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Editorials

Teen’s graduation party plans hurt stepmom’s feelings

DEAR ABBY: I really could use some outside advice. I am a stepmother who raised my husband’s 18-year-old son, “Todd.” We have given him a loving home. Todd’s abusive mother abandoned him at 16, and he has lived with us ever since. I have been a caring and generous mother to him since ...

Find better ways to protect inmates

Columbiana County has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19. As this was written there were 135 cases in the county. Ten people have died of the disease. Sixty of those positive case patients — including five of the deaths —were at the Elkton Federal Correctional Institution. Yes, that ...

EGCC leader cashes out in outrageous deal

In an outrageous agreement with Eastern Gateway Community College, outgoing president Jimmie Bruce will collect his full, $250,000 annual salary through June 30, 2021, plus many other lucrative benefits. Bruce last week announced his resignation, effective June 30, although he already has ...

Dear Abby

Being the chauffeur to daughter without license wears on mom DEAR ABBY: My 20-year-old daughter refuses to get her driver’s license. She took the learner’s permit test four times when she was 16, failed it each time and gave up. She goes to college online and has a job at the local store. ...

Unpreparedness for COVID-19 outbreak a bipartisan failure

Nearly 6,000 of the protective masks sent to Alabama from the federal stockpile of medical supplies were supposed to have been thrown away a decade ago. Materials in them had sustained dry rot and were unusable, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, more than 150 ventilators sent to ...

Help for Ohioans during an extraordinary crisis

Last week, the Senate passed and the president signed into law an unprecedented bipartisan rescue package called the CARES Act that devotes $2 trillion towards helping the United States weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Ohio, where families, businesses, and our health ...

We remain your main news source

We are going through trying times. Mere weeks ago most Americans were unaware of something called the COVID-19 coronavirus. After all, it was something people on the other side of the world were dealing with. Not us. Not here in our own region. In our own towns and cities. But now we can't ...

We remain your main news source

We are going through trying times. Mere weeks ago most Americans were unaware of something called the COVID-19 coronavirus. After all, it was something people on the other side of the world were dealing with. Not us. Not here in our own region. In our own towns and cities. But now we ...

Request an absentee ballot now so you can cast vote

Voters in Ohio have a relatively short window to adjust to changes made by the General Assembly to our primary election this spring. Rather than conduct in-person voting June 2, as Secretary of State Frank LaRose and Gov. Mike DeWine had initially hoped, the plan is to do away with in-person ...

Standardized testing should be administered

It has been suggested that because of COVID-19 upheaval, America’s students and educators should be given a break from standardized testing this year. That is precisely why the tests should be administered this year. Before you begin calling friends to join the mob demanding my head on a ...