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Opinion

Thoughts from former Board of Elections administrator

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: As a retired elections administrator for the Columbiana County Board of Elections this is a communique that I thought I would never consider to write with reference to the non-stop nonsense of how fraud and ballot tampering occurred nationwide in the last election. The false ...

Administration must focus on affordable, reliable electricity

Columns

Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, along with a new Biden administration, promise sweeping policy changes in the United States. This includes campaign pledges to remake America’s electricity mix. But with campaign season over, Democrats should put rhetoric aside and pursue a ...

Fighting effects of Ohio House Bill 6

Editorials

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost continues to fight the damaging effects of House Bill 6, which is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery investigation, and was intended to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Energy Harbor. This time he has asked the Franklin County Common Pleas Court ...

Radicalization happened and needs to be stopped

Editorials

For generations now, Americans have watched as around the globe extremist organizations found a way to recruit enough militarily capable men and women to carry out deadly terrorist acts against their own governments and innocent victims. Through it all, many Americans believed they understood ...

Unfounded fears rise in healthcare workers

Editorials

Officials working to get the COVID-19 vaccine to those who need it most have run into an unfathomable problem. Health care workers are buying into the nonsense that the vaccine might not be safe, and are refusing the shot. Not all of them are so bull-headed, of course. Many are doing the right ...

The dream of Dr. King should live in all of us

Editorials

During the past few years, it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. Example: allegations that some law enforcement officers and agencies treat African-Americans differently than whites have brought to the surface complaints that had simmered for ...

WORLD BRIEFING

Editorials

Phil Spector, famed music producer, murderer, dies at 81 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Phil Spector, the eccentric and revolutionary music producer who transformed rock music with his “Wall of Sound” method and who later was convicted of murder, has died. He was 81. California state prison ...

COVID-19 variant emerges in Ohio

Editorials

COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed throughout the state and in our own region. We ran a page one story Friday about a vaccination complex that will be operating at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds. Other vaccination sites are up and running including at our local hospitals, senior living ...

Silencing speech is a bad precedent

Editorials

Every American should be concerned with the actions taken by the major online tech platforms to ban President Donald Trump’s social media accounts. It sets an alarming precedent and has raised concern among many world leaders. The action took place last week following the attack on the U.S. ...

Pass the bill that would provide internet access

Editorials

The COVID-19 epidemic has made apparent the glaring need in how we educate children. With their schools closed, millions of students for weeks or even months on end have been forced to rely on “remote learning” via the internet. But online learning is impossible for a significant number ...