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Letters To The Editor

Hancock County’s million dollar mistake

To the editor: In 2016, the Hancock County Commission offered a nonprofit that had operated their county animal shelter $88,000 from the county’s “general account” to operate the shelter for fiscal year 2017. Combined with the $100,000 annual Animal Shelter Excess Levy, the ...

Expressing thoughts on loss of state funding

To the editor: My name is Emily Wright. I am 36 and have been a resident of Columbiana County for nearly a decade. Much of my life has been spent in the Ohio Valley. I lived seven years in East Liverpool alone. I am writing you today as a resident of this county and the Secretary of ...

Former mayor express concerns

To the editor: I now live near Huachuca City, Ariz. but I remain deeply concerned about the welfare of New Cumberland, West Virginia the town I was privileged to be mayor of for four years. This little town was described by the “Business Development of the Northern Panhandle of West ...

Thank you to the Chester VFW Post 6450, Bob Milby Post

To the editor: Locust Hill Cemetery wishes to thank the Chester VFW Post 6450, Bob Milby Post for their recent donation of a new Kubota zero-turn mower. The generous spirit of the leadership and members of the VFW is beyond measure. This donation will be a great improvement for the cemetery. ...

Boy Scout communicates his opinion

To the editor: My name is Alex House. I'm a 13-year-old Boy Scout in Troop 2012 from East Liverpool. I’m working on my Communications Merit Badge. One requirement is writing a letter to the editor of my local newspaper to express an opinion on a topic of my choice. I'm writing to express ...

Challenges contentions made by columnist

To the editor: While most of us can agree that it’s important for reputable newspapers to publish a diversity of opinions on important subjects, there is no obligation to publish what amounts to pure crack pottery. I am writing today about the recent opinion piece by Jack Loesch, in which ...

A win-win for all involved

To the editor: Without hesitation, I am confident the latest realignment of personnel concerning the Columbiana County Port Authority is an absolute win/win not only for the Port Authority but Columbiana County as a whole. I am referring to former Land Bank Director Robert (Bobby) Ritchey ...

During times of turmoil, trust in the Lord

To the editor: I have been thinking about all the things that have happened in the last four months. The virus and all the new words I have learned like "virtual," "stay at home," "the new normal," and so many others. What has gotten into us? We have protests for almost anything. Some want to ...

Standing behind a family that has stood up for animals

To the editor: My first contact with Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary (AAAS) was after I bought my first house and wanted my very own first dog. I called to make an appointment and when I went in the girl working spent quite a few hours trying to find us the right one. “Romeo” ended up being ...

To area residents: Help out delivery drivers

To the editor: Once again, I am addressing this important message to all those living in the East Liverpool area and surrounding areas. Folks, for your own safety and the sanity of all delivery drivers everywhere, please put your house number, clearly visible, on the front of your house! If ...