Letters to the Editor

The poultry issue

Editor: I am writing just a few days before the upcoming election to make one more effort to ensure that the residents of the city of Columbiana (Columbiana and Mahoning County) are aware and understand what they are being asked to vote on, whether for or against keeping live poultry in ...

A vote for the past and the future

Editor: The American poet/playwright Edgar Lee Masters in “Spoon River Anthology” creates an intriguing catalogue of tombstone epitaphs of the residents of a small American town. The history, the charm, the character of the Spoon River could well be Lisbon, with its history-filled ...

Just be Columbiana

Editor: Columbiana has and always will be a community that is willing to embrace what we are. We are not a community that needs perfection and intrusion by those who want and will attempt to paint our future in a manner that they believe is progress. We are a community of farmers, ...

Just be Columbiana

Editor: Columbiana has and always will be a community that is willing to embrace what we are. We are not a community that needs perfection and intrusion by those who want and will attempt to paint our future in a manner that they believe is progress. We are a community of farmers, ...

Cemetery support

Editor: As mayor of Lisbon, I would like to draw your attention to the Lisbon Village Cemetery renewal levy on the ballot in the upcoming election. In my mind, the cemetery is on of the village treasures of which we should be very proud. The cemetery is beautifully maintained and operated ...

Where we stand

Editor: A little over a year ago a spotlight was shining brightly on our city from around the world. The secret of opioid addiction was no longer. The city administration and police department decided to take a stand against heroin and opioids like no one ever had. Releasing the photo of that ...

A yes vote

Editor: The Lisbon Cemetery Board has a renewal levy on the November ballot this year. I firmly believe that it is in the best interest of all Lisbon residents to vote yes on this issue. The cemetery board members work very hard, along with the workers they employ, to keep our cemetery ...

A different path

Editor: Pretty powerful the media has gotten. Kinda makes you really think how stupid we all have sounded when you stop and take it all in. Republican, Democrat, Independent, and others. Yelling, and not talking. Walking away, not standing and listening. We are all made of flesh and blood. ...

Everyone can help

Editor: October is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the 20th anniversary of the Christina House Domestic Violence Program. While we’ve made great strides to address this rampant issue (through legislation like the Violence Against Women Act, programs that help ...

Lost gold mines

Editor: The teardown of the oldest commercial buildings, now 220 years old, in the state of Ohio would be sacrilege. Those buildings were deeded March 23, 1805, one day following Thomas Jefferson receiving the final payment from Lewis Kinney for the land to be known as New Lisbon, Ohio. ...