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August 22, 2010
Salem News

Offers thanks to each of Purple Heart vets

To the editor:

I would like to offer my sincere thanks to each of the 14 Purple Heart veterans who participated in the very moving (not to mention emotional) ceremony at the 2010 fair.

I would also like to commend and thank all those exhibitors who so graciously made and contributed the absolutely beautiful quilts and afghans that adorned the Arts and Crafts Building the week of the fair. I could not have asked for a more beautiful display.

Each one was so unique and yet all conveyed our patriotic theme for this year's special events. I tried to express my thanks during the service on Aug. 8, but emotion got the best of me and I was not able to adequately thank all those who helped with this event.

If, by chance, there is anyone out there who may have videotaped the ceremony, I would appreciate hearing from you.

You may contact the fair office with your information. It has been requested that a workshop be presented at the Ohio Fair Manager's Convention in Columbus so that other county fairs may make use of our idea and honor their own Purple Heart Vets for 2011.

Again, my thanks to all those who participated in any way and to the local media who were so helpful in keeping the idea in the forefront and also to each of the county libraries who offered us space to "get the word out" on this unique presentation.

I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart.



Columbiana County Fair Board,

Arts and Crafts Department

Praise for ag hall of fame inductees

To the editor:

There were many high points to the recent county fair. One of them was the induction of four outstanding men, all posthumously, into the Columbiana County Agricultural Hall of Fame.

I am pleased to have known personally Mr. Gause, Mr. Greenisen, and Mr. Johnson. I knew Mr. Denny by reputation.

All of them were very highly regarded in the community and were excellent selections for induction. I am very pleased for all the members of their respective families.


Common Pleas Court




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