Letters to the Editor

Judicial etiquette

Editor: It is generally expected that there be at least some level of decorum and, yes, some honor on the part of a sitting judge’s campaign for election. Not so, apparently, in the case of the recent letter to the editor by the vengeful ex-wife of Judge C. Ashley Pike. More recently, ...

Lofty standards

Editor: I am very disappointed in the front page story of “Man goes on trial for rape of a child,” and the disgusting lurid details used by your reporter. The vivid details of what happened was not necessary for all of us to read in your family paper. Are we lowering our standards to ...

He’s no Piker

Editor: One of the oldest political tricks in the book is the “bait and switch” personal attack. This campaign tactic is designed to take your mind away from the central issues of a campaign by assassinating the character of one’s opponent. Or, that of the political party backing an ...

Animal instincts

Editor: For over 25 years, I had a ringside seat in the Columbiana County Republican “big top.” Chairman David Johnson acted as ringmaster. Commonly in a bow tie and saddle shoes he “barked” instructions to the wide eyed attendees who paid the price of admission. Instead of popcorn ...

All that glitters is not Goldberg

Editor: Jonah Goldberg’s column published in your March 22 issue is downright frustrating to read. Goldberg has nearly always hit the nail on its head in his reporting. But this column made me a bit upset at his recently divergent and prejudicial style. Do we really believe that not ...

Lisbon schools are doing it right

Editor: Our children are our greatest treasure and deserve to attend a school in which they feel safe and their families feel that they are provided with the most secure environment possible. As a grandparent of children who attend Lisbon schools, I am so grateful that the board and ...

Real fears

Editor: Listening to the discussion regarding safety at Tuesday night’s Columbiana school board meeting, I couldn’t help but hear the fear. I understand. I too entrust my child each day to the care of the Columbiana schools. I too hear the news of the latest school shootings and hope we ...

Hopes and prayers

Editor: I had a friend who was in her 20s. She was diagnosed with acute leukemia. She had two young children. She read everything she could find about the disease. Her prognosis — she would be dead within a year. It wasn’t even quite a year and back at The Ohio State University Hospital, ...

Road to recovery is paved with hope

Editor: The news has so often covered the issues of drug addiction, overdoses, heroin and drug epidemic etc., that we have become weary of hearing any more on a daily basis. I feel it is equally important, and if not more important to address what is happening here in this county, and ...

Nutty news judgment

E­ditor: I have a suggestion for the layout of the newspaper. I have seen this numerous times, but it hit home more recently and I feel the need and desire to speak on behalf of all family members and the honored themselves. For whatever reason murderers, rapists, pedophiles, drug addicts, ...