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GUEST COLUMN: CARA will help provide hope across our state

August 26, 2016 For the last three years I have worked on legislation to transform the federal government's response to the heroin and opioid addiction epidemic that is devastating too many Ohio communities. more »»

We have to create fatherly role models

August 24, 2016 Here's how these sorts of things usually go down: there's a shooting or some other type of violent act. The news covers it, often treating rumor and innuendo as fac. more »»

Steps in a new direction

August 22, 2016 The first residents moved into Fleming House in 2002, and the tradition established back then continues today. Last Wednesday, Amy and Courtney completed their initial recovery goals. more »»

Insecurity: Cause and effects

August 15, 2016 Are you comfortable in your own skin? Can you go just about anywhere and feel confident of yourself? Forget the people pleasing. Just be you. Insecurity is the lack of confidence or assurance. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: New comprehensive reforms offer help in fight against drug addictions

August 11, 2016 Last year a grim record was set in the Cleveland area, with someone dying of a heroin or prescription drug overdose every day on average. more »»

A little protection against those nasty, little pests

August 8, 2016 How can something so small create a problem so large? Mosquitoes can be monsters causing short term and long term problems for humans. Ticks are right up there with the mosquitoes. more »»

Compassion: How does it fit in for you?

August 1, 2016 “Mary” was surprised by the thought: If I can forgive so easily, don’t I deserve the same forgiveness from others?” Why hadn’t she thought of this before? She set the bar for herself pretty high and... more »»

Defining what fascism really is

July 31, 2016 In the aftermath of the Republican convention and Donald Trump’s speech, I have heard people and pundits use the word fascist to describe Trump. more »»

Rebellion: Finding the way through

July 25, 2016 Peggy wanted to get a tattoo. Mom said no. Peggy wanted to get her eyebrow pierced, and a tongue piercing. No. more »»

Not great, but ‘Ghostbusters’ is a satisfying rebuke

July 24, 2016 When announced that women, instead of men, would don the iconic ghostbusting onesies in director Paul Feig’s “Ghostbusters” reboot, the fan base hit the ceiling. more »»

Ohio’s coal industry crushed by an agency in need of a purpose

July 22, 2016 For decades, Ohio has proudly mined the coal that fuels America. Coal still generates more than a third of U.S. more »»

GUEST COLUMN: Comey and Clinton: Deja vu all over again

July 21, 2016 When James Comey announced his decision not to recommend the prosecution of Hillary Clinton for the misuse of classified information, it was not his first investigation of Clinton that ended without... more »»

Is gambling a problem for you?

July 18, 2016 Dad always was out to hit big in the lottery so he could help his children get a little bit ahead in life. more »»

A proposal for creating a citizen impeachment process

July 17, 2016 In America today, we have a complete disconnect between the citizens and their elected representative. more »»

There’s no doubt about it, Hillary lied — many times

July 11, 2016 There’s no more arguing about it. Hillary Clinton sent and received classified emails on her unsecure, home servers. She lied about it — many times. more »»

The opioid epidemic blanketing our nation

July 11, 2016 LISBON — In 2014, one million people reportedly used heroin in the United States, nearly three times as many as in 2003. more »»

Knowing significance of the Fourth of July

July 4, 2016 When you watch man-on-the-street interviews, it is amazing how many people born, raised, and educated in America don’t know the significance of the Fourth of Jul. more »»

Road to substance abuse independence

July 4, 2016 Those of us who have not suffered addiction may find it difficult to understand why it becomes a problem. We don’t want to walk a mile in the addicted person’s moccasins to find out firsthand, either. more »»

Visually arresting ‘Shallows’ entertaining genre pic

July 4, 2016 Framed inside euphoric cinematography, “The Shallows” is a brisk film that swells with dread, carnage and pathos. more »»

Ingredients of successful parenting

June 27, 2016 On Father’s Day, a minister in Columbiana County presented a sermon on “The Four Ingredients for Successful Parenting.” These ingredients are: 1.) Meaningful touch. 2. more »»

Defining our rights that come with ‘unalienable’

June 26, 2016 The word unalienable, and its twin inalienable, are seldom used today. Because of this, most people have no clue as to the true meaning of these two words. more »»



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