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Letters to the Editor

Family thankful for those honoring Vice-Admiral Tony Less

To the editor: The family of Vice-Admiral Tony Less would like to send a huge  THANK YOU to all the members of the American Legion Post 131 in Leetonia, the VFW Post 5532 of Washingtonville, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Leetonia, Columbiana Legion Post 290 Color Guard, Mission Barbeque of ...

Broadband would close digital divide in rural areas

To the editor: Throughout eastern Ohio, in rural communities up and down the Ohio river, homes and businesses lack Internet access and the vital connectivity it brings. The pandemic magnified these challenges for rural communities as our country transitioned to more and more remote work and ...

Praise for the Port Authority and those behind it

To the editor: The recent article announcing the inclusion of our Columbiana County Port Authority in the creation of the Mid-Ohio Valley Port District is tremendous news for our region. In our ever evolving statistics-driven business world, we — Columbiana County — are ideally located ...

Disgusted with recent editorial

To the editor: When reading the Our Side column in the June 26-27 weekend edition headlined “Employers should be allowed to run their own businesses,” I was disgusted. I have heard this debate over requiring the vaccine so it wasn’t completely surprising. But let us face facts people: ...

Realizing how fragile our country has become

To the editor: July 4th brings out the best in American patriots. But as I reflected on how marvelous our country is, it also reminded me of how fragile we have become. While watching the evening news a few nights ago, I said to my wife Beverly, “I like that guy but I don’t trust him.” ...

Bill supporting right of victims important to Ohioans

To the editor: House Bill 343, which offers updates to crime victims’ laws in our state, was introduced by Representative Andrea White. I am a proud co-sponsor of the bill. HB 343 presents long overdue language that would implement the 2017 Constitutional amendment called Marsy’s Law into ...

Responds to recent editorial

To the editor: I was quite surprised at the title of the recent “Our Side” editorial (may 28 -“Bill Aims to Hide the Truth from Ohio’s Students”) regarding proposed legislation limiting the teaching of certain concepts in Ohio’s public schools. The actual language of this bill ...

Nurses want change

To the editor: Every year, between May 6 and 12, National Nurses Week recognizes the important work of nurses. As a local nurse, it’s nice to receive the recognition. A pat on the back here, a pizza party there, and maybe little trinkets that attempt to say, “thanks for all you do.” ...

Primary election voters support majority of levies

To the editor: Voters across Ohio approved 68% of the school tax issues on the 2021 primary election ballot. The passage of 50 of 73issues marked a small uptick from the 2020 primary election, when voters approved 63 of 99 school tax issues for a passage rate of 64%. Fifty percent of new ...

Flag — and our country in need of repair

Flag — and our country in need of repair To the editor: While stopped at the traffic light of Park Way and Smith Ferry Road I happened to view our nation’s flag on display in the yard of a home on the corner. As I looked at the flag I could not help but think that this is how our nation ...