Opinion

‘Biblegate’ is latest attack on president

Editorials

President Donald Trump is not the first politician to be the target of nitpicking by those who just can’t stand him, and he will not be the last. Still, the most recent episode — let us call it “Biblegate” — reaches new heights of desperation to find something, anything, to criticize ...

Enemies should never wear the same uniform

Editorials

Arizonan Martha McSally spent 26 years in the military, becoming the first female Air Force pilot to fly in combat. She went on to a successful career in politics, leading her to the U.S. Senate. Clearly, she is a strong woman. Yet she was shaken deeply, as she participated in last ...

Reasonable Dems should be upset with extreme left

Editorials

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, established his credentials as a liberal Democrat on most issues long ago. So, his failure to gain traction in an abortive bid for the presidency ought to be viewed by his fellow Ohioans as a disappointment — and by Democrats all over the nation as an alarm ...

Appreciate merchants donating to worthwhile causes

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This community should be very proud of the merchants who are often asked to donate to worthwhile causes. This support is very important to the sponsors and recipients — both grateful for the help. When the Salem First United Methodist Church recently held a benefit for the ...

Talk to your children about vaping risks

Editorials

His heart felt as if it would pound out of his chest, the 15-year-old boy told a resource officer at a high school in Ohio last week. The deputy called for an ambulance to take the student to a hospital. Two other boys, one 14 and the other 15, experienced similar distress. They saw the ...

Need a closer look at nutrition and addiction

Local Columns

Sometimes when you deal with your health issues, do you ever wonder how the things that affect your health also affect people who are in recovery for addiction? For example, nutrition. Not eating right can affect your weight, your brain, and how the organs in your body work … or not work. For ...

Some advice on navigating Ohio’s ‘Sunshine Laws’

Local Columns

The Ohio News Media Association and our related Ohio Coalition for Open Government frequently receive calls from citizens who need help navigating Ohio’s “sunshine laws” – the laws that ensure government is open, transparent and accountable. Sunshine Week is a national effort to raise ...

Keep hope, resiliency for Lordstown plant rebirth

Editorials

General Motors Lordstown complex workers desperately want to believe the mettle of United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green in his steadfast hope for a future to our General Motors plant. “General Motors is going to put a product in that plant,” Green said this week with such ...

Kim Jong Un needs to move on to plan B

Editorials

It may be time for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un to try Plan B. His initial strategy in dealing with President Donald Trump — trying to get something for nothing — flopped badly. Trump and Kim held their second face-to-face meeting this week in Hanoi, Vietnam. But Trump departed ...

Lordstown worker responds to recent letter to the editor

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In response to Richard Teter: Mr. Teter (March 2 letter to the editor). I am a Lordstown worker who will punch my last hour next Friday. I believe that every job everywhere in this country should be fought for and recognized. When the Shell station on the east side of Salem was ...

Feed yourself while helping to feed others

Editorials

We often utilize this editorial positioning to promote good deeds and worthwhile causes. We think it is important to provide exposure because the community as a whole benefits. For those making dinner plans, here is a good cause you can really sink your teeth into. Fat Tuesday will be held ...

‘This generation is the next test subject’

Local Columns

Today’s discussion is sharing valuable information for health and well-being, particularly among youth and young adults. It’s important to have as many facts as possible so you can make informed decisions. If you would teach your child not to touch a hot burner on your kitchen range, ...

We all benefit from real estate development

Editorials

There can be no denying the incredible vision and business prowess possessed by members of the Cafaro family, real estate magnates who own dozens of shopping centers and other real estate nationwide, including the Eastwood Mall complex in Niles. Then last week, Cafaro Company announced its ...

Americans are forgiving and give second chances

Editorials

One of the attitudes that differentiates most Americans from the vicious murderers of the Islamic State terrorist group is compassion. IS killers consider it a weakness. We take pride in it. Perhaps we ought to show Hoda Muthana some of that compassion. Muthana once lived in Alabama. A few ...

What about the rights of an unborn child?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: God gave us death, but for death he gave us our greatest treasure, children. It takes on average a jury less than two weeks to decide the fate of a convicted murderer. The average return policy of a purchased item at a store is thirty days or less. Yet, the Supreme Court ...

Americans must have a clear picture of what is happening

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I cover financial markets for a living, and I've become accustomed to encountering dreary data about the current condition of the United States. I could provide an entire book's worth of data, but someone has already done that work for me, and he's even running for president in ...

The annual, irritating pothole season is here

Editorials

Now that we’ve gone through the most recent attack of snow and ice, a familiar scourge is once again visiting our area. The pothole. They’re everywhere. They’re on side streets and main roads. SCity roadways and highways that connect our cities and villages. Every driver has his or her ...

Find more money for Ohio highways

Editorials

Because nearly everyone who votes also drives a car or truck, most politicians are afraid to suggest increasing taxes on gasoline and diesel fuel. Give new Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine credit for having the courage to do just that. DeWine wants legislators to increase fuel taxes by 18 cents per ...

Raising awareness of eating disorders

Local Columns

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is raising awareness about the problems of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia this week, Feb. 25 through March 3. The theme is “Come as you are.” The message of awareness is for everyone: “Come as you are, not as you think you ...