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Editorials

Keep politics out of the probe

President-elect Donald Trump was to be briefed Friday on what U.S. intelligence agencies know about alleged Russian efforts to influence the Nov. 8 election. Do not expect Trump to change his mind about the matter. He already has said he does not believe allegations Russian hackers ...

Stewards of the city must make responsible choices

When times get tough belt-tightening measures are usually required of everyone involved, and it’s never a pleasant situation. It’s been no secret that the city of East Liverpool was facing a deficit at the end of 2016. In response to this, Mayor Ryan Stovall proposed a temporary budget ...

An energetic proposal

Something long overdue appears to be happening in Montana. There, a company has been granted a license to construct a $1 billion electric energy project that amounts to a gigantic battery. Absaroka Energy of Bozeman, Mont., plans to build a 400-megawatt pumped storage facility. If ...

Move slow on health care

Haste makes waste, especially in Washington, D.C. There, undue haste to replace the Affordable Care Act — Obamacare — could make it or something worse permanent. As its unofficial name implies, the national health care takeover law is President Barack Obama’s baby. Reportedly, he and ...

It will take time to heal

Fortunately, Israeli officials and citizens have been well aware for several years that President Barack Obama is no friend of the Jewish state. They also understand that in less than three weeks, Obama will be out of the White House. That will leave President-elect Donald Trump, the State ...

Drug law must be clarified

Criminal law for some serious offenses is based on intent. For example, someone who causes a vehicle accident in which another person dies might be charged with negligent homicide. But if prosecutors learn the driver intended to cause a crash, the charge probably would be upgraded to ...

U.S. must stand by Israel

In public, President Barack Obama has been exceedingly, commendably courteous toward President-elect Donald Trump. But in handling public affairs, it has been a different story. Since Trump won the election, Obama has been pushing to implement both domestic and international agendas with ...

Keep the spirit of Christmas

As the bills for Christmas present spending come in many of us will scratch our heads and wonder, “Where did all the money go?” Those who try to keep charitable organizations running wonder the same thing. Many of them stretch their budgets to — and sometimes past — the breaking ...

Put knowledge to good use

Marketing companies and retailers know an enormous amount about you. It is no exaggeration to say that if you are married, they may have more information than your spouse about what you like and dislike. That allows people who want to sell you something to target their offerings directly ...

Make sure you see the new year

It’s been another deadly year on Columbiana County roads. There has already been one more death on our highways this year than in 2015, and tonight has long been considered one of the more dangerous times to be in a motor vehicle, especially if you’re behind the wheel drunk. The Ohio ...