnist’s viewpoint

To the editor: I disagree with statements of Jack Loesch in his column, “The hoax that is the virus,” in The Salem News of Monday, Aug. 17. Specifically, he said, “It doesn’t take a common sense prodigy to realize that the China Virus is just another media created and overblown ...

Reader: ‘The hoax that is no joke’

To the editor: I’m not sure if I should give this a title or not. Or does this newspaper do that according to who the author is? This letter is in direct response to the latest from Jack Loesch (Aug. 17). Other than clearing up one “fact” which is that Gov. DeWine’s false positive ...

Salem Hunting Club: Thanks for scholarship support

To the editor: Thank you everyone who supported in any way the success of the 17th annual Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot. The Salem Hunting Club hosted this event on Aug. 1 This year we gave four Lowell Iden-Larry Iler Scholarships to local students. We are proud to honor, in ...

Cancer health care for Ohioans

To the editor: No one ever wants to receive bad news from their doctor. But for many Ohioans living with cancer and their loved ones — like so many of my loved ones and friends — this scenario is all too real. Out-of-pocket health care costs are on the rise with some Ohioans unable to ...

Thanks to the editor and newsroom staff

To the editor: Much has been said about the unsung heroes of the pandemic and I would like to include you and each and every member of your staff who work hard every day to put out the newspaper. It can’t be easy. I want to thank you for keeping your readers informed and up-to-date on ...

A win-win for all involved

To the editor: Without hesitation, I am confident the latest realignment of personnel concerning the Columbiana County Port Authority is an absolute win/win not only for the Port Authority but Columbiana County as a whole. I am referring to former Land Bank Director Robert (Bobby) Ritchey ...

Racism must not be tolerated

To the editor: Perhaps you have seen the black and white signs posted on the grounds of St. Patrick Church in Leetonia: Racism is a Sin. Period. These were created by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Catholic religious community to which we belong. We are a congregation of vowed ...

A different kind of COVID-19 impact

To the editor: I know for many people this subject doesn't cross their mind. But for myself it is on my mind every day. I watch the US news and the Canadian news to see if their has been any word on the border opening. I live in Lisbon (Guilford Lake) and my fiancee' lives in Windsor, ...

Standing behind a family that has stood up for animals

To the editor: My first contact with Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary (AAAS) was after I bought my first house and wanted my very own first dog. I called to make an appointment and when I went in the girl working spent quite a few hours trying to find us the right one. “Romeo” ended up being ...