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When gambling becomes a problem

June 23, 2014 Annie had been patient for a long while, thinking that Barney would get through his gambling phase, realize what a financial drain it actually was, and decide to walk away from i. more »»

The true meaning of Independence Day

June 22, 2014 Last year, I attended a party on the Fourth of July. To celebrate the occasion I thought I would print copies of the Declaration of Independence and pass them out. more »»

Preventing opioid overdose deaths

June 16, 2014 Can it be said too much, too often? Heroin is a killer. Using it is risky. Using it destroys families. And the heroin problem is abounding. It’s cheap as drugs go, and it’s easy to get. more »»

‘United States’ implies intent of our Founders

June 15, 2014 Have you ever pondered why our official name is “The United States of America” and not just “America”? I am relatively sure the Founding Fathers didn’t pick the longer moniker just because they... more »»

June is National Men’s Health Month

June 9, 2014 Father’s Day arrives next week along with the celebration of National Men’s Health Week, June 9-14. Men’s health has been a focus in June since 1994. Men need to make their health a priorit. more »»

By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD

June 5, 2014 It’s official: Winter is far enough behind us that we can put in storage the coats, hats, gloves, scarves and boots we thought we would never be rid of this spring. more »»

Help for children of alcoholics and dysfunction

June 2, 2014 By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist Family history isn’t “just” about the names and dates on the family tree and where each person’s talents and abilities come from. more »»

The difference between the right and the left

June 1, 2014 The difference between the left and the right is simple to understand and define. more »»

‘Minding Your Health’ this year’s theme of Mental Health Month

May 30, 2014 LISBON — Sixty-five years ago, Mental Health America created May is Mental Health Month to raise awareness about mental illnesses and the importance of mental wellness for all. more »»

The inalienable right not to be offended

May 25, 2014 In today’s America is there a more egregious crime than to offend someone? Utter the wrong word and you will be immediately indicted, convicted, and sentenced. more »»

Seniors: Healthy outlook on life

May 19, 2014 Some people identify themselves through their work. Retirement comes along and they make choices about their futures, if they haven’t been planning all along the way of their working careers. more »»

Salem Community Theatre offers a hit with ‘Damn Yankees’

May 16, 2014 SALEM — Just in time, just as sure as spring opening season, comes Salem Community Theatre’s offering of “Damn Yankees,” music and lyrics written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. more »»

Parity: What does it mean for mental health?

May 12, 2014 Parity means equal and fair treatment. more »»

Don’t confuse a disaster with historic accomplishment

May 11, 2014 On April Fools’ Day, Obama did a victory lap around his teleprompters claiming Obamacare a success. Seven million people had signed up in one way or another. Let us put that in perspective. more »»

Older Americans month observed

May 5, 2014 Aging. It happens to everyone sooner or later. Months and years pass so quickly and when you look back you may see the mistakes you made that you wish you could change. Wisdom comes with age. more »»

PTSD: Extreme emotional trauma

April 28, 2014 Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was first brought to public awareness as it relates to military veterans who witnessed horrifying harm in war actions. more »»

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April 21, 2014 April is Alcohol Awareness Month. The month may be winding down, but awareness is always a good thing throughout the year. One of the assumptions many people have is that boys drink more than girls. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Special elections a ploy for passing unpopular initiatives

April 20, 2014 Editor’s note:?Area resident Jack Loesch, a longtime teacher at the University of Akron, has been a regular letter to the editor writer for several year. more »»

Distracted Driving Awareness Month observed in April

April 14, 2014 Even when you are fresh and aware and ready to meet the challenges of a new day, keep your eyes on the road, your hands on the wheel, and your mind on driving. more »»

PLAY REVIEW — Salem Community Theatre makes golf hilarious!

April 9, 2014 Salem Community Theatre latest offering of quality entertainment comes in the form of "The Fox on the Fairway" written by Ken Ludwig. It is as funny as it is fast. more »»

 
 
 

 

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