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Local Columns

ARC dedicated to economic health of Appalachia

Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has been dedicated to improving the economic health of Appalachia. Over $4.5 billion has been invested, from small business assistance to broadband deployment to workforce development. The key to ARC’s success comes from the agency’s ...

Could the California, Texas blackouts come to Ohio?

Summer has just started, but the power grids in Texas and California are struggling to keep the lights on and the air conditioners running. Texas utilities have already asked residents to conserve electricity in the face of soaring demand. And California officials have issued alerts asking ...

Alcohol: Risky  for women

“Addiction is a disease of the brain, but it can be treated. Women may have a harder time quitting certain substances. Women may also need help with resources for child care or elder care when trying to get treatment for alcohol or substance use disorders,” advises the Office on Women’s ...

Half-year statistics on pace for a record year

There was little question that 2021 would be a busy year for Columbiana County’s justice system. COVID-19 slowed down criminal activity and court closures kicked cases down the road into the new year. But what we are seeing now is something of a remarkable trend in activity. As discussed ...

The need to eradicate stigma

Imagine you have an illness. For whatever reason, you are afraid for anyone to know that there is something wrong. You haven’t even talked to your primary care provider about it because maybe if you don’t say anything, everything will be OK. But the issue progresses. What do you do? What if ...

Bagworms are destroying local landscapes

Destructive bagworm populations have exploded in our area over the last few years and are sadly destroying many people’s backyard landscapes. I am writing this article to help save your valuable trees and shrubs Now is the time to look closely at your trees and shrubs and be checking for the ...