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May 31, 2014 Many veterans of military service and the tens of millions of Americans who are grateful to them are outraged about allegations involving the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

Spread the (tax relief) wealth

May 30, 2014 When government officials at all levels find themselves with unexpected revenue, the knee-jerk reaction of liberals among them is to spend it. Fortunately, a majority of Ohio Senate members disagre. more »»

Don’t delay help for vets

May 29, 2014 As more and more reports pour in of neglect endangering veterans — and sometimes costing them their lives — at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities, the agency finally is looking... more »»

Highway fund needs fuel

May 28, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Words alone will not suffice

May 27, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Today we honor the heroes

May 26, 2014 It sometimes is suggested the description “hero” is used too freely and often inappropriately. Certainly, to give true heroes their due, that may be open to debate. But not today. more »»

As good as it gets

May 24, 2014 Gas and oil drilling have provided something of a lifeline for East Ohio counties where thousands of steel and aluminum mill workers have lost their jobs during the past several years. more »»

Lawmakers should free alternative energy bill

May 22, 2014 Ohio’s mandate that utilities obtain much of the electricity they sell from “alternative” sources already has cost consumers millions of dollars needlessly. more »»

Out of line, over the line

May 18, 2014 From the outside looking in, it sure appears as if some of the recent criticism of Columbiana Mayor Brian Blakeman is off base. more »»

Politics guide Obama’s science

May 14, 2014 Science, not politics, guides environmental policy in his administration, President Barack Obama insists. No, it does not. more »»

Much remains to be learned

May 13, 2014 Defenders of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deride every new attempt to get to the bottom of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. more »»

Lisbon must find a way to keep the Corral in town

May 12, 2014 The Elkton Auto Corral’s sewer problems have gone on too long. It’s time for the village of Lisbon to find a solution before it loses this business and is left with another empty storefront. more »»

County should use the help in fighting tax delinquents

May 4, 2014 No one likes a scofflaw. And if you’re a taxpaying law-abiding citizen, you especially dislike tax scofflaws. more »»

Land bank is a good idea

April 27, 2014 Columbiana County’s landscape may be blemished with fewer dilapidated buildings in the future thanks to the creation of a land bank by county commissioners. more »»

It’s simple: just buckle up

April 13, 2014 Everyone should wear seat belts when they are driving or riding in motor vehicles. It is required by Ohio law and it has been proven to save lives. Nevertheless, many still choose to not buckle up. more »»

With truth comes trust

April 6, 2014 Columbiana Councilman Lowell Schloneger recently berated concerned citizens who had used the term “man camp” when referring to an 88-bed single story hotel being proposed for development at the... more »»

Protecting the public’s right, and responsibility, to know

March 23, 2014 You may not have realized it, but this past week, March 16-22, was national Sunshine Week. more »»

Be safe on St. Patrick’s Day

March 15, 2014 It’s time for the wearin’ o’ the green and the drinkin’ o’ the green beer and other such intoxicating beverages. Whether we’re really Irish or not, many of us will be celebrating St. more »»

East Palestine wasting energy on leasing idea

March 9, 2014 The time has come for East Palestine Village Council to quit wasting so much time at every meeting debating the merits of Councilman Don Elzer’s flawed plan for leasing village property for shale ga... more »»

Now is not yet the time to solve pothole problem

March 2, 2014 It’s been a long, cruel winter. Every time we think Old Man Winter may be ready to say goodbye, he gives us another Arctic blast. Many say this has been the worst winter of their lifetim. more »»



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