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We are still working to let the sunshine in

March 22, 2015 This past week, March 15-21 was Sunshine Week, a national initiative to focus on the importance of open government and freedom of information. more »»


March 22, 2015 ? The East Palestine police and fire departments received an official show of support from the local Chamber of Commerce this month. more »»

Do not keep arrests secret

March 21, 2015 There are places in Ohio where it is possible for police to arrest you — then refuse to let the local newspaper know you have been charge. more »»

Hardly an open government

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

March 19, 2015 TOAST East Liverpool Treasurer Kathy Buzzard for being proactive following the resignation of the former tax commissioner and trying to operate the office with one less employee to save money. more »»

Stick with the plan to save lives

March 18, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

More shame on Secret Service

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Form a partnership, save the pool

March 15, 2015 Lisbon’s village parks manager, Dana Blackburn, seems to be on the right track with her idea to hold a fund-raising event to try to keep the village pool operations in the black. more »»

30,000 lies or 30,000 truths

March 14, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Two bad seeds share evil

March 13, 2015 In what counts — displays of pure evil — there is no difference between Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and their cousins with Boko Haram in Nigeria. more »»

Extend the age for foster care

March 12, 2015 Each year, about 1,100 young men and women “age out” of Ohio’s foster care program when they reach their 18th birthdays. By 19, more than one-third of them are in jail or prison. more »»

Think more about the babies

March 11, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to quit is gaining traction in Summit County, and should be considered — with some modification — by other countie. more »»

Casino cash just a bonus

March 10, 2015 Officials in Ohio school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the stat. more »»

There is much more to learn

March 9, 2015 Liberal critics of a continuing investigation of the Sep. more »»

The wrong prescription

March 8, 2015 The drug naxolone, brand name Narcan, has been called a miracle drug for its ability to save the lives of people who have overdosed on heroin and prescription painkillers. more »»

Be wary of new tax on drillers

March 7, 2015 When Ohio Gov. John Kasich first proposed increasing severance taxes on oil and natural gas, many legislators balked. Drilling has been a godsend in East Ohio, they pointed out. more »»

The tears should be in our eyes

March 6, 2015 Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s warning about Iran’s weapons buildup was curious, to say the least. more »»

Partisan politics rule the day

March 5, 2015 President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline — but he has killed the measure anyway. more »»

Stop Ebola where it begins

March 4, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»

Iran still toying with us

March 3, 2015 No wonder Iran’s rulers thought they could continue developing nuclear weapons without fearing U.S. action to stop them. Under President Barack Obama, they have gotten away with it for years. more »»



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