Letters To The Editor

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 ...

Heartbroken over reports of cemetery conditions

To the editor: Recent news articles and broadcasts about the conditions at Columbiana County Memorial Cemetery have left me heartbroken. A dear family friend, Lou Bozek, first alerted our family early this week to the lack of care being given to my parents’ gravesites . After reading ...

Little Lena Christine and letting babies live

To the editor: My wife and I were fortunate enough to be able to spend the winter in a warmer climate. The day after we got back to East Liverpool we went to see our great granddaughter. Little Lena Christine was one day old. She had ten toes and ten fingers, knew when she was hungry or ...

Kind words for the late Columbiana County Sheriff Beresford

To the editor: Last week Columbiana County lost one of its foremost citizens, former County Sheriff Robert “Brass” Beresford of Wellsville. Brass loved his God and his family. He served his country as a Marine in both World War II and the Korean War. He was truly a member of “The ...

Pete Buttigieg earned this writer’s respect

To the editor: Physiognomy is the art of judging character from facial features. Everyone does it. Most of the time the gears remain in neutral, but oft-times when encountering a stranger, we size him up. Can I trust this person? Is his nose too long and his chin too weak? How about those ...

Energy supply chain is strong

To the editor: Sometimes we forget about all of the downstream jobs that are created when a company builds a new facility, but Rick Shrum's recent article ("Buzz palpable surrounding Shell cracker in Pa.," April 11) really brought those benefits to light. Not only will the new Shell cracker ...

Beaver Local BOE president asks for support

To the editor: I am asking for the voters of the Beaver Local School District to please vote “yes” for the renewal levy on May 7. This levy has been in effect since 1994 and will cause no gains to voters’ taxes. The monies are budgeted on a daily basis to purchase items that are used to ...

Giving thanks to the Community Improvement Corporation

Giving thanks to the Community Improvement Corporation To the editor: May is Historic Preservation Month. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Community Improvement Corporation for agreeing to accept the Thompson Block from the county Land Bank. I also need to commend them for ...

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 ...

Offers solution to fix West Virginia Schools

To the editor: Schools, what are we going to do with these West Virginia Schools today? First and foremost, charter schools are not the answer. School improvement will not happen without a spirt of innovation. Blaming teachers’ unions has no basis. Many say it’s a shame some students ...