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Opinion

Reaching our best potential

Local Columns

This article is rooted in a search for words such as compassion, empathy, and mindfulness. The term “mindfulness” caught on a snag. How can there be a controversy about the meaning of “mindfulness”? Compassion: “moved or motivated to help others; sympathetic consciousness of ...

Congress should question so many insurance denials

Editorials

According to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage plans denied 13% of services requested and 18% of payments requested, during a one-week test in 2019. Responding to the report, representatives of companies such as Aetna and ...

You can help postal carriers stamp out hunger Saturday

Editorials

“Fill a bag. Help feed families.” That’s what the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has been doing since 1983. The 30th drive will be held Saturday. It is annually our country’s largest single-day food drive. According to that organization, past drives ...

Timing is critical for slowing Russia’s effort

Editorials

German officials made a surprising announcement in the wake of what has been described as “energy blackmail” by Russia. According to Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck, the country believes it can be independent of Russian fossil fuels by the end of the summer. It already has ...

You can help support CC Humane Society

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: After having recently joined the volunteers at the Columbiana County Humane Society, I wanted to write a short summary of what the agency is doing. Each and every day, they care for dogs, cats and a menagerie of other animals at their small home along state Route 45, south of ...