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Perry Township responded correctly on request for funds

February 20, 2012 Perry Township Trustees last week wisely told firefighters that the township cannot provide public funds for a first responder progra. more »»

Interviews for chief should be open to all councilmen

February 19, 2012 Apparently members of East Palestine Village Council need a refresher course on the Ohio Sunshine Law. more »»

Former Beaver superintendent was a leader district needed

February 16, 2012 Congratulations to the Beaver Local Board of Education, staff members and fiscal commission for leading the school district out of financial emergency. more »»

Tax collection proposal by state could have merit

February 14, 2012 At least two Columbiana County municipalities have taken a stand against a state proposal to centralize the collection of local income taxe. more »»

Commissioners are not Brown’s bosses; you are

February 12, 2012 Several online readers commenting about our stories on the latest controversy involving Columbiana County Recorder Craig Brown have called for his resignatio. more »»

Lawmakers should act on distracted driving bills

February 6, 2012 A bill that should have been a slam-dunk for passage continues to languish in the Ohio Senate and now another important safety bill has been introduced there as well. more »»

Have a safe Super Bowl Sunday celebration

February 5, 2012 It’s Super Bowl Sunday again, and much to the chagrin of many tri-state area football fans, neither the Steelers nor the Browns will be playing tonight. more »»

Now is not the time to talk raises for council

January 29, 2012 Members of Columbiana City Council are long overdue for a raise, but now is not the time for an increase. more »»

Salineville's new mayor cleaning up an old mess

January 23, 2012 Newly elected Salineville Mayor Mary Smith has hit the ground running since she took office at the beginning of the year, and it's a good thing — she has a pretty big mess to clean up from the last... more »»

County is better off when politics stay at the doorstep

January 21, 2012 The choice of John Payne to fill Penny Traina’s recently vacated county commission seat was a good one. Traina left at the end of last year to take a job in the private secto. more »»

Budgets should not be based on drilling revenue

January 15, 2012 Local municipalities should be wary of treating money from drilling leases like manna from heaven. more »»

Fracking water must be disposed of safely

January 8, 2012 When an area which has never been prone to frequent earthquakes suddenly experiences 11 quakes in nine months everyone starts paying attention. more »»

Better response was needed to season's first real snowfall

January 4, 2012 Mother Nature caught us off guard yesterday morning and many of us faced treacherous drives to work for the first time this winter. more »»

Don’t let the party end on a somber note

December 31, 2011 Long considered the biggest party night of the year, New Year’s Eve in recent years has run a distant second to the holiday that has the largest number of drunk driving fatalities. more »»

A day of special joy

December 25, 2011 For thousands of Columbiana County residents, Christmas morning brings with it a special joy that comes from compassionate, generous hearts. more »»

Ohio’s ban on texting while driving is overdue

December 18, 2011 The Ohio Senate has been dragging its feet too long about instituting a texting while driving ban in the state. more »»

Time for BWD to pay up

December 13, 2011 Buckeye Water District's payment of $4.8 million awarded to the city of East Liverpool in a breach-of-contract lawsuit is long overdue. Originally the courts ordered BWD to pay East Liverpool $9. more »»

Learn about that date which will live in infamy

December 7, 2011 "December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy," is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, described that horrible day 70 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. more »»

Volunteer groups should have financial transparency

December 4, 2011 The need for transparency has become a catch-phrase to describe anything, especially government-related, that has previously been shielded from public view. more »»

Holiday shopping can make or break local merchants

November 25, 2011 To traditionalists, the holiday season officially starts this weekend and to merchants, the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — and the subsequent weekend can either make or break their holiday... more »»

 
 

 

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