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Opinion

The dream of Dr. King should live in all of us

Editorials

During the past few years, it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. Example: allegations that some law enforcement officers and agencies treat African-Americans differently than whites have brought to the surface complaints that had simmered for ...

COVID-19 variant emerges in Ohio

Editorials

COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed throughout the state and in our own region. We ran a page one story Friday about a vaccination complex that will be operating at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. Other vaccination sites are up and running including at our local hospitals, senior living ...

Stress: Good and bad

Local Columns

A little is OK. But too much will wear you down, affect how you think, how you feel – physically and mentally. We are referring to stress. Stress is your body’s reaction to events in your life, how you protect yourself from danger or risk of harm. Short term, it kicks you into action when ...

Optical afflictions are easy to see

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 ...

Silencing speech is a bad precedent

Editorials

Every American should be concerned with the actions taken by the major online tech platforms to ban President Donald Trump’s social media accounts. It sets an alarming precedent and has raised concern among many world leaders. The action took place last week following the attack on the U.S. ...

Pass the bill that would provide internet access

Editorials

The COVID-19 epidemic has made apparent the glaring need in how we educate children. With their schools closed, millions of students for weeks or even months on end have been forced to rely on “remote learning” via the internet. But online learning is impossible for a significant number ...

Impeachment only adds to polarization

Editorials

If the divisiveness in our nation is to end, we must find ways to move beyond this tumultuous final stretch of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new battle on Capitol Hill over whether to impeach Trump in the final days before his term expires does not appear to be the logical way to address ...

Brave mother hopes story can save lives

Editorials

The tragic story about a Trumbull County native who lost her 10-year-old son after he played a “choking game” should send a stark reminder to all parents about monitoring our children’s web activity. We all know the dangers that lurk online, but this horror is not the usual story ...

How do we find unity again in our nation?

Editorials

Order has been returned to our Capitol, at least for now. Wednesday’s siege ended with five deaths, significant property damage and mounting federal criminal charges that, for some, could reach the level of sedition. It also has hurt the dignity of America in the eyes of the world after ...

How do we find unity again in our nation?

Editorials

Order has been returned to our Capitol, at least for now. Wednesday’s siege ended with five deaths, significant property damage and mounting federal criminal charges that, for some, could reach the level of sedition. It also has hurt the dignity of America in the eyes of the world after ...

Ready, set, go… Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Local Columns

Today the world is filled with uncertainty, challenges and changes. One thing that is certain is the need to continue to recycle, reduce and reuse materials. On average each person in the United States throws away 1,609 pounds of trash per year. The United States is the number one trash ...

An ‘All-of-Above’ energy plan is vital

Editorials

Precisely what President-elect Joe Biden has in mind for an energy policy will not be known until after he takes office on Jan. 20. Unless we miss our guess, it will be only a matter of weeks after that before we are given good clues to his plans. Much of the relief outgoing President Donald ...

What’s in a name?

Local Columns

What’s in a name? The “walking wounded” is a term that was first applied in the middle of the 20th century to refer to victims of war, earthquakes or some other disaster, according to an online dictionary. The “walking wounded” are people whose physical or psychological injuries are ...

Wasn’t too impressed with her teacher

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to Dr. Walter Dombroski in his letter to the editor printed Dec. 23 on his question whether American government and history is now being taught to high school students. I graduated from Salem High School, class of 1959. This is the way the teacher ...

Questions for Green Township officials

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wonder which of our Green Township officials suggested the township help cover the legal fees for Diane Less in reference to the proposed bike trail. It stands to reason when Green Township receives an invoice from Atty. Carl James, who is also Less’ attorney, will cover ...

Responds to columnist’s point of view

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Jules Witcover’s quote on your Dec. 14 opinion page stated, “They picked a common-sense straight arrow” referring to Biden. Martha Raditch, on Sunday’s ABC News stated, “inequivalently, this has been a free and fair election.” Really? Compare those opinions with, ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for the New Year

Editorials

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Work of three senators helped head off politics

Editorials

For months, Americans’ pleas for Congress to give us more financial help in coping with COVID-19 have fallen on political ears — much worse than merely deaf ones — in Washington. Exactly why lawmakers were unable for so long to agree on a second CARES Act is open to debate. Republican ...

Ohio school funding reform vital in 2021

Editorials

It was in 1997 that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the state’s system of funding public education was unconstitutional. Since then, attempt after attempt to come up with an adequate replacement has come up short. High hopes were expressed for a solution late last year, but General Assembly ...

US response to hack must be powerful

Editorials

What is being called the SolarWinds hack of tens of thousands of private and government networks may have been the most serious digital invasion of the United States ever, those with knowledge of the situation have said. It may take years to repair the damage, they add. As many as 18,000 ...