Opinion

Teens: Relationships aren’t supposed to hurt

Local Columns

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. You might not think that domestic violence is a part of teen dating, but it is. One in 10 high school students reported in a survey that they have experienced physical violence from a dating partner in the past year, according to the CDC ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Thorns and stiff traffic citations to those — and you know there will be some — who drink and drive today during America's unofficial holiday known as "Super Bowl Sunday." Call a friend, cab or just sleep it off until you are able to get behind the wheel. Roses for those who will not watch ...

Handling situation over Husted salary

Editorials

Oops. Ohio legislators inadvertantly created a mess when, in a bill they passed last year, they created a new agency in state government. Designed to improve use of technology in state government, education and job placement, it is called InnovateOhio. New Gov. Mike DeWine has said he plans ...

Money is needed to battle infant mortality

Editorials

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Nothing ‘immoral’ about border barrier

Editorials

House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said Democrats in her chamber will not provide funds for a physical barrier along the southern border because it is “immoral.” How so? Either the United States has controls over immigration or it does not. If Pelosi, D-Calif., thinks we ...

Goshen Police District officers deserve praise

Editorials

It seems law enforcement officers nationwide absorb unrelenting beat downs from politicized social media and so-called objective agenda-driven news “sources” which aren’t that at all. You know: purveyors of tilted and purely subjective so-called news. Close to phony if not outright fake. ...

February: Show how much you love her

Local Columns

February is Women’s Heart Health Month. On the first Friday of February, everyone is encouraged to wear red, dress up buildings in red, go all out for red to bring attention to the health and well-being of the women who are important in our lives. Although the symbols of love on Valentine’s ...

Thanks for those supporting the Salvation Army

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Because of the generosity of our community, the Salvation Army was able to make this Christmas season more joyful for 200 families, over 400 children this past holiday season. We appreciate each person’s contribution, whether time, talent or resources. In particular, we ...

Church Women United will distribute mattresses to needy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Church Women United of Salem has ordered a truckload of 128 mattresses to give away to needy families in Salem whose children are sleeping on the floor. The mattresses are set to arrive in February and we have been able to acquire a flat sheet, fitted sheet, blanket and ...

Celebrating the St. Paul School tradition

Editorials

Since 1904, St. Paul School has been a community landmark. It is firmly entrenched in our history as is St. Paul Church which originated in 1881. Throughout the decades St. Paul School has been a constant in providing a high-quality education in a faith-based environment. Hundreds of its ...

Compromise needed to end the shutdown

Editorials

Once again, Democratic leaders in Congress have made it plain their chief goal is to attack President Donald Trump, not to deal with illegal immigration. Unless reasonable Democrats retake control of their party, that attitude will continue to block progress. During the weekend, President ...

“SPS: Learn. Serve. Lead. Succeed”

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As National Catholic Schools Week begins, I again feel compelled to write in support of St. Paul School (SPS), operating in Salem since 1904. A retired public-school educator, SPS Class of 1962 graduate, and proud member of our St. Paul School Family, I am delighted this ...

Looks like winter finally has arrived

Editorials

It's not going away anytime soon is it? The wintry weather, that is. So much for all the mildness we had late year right into 2019. That little snow icon weather people attach to daily forecasts is firmly embedded from today through at least Tuesday. Single-digit lows were called for today, ...

State should boost funds to save babies

Editorials

Among new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s top priorities is ensuring more children live past infancy. Too many in the Buckeye State don’t make it. On average each year, six non-Hispanic white children out of every 1,000 live births in Ohio die before their first birthdays. That is the ninth-worst ...

Coal entering a new era in 2019

Local Columns

For those who follow energy policy in the United States, these are intriguing times. A number of significant changes are under way, with natural gas occupying a newfound prominence in electricity generation. Some older coal plants are being retired, too. And more utilities are exploring wind ...

Gov. DeWine moves to save Lordstown plant

Editorials

That it was just two days after his gubernatorial inauguration when Mike DeWine made an overnight trek to Detroit in the name of saving the Lordstown General Motors plant speaks volumes about what we can expect from our state’s new CEO. The message he delivered to GM President and CEO Mary ...

Stalking Awareness Month: Should you be afraid?

Local Columns

Stalking happens. Stalking is linked with sexual assault and domestic violence. Stalking has been experienced by approximately one in six women and one in 13-17 men, depending on the source to which you refer. Stalking is behavior directed at someone that is intended to cause fear for ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for those taking advantage of the big storm heads-up forecasts/warnings that were put out a full week ahead of Harper and got prepared. The whole make sure you have enough milk and bread mode. Thorns for those tardy folks who put it off and put if off and then complain when stores run out ...

Defending bigotry is unacceptable

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, insists his recent remarks to a New York Times reporter have been mis-characterized. Whether that is true or not can be judged best by King’s constituents, who know him better than anyone in the national media or, for that matter, in Congress. But regardless of ...