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Opinion

Women with AUD struggle more

Local Columns

One of the truths about alcohol use disorder (AUD) aka alcoholism, is that the gender gap is closing. There still are more men than women addicted to alcohol, but as society changes, the statistics move toward equal numbers. Another truth about AUD is that, for a number of reasons, men are ...

Social media not just for young folks

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 ...

Show will go on if we follow guidelines

Editorials

Ohio is taking more steps toward returning to a new normal as Gov. Mike DeWine announced a plan for reopening performance venues. Concerts, plays, musicals and other stage performances will be an entertainment option again, with some modifications. We should be used to that by now. It is no ...

Bravo to dedicated servants of public

Editorials

Frustration with government is understandable. But sometimes, it blinds us to the good, dedicated public servants who, like us, go to work every day and try hard to do their best. Probably more often than we know, they go above and beyond the call of duty. For example, there is the story ...

Today marks 75th anniversary of an important event

Editorials

One wonders how many Americans know the significance of this Wednesday. It is the 75th anniversary of Victory over Japan, or V-J Day — and the end of the most horrific conflict the world has ever seen. Though Japan’s surrender was announced on Aug. 14, 1945, the official observance in this ...

Federal Reserve officials need to maintain course

Editorials

At this point in the economy’s recovery from COVID-19, the concern needs to be stagnation, not inflation. Good for Federal Reserve officials for recognizing that. Central banks are looked to for help in situations such as that facing the economy today. By holding down interest rates, they ...

Parents in scandal lack moral compass

Editorials

Virtually all of the rich and powerful parents caught in the federal probe last year of cheating schemes meant to get their children into prestigious colleges and universities have insisted their hearts were in the right place. They just wanted to help their children. What mom or dad cannot ...

We need to talk about things

Local Columns

First Lady Melania Trump has advised that suicide is on the rise in the United States “as people struggle with loneliness and addiction and feel they have nowhere to turn.” She has asked that everyone – including the media – talk more about the issues related to addiction, to help ...

Impeach DeWine? Sheer ridiculousness!

Editorials

We suspect Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine would agree to some extent with critics of his handling of the COVID-19 epidemic. Has he made mistakes? Of course. Who hasn’t? But do DeWine’s errors rise to the level of mistakes requiring that he be removed from office? Don’t be ridiculous. Three ...

Expressing thoughts on loss of state funding

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:  My name is Emily Wright. I am 36 and have been a resident of Columbiana County for nearly a decade. Much of my life has been spent in the Ohio Valley. I lived seven years in East Liverpool alone. I am writing you today as a resident of this county and the Secretary of ...

Resident will not back down from ‘cowards’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The good people of Columbiana County need to hear this. There are a few of us supporting Black Americans with Black Lives Matter signs in our yards. In response, we are receiving cowardly anonymous letters in the mail that spout right wing conspiracy theory, newspaper ...

Disagrees with columnist’s viewpoint

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I disagree with statements of Jack Loesch in his column, “The hoax that is the virus,” in The Salem News of Monday, Aug. 17. Specifically, he said, “It doesn’t take a common sense prodigy to realize that the China Virus is just another media created and overblown ...

Reader: ‘The hoax that is no joke’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m not sure if I should give this a title or not. Or does this newspaper do that according to who the author is? This letter is in direct response to the latest from Jack Loesch (Aug. 17). Other than clearing up one “fact” which is that Gov. DeWine’s false positive ...

Applaud plans, but compete with caution

Editorials

Risk of injury always is inherent when participating as a student athlete. Parents and students have been willing to accept that possibility for as long as high school sports have existed. This year, student athletes, parents and coaches have the choice also to accept health risks that could ...

The other side of the domestic violence coin

Local Columns

Last week we talked about domestic violence. A response from a reader suggested the article was stereotypical: male abuser to a female victim. Although that was unintentional – he and she were interchangeable – today we will give equal time to the subject of men who are abused by women. It ...

USPS needs all available resources

Editorials

Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. So goes the United States Postal Service’s motto. No one said anything about lack of funding. Despite his denials, President Donald Trump is being accused by some of ...

Salem Hunting Club: Thanks for scholarship support

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Thank you everyone who supported in any way the success of the 17th annual Lowell Iden Memorial Breakfast and Trap Shoot. The Salem Hunting Club hosted this event on Aug. 1 This year we gave four Lowell Iden-Larry Iler Scholarships to local students. We are proud to honor, in ...

Officers need better training in use of force

Editorials

Leave aside the political correctness that has resulted in universal condemnation of all law enforcement personnel, for a moment. In the interest of saving lives, let us return at least briefly to using our common sense. As The Associated Press reports, a significant number of officers, ...

The hoax that is the virus

Local Columns

Let us take a look at the reporting of China Virus statistics that have been used to affect all of our lives, cripple the best economy of our lifetimes, and force us to surrender our Constitutional freedoms. As you will see, it is a shameful example of politically motivated propaganda that ...

The hoax that is the virus

Local Columns

Let us take a look at the reporting of China Virus statistics that have been used to affect all of our lives, cripple the best economy of our lifetimes, and force us to surrender our Constitutional freedoms. As you will see, it is a shameful example of politically motivated propaganda that ...