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Opinion

Ohio lawmakers work to support health screens

Ohio lawmakers don’t often agree on much, but on one important issue there was bipartisan support, as House Bill 371 made some changes that could save women’s lives. Reps. Sedrick Denson, D-Cincinnati, and Jean Schmidt, R-Loveland, introduced the bill, which focuses on early detection as ...

Why we do what we do every day

Newspapers and reporters have had a rough few years, as they’ve been lumped in with those in “newsertainment” who led too many to become distrustful of the community-focused work our journalists practice each day. For the men and women working in our state’s weekly and daily newspaper ...

Stand healthy, strong with vaccinations

To watch the my public service announcement about keeping Struthers healthy CLICK HERE.. DEAR EDITOR: When we're protected, our community is stronger. We've come so far together the past two years. The COVID-19 pandemic brought hardships we never expected. But Struthers stood strong. ...

Don’t erase Native Americans’ history

DEAR EDITOR: Now our society has squelched the word “squaw.” Everyone is entitled to their opinion. I will say this, “Your moccasins are not their moccasins, as it leaves me to believe you’re heading down the wrong path.” Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, a Native ...

Sen. Rulli shows concern for local oil and gas

DEAR EDITOR: In the race for the 33rd Ohio Senate District between Ohio State Sen. Michael Rulli and Bob Hagan, each of us needs to take a hard look at where both candidates align on pressing issues. This includes the natural gas and oil industry. Mr. Hagan’s stance on this ...

Use ARP to fix sewer overflow in Mill Creek

DEAR EDITOR: I commend you for your editorial “ARP spending in Youngstown lacks broad vision.” A broader vision, like beginning a plan to eliminating combined sewer overflow, or CSOs, especially in Mill Creek Park, would benefit the park and community for generations. DON ...