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Opinion

Questions surround latest attack on base

Editorials

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

We all must help in fight vs. suicide

Editorials

We suspect it is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Ohio skyrocketed during the same period of time, 2007-2018, that the drug abuse epidemic was taking off. During that period, the number of suicides increased by 45 percent, according to a new report by the state Department of ...

Let work on pipeline proceed

Editorials

Beginning in central Maine on a map of the eastern United States, draw a line roughly southwest to northern Georgia. Should the millions of people living east of that line be deprived of inexpensive natural gas from the Appalachian states? Of course not. But a federal appeals court ruling ...

It begins with you

Local Columns

As you go about with your plans for the holidays, there is a gift that you can give yourself because it begins with you and spreads to others. It is the gift of self-love. Self-love is not a selfish kind of love, the kind associated with narcissism, but is self-respect, confidant that no matter ...

Holiday blues may lead to depression

Local Columns

It’s normal for most of us to get a little melancholy over the holidays. As we reflect on the year gone by and those family and friends no longer here to celebrate with us, it’s not unusual to feel the “holiday blues” set in. The stress of rushing to find that perfect gift, coupled with ...

Politics finally take a back seat to action

Editorials

After many weeks in which the U.S. House of Representatives has seemed preoccupied with Democrat lawmakers’ vendetta against President Donald Trump, action on a new trade agreement may finally be on the horizon. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Tuesday announced her caucus has ...

He was there at Kent State on May 4, 1970

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Earlier, I read in the Salem News that a film about the May 1970 events at the Kent State Campus in Kent would be shown at the Salem KSU Campus. It is now 50 years since that time. I'm writing this to make sure, that for the first time, the truth will be told which probably ...

On behalf of President Trump

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: For the past three and half years we have heard and read how the Democrats in the House of Representatives have dirt on our elected president, and how dirty and evil he is and deserves to be impeached. The Democrats have nothing that is an impeachable offense of this ...

U.S. should be a good neighbor

Editorials

Just a month after Mexican drug cartel murderers massacred at least nine Americans living in that country, more evidence of mayhem south of the border has been written in blood. In early November, two separate groups of women and children were ambushed near their homes in northern Mexico. ...

Moment worth memorializing

Editorials

It was a quiet moment in baseball history, yet it’s been called the handshake of the century. And now the Mahoning Valley could be home to this symbolic sign of racial equality and respect. A larger-than-life bronze statue will commemorate the inspiring 1946 handshake of Jackie Robinson, ...

Dec. 7, 1941:  A date that lives in infamy

Editorials

It was the most profound and cowardly sneak attack in the history of man. At exactly 7:55 a.m., on Dec. 7, 1941, the United States was suddenly plunged into a great conflict that would become World War II. The Imperial Japanese Navy struck at Pearl Harbor. And struck hard. The United States' ...

Tis the season to be jolly

Local Columns

Some regional radio stations have been playing Christmas music for a month. A few Christmas trees have been in evidence. Christmas merchandise has been on display since before Halloween. And that seemed to some of us to be jumping the gun a bit. Now, these few days into December, everyone is ...

Learn to avoid the Alzheimer triggers

Local Columns

The changes in mood and personality that accompany Alzheimer’s can be especially devastating for those caring for loved ones with the disease. The physical changes to the brain caused by Alzheimer’s disease can lead to intensified feelings of anger and aggression in some people or can ...

U.S. should consider a new asylum policy

Editorials

U.S. policy regarding the granting of asylum to would-be immigrants ought to be based on the facts of their situations — not on technicalities. Yet, according to an Associated Press report, many asylum seekers are falling victim to just that. According to the AP, the new policy “forbids ...

Collaboration good for citizens of Ohio

Editorials

Politicians are accused often of being too loyal to their respective party lines to work together effectively. Indeed, it sometimes seems as if officeholders are more interested in protecting their own bureaucratic turf than in efficiency on behalf of the public. But in Ohio, two state ...

What happens to the children?

Local Columns

Our region has recognized the realities of the opioid epidemic, and that it spreads across the country, not just in our area. There has been a lot of discussion about overdose deaths and Naloxone. But how much discussion have you heard about the effects of the opioid epidemic on the children, ...

You can help the mission of the United Way

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thanksgiving is the “kick-off” to a busy season for all of us. Thanksgiving Day is followed by “Black Friday,” “Small Business Saturday,” “Cyber Monday” and “Giving Tuesday” (if there is any cash left). Charities have learned that the month of December ...

A heartfelt thanks on this special day

Editorials

There is some debate over exactly when the first Thanksgiving was celebrated on our soil. Many trace it to a 1621 celebration in Plymouth in present-day Massachusetts. That feast and thanksgiving was prompted by a good harvest. It was, according to historians, actually celebrated between the ...

United States shouldn’t meddle in Iran oil woes

Editorials

In comparison to this country, Iran has some of the lowest gasoline prices in the world, at about 39 cents per gallon. But they are going up to about 50 cents — and stiff rationing is being instituted. Drivers buying more than 13 gallons per week will have to pay twice the minimum. How is ...