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Jeri Fields: Five ways to use Social Security online

Social Security is here for you, not just when you need us financially, but when you need accurate information about our programs, retirement, and more. ... Read more

U.S. Sen. Rob Portman: CARA 3.0 will help Ohioans to beat addiction epidemic

For years, the United States has struggled to overcome an epidemic of addiction that has devastated communities in Ohio and across the country. Unfortunately, recent ... Read more

Editorial: A first step to a solution

The lack of high-speed broadband in parts of Lawrence County has been an issue for some time and, with the COVID-19 outbreak, the divide between ... Read more

Beautiful view depends on the viewer’s vision

G. W. Target wrote a short story entitled “The Window,” which tells of two men, both seriously ill, who occupied the same small hospital room. ... Read more

‘Rescuing’ baby owls is not good

We sent two baby owls to Louisville. Three people gave up a portion of their weekend to make it happen. They knew how important it ... Read more

Get your Social Security benefit statement

Tax season is here, and replacing your annual Benefit Statement has never been easier. The Benefit Statement, also known as the SSA-1099 or the SSA-1042S, ... Read more

Health orders bill was irresponsible

Last week, the Ohio legislature voted to override Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of a bill that changes how health orders in situations like the COVID-19 ... Read more

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown: Tragedy shows need to protect Ohio’s students from hazing

This month, another Ohio family is grieving. Stone Foltz, a 20-year-old sophomore at Bowling Green State University, died after alleged alcohol-induced hazing at a fraternity ... Read more

Letter to the editor: Color choice disrespectful of OU team, fans

It sounded like a great gesture, to light up the courthouse in green to show support for the Ohio University Bobcats ,who were playing in ... Read more

Editorial: Shining stars for the Tri-State area

As the community comes back to life with the spring, there have been many achievements by groups and organizations we would like to offer a ... Read more

Jeri Fields: What are Soc. Security representative payees?

Millions of people get monthly Social Security benefits or Supplemental Security Income payments. Some need help managing their money. When we receive information that indicates ... Read more

The Lawrence County Airport has been open for 90 years

EDITOR’S NOTE: Don Lee is taking a break from his column this week. The following is a piece that was originally published in The Ironton ... Read more

Stephen K. Dodgion: Career tech funding key to lessening the skills gap

Editor’s note: The following is a letter written to U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio: I’m writing this letter in order to convey to you the ... Read more

It is a powerful emotion, but don’t succumb to fear

Fear has an evolutionary foundation. The emotion of fear was intended to keep you safe. Fear triggered the fight or flight reflex. When you felt ... Read more

Coffee does a lot of good for a person

I am in on Sunday morning supervising kennels. Nothing is more important than the animals getting taken care of. Because I am here, I can ... Read more

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