Editorials

New signs of zoning controversy in Lisbon

Sign, sign, everywhere a signBlockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mindDo this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?- Five Man Electrical BandOnce again, a controversy over business signs has erupted in the village of Lisbon.Last year, the JWB Supply ran afoul of the local zoning police ...

LOOSE ENDS

Veterans Day lessonsDuring my career, I've been called many things by many people, but this week was a first. While covering Beaver Local's Veterans Day program, I took a photo of third-grader Landyn Jackson, with his hand on his heart, as he sang God Bless America. When the program ended, I ...

Look into medical marijuana

When voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Ohio, it caused long faces among more than the pothead crowd. A substantial number of people had hoped Issue 3 would pass so they could gain legal access to medicine.Public opinion polls indicate most Ohioans recognize the value of ...

Not in our best interests

It was bad enough when President Barack Obama used the proposed Keystone XL pipeline for domestic political reasons, to placate his radical environmentalist base. But when he finally killed the project - at least for now - he admitted international politics was his reason.Throughout the nearly ...

Thank a veteran today

The celebration of Veterans Day, which we mark today, began on Nov. 11, 1918 on what was originally known as Armistice Day.It was the celebration of the end of World War I - "the war to end all wars."Since "the war to end all wars," however, Americans have been involved in World War II, the ...

Too much of a good thing

Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of "the boob tube" that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern.Now the kids have television, computer games, social media and the Internet in general to distract them.A new study ...

Voters did the right thing

Proponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio spent an enormous amount, $25 million by one estimate, trying to convince voters to go along with them. They called their organization "ResponsibleOhio," and urged Buckeye State residents to do the right thing.They did. Issue 3, the ballot measure ...

A fresh start in 2016

The desire for change was obvious during the 2015 election season in Columbiana County and as a result five new mayors will be taking office in 2016.Lisbon, Salineville, Leetonia, East Liverpool and Wellsville will all have new faces in the mayor's office come Jan. 1.Contested races were waged ...

Be up front about the past

America has been a land of second chances for many people. For that reason, President Barack Obama's call for better efforts to integrate ex-convicts into society probably will resonate among many.There is a practical side to the question, too: It is better for society to enjoy the ...

A program worth expanding

One of the best ways to reduce the cost of a college education is to get some classes out of the way before ever setting foot on campus. Ohio is among many states with programs allowing high school and sometimes even middle school students to do that.Thousands of Buckeye State students in ...