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Editorials

Cheers & Jeers

CHEERS to students at St. John Central Academy for raising funds to purchase CPR mannequins that were donated to East Ohio Regional Hospital. The devices will provide valuable training opportunities. JEERS to Mother Nature for bringing rainy weather to the region this weekend. Forecasters ...

SSI meets inflation

Social Security recipients will receive a near 6% increase in benefits in 2022. It’s the largest “raise” in 30 years. Of course, there’s a downside: The increase is due to the highest inflation this country has seen in decades. The cost of many everyday items is on the rise and ...

Practicing safe driving

Driving safely and without distractions is something for which we all ALL should strive. Last week was Teen Driver Safety Week, an occasion that served as a good reminder that our youngest drivers still have a lot of learning to do behind the wheel. Something that parents should be ...

Being prepared to be heroes

You never know when the unexpected might happen. Will you be ready? Last week, a pair of local educators experienced an unexpected — and frightening — situation. A Bridgeport fourth-grader choked on a cough drop in class on Tuesday. His teacher wasn’t expecting that, but she was ...

Judges not above law

People attending a school board or municipal government meeting often are puzzled when a member of one of those elected bodies chooses to abstain from voting on an issue. TOften the member in question made the correct decision regarding something that would have been a conflict of interest. ...

Address strangulation law

In light of the investigation into the death of Gabby Petito, who died from strangulation, there has been a push once more in Ohio for Aisha’s Law. Named after Aisha Mason, an Ohio teacher who was murdered by her ex-husband, the House Bill would make strangulation a felony in the Buckeye ...