Repairing the damage done to mental health


It seems more and more studies are confirming what we already knew regarding the toll taken on our collective mental wellbeing during the pandemic. An Ohio State University study of adolescent males showed worsened mental health between March and June 2020, including 32% reporting worsened ...

Family thankful for those honoring Vice-Admiral Tony Less

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The family of Vice-Admiral Tony Less would like to send a huge  THANK YOU to all the members of the American Legion Post 131 in Leetonia, the VFW Post 5532 of Washingtonville, the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Leetonia, Columbiana Legion Post 290 Color Guard, Mission Barbeque of ...

Salem Robotics Club expresses gratitude

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: An overwhelming sentiment of gratitude and appreciation for the support shown to the Salem Quaker Robotics Club. This past Wednesday the Salem Quaker Robotics Club held a fundraiser at Coaches Burger Bar in downtown Salem.  I am truly amazed at the generosity of the ...

Ohio’s art organizations in need of help right now


In April of this year, the unemployment rate for those in Ohio’s arts and entertainment sector was 21 percent. Though employment in the sector improved a bit by May, the damage of more than a year of pandemic-related closures is clear. According to a report by Ohio Citizens for the Arts, its ...

Education is better than incentives to promote shots


The last round of giveaways that cost taxpayers millions and millions of dollars in an effort to entice Ohioans to get a COVID-19 vaccine did little to achieve their goal. Now, our governor says he’ll be moving forward with yet another incentive program, this one offering an increased number ...

Salem mayor thankful for fireworks sponsors

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As Mayor of the City of Salem, I want to thank the following citizens and organizations for their generous support and sponsorship, and for once again making this year’s fireworks display possible. It is important to remember that no tax dollars are spent to purchase ...