Letters to the Editor

October is National Domestic Violence Month

To the editor: October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a time of unity to connect victims, advocates, and allies across the country. Domestic violence affects millions, both women and men, of every race, religion, culture and status. It’s not just punches and black eyes — ...

Taliban must fully cooperate with US

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election — one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...

Senate Bill 3 bad for our communities and children

To the editor: Last fall Ohio voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue One, which sought to drastically reduce penalties on drug dealers and repeat drug offenders. Senate Bill 3 seeks to use tax dollars to make Ohio lenient on drug dealers and eliminate accountability for drug users at the ...

Kindness costs nothing but means everything

To the editor: Thursday at the fair, I was in line to buy tickets to the truck and tractor pulls when they asked everyone to rise for the National Anthem. There were two young guys (late teens I think) about three people in front of me. I watched as the one with the baseball hat on took it ...

Support for the RECLAIM Act

To the editor: Ohio’s coal-mining communities have helped power the nation for generations, but this history also has left the Buckeye State with numerous abandoned mines. The bipartisan RECLAIM Act offers Ohio a way to not only reclaim these abandoned mines, but also to create wildlife ...

Use common sense while handling fireworks

To the editor: Phantom Fireworks hopes everyone has an enjoyable and safe family Independence Day celebration.  If you plan to use consumer fireworks, please use them safely.  Phantom’s primary safety tips are:  Use Basic Common Sense  — The fireworks products burn hot & ...

Honoring the veterans at Columbiana Cemetery

To the editor: Have you driven through the Columbiana Cemetery recently? If not, please do. You will see the almost 800 American flags that have been placed on the veterans’ graves who served our country. How do the flags get there? Volunteers make time to place the flags, straighten ...

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Another point of view on the Crestview School District

To the editor: Real Support, but in a Different Direction…. I too am a life long resident of Crestview School District and I have two children that currently attend the school. I also want what’s best for the children of the area, the community and Crestview School District. However, ...

Encouraging support of Beaver Local Levy

To the editor: Voters in the Beaver Local School District will see a renewal levy on the May 7 ballot that is critical to maintaining current programs and operations. It does not increase taxes. The 4.61-mill emergency operating levy would generate $1.2 million annually for five ...