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Animosity emerges between Vance, Ryan

J.D. Vance and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan clearly are not impressed by each other. During interviews I recently conducted with Vance, the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Ohio, and Ryan, his Democratic opponent, they both sort of dismissed each other. “I see him as a fraud,” Vance said of ...

GUEST COLUMN: Can tourism be our new growth industry?

Just outside Lisbon is the new Getaway Beaver Creek, a tourist village of 36 mini-cabins. Billed as an escape from the hassles and rush of urban living, the cabins follow the Little Beaver Creek and offer city dwellers a chance to unwind. Rooms go for up to $299 a night. And business is ...

Forced unionization for refineries would mean higher gas prices

Our country was founded on the principles of opportunity, individual freedom and less government control. The ideals of less government and free markets have been successful strategies in American competitiveness for more than 200 years. Yet Ohio lawmakers are considering legislation — ...

Rebuild our industrial base from the mine up

As our European allies scramble to disentangle themselves from dependence on Russian energy—and as American consumers struggle with soaring prices at the gas pump—there are ever-louder calls for a renewable energy and electric vehicle (EV) future. These technologies, as the thinking goes, ...

New, more despicable meaning of ‘fake news’

“Fake news!” is the frequent frustrating chant we, in my business, hear too often. Often, the allegation comes from people who disagree with or choose not to believe verified news reports. Sometimes, cries of “fake news” come from people actually in the news story who, for obvious ...

Victim Liaison/Victim Advocate Spotlight

Columbiana County is fortunate to have two outstanding Victim Liaisons (sometimes called “Victim Advocates”) that work for the Prosecutor’s Office. Victim Liaisons play a vital role in the criminal justice system, and a brief history of victim advocacy is in order to truly understand ...

Protecting Ohio insurance consumers with services

Protecting insurance consumers is at the core of everything we do at the Ohio Department of Insurance. Consumer Protection Week is March 6-12 and it gives us an opportunity to remind Ohioans how we serve and protect them, and to encourage Ohioans to take advantage of our educational ...

No one seems to play like in the old days

By BRENDA J. LINERT Tribune Chronicle/Vindicator Executive Editor Many of us probably can remember pickup softball games on a neighborhood sandlot, getting together for an impromptu game of “kick the can,” “snap the whip,” or just going for a bicycle ride around the neighborhood ...

Candidates fund for themselves

Asking people for money is rarely fun. It’s probably more challenging if you’re wealthy but still are asking for campaign contributions. Several of the wealthiest Ohio Republican candidates for U.S. Senate are skipping those awkward discussions and writing their own checks, self-funding ...

Companies sponsoring Olympics enable the atrocities within China

As China prepares to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, Beijing recently made a stunning announcement. Any athlete speaking out “against Chinese laws and regulations” will be subject to “punishment.” Beijing claims it’s an “innocent party,” but the threat to athletes is just the ...