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July 12, 2009
Salem News

Lost an angel on earth

To the editor:

Dustin Marshall Huffman.

We have lost a angel on earth ... Although I never knew Mr. Huffman or his family. My heart and prayers go out to the families and his many friends.

This is a online memorial to him at

Dustin, you are flying again in heaven, watch over us here on Earth.



Thanks from the Boosters

To the editor:

The 11th annual Salem Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament was held on Friday, June 5, at the Salem Golf Club.

The tournament serves as a major fund raising event and proceeds are used to provide two $1,000 scholarships awarded annually to deserving graduating student athletes. All athletic teams at Salem High School also benefit from the tournament.

Seventy-eight golfers enjoyed a beautiful day filled with great golf, fellowship, and plenty of fun. The Salem Athletic Booster Club is extremely grateful for the outstanding response and financial support we received by all who participated in our event.

We acknowledge the contributions provided by Stadium GM Superstore for sponsoring the hole-in-one insurance. We appreciate special contributions provided by Gordon Brothers Water, Butech Bliss, InstaCopy, the Salem Golf Club, and Mike Shulas PGA Professional.

We really appreciate the generosity of our hole sponsors: Barclay Rolls, Bob Sebo, Butech Bliss, Castruction Company Refractories, David Johnson, Dr. Yerkey and Dr. Madjarak, Farmers Bank, Julian Electric Service Inc., Jesko Associates, Morris Financial Group, Salem AMVETS Post 45, Salem Twin Cinema, Schuster Construction, Stark Memorial, and Stifel Nicolaus Butler Wick Division.

Our sincere gratitude is extended to all of the businesses and individuals who every year have sponsored teams and/or hole sponsors, and have played in this worthwhile tournament. We also thank those who participated for the first time. We hope you will join us on Friday, June 4, 2010, for our 12th annual golf tournament.



Golf committee.

Salem Athletic Booster Club

Upset with community

To the editor:

Hello, I am a little upset with the community, as I found out on June 29 that my 4-year-old's Salt Festival can was stolen from the Dollar Store in Salineville.

I, as my husband, have supported things in the community throughout the 10 years of our marriage. But this is something I do not condone.

I have filed with the Salineville Police Department with this issue. They are 4-year-old and need to be taught right from wrong. And this is so wrong. I believe justice needs to be done. That there be not one winner but a tie.

To prove to whomever may have done this, that right is right, but by no means is it the other little girl's fault. Parents need to set the examples first and foremost. Please I am asking for your support. Thank you so much for reading. God bless.



Grateful for Habitat assistance

To the editor:

I am writing this letter to the many people who have provided assistance to Habitat for Humanity. Whether it was for our local affiliate or elsewhere, and whether you are a current or past volunteer. If you frequent the Habitat Restore, build houses, work with partner families or provide monetary donations, you are all greatly needed and appreciated in the advancement of our mission.

Thank you to the spouses of our volunteers who wait patiently for their own projects to be completed and thank you to all the new neighbors who have accepted our partner families into the community. Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County is a local Christian mission who provides simple, decent homes for families in need.


2009 president of the board of directors

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County

Appalled with the law in Lisbon

To the editor:

Recently, I have been paying a lot of attention to the law and the way the law in Lisbon works. I am appalled at its operation. Some laws are being ignored, while others are being enforced. This type of selective enforcement can only lead to favoritism and total disregard for the law.

Fireworks are being set off after midnight (fireworks are illegal at any time). People are speeding through our community putting children's lives in danger. Now, we have a business directly disobeying an ordinance. The local police are not enforcing these laws. In fact an attorney has said (in publication) that she won't draw up an order of enforcement until forced.

The village council seems to be doing whatever a Ms. Halverstadt would like. If this isn't the minority running the show for the majority, please tell me what is. When the minority is able to control the making of laws, the majority will certainly suffer.

While selectively enforcing the law and while allowing the minority to make the laws, they find it necessary to enforce such laws as the beautification of ones property, the permit laws, and other laws that directly attack the individual home owners who are working hard to just keep above water in this time of economic crisis.

Selective enforcement of laws and allowing the minority to make laws for the majority can only lead to a total destruction of the lives that way know and appreciate. I hope that Lisbon and the officials who lead this town will understand that all people in this city deserve equal and fair justice





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