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Opinion

Salem Parks & Recreation asking residents for help

Local Columns

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

Local Columns

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

Local Columns

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

Local Columns

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

Local Columns

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

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 ...

A message from the new city health director

Local Columns

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 ...

Words from the Salem Health Commissioner

Local Columns

Dear Salem Citizens, Currently, in the state of Ohio we have 13 confirmed cases of coronavirus, nine of those cases being within a 70-mile radius of Salem. This number will continue to rise due to the recent availability of our state laboratory in Reynoldsburg, being able to test more people ...

Youth suicide: The Silent Epidemic

Local Columns

Parents hold their new babies and hope that they will be able to provide what their children are going to need, physically, emotionally, materially. New parents make a lot of mistakes with the first child because this is such a huge change from everything they have ever known. However, parents ...

‘Yes’ for renewal of Salem Parks and Recreation levy!

Local Columns

Pretty soon you will hear sounds like “hey batter, batter” and birds chirping melodic songs. You will hear laughter and cheers. Sometimes you won’t hear a thing which can very soothing in its own way. You will see folks using the nature trail. Some using the ballfields. Parents and ...

A glimpse of the plans for the Lordstown plant

Local Columns

It’s been about five years since I walked inside the sprawling Lordstown auto assembly plant that was, at that time, where General Motors workers built passenger vehicles. I was the Tribune Chronicle business editor at that time, writing stories about production of the then-hot selling ...

Urges ‘yes’ vote for renewal of Salem Parks levy

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: With election day fast approaching I wanted to encourage everyone to not only get out and vote but to vote YES for our parks! This is not a new levy so it won't add anything additional to your taxes.   I raised my children in Salem and am fortunate enough to have ...

U.S. Rep Bill Johnson has earned your vote

Editorials

Few public officials are as deserving as U.S. Rep Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, of proclaiming that they have earned our votes. Johnson’s record in Congress is one of staying in touch with constituents to know what their concerns are — then acting decisively on them in Washington. Johnson serves ...

Reading is certainly fundamental

Editorials

Read Across America, kicked off each year by the celebration of author Dr. Seuss’s birthday (born March 2, 1904) which was this past Monday, is a fantastic opportunity for teachers and parents to remind kids what a wonderful world awaits them if they embrace reading. For the most part, ...

Hard worker or workaholic?

Local Columns

Several decades ago there was a television commercial brought about by a church regarding the importance of family connection. The mother and kids packed the camper, and when they were ready to hit the road on an adventure, they tricked Dad into getting into the camper, shut and locked the ...

Driving: Knowing when to give up keys

Local Columns

It’s a decision that none of us wants to face as we age – the decision to give up driving. An even harder decision is to take the keys away from a loved one who may no longer be safe behind the wheel. But as we age, the senses, reaction time and decision-making skills needed to safely ...

Better judgment was needed with this child

Editorials

Children, even very young ones, can be very difficult. On occasion, parents, teachers and others supervising them have to be very strict to protect the youngsters and others around them. But should a 6-year-old be arrested and carted off to any sort of detention by law enforcement ...