Opinion

Dems’ monster may be too out of control

Editorials

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have recognized that the monster she helped create — an ultra-leftist fringe –is a threat to her Democratic Party’s prospects for the presidency in 2020. The question she may be asking herself is whether she retains enough political ...

Opioid problem: Trying to understand

Local Columns

When you drive past Family Recovery Center you may notice a large banner above the entrance: “Naloxone kits available here.” When you see that banner, do you think about the people who made the wrong choices and got caught up in addiction? Do you think about the people who work daily to ...

Letting local officials set priorities

Editorials

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local ...

Let locals set priorities

Editorials

Give Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in St. Clairsville: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in nearby Belmont County to talk with local ...

US should take lead in fight against Ebola

Editorials

We Americans have been very lucky in many ways. One of them involves the truly horrific disease Ebola. Few people in this country have given Ebola much thought since the severe outbreak in Africa during 2014-16. It killed more than 11,300 people, primarily in Guinea and Sierra Leone. Before ...

‘Biblegate’ is latest attack on president

Editorials

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

Enemies should never wear the same uniform

Editorials

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply, as she participated in last ...

Reasonable Dems should be upset with extreme left

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

Appreciate merchants donating to worthwhile causes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This community should be very proud of the merchants who are often asked to donate to worthwhile causes. This support is very important to the sponsors and recipients — both grateful for the help. When the Salem First United Methodist Church recently held a benefit for the ...

Talk to your children about vaping risks

Editorials

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school in Ohio last week. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the ...

Need a closer look at nutrition and addiction

Local Columns

Sometimes when you deal with your health issues, do you ever wonder how the things that affect your health also affect people who are in recovery for addiction? For example, nutrition. Not eating right can affect your weight, your brain, and how the organs in your body work … or not work. For ...

Some advice on navigating Ohio’s ‘Sunshine Laws’

Local Columns

The Ohio News Media Association and our related Ohio Coalition for Open Government frequently receive calls from citizens who need help navigating Ohio’s “sunshine laws” – the laws that ensure government is open, transparent and accountable. Sunshine Week is a national effort to raise ...

Keep hope, resiliency for Lordstown plant rebirth

Editorials

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Kim Jong Un needs to move on to plan B

Editorials

It may be time for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to try Plan B. His initial strategy in dealing with President Donald Trump — trying to get something for nothing — flopped badly. Trump and Kim held their second face-to-face meeting this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. But Trump departed ...

Lordstown worker responds to recent letter to the editor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to Richard Teter: Mr. Teter (March 2 letter to the editor). I am a Lordstown worker who will punch my last hour next Friday. I believe that every job everywhere in this country should be fought for and recognized. When the Shell station on the east side of Salem was ...

Feed yourself while helping to feed others

Editorials

We often utilize this editorial positioning to promote good deeds and worthwhile causes. We think it is important to provide exposure because the community as a whole benefits. For those making dinner plans, here is a good cause you can really sink your teeth into. Fat Tuesday will be held ...

‘This generation is the next test subject’

Local Columns

Today’s discussion is sharing valuable information for health and well-being, particularly among youth and young adults. It’s important to have as many facts as possible so you can make informed decisions. If you would teach your child not to touch a hot burner on your kitchen range, ...

We all benefit from real estate development

Editorials

There can be no denying the incredible vision and business prowess possessed by members of the Cafaro family, real estate magnates who own dozens of shopping centers and other real estate nationwide, including the Eastwood Mall complex in Niles. Then last week, Cafaro Company announced its ...

Americans are forgiving and give second chances

Editorials

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...