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Opinion

Impeachment only adds to polarization

Editorials

If the divisiveness in our nation is to end, we must find ways to move beyond this tumultuous final stretch of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new battle on Capitol Hill over whether to impeach Trump in the final days before his term expires does not appear to be the logical way to address ...

Brave mother hopes story can save lives

Editorials

The tragic story about a Trumbull County native who lost her 10-year-old son after he played a “choking game” should send a stark reminder to all parents about monitoring our children’s web activity. We all know the dangers that lurk online, but this horror is not the usual story ...

An ‘All-of-Above’ energy plan is vital

Editorials

Precisely what President-elect Joe Biden has in mind for an energy policy will not be known until after he takes office on Jan. 20. Unless we miss our guess, it will be only a matter of weeks after that before we are given good clues to his plans. Much of the relief outgoing President Donald ...

Wasn’t too impressed with her teacher

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: This letter is in response to Dr. Walter Dombroski in his letter to the editor printed Dec. 23 on his question whether American government and history is now being taught to high school students. I graduated from Salem High School, class of 1959. This is the way the teacher ...

Questions for Green Township officials

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I wonder which of our Green Township officials suggested the township help cover the legal fees for Diane Less in reference to the proposed bike trail. It stands to reason when Green Township receives an invoice from Atty. Carl James, who is also Less’ attorney, will cover ...

Responds to columnist’s point of view

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Jules Witcover’s quote on your Dec. 14 opinion page stated, “They picked a common-sense straight arrow” referring to Biden. Martha Raditch, on Sunday’s ABC News stated, “inequivalently, this has been a free and fair election.” Really? Compare those opinions with, ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for the New Year

Editorials

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for the New Year

Editorials

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...

Work of three senators helped head off politics

Editorials

For months, Americans’ pleas for Congress to give us more financial help in coping with COVID-19 have fallen on political ears — much worse than merely deaf ones — in Washington. Exactly why lawmakers were unable for so long to agree on a second CARES Act is open to debate. Republican ...

Ohio school funding reform vital in 2021

Editorials

It was in 1997 that the Ohio Supreme Court ruled the state’s system of funding public education was unconstitutional. Since then, attempt after attempt to come up with an adequate replacement has come up short. High hopes were expressed for a solution late last year, but General Assembly ...