Local Columns

A Salem retail clothing store that has gone out of business donated the last of its apparel to area schools this week. East Palestine received more than 150 dresses to add to its Eppy’s Attic boutique for students. (Submitted photo)

Dresses donated to school boutique

EAST PALESTINE — A new clothing boutique at the East Palestine High School has received more than 100 new dresses from a Salem business. East Palestine Superintendent Traci Hostetler said the Eppy’s Attic boutique received the semi formal and formal dresses as a donation from Dress 2 ...

It’s just a fad. Right?

I’m waiting ...waiting ...waiting ...OK, it may be a while. But I’ll wait! Really! Every fad runs its course and eventually dies down, levels off. I’m not really sure that Facebook is going to die out. It is fizzling, a little — losing its luster. We’ll see. Personally, and ...

Putting it in the paper

Years ago, I came across a list of snarky reasons why it’s great (and not so great) to be a journalist. If memory serves, one had to do with never feeling like you quite belong because you’re always on the outside, looking in. A related one had to do with not being taken seriously because ...

The grave digger

Thursday evening the burying ground admissions committee, of which I am a member, agreed to accept the final interment, the body of Sycamore Shadows native and prominent educator, Professor Ila Wiley-Bishop, who died last week in Castor, Pennsylvania. When her considerable remains are lowered, ...

Mammograms can, do save many lives

Picture a sold-out baseball game at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio, packed with 35,000 fans. That image represents roughly the same number of women and men who die nationwide from breast cancer each year. In Ohio alone, an estimated 1,700 women will die from the disease in 2016. It is a ...

Speak up and speak out

No More!" Have you heard this statement lately? Have you seen the ads on TV? It is once again that time of year to repeat that phrase because October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is that time of year to speak up and speak out. It is that time of year to encourage victims, ...

Setting the record straight in Ohio

With less than five weeks until the presidential election, it is important that all Ohioans have the facts about election procedures so you know what is being done to make Ohio a state where it's easy to vote and hard to cheat.FACT: The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 11, and it ...

Debunking the idea newspapers are dying

Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. "Ha!" You say, "I haven't gotten a newspaper in years." But I'm not talking about just the paper delivered by carriers or the postal service. I'm talking about the news online, the links on social media, the email newsletter, the source cited in ...

Power of the press is in being the way to know for news consumers

The power of the press rests in the ability of journalists to hold government accountable, to mobilize public opinion on matters that are important to individuals, communities or the nation, and to provide necessary information of value.Notice in those words not a mention of celebrity content, ...

Invitation to FRC’s ‘Family Night’

We are being hammered daily with news of the most recent local overdoses, deaths due to the use of drugs, and increasing number of calls from parents and grandparents. You ask: What can I do? These calls are concerning their sons or daughters, grandchildren, spouse and/or friend.Family ...