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Letters to the Editor

Sheriff lends support for county prosecutor candidate

To the editor: This letter is in support of Vito Abruzzino for county prosecutor. Vito has been a successful federal prosecutor with international prosecutorial experience. He has been a United States Justice Department prosecutor, a civil litigator, as well as an assistant law director. He ...

‘Impressed with ‘by-the-book judge’

To the editor: I have been practicing law in the Mahoning County Court No. 3 in Sebring, Ohio for nearly 40 years. Three judges of that court have been removed from office for criminal activity and another due to his bailiff’s criminal conduct. All were appointed by the ruling Democratic ...

Former Election Board member expresses views

To the editor: Much is being made in the race for county prosecutor of John Gamble’s so- called “experience”. Well let’s examine his “experience” as it relates to recent headline news reports. John Gamble has been fined by a visiting judge for “willful contempt” and was ...

Thanks for making ’Hidden Gems of Salem’ a big succes

To the editor: Dear Friends of Salem: It only happens once in a decade! 2020 was the year for this grand decennial happening. We really appreciate all you have done to make our Oct. 10 “Hidden Gems of Salem” carriage house tour a fantastic success! This project took a lot of effort ...

Council member offers endorsement

To the editor: I am endorsing Vito Abruzzino for Columbiana County Prosecutor. The question of experience has come up time and again in this campaign. Vito’s opponent has been in the county prosecutor’s office most of his career. Vito has practiced on the federal level, in the same ...

Former judge supports Gamble

Dear Editor: I am supporting Chief Assistant Prosecuting Attorney John Gamble for the top job of Prosecutor in the coming election. John has 30 years of service in that office with the last 20 in his current position. I personally witnessed John successfully prosecute many cases including the ...

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 ...