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The Morning Journal welcomes readers’ contributions for inclusion in the Letters to the Editor column. All letters must be signed (a typewritten name will not suffice) and must include a full address and telephone number for verification. Letters should be typewritten and be 500 words or less. Handwritten letters of 25 words or less may be considered if the handwriting is legible. Longer letters, however, must be typewritten. Letters which drastically exceed the word limit may be rejected outright. It is not the responsibility of the newspaper to edit them to conform to length. No letters will be published anonymously. Writers must either live within the Journal’s distribution area or have personal involvement with an issue specific to our coverage area. Letters which refer to articles from other publications will not be printed. Only one letter per month per writer will be published. “Thank-you” letters are not accepted for publication in this column and should be directed to the “Card of Thanks” section of classified advertising. Poetry, political endorsements and form letters also will not be accepted. Letters failing to comply with these rules will not be published or acknowledged. All letters are subject to rejection and/or editing at the discretion of the editor. Letters can be sent to the Morning Journal at 308 Maple St., Lisbon, OH 44432; or faxed to 424-7093; or sent by e-mail to news@mojonews.com or sent via through Virtual Newsroom at www.morningjournalnews.com.