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Hillary Clinton shows off her elitist attitude

Editorials

Hillary Clinton apparently believes 26.4 million American women hate themselves, along with everyone else of their gender. During an interview last week, Clinton was asked why she thought she lost the presidential election last fall. In typical fashion, she blamed everyone but herself and ...

Sometimes new moms could use some help

Local Columns

Often, when a woman learns she is pregnant there is excitement and great joy to share this wondrous news with family and friends and track the stages of growth of the baby as time passes. As the last weeks of pregnancy wind down time seems to slow. There are backaches, swollen ankles and you ...

Mental Health Month targets ‘Risky Business’

Local Columns

Since 1949, Mental Health America (MHA) has led the observance of National Mental Health Month in May. This year MHA is talking about “Risky Business.” We need to educate ourselves about habits and behaviors that increase the risk of developing mental illnesses, or could be signs of ...

Making charter schools better

Editorials

Ohio public education officials deserve praise for refusing, in effect, to take federal money under false pretenses. Federal officials had planned to send the state $71 million to expand Ohio’s network of private charter schools subsidized with taxpayers’ money. But state school ...

Freedom III: The essence of America

Local Columns

The third column of a three-part series discussing the concept of freedom in America. The reality of life in America today is that almost everything government imposes is by force. The citizen has little latitude when it comes to interacting with the heavy hand of government. This ...

Hillary still can’t accept responsibility for her own defeat

Editorials

So, Hillary Clinton is writing a book, perhaps offering her take on the 2016 presidential election. And, as she told an interviewer this week, she accepts responsibility for losing to Donald Trump. Sort of. “It wasn’t a perfect campaign. There’s no such thing,” Clinton told a ...

Huge fee exposes Obama hypocrisy

Editorials

While he was president, Barack Obama seldom missed an opportunity to decry cronyism between big business and public officials. It undermined Americans’ faith in government, he opined. Of course, Obama is well aware of the “revolving door” phenomenon in Washington, in which government ...

Congress shouldn’t make same mistake

Editorials

You may have to pardon House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., if she enjoys a chuckle this week. Unless something changes about a Republican plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Pelosi will be entitled to a bit of sarcastic humor. When the atrocity that is ...

US spy agencies face evolving challenges

Editorials

Former CIA and National Security Agency head Gen. Michael Hayden’s presentation last week in Steubenville, may have been a sobering one for some of those in attendance. It was quite an education in threats facing both our security as a nation and our safety as individual Americans. His ...

UN can butt out of Obamacare discussion

Editorials

Members of Congress expected to begin debating a new plan to repeal and replace the Obamacare health insurance fiasco are being warned that may violate international law. Seriously. A United Nations functionary said so, in a letter to the U.S. State Department. Dainius Puras, who is ...

Reversing Obama’s damage to economy

Editorials

It is going to take time — years, in all probability — to undo the enormous amount of damage President Barack Obama did to the economy. Some of it, in states such as ours, is irreparable. At least President Donald Trump and his new Environmental Protection Agency head, Scott Pruitt, are ...

Drug use deters job opportunities in county

Local Columns

For some time this region has been looking for a stronger economy and healthy job market with jobs that pay a good salary and make it possible to provide for a family. Prosperity seems to be just around the corner. There is a demand for good and healthy workers. Unfortunately it is difficult to ...

Freedom II: The essence of America

Local Columns

Editor's note: The second column of a three-part series discussing the concept of freedom in America. ———————— Woody Hayes, the famous Ohio State football coach, once said: “When you throw a pass, three things can happen and two of them are bad.” Likewise, when you ...

School start times warrant another look

Editorials

Studies by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine should serve as a wake-up call for both parents and school officials. They echo calls by some parents in our area for public education officials to rethink school scheduling. In more than a few schools, teenagers and even younger children are ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Letters to the Editor

Make it a ‘National Dog Bite Prevention Year’ To the editor: In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this “National Dog Bite Prevention Year.” Pet owners’ ...

Take advantage of Prescription Drug Take-Back this Saturday

Editorials

Salem Regional Medical Center and the East Liverpool Hospital provide a myriad of services. Foremost, of course, is caring for and healing the sick and wounded. They do great jobs at that. The hospitals also provide an assortment of community services too. An important one comes Saturday with ...

Compromise could be possible regarding wall

Editorials

As usual when they are refusing to engage in even a tiny bit of compromise, liberals in Congress are playing the “government shutdown” card. Perhaps it is time to take that one out of the deck. Unless Congress approves a $1 trillion spending bill this week, the government officially will ...

Compromise could be possible regarding wall

Editorials

As usual when they are refusing to engage in even a tiny bit of compromise, liberals in Congress are playing the “government shutdown” card. Perhaps it is time to take that one out of the deck. Unless Congress approves a $1 trillion spending bill this week, the government officially will ...

Helping homeless children find shelter

Local Columns

Homelessness is dangerous, especially for kids. They are more vulnerable to become victims of crime; they’re more vulnerable to disease, and they’re more likely to become victims of human trafficking. Homeless kids do worse in school than their peers and they have a harder time developing ...

How much do spies know about all of us?

Editorials

Much of the media attention on the intelligence community’s surveillance activities has focused on top government officials, right up to and including President Donald Trump. But what about the rest of us? Is the government snooping on Jane and John Q. Public, too? Some members of Congress ...