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Letters To The Editor

Vets picnic event should have been rescheduled

Vets picnic event should have been rescheduled To the editor: It is the proper decision to cancel the veteran's picnic event due to unsafe weather conditions for Saturday, July 20, but once again, vets as myself, Vietnam era and vets from any era get pushed to back burner by not ...

Tri-State Chaplaincy encourages support of its services

To the editor: Jesus declared in Matthew 7:7 - Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find:; James 4:2 later stated that 'you have not, because you ask not'. As we consider the directives from those who taught like our Lord and we who are teaching and striving to reach all now, ...

Commissioners should return money to taxpayers

To the editor: In 2016, the Hancock County Animal Shelter Excess Levy account balance had grown to over $365,000. Many county taxpayers believe the commissioners’ desire to gain access to this money motivated them to not renew the shelter contract with the nonprofit that operated it for the ...

Stop crying ‘wolf’ whenever you plain dislike someone

To the editor: When I was a youngster my mother told me a story of the little boy who cried "wolf." Briefly, it tells of a young lad who knew that all the neighbors would come running to the rescue if a wolf should be threatening the flock of lambs each of them had raised. The boy called out ...

A public thanks for neighbors and friends

To the editor: In the winter when the snow is deep and my driveway is blocked, my neighbor Dale Call doesn't hesitate to clear it. Just recently, while trying to get my lawn mower to work, Dale and his wife, Stacie, not only came to fix the mower, but also brought their mower. While Dale was ...

Kind words about a ‘little town’

To the editor: My middle son and I attended the annual Midland Sports Hall of Fame Award Luncheon, July 7th, and as usual Chris Shovlin emceed and was entertaining with his well researched biography of the inductees. The Hall of Fame committee deserves mention for their time and effort in ...

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 & ...

Forget the pinheads, leave electoral college alone

To the editor: Friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans if I might take a moment of your time to remind you of the lessons you learned in school: The articles of our Constitution were hammered out by some of the most brilliant political minds the world has known. Presently, some pea-brained ...

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 ...