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What is good for ELCH is good for the county

February 14, 2016 The announcement of the finalization of the sale of East Liverpool City Hospital comes as good news for the community and the surrounding area which depends on this facility as its primary source of... more »»

Loose Ends

February 14, 2016 My story about Columbiana County commissioners trying to recall the number of county residents who played in the NFL drew responses from readers who advised me of some omissions. more »»

Close this drug loophole

February 11, 2016 Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. more »»

Put your money on Portman

February 8, 2016 While most attention to politics was focused on the Iowa caucuses for presidential candidates, an important story unfolded in Ohio. more »»

Trouble for the front-runner

February 4, 2016 After Democrat voters caucused in Iowa Monday night, Hillary Clinton told reporters she breathed “a sigh of relief” at the results. She won, the Democratic contender for president noted. more »»

No surprise it was Putin

February 1, 2016 Almost 10 years after Alexander Litvinenko died in London, an official inquiry by Britain concluded last week that Russian President Vladimir Putin “probably” ordered Russian agents to kill him. more »»

No respect for an ally

January 31, 2016 Americans may have no better friends in the Muslim world than the people and leaders of Jordan. Even before Islamic terrorists began making headlines on Sept. 11, 2001, Jordan was our ally. more »»

Around 10,000 problems, too

January 26, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Where is Robert Levinson?

January 25, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

How to succeed in business

January 18, 2016 Drop a few hydrogen bombs on Mount Everest and you could proclaim that nearby K2 is the highest mountain in the world. more »»

Selective science is settled

January 14, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»

The M1 cannot stop this threat

January 13, 2016 No nation on earth has a battle tank capable of matching the U.S. M1 Abrams. It is simply unbeatable on combat. more »»

Congress could end abuse

January 11, 2016 Members of Congress do not always get it right. But our system of government mandates that when corrections need to be made, they will be up to voters at the ballot box or, occasionally, the courts. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

January 7, 2016 (EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. more »»

Another year to waste

January 4, 2016 Another year has come and gone with neither Congress nor the White House doing anything to ensure Social Security is viable for future generations. more »»

How far will Obama go?

January 2, 2016 A “non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»

At least our creditors are happy

January 1, 2016 Among America’s creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

It is still the giving season

December 28, 2015 Another Christmas is history. Once again our compassionate Ohio Valley has worked something of a miracle for our less fortunate neighbors. more »»

It is the war at home

December 26, 2015 For the rest of her life, a 16-year-old Steubenville girl will carry the physical and emotional scars of what happened to her in the early morning hours Tuesday. more »»

The meaning of this season

December 25, 2015 The simple greeting, “Merry Christmas,” has been the subject of one of the biggest battles society in general has faced in recent years. more »»



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