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Insuring access to treatment for mental health disorders

Can you remember a time when you knew you needed help with a medical problem or some issue had your mental side all messed up but you didn’t have the money to pay out of pocket for it, you didn’t have health insurance, and even if you did, most likely your insurance wasn’t going to cover ...

U.S. needs energy reliability and affordability, not outages

Americans have been hoping for economic recovery and a return to normalcy. Instead, they’re experiencing ongoing pandemic concerns and the ravages of wildfires and hurricanes. And adding to their woes, they’re now increasingly worried that the electricity grid on which they depend could ...

In a situation … what do you do?

I made a business call. The young man who took my phone call was very willing to help me to get the information that I was looking for. But it took only a moment for me to think something might be terribly wrong. The speaker’s words were slurred, sometimes to the point that I couldn’t make ...

The value of Warriors: Help available for nation’s heroes

You are not alone, Warriors. Those of us who have never served in the armed forces that protect our country and our allies perceive our Warriors to be strong, tough, invincible. They know their duties and tend to those duties with dedication, determination, true grit. The job has to be done ...

Congress must stop China from seizing U.S. electric vehicle market

President Biden is making a big push for electric vehicles (EVs). He’s hoping to not only convert the entire federal vehicle fleet to American-made EVs but also create 1 million new U.S. auto jobs. And as part of this effort, he recently set a goal of 50 percent EV sales in the U.S. by 2030. ...

Small Business Administration’s response to COVID-19 pandemic

According to SBA Office of Advocacy’s 2020 Ohio Small Business Profile, for the most recent year of small business reporting, there were 965,576 small businesses in our state, making up 99.6% of all Ohio businesses. The 2.2 million employees of these companies comprised 45.3% of all Ohio ...

Investments in Appalachia help make Pa. a better place to live, work and play

With 52 of our 67 counties calling Appalachia home, Pennsylvania is no stranger to the rich geography of the region filled with stunning mountain views, rivers and streams, and wildlife. It’s home to tremendous cultural and historical resources and 5.6 million Pennsylvanians who live, work, ...

Teen dating violence: Stop it before it starts

By CATHY BROWNFIELD Family Recovery Center publicist Parents are roadmaps that their children tend to use to navigate their journeys through life. Some roadmaps are really good, others, not so much. But that doesn’t mean the roadmaps can’t be improved. In fact, the more parents are ...

Half-year statistics on pace for a record year

There was little question that 2021 would be a busy year for Columbiana County’s justice system. COVID-19 slowed down criminal activity and court closures kicked cases down the road into the new year. But what we are seeing now is something of a remarkable trend in activity. As discussed ...

Common sense: Don’t drive impaired

Common sense: sound and prudent judgment based on a simple perception of the situation or facts. Here are a few things I remember hearing when I was growing up. — Use your head for something besides a hat rack. — Think for yourself. — Think about the consequences before you act. ...