Opinion

Buckeye Local worth fighting for

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: The Buckeye Local School District is worth fighting for. On the heels of another failed levy, and on the brink of decisions being made concerning serious cuts to our district, I have some things to say to a few people. To the parents, if you live in Buckeye Local, send your ...

Guest column/Coping with opportunity, challenges of tourism

Local Columns

The phrase “the world is flat” is now part of today’s lexicon. In an interview given more than a decade ago, journalist and author Thomas L. Friedman, explained how he came up with the idea and wording. “I was in India interviewing Nandan Nilekani at Infosys. And he said to me, ...

Region needs help in battle on drugs

Editorials

Remember when training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the Heimlich maneuver were the big things in health care? When automatic external defibrilators and first aid kits were the in-demand equipment? You don’t hear as much about them as you did for years. Something new, naloxone and ...

We are all standing in God’s grace

Editorials

We just celebrated Thanksgiving a week ago, and in less than a month we will be celebrating Christmas. We are well and truly in the midst of the holiday season. For many of us, this is a season that, despite its stress, is filled with family, friends, happiness and joy. It’s a time in the ...

Roll, Red, Roll in title game

Editorials

A familiar cry will be heard from around our region and, in fact, many parts of the nation Saturday. Roll, Red, Roll. It’s the rallying cry of supporters of Steubenville Big Red football, and we’re certain it will be heard loud and clear around 3 p.m. Saturday in Canton’s Tom Benson ...

Let’s get more people interested in teaching

Editorials

Several policy changes being considered by Ohio officials have a clear purpose: Dealing with shortages of trained teachers. More flexibility and less bureaucracy normally are good things in public schools. Educators should be able to concentrate on teaching children, not complying with ...

Above all, justice must come first

Editorials

Earlier this month, Ohio voters handed a lopsided victory to proponents of crime victims’ rights. More than 82 percent of those casting ballots in the Nov. 7 election said yes to Issue 1, the so-called Marsy’s Law. Issue 1 reinforces a variety of rights for crime victims and their ...

Shopping local helps economy

Editorials

The hustle and bustle of the Christmas shopping season can wear thin on some people, and they might become tired of having to battle the crowds of all those other people who are searching for that perfect gift. Many of those people have given up — and decided it is better to purchase gifts ...

Precautions can reduce fire risk

Editorials

Winter is the peak season for home fires, according to the National Fire Protection Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration. Cooking and home heating are the leading causes of fire during the winter months. Candles, decorations and Christmas trees are another cause of fires in December. The ...

We’re not bugged by the same things

Local Columns

What bugs one person doesn’t bother the other. A perfect example of that came to light when we stopped at the store the other day and bought a package of turkey breast. Better Half was driving home. My job, I was reminded as the passenger holding an integral part of the ...