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Editorials

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 ...

Girl with gun reinforces need to end bullying

Among the most heart-wrenching and troubling stories in the news last week was that of an 11-year-old girl who was caught Monday with a loaded firearm on her school bus after classes at St. Joseph the Provider School in Youngstown. When questioned, the middle school girl told officials she ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Mahoning County officials for seeking and receiving a $5.7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to combat lead-based paint hazards in homes of lower-income residents. The money will help identify and remove lead-based paint and other health hazards ...

Know signs of suicide, be ready to help

“We have been told by people that have survived an attempt (at suicide that) they did not want to die, they just want the psychological pain to stop,” Duane J. Piccirilli, executive director of the Mahoning County Mental Health and Recovery Board, told us this week. That’s a chilling, ...

Solution is matter of life and death

Ohio is becoming a deadlier place to live, according to data from the state health department and analyzed in a report by the Ohio Capital Journal. Last year saw the highest number of fatal overdoses, gun deaths, homicides and motor vehicle fatalities in the past 15 years. It was also the ...