Letters to the Editor

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Advocate hopes Senate considers chronic illnesses sufferers To the editor: My name is Jennifer Witmer and I am an advocate for the community of individuals impacted by celiac disease/non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity. I write to urge you to stand with us to ensure the stability for ...

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Salem Council member discusses medical marijuana To the editor: Let’s discuss medical marijuana. In September 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed an Act authorizing the use of marijuana for medical purposes and to establish the Medical Marijuana Control Program. The Act was the ...

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Former mayor against medical marijuana outlet in Salem To the editor: I was born and raised in Salem and have spent my entire adult life here, other than the four years I served in the Marine Corps from 1961-65. This has been a wonderful place to live and work and raise a family and be among ...

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To the editor: On May 13, 2017 "The Salem Citizen Prom" was held at Salem Senior High School. The theme was "An Arabian Night." Dinner, dessert and beverages were served by the SHS Interact Club with students dressed in their own 2017 prom dresses and suits with tables in theme ...

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In support of Salem’s Police Chief and his anti-pot stance To the editor: Congratulations to Police Chief Panezott for his stand on medical marijuana retail dispensaries. I’m hoping the entire community will rally around him and support him in his stand. All one has to do is read the ...

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Writer asks: Will Salem become a marijuana sanctuary city? To the editor: There are reasons why the County Sheriff, the Salem Chief of Police, the leading drug addiction authority in the county and one of Salem’s leading physicians have all publically expressed their strong opposition ...

USPS and Postal Union food drive a success

To the editor: On Saturday, May 13, the USPS and all Postal Unions conducted the Annual Food Drive. This is a national event and it was our 25th year of collecting canned goods and non-perishable foods to be stored in each community’s local pantries. This year both First Friends and ...

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Adopt a Planter program receives community support To the editor: The Salem Beautification Committee would like to thank the following people and organizations — we sold out early this year — who made a financial contribution to support our annual Adopt a Planter program. Our annual ...

Accuses Trump of profiting from his presidency

To the editor: In 2015, Trump said he would “rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done.” Now, he is golfing and visiting a Trump-branded property every few days! I’m deeply concerned with Trump’s taxpayer funded trips to Trump properties, ...

Thanks for the coverage of the Bonar family

To the editor: I am writing to thank the Salem News for the article entitled “I Did This For Carson” and dated April 16, 2017. This article written by Mary Ann Greier covered the Eagle Scout project of River Bonar at The ROC of Salem. It was a fine tribute to the Bonar family. Many ...

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Make it a ‘National Dog Bite Prevention Year’ To the editor: In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.” Pet owners’ ...

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Writing in support of Ohio House Bill 176 To the editor: I encourage you to ask your state legislators to support passage of HB 176. This bill is a significant step to restoring local responsibility and accountability to our schools. We have the good fortune to live in a diverse state ...

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No want, or need, to legalize marijuana To the editor: The citizens of Ohio have voted “no” to drugs in Ohio. They do not want to make medical marijuana legal. They want to get rid of the drug epidemic. They are tired of ruined lives and drug overdoses. We do not want, or need, to make ...

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Helen Marie Potter Hayes a perfect fit as honored alumnus To the editor: Amidst pandemic chaos, confusion and discord — unanimity seems scarce. Not so with the selection of Helen Marie Potter Hayes as honored alumnus by the Salem High School Alumni Association. In this instance dissent is ...

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Sharing insight during National 4-H Week To the editor: In honor of National 4-H Week the Columbiana County Teen Council would like to share some 4-H history. Did you know, the 4-H program was founded in 1902 by A.B Graham in Clark County, Ohio? The first 4-H Club was known as "The ...

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Urging support of libraries facing budget cuts To the editor: When Gov. John Kasich rolled out his new two-year state budget last month, he talked about leveraging the strength of Ohio’s public libraries, turning them into “continuous learning centers.” Kasich’s budget also cuts ...

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Responding to ‘what happens to jailed drug addicts?’ To the editor: A letter to the editor published Feb. 9 on this page asked the question, “What happens to jailed drug addicts?” The writer made the statement, “They aren’t getting any rehab, help to get off drugs, ...

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Thankful for an angel who walks among us To the editor: I thank God for the angels who walk among us. Our angel has been a nurse at Fresenius Dialysis Center named Shelly Kale. Anyone who is a patient or cares for a loved one with chronic, debilitating illnesses knows the journey is not an ...

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What happens to jailed drug addicts? To the editor: When drug addicted people are put in jail do you know what happens to them? Are they given their medication? Are they mistreated, are they hurt? I know one thing: they aren’t getting any rehab, help to get off drugs, encouragement to ...

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Writing in support of Judge Washam To the editor: While we each have a right to our own opinions, I was offended to read the critical remarks by a fellow Salem resident of Judge Scott Washam. Obviously, I am unaware of the reason or situation behind this criticism as the reason was not ...