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November 3, 2015 Simply telling thousands of convicts they will be released from prison before their sentences have been served, as the federal government apparently plans to do, is a recipe for more violence on the... more »»

Vote no for the right reasons

November 2, 2015 Thoughtful Ohio voters would not think of granting a monopoly to a few people to grow corn and sell it on the wholesale market. more »»

Important day for the county

November 1, 2015 Tuesday is Election Day, a very important day for determining the future of our Columbiana County communities. more »»

No accountability, anywhere

October 31, 2015 Look under “accountability” in the dictionary and who knows whose pictures you may see? What will not accompany the text is a portrayal of a federal bureaucra. more »»

The buck stopped where?

October 30, 2015 No one reacted with a sense of alarm and protectiveness to repeated pleas for help from U.S. diplomatic personnel in Benghazi, Libya during the months before Sept. 11, 2012. more »»

An assist from the Donald

October 29, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich may have been done a favor by one of his rivals for the Republican nomination for president, Donald Trump. more »»

Pakistan finally fesses up

October 28, 2015 A Pakistani official’s admission a few days ago does not exactly fall into the category of surprise of the century. more »»

A step toward nuclear war?

October 27, 2015 Leaders in several Middle Eastern countries have seen the handwriting on the wall regarding U.S. acquiescence in a “deal” over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. more »»

The problem is Washington

October 26, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»

County may be forced to bite the bullet on 911

October 25, 2015 The Columbiana County 911 Advisory Committee is in danger of losing more than $100,000 in state funding unless it reduces the number of 911 answering centers from five to four by Jan. 1. more »»

Hickey flees in nick of time

October 24, 2015 Allison Hickey may have resigned as head of the Veterans Benefits Administration just in time to avoid being caught in the middle of a scandal. more »»

Give the school model a chance

October 23, 2015 State officials — along with the community in Youngstown — have an opportunity to establish a model for turning around failing schools in Ohio. It should not be thrown away. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

October 22, 2015 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. more »»

You can’t reason with Taliban

October 21, 2015 Last week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Feds not paying attention

October 20, 2015 Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. more »»

Less is more for the poor

October 19, 2015 To the jeers of liberals who claim they are merely insensitive to the poor, conservatives have argued for years that simply throwing money at the economically disadvantaged is foolish. more »»

Deer season is upon us

October 18, 2015 Driving around the Columbiana County area this time of the year is becoming increasingly hazardous. It’s getting dark earlier, and deer are on the move, especially along our rural roadways. more »»

WVU should be rewarded

October 17, 2015 A Virginia congressman has an idea that isn’t bad — not bad at all. He thinks West Virginia University ought to be rewarded for helping bring the Volkswagen scandal to light. more »»

Sentencing laws need probed

October 16, 2015 Rejecting all “get tough on crime” initiatives makes no more sense than locking up everyone who breaks the law, no matter how minor their offense. more »»

ODOT light change applauded

October 15, 2015 A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing — unless you’ve ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights o... more »»



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