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Our Opinion

Our opinion: A side effect from the pandemic

Nearly every day, we learn of a new way in which COVID has affected us. Data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention showed a new one: obesity. According to The Ohio Capital Journal, the number of states with high obesity numbers doubled since 2018. It is important to ...

Our opinion: One more delay with mask ruling

It should surprise no one that a federal court has issued a temporary restraining order putting an end to the district’s procedure that made masks optional in county schools. At issue is the district’s Sept. 13 decision to permit parents to sign a waiver in order to exempt their children ...

Our opinion: Free rides take toll on Turnpike

Probably no one with any real understanding or logical suppositions surrounding the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s switch to all-electronic tolling subscribed to the shortsighted notion that the travel entity would not experience serious challenges in ensuring that a superior toll-collection record ...

Editor’s corner: Grim finds are toll on tranquility

PORTLAND, N.Y. — There is plenty of peace to be found in the hills that surround Woleben Road. Some of the most majestic views of the grape vineyards and Lake Erie can be found near this location of western Chautauqua County. This week, however, that site became a dark reminder of fellow ...

Our opinion: Get moving with Sheffield expansion

The expansion of the Warren County YMCA into Sheffield’s Ruth Smith Center is a win-win proposition for everyone involved. It’s easier for Sheffield area residents to get physical activity, particularly in the winter months, while the Ruth Smith Center’s gym space has been been ...

Our opinion: Our lands, waters deserve better

Despite conscientious efforts to better our environment, it can be disappointing to see what comes out of the Allegheny River and Conewango Creek. First, however, let’s offer a round of applause for those who took part in the effort that included 1,472 hours of donated labor by 184 ...