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Editorials

Move slow on health care

Haste makes waste, especially in Washington, D.C. There, undue haste to replace the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — could make it or something worse permanent. As its unofficial name implies, the national health care takeover law is President Barack Obama’s baby. Reportedly, he and ...

It will take time to heal

Fortunately, Israeli officials and citizens have been well aware for several years that President Barack Obama is no friend of the Jewish state. They also understand that in less than three weeks, Obama will be out of the White House. That will leave President-elect Donald Trump, the State ...

Drug law must be clarified

Criminal law for some serious offenses is based on intent. For example, someone who causes a vehicle accident in which another person dies might be charged with negligent homicide. But if prosecutors learn the driver intended to cause a crash, the charge probably would be upgraded to ...

U.S. must stand by Israel

In public, President Barack Obama has been exceedingly, commendably courteous toward President-elect Donald Trump. But in handling public affairs, it has been a different story. Since Trump won the election, Obama has been pushing to implement both domestic and international agendas with ...

Keep the spirit of Christmas

As the bills for Christmas present spending come in many of us will scratch our heads and wonder, “Where did all the money go?” Those who try to keep charitable organizations running wonder the same thing. Many of them stretch their budgets to — and sometimes past — the breaking ...

Put knowledge to good use

Marketing companies and retailers know an enormous amount about you. It is no exaggeration to say that if you are married, they may have more information than your spouse about what you like and dislike. That allows people who want to sell you something to target their offerings directly ...

Make sure you see the new year

It’s been another deadly year on Columbiana County roads. There has already been one more death on our highways this year than in 2015, and tonight has long been considered one of the more dangerous times to be in a motor vehicle, especially if you’re behind the wheel drunk. The Ohio ...

Do not forget about the debt

Both Republicans who control Congress and President-elect Donald Trump have plans to grant most Americans tax relief. They hope to inject real growth into an economy still recovering only anemically from the so-called Great Recession. In reconciling their slightly different versions of tax ...

A new tack against truancy

Ohio lawmakers have passed a bill that treats truancy as a problem for schools and parents to solve, rather than a crime to be dealt with by the courts. That is probably a good thing, so long as students — and, let us face it, some older students are no longer “children” — do not get ...

Roasts and Toasts

TOAST county deputy dog warden Amy Lynn Dowd for going above and beyond recently when a small dog was found by paramedics at the scene of a medical emergency involving its owner, who had to be transported to the hospital. Learning that the owner was unfortunately not going to survive, Dowd ...