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Opinion

Working together to make a better place

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Do you remember the effects of retirement on one or both of your parents? Some retirees love retirement and thrive. Others don’t adjust so well. Is it because they identify themselves by their jobs? And when they choose to remain in the workforce, how do they interact with the younger ...

Living during these stressful times

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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 ...

Firestone Pavilions get a landscaping upgrade and new names

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Spring is everywhere, crisis acknowledged and guidelines respected, but work at Firestone Park is continuing as we anticipate the Phase 1 projects from Terra Design Studios as well as sports courts work by HRG. It is wonderful to see so many residents walking around Mirror Lake and through ...

State Rep’s message: Been actively involved

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As your state representative I believe it is important that the people I serve know that I have been, and continue to be, actively engaged in the battle against COVID-19 in Columbiana County. Due to my position, I have had the unique opportunity to be a part of the inner circle of high-level ...

Must continue to do our best to tamp down virus

Editorials

Had COVID-19 unleashed its full fury on every region of the United States at once, the situation now would be nearly unmanageable — and much more deadly than we hope will be the case. Fortunately, the disease is progressing at different stages in different places. Large cities such as New ...

Unpreparedness for COVID-19 outbreak a bipartisan failure

Editorials

Nearly 6,000 of the protective masks sent to Alabama from the federal stockpile of medical supplies were supposed to have been thrown away a decade ago. Materials in them had sustained dry rot and were unusable, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, more than 150 ventilators sent to ...

A message from city’s new public health commissioner

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It is an honor to be appointed commissioner of public health for the City of Salem. As the Director of Nursing, which is a position I will retain, I will continue to care for the residents of the city. As commissioner, I will serve the city to the best of my ability. As the Director of Nursing, ...

Help for Ohioans during an extraordinary crisis

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Last week, the Senate passed and the president signed into law an unprecedented bipartisan rescue package called the CARES Act that devotes $2 trillion towards helping the United States weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Ohio, where families, businesses, and our health ...

We remain your main news source

Editorials

Dear reader, We are going through trying times. Mere weeks ago most Americans were unaware of something called the COVID-19 coronavirus. After all, it was something people on the other side of the world were dealing with. Not us. Not here in our own region. In our own towns and ...

Pushing for victory – gardening can help

Local Columns

How are you holding up? The situation becomes more and more personal, doesn't it? But look around your neck of the woods. See the hope. It won't be long before everything is in full bloom. Red buds cluster on maple trees, daffodils and jonquils are in full regalia. Blackberries and ...

Salem Parks & Recreation asking residents for help

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Schools are closed. Churches are closed. Banks are closed. Most businesses are closed. The Salem Community Center is closed. Restaurants are closed. Local clubs and organizations are closed. The Salem City Parks are open! Well, sort of. The coronavirus, COVID-19 is real, and it’s here in ...

Being inventive can be hazardous

Editorials

There is a reason “Yankee ingenuity” is recognized throughout the world. We Americans have a reputation for identifying challenges and devising ways to overcome them. Use your head if you decide to come up with a home remedy, a way to stretch supplies such as those of food — or any ...

Citizens should be represented not governed

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Who decides? Is this not the quintessential question that the American experiment is attempting to answer? Are decisions made “by” the individual or “for” the individual? Is it the individual or is it the collective who decides how we live your lives, conduct our affairs, control ...

Technology helping with treatment

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If you are a patient of Salem Regional Medical Center and its health care providers, you likely have a "follow my health" account. You can access your medical records, review the proceedings of your office visits, and communicate with your provider at any time. This is an example of ...

Equipment deficit shows vulnerability

Editorials

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our atmosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

Guidance from County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

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With news of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak everywhere, many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Children react, in part, on what they see from the adults around them. When parents ...

Getting a toe hold on the situation

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The goal, starting out, was to address anxiety, fear, and alleviate some of the stress of the situation affecting the global community. Looking at online sources took a turn toward anxiety disorders, symptoms and treatments. Heavy stuff when the world – you and me included – is trying to ...

Beware the dangers of carbon monoxide

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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 ...

A message from the new city health director

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To the great citizens of Salem and surrounding communities: I would like to start by saying that I am truly honored to be appointed as the new medical director for the Salem City Health District.   Having been raised in Canfield, it has always been my goal as a physician to return locally ...

An exciting time for the ‘Voltage Valley’

Editorials

It’s an exciting time for our area — nicknamed by some as “Voltage Valley.” In recent weeks, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill traveled to Michigan to take part in an event in which General Motors rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years. The battery-cell ...