Letters To The Editor

Gimme the Tweets

Dear Editor: Tweets or twaddle, which do you prefer? Donald Trump tweets, some of his predecessors twaddled. Many, however, have mistaken twaddle for profound speech, especially coming from a holder of the Oval Office. Many offenders come to mind, but for the sake of brevity, it’s not ...

Special thanks

Dear Editor: Thanks to everyone who helped to make the Garfield Elementary Bike Rodeo a great success. The various departments of the village were a huge help, as were our sponsors: East Liverpool City Hospital, Huntington Bank, Columbiana County ESC, Garfield PTO, Wellsville Police, and ...

Must read

Dear Editor: An explosive new book, a journal by local resident and author Mary Ann Reuter — “Living in my Own Shadow” — is a “must read,” for locals especially. An accusatory account of her 50-year secret, the molestation of her by her stepfather, a local educator, when she ...

Blessed

Dear Editor: This month we celebrate Mother’s Day and two weeks later we observe Memorial Day. In combining these two observances, for some it’s a very difficult time of the year. Memories of loved ones gone on, whether it be a mother, father, son, daughter, aunt, uncle, grandparent, ...

Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Dear Editor: April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. This year’s theme, “Engaging New Voices,” builds on the idea that we are stronger together, and that new partners and community members are needed to expand sexual assault prevention efforts. There are many ways to embrace one’s ...

In support

Dear Editor: Judge Ashley Pike has an excellent record of service, integrity and knowledge of the law in Columbiana County. His dedication to the people of Columbiana County is documented by the many cases, sentences and order in our court systems, both Common Pleas and Juvenile. As a ...

Great Lenten season

Dear Editor: My bucket list just became shorter. Everyone should see these services at least once in their lifetime. For the first time, my children and I participated in the Wellsville Ministerial breakfast at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where the Rev. Kenny Stull was the keynote speaker ...

No return call

Dear Editor: As this is an election year, we will be asked by the candidates to vote for them. I believe one of the first responsibilities of an elected official is to respond to the calls or letters of their constituents. I have phoned Sen. Ryan Ferns’ offices a minimum of nine times ...

Not a fan

Dear Editor: One of the oldest political tricks in the book is the “bait and switch” personal attack. This campaign tactic is designed to take your mind away from the central issues of a campaign by assassinating the character of one’s opponent. Or, that of the political party backing ...

Schools preventing obesity

Dear Editor: In 2012, more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese in the United States (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2016). School is a common location at which children spend an average of 6-7 hours a day at, which is a majority part of their hours ...