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Opinion

Voting security consistency vital in Ohio elections

Editorials

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose was correct in his directives to increase election security in all 88 counties. And now with the 2020 presidential election closing in, LaRose said Ohio is prepared. “When the eyes of the world are on Ohio next year, we’ll be ready,” LaRose ...

Online teacher right to alert the authorities

Editorials

Teachers are much more than simply conveyors of knowledge. For many students they truly do serve as guardian, parental figures. That instinct does not change, even for teachers whose classrooms are of the virtual variety. And just as teachers in traditional classrooms find themselves ...

Don’t forget fire safety for the winter season

Editorials

Temperatures have reached the point where most of us can no longer deny that winter is coming. With the change of seasons comes an increase in the need to heat our homes — and the Ohio Fire Chiefs’ Association is reminding Buckeye State residents there is also an increased need for ...

Leniency without conditions unwise

Editorials

A bill being promoted by Ohio state Senate President Larry Obhof, R-Medina, is meant to both reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers, though it is not necessarily being touted as a means to help those in the grip of addiction recover their ...

Recognize heroism from World War II

Editorials

Heroism virtually unimaginable for most of us was commonplace during World War II. Four hundred seventy-two men and women performed deeds so courageous and selfless that they were honored with the Medal of Honor. Just two of those representatives of the Greatest Generation remain among us ...

Tale of Two Cities: Columbiana and East Liverpool

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Recently two separate articles were printed within days of each other about economic development in the cities of Columbiana and East Liverpool. In both cities the objective was to develop programs that would bring businesses into empty store fronts within the central business ...

Enforcement tools are needed in ‘Tyler’s Law’

Editorials

Ohio lawmakers have taken necessary measures to strengthen safety inspection standards for amusement rides, and the move is important for residents who want to be able to enjoy themselves at our fairs and festivals without the worry of a dangerous malfunction. It should not be the last ...

Stay positive as EV future unfolds here

Editorials

We, like most residents of the region, had been hopeful that General Motors would return to auto making here in Lordstown after ending production in March of the popular and well-built Chevy Cruze. Sadly, last month it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen when the corporation and ...

His thoughts on the Columbiana-EP game

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: First, Columbiana’s football season has some things to regret, but the game against East Palestine is not one of them. Losing a game where you were clearly the better team that night is regrettable. Losing a game to your league rival by giving up two TDs at the goal line on ...

Past presidents are teachers, statesmen

Editorials

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...