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Editorials

Safety reminders amid pedestrian crash increase

The life of Diana M. St. Julian, of Cortland, just 31 years old, was snuffed out last week when she was struck by a passing vehicle as she walked at night near East Federal Street in Niles. The driver has been charged in the Oct. 10 death, but that likely will bring little solace to the ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Mathews High School football coach Bill Bohren for snagging his 300th career win last week in a strong victory. Bohren joins an elite club of only 16 coaches throughout the state who have secured at least 300 victories. Mathews athletic director Mike Palumbo credits Bohren with ...

Help save a life; be the difference

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But those with mental health issues are not alone. An estimated 26 percent of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The conversation around mental health and suicide needs to ...

Election letter deadline soon

Letters from local writers about the upcoming election candidates and issues will be published as space permits on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday is the deadline for the newspaper to receive letters to the editor about the Nov. 2 general election for publication in the ...

Human trafficking remains a serious problem in Ohio

For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, and ...

Hazing rules are a start, but more is needed

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