My name is Bryan Blakeman. I am a councilman in the city of Columbiana.
I am writing this letter to inform your readers that we had 58 Jan Giba, Bob Bieshelt, Brad Glass signs stolen over the weekend. They were taken from Main Street all the way to the edges of town. The police were notified and we have asked for an investigation.
I am writing this letter in hopes that maybe someone in Columbiana is aware of what happened and will return the signs. Running for public office is a selfless act that is very hard work. That combined with the money that it takes to run makes it very disheartening when you have to deal with theft.
I would please ask your readers to keep an eye out for the individuals who committed this crime. I will pay a $100 reward for information leading to the return of the signs.
I would additionally like to ask supporters of Giba, Bieshelt and Glass to not retaliate and steal other candidates signs. There may be very different opinions on how the city should operate, but I don't want either side to resort to dirty politics to win. It's not worth it.