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Editorials

Breast cancer remains a killer

It’s October, a time when the color pink is prevalent in our communities, making us aware it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And the statistics still hold true, as one in eight women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to medical experts. But did you know that ...

Questions surround DeWine’s proposal

Talk about red flags: Reaction to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s proposal to reduce violence may be raising a gigantic one in the minds of Buckeye State residents concerned about personal liberties. Among DeWine’s recommendations is that people with severe mental health problems, dependent on ...

Christmas comes early in Follansbee

For 17 years, the annual Christmas in the Park event held in Follansbee has offered residents of the Tri-State Area the chance to get an early start on the holiday season. Set for this weekend at Follansbee Municipal Park, the festival provides a fun time for area families and celebrates the ...

Follow the facts and not the clock

It seems few days have gone by recently without some new revelation regarding the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry that targets President Donald Trump. Clearly, the president and some of his allies used their positions in efforts to advance Trump’s political prospects. Whether ...

Don’t forget your flu shot

What is the most serious respiratory illness threat facing Americans today? If you answered “e-cigarettes” or “vaping,” we commend you for keeping up with current events. But that is the wrong answer. The correct one is influenza. During the 2017-18 season, nearly 15 percent of ...

Let your voice be heard on Route 2

After decades during which motorists traveling state Route 2 through New Cumberland have had to slow to a crawl to negotiate two 90-degree turns and two railroad crossings, state Division of Highways officials have decided to do something about the problem. They should solve it rather than ...

‘Blockers’ are not welcome in area

Attempting to intimidate people who are taking active parts in politics is not acceptable. Period. It appears to be happening in some areas of Ohio, however. A bill signed into law by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this year is at the root of the problem. Known as House Bill 6, the measure ...

Newspapers look out for the public

Today marks the beginning of National Newspaper Week. Sponsored by the Newspaper Association Managers, it’s a week that has been set aside for the past 79 years to recognize the service of newspapers and their employees. This year’s theme is “Think F1rst: Know your five freedoms,” ...

DEA apparently has let us down

“We found that DEA was slow to respond to the significant increase in the use and diversion of opioids since 2000.” This week the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Justice released a summary of its look at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s pathetic response to the ...

A scare that hits in our stomachs

A new public health scare has surfaced, and this one has nothing to do with e-cigarettes and vaping. Instead, it involves millions of people who take drugs to reduce the amount of acid in their digestive tracts. A very popular over-the-counter drug, Zantac, has been taken off the shelves by ...