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Clean up the charter schools

June 2, 2016 One online charter school in Ohio informed students they had to be logged onto the institution’s website for only 60 minutes a day. Another had just 16 full-time students, not the 57 it claimed. more »»

Charges should be next step

June 1, 2016 Often, it is true: Where there’s smoke, there’s fire. In Hillary Clinton’s case, it is a four-alarm blaze. more »»

Count on the Canadians

May 31, 2016 A formation of nine foreign warplanes making low passes over Washington, D.C., normally would be cause for enormous alarm. But not the other day. more »»

Remember the price they paid

May 30, 2016 Today is casually considered the start of the summer vacation season. The kids are out of or about to get out of school. The weather has taken a turn for the better. The grills are out in full force. more »»

The reason we celebrate

May 29, 2016 The origins of the holiday have been debated throughout much of our nation’s history, but we all recognize Memorial Day as a time to honor our war dead and as the unofficial kickoff of summer. more »»

More bungling in government

May 28, 2016 President Barack Obama’s administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. more »»

President stung by bad press

May 27, 2016 Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that. more »»

Liverpool students stood up for what they believe in

May 26, 2016 High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord’s Praye. more »»

Just a vote-buying tactic

May 24, 2016 President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democratic Party to a new high in politics. more »»

Shoe now on the other foot

May 23, 2016 Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. more »»

An end and a beginning

May 22, 2016 It’s time for high school graduations once again in Columbiana County and the surrounding area. A time for celebration for many, but a time for caution as well. more »»

Use Zika money wisely

May 21, 2016 Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions late. more »»

Help Libya, not Islamic State

May 20, 2016 One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States. more »»

Lawmakers take the lead

May 19, 2016 It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana — or at least, the active ingredient in it — for medicinal purposes within the next year or s. more »»

An invasion of your privacy

May 18, 2016 If you are an Ohioan who has received help from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, you may not want that fact to be common knowledge. Your mail carrier may know. more »»

The master of the game

May 17, 2016 Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and... more »»

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 »»



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