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Opinion

Cancer remains a Columbiana County health priority

Local Columns

Health partners in Columbiana County are working to find ways to meet the health needs of the county. They have looked at data and information provided by CDC, the state of Ohio, local health departments, hospitals, community surveys, focus groups including vulnerable populations, the ...

The scourge that is Alzheimer’s

Local Columns

November is National Alzheimer’s Disease Month. Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common type of dementia. It is a progressive disease which begins with mild memory loss and can lead to the loss of a person’s ability to carry on a conversation and respond to their surroundings, since it ...

Income Tax Dept. may depend on Nov. 5 election

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Through the long debate on The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA), Salem voters now have the opportunity to make their voices heard by voting for true Independents on Nov. 5. Based on party affiliation of the current council members, and the recent endorsement of my opponent ...

Chamber of Commerce endorses five-year levy renewal

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: In October of 2015, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors approved a motion to publicly endorse the five-year, .25% income tax increase. The legislation proposed by the City of Salem specified that the usage of money was limited to the improvements of ...

Sex crimes must not be swept away

Editorials

It has been just two years since the #MeToo movement came on the national stage. Its founder and others concerned about sexual assault and harassment worry that the issue has been sidetracked by candidates for president next year. #MeToo founder Tarana Burke is doing something about that. She ...

Encourage reading at home

Editorials

Ohio education officials are looking forward to a $42 million federal grant, which will be spread over five years, to improve child literacy. It is an important effort, as literacy is the foundation for the rest of an education. According to the state department of education, the money will be ...

Be informed before you choose

Local Columns

It is a controversial issue: Marijuana. The U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, is” emphasizing the importance of protecting our Nation from the health risks of marijuana use in adolescence and during pregnancy.” Dr. Adams said, “Recent increases in access to marijuana and in its ...

Legislators should be the lawmakers

Editorials

The group pushing for a statewide referendum that could overturn Ohio’s nuclear bailout law says it won’t turn in petitions by Monday’s deadline. That political action committee calling itself Ohioans Against Corporate Bailouts had until Monday to turn in 265,774 valid signatures from ...

ResultsOHIO could be a funding solution

Editorials

The idea that if we just throw enough taxpayers’ money at a problem, it will go away was discredited years ago. Yet we continue to try that approach, probably wasting billions of dollars nationwide that could be put to better use. Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague’s office may be trying ...

Prostate cancer screening appointments available

Local Columns

Men: Part of your commission is to see to your good health and well being so you are able to continue to take care of the people in your life who depend on you, and to enjoy the many moments of memory-making and pleasure in your life. The cancer clinic at the Columbiana County Health ...

Council candidate delivers his message

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: When I first decided to run for Salem City Council, Councilman Geoff Goll tried to bully me out of running. His message was recorded on voice mail. Now, when I attend Council meetings, there is a Democrat official that sits in the back row of every single council meeting, ...

Providing SUPPORT against the opioid addiction scourge

Local Columns

As a member of the Presidential Task Force on Opioids, I’ve witnessed firsthand President Trump’s commitment to address and eliminate the scourge of opioid addiction. It’s no secret that Ohio, particularly Eastern and Southeastern Ohio, has been hit particularly hard by the opioid ...

Ohio schools, communities focus on bus safety this week

Local Columns

COLUMBUS—Every day in Ohio 800,000 children ride more than 15,000 school buses between their homes and schools. School bus transportation plays a critical role in the education of Ohio’s children, and National School Bus Safety Week, Oct. 21-25, serves as a reminder for students, parents, ...

Science proves rethinking issues finds new answers

Editorials

Conventional wisdom — even its more intuitive cousin, common sense — sometimes needs to be tested scientifically. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize in economics are living proof of that. Michael Kremer of Harvard University and Abhijit Banerjee and Esther Duflo of the Massachusetts ...

Risk and resilience: Effects of adverse childhood experiences

Local Columns

In a recent conversation, someone suggested that many people are damaged in childhood. Then they spend the rest of their lives trying to fix it. The words instigate some profound thought. Everyone is a product of the environment in which they grew up and childhood experiences help to form the ...

Get ready people: It’s flu season

Local Columns

Frost has shown up on the pumpkins and it won’t be long before the air is cold, the wind is biting, and the rain and snow associated with the cold months of the year will be around us. It’s time to prepare for flu season which typically begins this month. It’s time to visit the Columbiana ...

Don’t promote opioids despite alternatives

Editorials

Encouraging people in pain to use opioids for relief if effective alternatives exist is, in a word, insane. Yet the federal government does just that, according to two U.S. senators from states hit hard by the drug abuse epidemic. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, ...

S.O.S. Save our streets!

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Wow! The streets in Salem in 2014 were a mess and the citizens of Salem did something about them. City Council passed an ordinance putting forth a ballot for a 0.25% income tax increase, restricted to 5 years and limited purpose to cover streets, alleys, sidewalks, curbs, ...

Thanks for supporting the Downtown Dining Experience

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The success of the recent Downtown Dining Experience is a reflection of the ever increasing dedication and enthusiasm of the restaurants and businesses. The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Way of Northern Columbiana County would like to personally thank ...