Letters to the Editor

Hope, life

Editor: John Maxwell said: “Where there is no hope in the future, there is no power in the present.” As we begin Domestic Violence Awareness Month, we turn our thoughts to victims and survivors of violent, abusive relationships. What empowers a victim to take a stand, to take a step ...

Testimonial

Editor: I’m sure many of us have returned from vacation with pictures and stories to dazzle our friends and family with. However, this story has a true travel tip to share with readers. Recently my wife and I were visiting Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We noticed a plethora of ...

A success in the razing

Editor: In recent articles the county land bank has been featured with its continuing success and I would simply like to expand on the value of this program. The “mow-to-own” program is a tremendous asset that allows neighbors and entire neighborhoods to beautify their area in concert ...

Grave decision

Editor: Whoever permitted parking cars in the Lisbon Cemetery during the county fair: Why would you do such a thing? A boy damaged several headstones while messing with his parents’ car that was parked there. He backed through three rows of headstones. Besides that, the parents had no ...

Ms. Terri driving

Editor: I have had the privilege over the past several decades to travel on daily errands, such as banking or grocery shopping, through a beautiful state park. This includes crossing a federally declared wild and scenic river. The views are simply stunning and the atmosphere natural and ...

No thanks

Editor: Being first cousin to former Lisbon mayor Joe Morenz, I can tell you first hand that he dearly loves Lisbon and only wants the best for our town. I know that he would continue to fight to clean up and bring more business and therefore opportunity to Lisbon, but dealing with certain ...

Financial fairness in open enrollment

Editor: Ohio’s open enrollment policy allows students to attend school in a district other than where they live. Local districts retain the right to decide whether or not they will open their doors to students outside of their community. As school funding fluctuates, many districts see open ...

Family unfriendly

Editor: I am blessed to be a lifelong resident of Columbiana. Although I have never lived anywhere else I have traveled to many places here and some overseas and I am truly blessed. That said I am troubled by the increase of liquor in our community. Columbiana used to be a dry community. I ...

One great pool

Editor: I have heard people talking about the swimming pool at the East Palestine City Park. They say it is the best, cleanest, well life guarded, available swimming lessons, senior walking pool and cheapest in Columbiana County and possibly the state of Ohio. I personally have life ...

The frontline

Editor: Not unlike 1776, today God, country and revolution are at the forefront of the battle for these United States of America. Freedom and liberty bonded in faith and guarded with resolve remains vital to sustaining our republic. Conflicts of ethnicity, cultures, values and ideologies ...