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Opinion

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 ...

Cancer health care for Ohioans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: No one ever wants to receive bad news from their doctor. But for many Ohioans living with cancer and their loved ones — like so many of my loved ones and friends — this scenario is all too real. Out-of-pocket health care costs are on the rise with some Ohioans unable to ...

Plan is lifeline for many in Ohio

Editorials

Good for Ohio officials — and we suspect Gov. Mike DeWine deserves much of the credit — for working out a deal on federal unemployment benefits, announced this week. After Congress failed to act to renew COVID-19-related benefits for those off work due to the epidemic, President Donald ...

House plants have therapeutic effect

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 ...

Bringing attention to rising domestic violence

Local Columns

Anger, rage, violence. We see it in the streets across the country via media. But we don’t think about the anger, rage and violence that occurs behind closed doors in intimate partner relationships as the melting pot in the United States erupts. Just because we don’t see it doesn’t mean ...

Thanks to the editor and newsroom staff

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Much has been said about the unsung heroes of the pandemic and I would like to include you and each and every member of your staff who work hard every day to put out the newspaper. It can’t be easy. I want to thank you for keeping your readers informed and up-to-date on ...

A win-win for all involved

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Without hesitation, I am confident the latest realignment of personnel concerning the Columbiana County Port Authority is an absolute win/win not only for the Port Authority but Columbiana County as a whole. I am referring to former Land Bank Director Robert (Bobby) Ritchey ...

Ohio Supreme Court will hear firearms case

Editorials

Ohio Supreme Court justices have agreed to hear a case with enormous ramifications for public schools throughout the state. It involves how much training school personnel must receive before they can be authorized to carry firearms while at work. Justices will hear a case from Butler County. ...

Explanation regarding drastic LGF reduction

Local Columns

I am writing as a member of the County Budget Commission to give you a straightforward explanation of why your local government funds (LGF) were drastically cut. No politics. No unwarranted criticism. But no cover-up either. Just facts. I am not running for any office. But your elected ...

Explanation regarding drastic LGF reduction

Local Columns

I am writing as a member of the County Budget Commission to give you a straightforward explanation of why your local government funds (LGF) were drastically cut. No politics. No unwarranted criticism. But no cover-up either. Just facts. I am not running for any office. But your elected ...

Protecting, treating kids should be prioritized

Editorials

Virtually every passing day demonstrates to us that we don’t know enough about COVID-19 to combat the virus effectively. Research on it — and on identifying other emerging disease threats — needs to be a higher priority. At the very top of the action list should be how the coronavirus ...

Affordable energy needed during pandemic, heat wave

Local Columns

As the coronavirus continues to upend the country, Americans are facing unique challenges. Millions are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. If that isn’t bad enough, electricity bills are also rising right now during peak summer demand. That means staying cool has suddenly become an ...

Affordable energy needed during pandemic, heat wave

Local Columns

As the coronavirus continues to upend the country, Americans are facing unique challenges. Millions are out of work and struggling to make ends meet. If that isn’t bad enough, electricity bills are also rising right now during peak summer demand. That means staying cool has suddenly become an ...

‘And now the rest of the story’

Local Columns

COLUMBUS – For more than three decades, radio personality named Paul Harvey would begin his broadcast with, “And now the rest of the story.” Recently, a front page story highlighted the potential unintended impact the use of traffic cameras in our county could have upon the Local ...

‘And now the rest of the story’

Local Columns

COLUMBUS —For more than three decades, radio personality named Paul Harvey would begin his broadcast with, “And now the rest of the story.” Recently, a front page story highlighted the potential unintended impact the use of traffic cameras in our county could have upon the Local ...

Child safety with substance use problem

Local Columns

Where does one begin to talk about something so wrong? Go to https://newspunch.com and find the article with the headline, "Three Mothers Arrested in Ohio for Giving Their Kids to Pedophiles in Exchange for Drugs." The detailed article says, "Nine people have been indicted on an array of ...