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November 12, 2010
Salem News

Thanks to Leetonia voters

To the editor:

We would like to express our appreciation for the support of the Leetonia School District by the voters of our community.

The positive support and enthusiasm towards the Leetonia School is overwhelming. The voters have demonstrated their belief and trust in our school district.

We will continue to focus on students and be wise stewards of the taxpayers' money. Thank you again to the students, staff and community members from Franklin Square , Washingtonville and Leetonia.

Robert A. Mehno,

Superintendent,

Leetonia Exempted Village

School District

Appreciates support for levy

To the editor:

This is to thank the voters of Columbiana County for their strong and continued support of mental health and recovery services.

The tax levy which passed on Nov. 2 will help people with severe problems like serious mental illness, alcoholism, and addiction. It also will allow children and adults with less severe, but life-disrupting problems, to get the affordable help they need to get back on track.

Many more people are in need of services as they struggle with unemployment and housing loss resulting from the serious condition of our economy and job market.

We are grateful to the many, many people who helped to inform the voters, including those who use our services, service providers, business leaders, clergy, schools, political parties, board members, and numerous others who simply know the importance of our services to the community.

We want you, the community, to know the services, the facilities, the professionals, and most importantly the people recovering from mental illnesses or addictions, who actively help us to keep our service quality high. We want you to see that people faced with major life stresses, mental illness, and recovery issues are treated with dignity and respect, in surroundings that are welcoming.

This is an open invitation to the community to visit the Counseling Center, Family Recovery Center, and Shining Reflections programs. Our board staff, recovery leaders and service providers are also available to speak to community organizations. A phone call to our board or one of the agencies is all that is needed to make arrangements.

We appreciate your willingness to "continue the caring."

PATRICIA A. BAUMGARNER,

Executive director,

Mental Health and

Recovery Services board,

Lisbon

Unhappy with governor-elect

To the editor:

In a recent newspaper article Mr. Kasich said, "If you're not on the bus, we'll run over you with the bus. And I'm not kidding."

I thought governor-elect was elected as governor of Ohio, not a bus driver. He says if we are not with him on his "bus" he will run us over. How juvenile of him. I thought we had a policy against "school yard" bullies. So he is going to bully his way through Columbus if he can't ram things down our throats.

I thought I lived in USA and Ohio not a Russian province. His new title is Czar Kasich. In my perception of him he seems to be more of a dictator than governor-elect.

GOP Chairman David Johnson, tell your cronies that the GOP will need to fix the flat tires on the Czar's bus. My new bumper sticker says "The GOP isn't grand anymore it's just old." I was a temporary contract employee for the McCain Presidential Campaign in Lisbon, when I was let go because of a silly bumper sticker. Remember Mr. Johnson thank you so much this is what the GOP is all about no jobs and money for the wealthy.

DAN MEANS,

Salem

 
 

 

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