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Letters to the Editor

National School Lunch Program feeds millions of children

To the editor: Seventy-five years ago, President Truman signed the National School Lunch Act, forming the National School Lunch Program, which—in turn—paved the way for the creation of other programs like school breakfast, afterschool meals, summer meals, and more. School nutrition ...

Police Department is reason for low crime in Lisbon

To the editor: Supporting “the will of the people” and following “the rule of law” are vital tenets that must be followed at any level of a democratic government. In the case of funding for the Lisbon Police Department, “the will of the people” was the Nov. 5, 2019 passage of an ...

Mental health issues are a big concern

To the editor: Mental health is a very concerning topic at this point in every one’s life. Mental health is very prevalent in the United States of America and in the last fifteen months, mental illness and suicide rates have increased significantly due to COVID-19. Mental health is ...

Reacts to recent letter to the editor

To the editor: Rarely have I encountered a letter to the editor dripping with such venom as in the Monday, Sept. 20 edition. For the record, I did not know Tim Novak and I have been vaccinated. However, I hold no malice toward people who choose not to take the vaccine. Can you blame them? In ...

Domestic violence should be a concern for us all

To the editor: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. A time when advocates across the nation focus public attention on the epidemic of domestic violence. A time when every person should consider what she or he can do to become a part of the solution to help end domestic violence in our ...

Disagrees with recent letter to the editor

To the editor: I write today to respond to a Sept. 20 Morning Journal letter to the editor in which the writer claims to be “amazed” at those individuals who are afraid to vaccinate. The “amazed” writer shockingly suggests that hospitals should start barring patients who do not display ...

We need your help with healthcare facilities

To the editor: Northeast Ohio is experiencing a critical surge of patients in our healthcare facilities, with hospitals, emergency departments and urgent care centers all seeing high numbers of patients. Our hospitals stand ready to care for patients. However we are facing a shortage of ...

Responds to recent letter to the editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to Judith Wootten’s letter of September 20. Judith is very upset that Tim Novak has chosen to NOT get the COVID vaccine. Tim is a family man, a local business owner a elected township official and a member of the Columbiana County Health Dept. ...

And another response to the same letter

To the editor: My letter is in response to a letter to the editor sent by Judith Wootten, published September 20. She wanted us all to know that she was “amazed” at comments made at a county health department meeting by an advisory board member, Tim Novak, who spoke out in concern of ...

An open letter to the residents of Lisbon

As Chief of the Lisbon Police Department, I want you to know that I am proud of my officers and my department. They care about this town and those who live in it. They take their oath “to serve and protect” seriously. For this reason, in 2019 I asked to meet with acting Mayor Gallo, ...