Letters to the Editor

Against the CRA

Editor: The new Community Reinvestment Act approved by the city of Columbiana raises several significant issues. The first involves the city’s ability and intent to provide millions of dollars in tax abatements. For example, people building a new house in Firestone Farms or Old Saybrook ...

The right stuff

Editor: Today our economy is humming along at a rate which Obama and his fellow party members told us would never occur. We were destined to be a service economy a la flipping burgers at McDonald’s, Wendy’s or Burger King. A stagnant employment rate, a sluggish economy, threats from ...

Always mobile

Editor: On behalf of the Board of Mobile Meals of Salem, we would like to extend our appreciation to the outstanding staff of the Salem Regional Medical Center which prepares our meals for delivery and the volunteers who braved minus zero degree weather to keep our delivery history ...

Choose America

Editor: An intensifying storm looms. At its epicenter is our American culture and biblical values. The Republican establishment, Democrat Socialists, anarchists and ideological religious militants are advancing the storm front. They don’t rally as one, yet demonstrate some very striking ...

I’m no victim

Editor: I am am writing in an effort to correct inaccuracies stated in the submission from Karen Seidner of Lisbon titled “Law Should Bite Back at Someone” regarding an incident that happened in August at the Columbiana County Dog Pound. I am the volunteer who was bitten. I applaud and ...

Prayers for us all

Editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their behalf, ...

Safety first

Editor: I have been watching the Morning Journal articles concerning the proposed half percent tax increase. I have a few thoughts I would like to share. I have been watching how many calls our emergency technicians are not able to cover through no fault of the personnel. Our fire and ...

Online fee

Editor: After many years, it was nice to see the city of East Liverpool update into the 21st century by being able to pay your water bill online, however after logging into the information and putting in my credit card information and going through all the hoops, I sadly found out that the ...

Law should bite back at someone

Editor: In August 2018 a volunteer dog walker at the Columbiana County Dog Pound was severely bitten. Personnel from the nearby county jail provided first aid and filed a sheriff’s report. The victim was transported to an out-of-county hospital and required emergency surgery for repair of ...

Grand-slamming

Editor: Reading newspaper coverage of Lisbon council meetings, it is evident that Councilman Peter Wilson gets slammed nearly every time he brings up a suggestion for saving the village money or for improving the town. Most recently, according to news accounts, Mayor Roger Gallo accused ...