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Opinion

Keep taxpayers off hook of public pension woes

Editorials

Within a month, Congress and President Donald Trump have increased the national debt by more than 10 percent by enacting about $2.7 trillion in bailouts related to the COVID-19 outbreak. American families, businesses, hospitals and local and state governments are among the beneficiaries. That ...

Target science, not just growing fed spending

Editorials

COVID-19 is focusing attention on another epidemic in the United States. It is the national debt, now at approximately $24.3 trillion. To that, of course, will have to be added the at least $2 trillion in federal funding to save the economy from being another victim of the virus. Think about ...

The stimulus Ponzi scheme

Local Columns

The government is giving us $1,200. What is not to like? But how many of us have contemplated where that money is coming from? There is a famous quote attributed to many different economists that tell the story. “The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not ...

Appreciates the words of inspiration

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I would like to thank Don Groubert, an OHSAA track official, for his inspirational words in his letter to the editor on the seniors and the other classes on losing all spring sports in 2020. My background in sports covers 35 years as a player or coach. Don’s words and the ...

A message for the St. Paul community

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Dear Alumni, Friends, and supporters of St. Paul School: The St. Paul School Foundation is reaching out to the St. Paul School family with a message of hope and prayer during this difficult time. We extend our heartfelt concern and sympathy to any family who has suffered from ...

Return to work with great caution

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine gained an enormous amount of credibility by the way he handled the COVID-19 outbreak in its early stages. Beyond any reasonable doubt, the state approach, led by the governor, has saved lives. As of Thursday, the state had recorded 14,694 cases of COVID-19, resulting in 656 ...

Ongoing battles: Addiction and COVID

Local Columns

Does it really matter why a person has become addicted to something harmful to the human body? Isn’t the important thing when they reach out for help because they want recovery, to have their lives back? They live tenuously. Relapse is a very real possibility on any given day. But these days, ...

Exercise, it’s good for your health

Local Columns

Editor’s Note: Thanks to breakthroughs in medicine and nutrition in recent years, we are living longer than ever before. But this increase in life expectancy also brings an increase in the number of diseases, injuries and impairments that affect older adults. With this in mind, we at the ...

Keeping schools closed is prudent

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine is eager to get the state’s economy moving again in a measured manner. He has cautioned there may be setbacks in the effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading. On Monday, he took a giant step to avoid that: DeWine announced public schools in Ohio will remain closed for the ...

Remote learning teaching us some important lessons

Editorials

An early step most states took in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic was closing public schools. That was wise for the good of both students and those to whom the children, perhaps not showing symptoms, might have transmitted COVID-19. Many, probably most, school systems already had ...

Remote learning teaching us some important lessons

Editorials

An early step most states took in dealing with the novel coronavirus epidemic was closing public schools. That was wise for the good of both students and those to whom the children, perhaps not showing symptoms, might have transmitted COVID-19. Many, probably most, school systems already had ...

Keeping schools closed is prudent

Editorials

Gov. Mike DeWine is eager to get the state’s economy moving again in a measured manner. He has cautioned there may be setbacks in the effort to keep COVID-19 from spreading. On Monday, he took a giant step to avoid that: DeWine announced public schools in Ohio will remain closed for the ...

Earth Day reaches 50th anniversary

Editorials

The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam War. His decision ignited nationwide riots which led to the Kent State shootings and four dead students and others injured. — A ...

Don’t be so quick to jump back to normal

Editorials

President Trump was right last week to clarify his position and remind Americans it will be the governors of our states responsible for determining how and WHEN we begin the tricky process of loosening COVID-19 restrictions. “The governors are responsible,” he said. That is correct. And ...

COVID-19: Lethal to our rights

Local Columns

In the movie “Kelly’s Heroes,” the character Oddball, played by Donald Sutherland, railed against his fellow soldiers’ negative waves. Oddball asked why they couldn’t say something hopeful for a change. Well I’m here to point to the silver lining of the COVID-19 scare. ...

Find better ways to protect inmates

Editorials

Columbiana County has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. As this was written there were 135 cases in the county. Ten people have died of the disease. Sixty of those positive case patients — including five of the deaths —were at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. Yes, that ...

Coping with a crisis

Local Columns

Think for a moment about how stressed you are right now. Our lives have changed so suddenly. Now think about the little ones and the teens in your family. How are they handling the stress right now? Gov. Mike DeWine and Dr. Amy Acton, director of the Ohio Department of Health, are telling us ...

Food bank appreciates support of governor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Over the past month, Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration have repeatedly responded to calls for help from food banks throughout the state. In March, Gov. DeWine deployed Ohio National Guard members when we made a plea for emergency support. Locally, Second Harvest Food ...

Food bank appreciates support of governor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Over the past month, Gov. Mike DeWine and his administration have repeatedly responded to calls for help from food banks throughout the state. In March, Gov. DeWine deployed Ohio National Guard members when we made a plea for emergency support. Locally, Second Harvest Food ...