Ounce of prevention

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An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. ~ Benjamin Franklin If you ask, a person in recovery will tell you this is true. The challenges they face are not easy, but they strive every day to stay in recovery, to win back their independence, their lives. “Did you know one in 27 ...

Human trafficking remains a serious problem in Ohio


For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, and ...

Interview with a Beach Boy ahead of Greensburg show

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The man who “really” writes the songs is coming Tuesday night to Greensburg, Pa. And he’s going to be joined by two all-stars. Legendary Beach Boy Brian Wilson will hit center stage at 8 p.m. at the intimate Palace Theater and he’s going to welcome longtime fellow Beach Boy Al ...

Move-Over-Day will be observed Saturday in Ohio


It is plain common sense and anyone who drives should not have to be reminded at all. But there are instances —often with tragic results — when drivers fail to move over or even slow down for police and emergency vehicles. So to bring attention to this issue, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, ...

Hazing rules a start but more is needed


Collin Wiant was an Ohio University freshman who was pledging Sigma Pi in 2018. Hazing activities and other decisions made by fraternity members killed him. It took the loss of another life — Stone Foltz, who was a Bowling Green State University sophomore pledging Pi Kappa Alpha this year — ...

Help is available for local Domestic Violence victims


You may have seen the purple signs cropping up around the area announcing that October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, with a phone number that people can call if they are a victim or know someone who is. That there even is a Domestic Violence Awareness Month is a sign of progress. ...