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Opinion

We all must keep working to fight addiction in America

Columns

For more than 25 years, I’ve worked to address the drug addiction epidemic that has affected so many lives across Ohio. Over the last several years, I have been encouraged by the progress we have made in fighting this disease, especially with regard to opioids like heroin and prescription ...

Racism must not be tolerated

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Perhaps you have seen the black and white signs posted on the grounds of St. Patrick Church in Leetonia: Racism is a Sin. Period. These were created by the Dominican Sisters of Peace, the Catholic religious community to which we belong. We are a congregation of vowed ...

A different kind of COVID-19 impact

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I know for many people this subject doesn't cross their mind. But for myself it is on my mind every day. I watch the US news and the Canadian news to see if their has been any word on the border opening. I live in Lisbon (Guilford Lake) and my fiancee' lives in Windsor, ...

During times of turmoil, trust in the Lord

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I have been thinking about all the things that have happened in the last four months. The virus and all the new words I have learned like "virtual," "stay at home," "the new normal," and so many others. What has gotten into us? We have protests for almost anything. Some want to ...

Standing behind a family that has stood up for animals

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: My first contact with Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary (AAAS) was after I bought my first house and wanted my very own first dog. I called to make an appointment and when I went in the girl working spent quite a few hours trying to find us the right one. “Romeo” ended up being ...

Developer asks board to reject bid to vacate road

Editorials

LISBON — A developer with plans for property near the Salem Golf Club asked the Columbiana County Commissioners to deny a request by neighboring residents to vacate a strip of roadway leading to his property. Chuck Beiling said he has been planning the development of the property since 2015 ...

We must fund the education process

Editorials

School, both public and private, will be quite different this fall. In many states, classrooms that normally would have been open by mid-August will not be occupied until September or October, if then. Whether the education process for millions of children will involve in-person teaching or ...

Review prisons, add needed safeguards

Editorials

When COVID-19 invaded Ohio about four months ago, virtually no one was ready for it. Had we known then what we know now — lives could have been saved. Our ability to combat the coronavirus has improved dramatically. But in one of the most at-risk populations in Ohio — state prisons — ...

We must repay our disabled veterans

Editorials

Some of the men and women who serve us in uniform suffer wounds or other injuries that lead to a lifetime of sacrifice for us. In return, taxpayers help the most severely affected purchase specially adapted motor vehicles — once. U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Susan Collins, R-Maine, ...

Punishing those who aided Strauss

Editorials

For months since the late Dr. Richard Strauss’ misdeeds at Ohio State University surfaced, people have wondered how he got away with it for so long. While serving as a doctor for OSU athletic teams during the 1990s, Strauss sexually abused hundreds of young men. Some of them complained at ...