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Opinion

Despite shortfalls, momentum building in battle vs. COVID-19

Editorial

The number of COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations have been on the decline our region and across Ohio. Vaccinations are being distributed more briskly, pharmaceutical companies are continuing to perfect new vaccine options and, hopefully, the economy will follow with an upward trend. ...

How to pay for First Lady’s College Plan

Editorial

First Lady Jill Biden is reviving an idea, hoping a rebuilding of the economy during her husband’s administration will include free access to community college. She’s right, of course, that education and training will be essential both to digging out of the slump created by the pandemic. ...

Justice tax plan worth discussion

Editorial

Gov. Jim Justice has a way with words, doesn’t he? “We are on the launch pad right now. In fact, we’re airborne right now,” he said Wednesday during his annual State of the State address. “And that’s why tonight, I am asking all of you to join me to repeal the income tax in the ...

Bravo to Columbiana County Health District

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I felt compelled today to share a brief note about my experiences with the Columbiana County Fairground Covid-19 drive-through vaccination clinic as managed, run and staffed by our County Health Department. After a few tries on Monday afternoon (Feb. 1) I soon got through ...

More praise for the county vaccination workers

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: I don’t know who organized the Lisbon Fairgrounds vaccination site but let me tell you they all need commended. After seeing the horror stories of other sights, I was very apprehensive. From the person who registered me to the actual injection everyone was so professional, ...

Given our weather of late, let’s all be careful and safe

Editorial

We’ve been reminded during recent days about the concerns emerging when the snow begins to fly. Winter has caught up with us of late. We have had our share of snow. The forecast for this Sunday-through-Wednesday could bring us inches more of snow. We realize that most drivers do not need a ...

Ohio school enrollment slide cause for concern

Editorial

Students in the public school system were asked to make a massive change in the way they learned a year ago. By the fall, an alarming number of them were no longer part of Ohio’s public school system. According to the Ohio Department of Education, enrollment decreased by 53,000 from the ...

Governor’s plan would help small businesses

Editorial

Gov. Mike DeWine last week proposed, as part of the state’s two-year budget plan, to spend about $1 billion to help Ohio businesses and communities recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The one-time allocation is particularly targeted at helping small businesses in the entertainment and ...

Yost right to call for halt to extra energy payments

Editorial

Kudos to Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost for taking it upon himself to head to the table with FirstEnergy in an attempt to hammer out an agreement to stop collection of the guaranteed profit subsidy approved by Ohio lawmakers as part of a tainted energy bill. As part of the settlement, ...

New redistricting plan was needed

Editorial

How political districts for state and federal offices get drawn this year will be different from how it was done 10 years ago, and 10 years before that. Gerrymandering — the to-the-victor-go-the-spoils approach previously employed — has been ditched, mostly, for a new plan designed to make ...