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No apologies required

May 16, 2016 President Barack Obama’s aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. more »»

Why Columbiana has zoning

May 15, 2016 “Good fences make good neighbors” is a proverb of unknown origin and its puzzling meaning has been debated throughout the age. more »»

Consumers will see less green

May 14, 2016 American Electric Power officials say their five-year plan will mean a “greener energy future” for Ohioans. In terms of the “green” in Buckeye State wallets, that simply is not true. more »»

Expulsion can be an easy out

May 13, 2016 Expelling a first- or second-grader from school is ridiculous. It also is a lazy reaction to discipline programs that might be corrected at an early ag. more »»

Fight back in the energy war

May 12, 2016 America’s need for natural gas and oil has not lessened. To the contrary, as more and more gas-fired power plants are built, demand will soar. more »»

Wind energy’s down side

May 11, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to think of him as the environmental president. It just isn’t true. more »»

At the heart of a great school are great teachers

May 10, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Body cameras should have uniform standards

May 9, 2016 Use of body cameras by law enforcement officers and deputies in Ohio is increasing and will continue to do so. It makes sense for the state to have at least limited rules for them. more »»

Giving Mom her due

May 8, 2016 Today is the day set aside annually to give our mothers the royal treatment they deserve. more »»

Subways not safe

May 7, 2016 Because terrorists have targeted subways several times in the past, security officials often pay special attention to that mode of transportation. more »»

Kasich for vice president

May 6, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

Keep the safeguards in place

May 5, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don’t want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Country’s safety comes first

May 4, 2016 We Americans have big hearts. They go out to people forced from their homes by vicious terrorists, including the Islamic State. But we have wide-open eyes and ears, to. more »»

A clearer path to transparency

May 3, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. more »»

Board, minus one member, must address this issue

May 1, 2016 It has now been nearly two months since Liverpool Township Police Chief Jayson Jackson filed a formal complaint with the East Liverpool city school board against Superintendent Melissa Watson,... more »»

No second chance in this case

April 30, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

North Korean threat is global

April 29, 2016 North Korea clearly is working feverishly to increase its military capability and to heighten worry about it among other world leaders. more »»

Another Paine in the . . .

April 28, 2016 “Common Sense,” written by one of the founding fathers, Thomas Paine, was something of a handbook for American colonists thinking of forming a new government in 1776. more »»

Alarm bells continue to sound

April 27, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

Slap on the wrist hurts us all

April 26, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»



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