Mayor thanks those backing fireworks show
To the editor:
I want to thank the following citizens and organizations for their generous support and sponsorship, and for making this year's fireworks display possible:
Bob and Linda Sebo, Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem AMVETS Post 45, Quaker Manufacturing, Rotary Club of Salem, BOC Water Hydraulics, Jalisco Mexican Restaurant, Morris Financial Group, Quaker City Castings, Salem Slovak Club, Sterling House, TruCut Inc., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Salem Giant Eagle, Lowry Tool & Die Inc., Auditor Betty Brothers, Butech Inc., Salem Area Chamber of Commerce, Gordon Bros., Howells & Baird Inc., Italian American Club, Mayor John and Christine Berlin, Salem Computer Center, Salem Eagles, Salem Elks, Stark Memorial, McGarvey Heating, Williams & Associates, Lou and Aimee Raymond, Mickey Weaver, Jackson Auto Supply, Salem Masonic Temple, Attorney K. Bret Apple.
I also want to thank Salem-Perry Crime Watch for sponsoring the activities in Waterworth Memorial Park and making July 3 a fun family day. Finally, I would like to thank Pyrotechnico Fireworks Company of New Castle, Pa., for once again giving Salem a wonderful fireworks display.
MAYOR JOHN C. BERLIN,
Show supports many Kiwanis projects
To the editor:
The Kiwanis Club of Salem recently held our 50th annual Antique and Craft Show at Centennial Park. Money raised from the show helps to support the many community projects that we undertake during the year as we support the Kiwanis International mission of "Serving the Children of the World."
We would like to thank all of the residents of Salem and surrounding communities for their continued support as both vendors and shoppers. People come great distances for this show but the "locals" really make it a success.
Special thanks go to Parks Director Steve Faber, Jim Grimm and their crew. Year after year, we arrive at Centennial Park on the Wednesday before the show to begin our set-up and the park is in immaculate condition. Numerous long time vendors always comment on how great the park looks.
Thanks also to the various government, civic organizations and businesses that have always supported and cooperated with us in support of the show. Thank you to our patrons and those who provided the incredible baskets for our auction. Due to weather issues, the basket raffle drawing and auction cut off was extended until Aug. 9 where we will display the baskets during the Salem Grande Parade at Manhattan Cleaners. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Please come out and continue to support our Kiwanis efforts by buying some tickets and bidding on some beautiful baskets. Thanks especially to our dealers many of whom have been coming to Centennial Park since 1992 when we moved the show from Reilly Stadium and this year weathered the rain.
Proceeds from this show help to fund projects like the annual Punt, Pass and Kick competition which will be held in September.
We look forward to seeing all of you next year on the third Saturday in July 2015, for our 51st annual Antique and Craft Show.
Salem Kiwanis Club
Must stop unfair attacks on oil, gas companies
To the editor:
When energy costs go up, most other prices eventually follow. It's true for food, as farmers' costs of planting and harvesting rise. It's true for heating and cooling for Ohio families and small businesses. And it's true for manufacturers like Byer Steel, because it takes energy for us to make rebar.
I find it perplexing that the administration wants to raise taxes on America's oil and gas companies, because that will result in higher energy prices, and we know what follows. We'll be paying at the pump and elsewhere.
If attempts succeed to take away tax credits from energy companies that create new jobs or to impose double taxation on the foreign earnings of America's energy companies, we will pay the price. Not only will our household prices go up, but we will also lose this industry's ability to create more new jobs and boost our economy.
Let's stop these unfair attacks seeking to raise taxes on a single industry. We need every American industry pulling hard to put Americans back to work and grow our economy. Taking potshots at successful companies won't help reach these common goals.
President and CEO, Byer Steel,