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What is the best-case scenario?

Faced with the greatest public health threat in a century, we are stumbling in the dark. Each day’s death toll is treated as a shock, rather than what it ought to be — a fire bell in the night. Only on April 1, for example, did Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issue a stay-at-home order. As ...

Parenting due to the virus crisis

Earlier this week, our daughter Cait texted a photo capturing a moment of her juggling her job and her two young children at home. At first, I noticed only Cait’s hand on the laptop, but as I studied it I saw the reason for snapping the picture. Two-year-old Ela was wedged next to her, ...

Browns’ Houston suffered from CTE

CLEVELAND — Donna Houston knew her husband’s mind was deteriorating when the college football Hall of Famer and Cleveland Browns All-Pro known as “Mr. Dependable” struggled to manage his money. A two-way player who won titles in high school, college and the pros, Jim Houston had ...

Columbiana County COVID-19 April 4 update

LISBON – The Columbiana County Health District reported three more coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total cases to 31. That includes five deaths of COVID-19-positive residents. The numbers include cases in East Liverpool, Salem and at the Elkton federal prison. Columbiana ...

Ebron starts over with Steelers

PITTSBURGH — Eric Ebron isn’t worried about Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right elbow. The same goes for Ebron’s balky ankle, which the newly signed Pittsburgh Steelers tight end said had “a whole lot of mess” in it before getting cleaned up in December. While Ebron ...

Ohio State’s Wesson will enter NBA draft

COLUMBUS— Ohio State star Kaleb Wesson plans to enter the NBA draft. Wesson announced in a tweet Wednesday night that he would forego his final year of eligibility and declare for the draft. Analysts have projected him as a second-round pick. Wesson can sign with an agent for exploratory ...

Strange start for Stefanski

CLEVELAND — Kevin Stefanski’s title has changed. His address remains the same. Stuck in Minnesota with his family, the Cleveland Browns’ first-year coach has been holed up and riding out the coronavirus pandemic, which has created challenges as he prepares for the NFL draft and a season ...

EL hospital reports first coronavirus case

At this time, ELCH wants to notify our community that we have recently tested and confirmed that we now have a positive case of COVID-19 within our facility. We are taking ALL the precautions necessary to protect our community, staff, and front line healthcare teams. We ask for our ...

The dark hole of debt

It is not cognitive dissonance — the impossibility of holding two or more contradictory beliefs simultaneously — to favor the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress and signed by President Trump while at the same time worrying about what the increasing national debt ...