Talk about mental health


It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. An estimated 26% of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The conversation around mental health and suicide needs to change. One caring conversation really can make all the ...

Collin’s Law in effect


Back in 2018, Collin Wiant was an Ohio University freshman pledging Sigma Pi. Hazing activities and other decisions by fraternity members killed him. It took the loss of another life — Stone Foltz, a Bowling Green State University sophomore pledging Pi Kappa Alpha this year — for lawmakers ...

The sounds of safety


National Fire Prevention Week just concluded, and in observing the occasion, Ohio’s state Fire Marshal Kevin Reardon suggested we should all “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” One could be forgiven for asking what fire safety sounds like, but Reardon makes a good point. “It’s ...

The sights, sounds, smells and flavors of fall


Well, it’s happening — summer is fading into fall. The signs were undeniable this week. As I drove to and from the office and other destinations, I began to see small changes on Tuesday. At first, it was just a few trees. Scattered about the rolling hillsides, a select few bunches of ...

Candidate seeking votes

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, For those of you who may not know me, I am Ashley West, I am a candidate for Buckeye Local School Board. I am very soon to be 35 years old. I am the mother of 2 amazing boys, and the luckiest wife in the world. I attended Buckeye Local my entire school career until I graduated in ...

Reader critical of opinion pages

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor, The Times Leader’s editorial page has been filled with Biden-bashing pieces this summer. Syndicated columnists as well as local writers are regaling us with imaginary Biden deficits. The self-annointed religious experts would have us believe a sensible Democrat is a ...