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Numerous local issues will be decided in November

SALINEVILLE —Village residents will be asked to approve a 2.1-mill levy to generate money for the Salineville Volunteer Fire Department when they go to the polls on Nov. 3. The levy should generate $25,300 annually and would cost the owner of a $40,000 home an additional $29.50. The fire ...

The media officially becomes the communication department for Biden

This week, the New York Post published a bombshell story. Hunter Biden’s laptop was apparently given to a computer repairman in Delaware, and a copy of the hard drive was turned over to the Post. The Post found several alarming emails. The first was a communique from a Ukrainian businessman ...

Community Calendar

FRI/10-23 Chester Carryout fish fry, American Legion, 2-7 p.m. Columbiana Good as New Shop, Methodist Church, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., men’s and women’s clothing East Liverpool Estate auction, Community and Learning Center, 5 p.m., ticket only event, must purchase in advance, $5, ...

SPORTS BRIEFING

Jordan picks 23 for new car CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Picking the car number for Michael Jordan’s new NASCAR team was a slam dunk: Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 car when the team makes its debut next season. Jordan named his team 23XI Racing — that’s pronounced twenty-three ...

Buckeyes will pick up where they left off

Just as Big Ten weather hits the Midwest comes the start of the Big Ten football season. The conference that called off fall football in August only to reverse course a month later kicks off a nine-week season with no breaks and five teams already in the AP Top 25. No. 14 Wisconsin and ...

Changing a diaper causes family friction at baptism

DEAR ABBY: My sister-in-law “Brenda” often takes it upon herself to change a baby’s diaper during social gatherings with family. She never bothers to ask the baby’s parents if it’s OK to do this, and they never solicit her help. For years, I found it a bit strange, but never said ...

Despite not being ready for coronavirus, nation should be ready for a recovery

We Americans, collectively, were not ready for the coronavirus epidemic. We ought to be ready for the recovery. It will begin when a vaccine against COVID-19 becomes available. Though a timeline for that is uncertain, it appears safe, effective vaccines will be available early next year. ...

Shortages of wit and wisdom

This bizarre presidential election year has suffered from acute shortages of both wit and wisdom, a fact that was highlighted for me by the passing of Roberta McCain, the remarkable 108-year-old mother of the Arizona senator and 2008 Republican presidential nominee. A few years back, when ...

The public, the private and the hypocrisy of the GOP

Donald Trump and many Republicans insist that the decisions whether to wear a mask, go to a bar or gym, or work or attend school during a pandemic should be personal. Government should play no role. Yet they also believe that what a woman does with her own body, or whether same-sex couples ...