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Minorities impacted disproportionately by virus in Ohio

In late 2019 global health authorities began warning of an outbreak of what appeared to be a new respiratory virus. The virus later became known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, and the illness caused by the virus is COVID-19. The virus rapidly spread across the world, including in Ohio. While ...

Teen stroke survivor calls for change, awareness

I suffered a stroke at the age of 16. It changed my life forever. “Determined,” “smart” and “caring” are just a few words my relatives use to describe me. My twin brother and I lost both our mother and father before we turned 11; however, I found my happy place on the volleyball ...

Especially now, help is needed

According to research conducted by the Ohio United Way, 42 percent of the households in Trumbull County are either living in poverty or are considered the working poor. Even before the pandemic hit, these Trumbull County households were led by workers unable to earn enough to cover basic ...

Convene study of health coverage for all to fight racial disparities

To date, COVID-19 has cost the lives of more than 250,000 Americans. The virus has altered virtually every aspect of our way of life. In its wake, the pandemic places a harsh spotlight on a hard truth: Structural racism in America causes fatal inequities in health-care outcomes. We see this ...

Presidential endorsement: Joe Biden

Editor's note: We invited the chairperson of each Trumbull County major political party to share with our readers their arguments supporting their party's presidential nominee. Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka declined our request. Instead, we have substitued this column ...

Presidential endorsement: Donald Trump

Editor's note: We invited the chairperson of each Trumbull County major political party to share with our readers their arguments supporting their party's presidential nominee. You are facing a procedure of dire consequences with a choice of two surgeons. One, hands-down, is the best in his ...