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EPA still juggling the numbers

July 2, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials are masters of using numbers selectively. New regulations are accompanied by claims they will save lives and improve the nation’s economy. more »»

Worst way to run a government

July 1, 2015 Even for the federal government, this one may be for the record books: In 1982, a Baton Rouge, La., firm, Solenex, obrtained an energy lease on national forest land in Montana. more »»

Ease this Medicare policy

June 30, 2015 Penny-wise and pound-foolish is an apt description of too many government policies. They save a few dollars in the short run, but at the cost of much more in the longer ter. more »»

Another load of VA dirt

June 29, 2015 It turns out that more than $54 million worth of prosthetic arms and legs purchased one at a time by Department of Veterans Affairs employees — charged on purchasing cards at $24,999 apiece — may b... more »»

No reason to celebrate

June 28, 2015 We’re glad Lisbon Village Council will apparently not get behind a plan to hold a pool party/picnic to thank first responders and others involved in the attempt to rescue the three victims of a... more »»

Why we do not trust Hillary

June 27, 2015 Most candidates for president love to be surrounded by reporters. That requires them to be ready to answer questions, of course. But former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is different. more »»

How secure is the information?

June 26, 2015 Claims all the personal information on tens of millions of Americans being collected through Obamacare is secure sound less reassuring in light of a massive cyber security breach a few weeks ago. more »»

Closure could be best option

June 25, 2015 Closing a school because it is failing students and the community should be the last resort of education reformers. But it should not be rejected altogether, a study in Ohio indicates. more »»

Budget needs close inspection

June 24, 2015 Very few people read state budget legislation. Fewer still understand the legalistic language, which sometimes seems designed to conceal how some taxpayers’ money is spent. more »»

A day of reflection needed

June 23, 2015 John Donald Cody’s luck nearly ran out in 2013, when a Cuyahoga County, Ohio judge sentenced him to 28 years in prison for running a massive scam in which he claimed to be running a charity for Nav... more »»

Is the worst still to come?

June 22, 2015 No wonder it took government officials so long to admit the gravity of a computer security breach a few weeks ago. It may be the most significant intelligence failure of all time. more »»

Trash trooper could help control illegal dumping

June 21, 2015 Columbiana County commissioners are wary of a proposal to hire a trash trooper to investigate illegal dumping in the counties of Columbiana, Carroll and Harrison counties, but we think the idea... more »»

Make the bar higher, literally

June 18, 2015 Unless a state review of petitions seeking to put a marijuana legalization question before Ohio voters uncovers flaws in the documents, it appears the matter will be on the ballo. more »»

A lot of hot, and sunny, air

June 17, 2015 A wind- and solar-energy advocacy group released a report claiming Ohio’s freeze of renewable energy and energy efficiency standards is damaging the industry. more »»

Secrecy at alarming levels

June 16, 2015 President Barack Obama’s administration, which he promised in 2009 would be the most transparent in history, instead is on track to set new records for concealing informatio. more »»

Do not trust the Iranians

June 15, 2015 Iranian leaders have achieved enormous success in their “trust us” assurances that their massive uranium enrichment program is aimed at nuclear power, not atom bombs. more »»

Loose Ends

June 15, 2015 Do not feed the bears, or deer East Palestine residents are being warned to avoid the temptation of feeding local deer. more »»

A great idea for townships

June 14, 2015 Columbiana County commissioners’ recently announced plan to spread the wealth around should come as welcome news to township trustees and residents alik. more »»

Vehicle mandate won’t be free

June 13, 2015 National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Christopher Hart has provided new validation for Americans who think many in government have lost touch with reality. more »»

What are they smoking?

June 12, 2015 As it stands, a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana is a get-rich-quick scheme for a handful of investors — who, incredible as it may seem, want to use tax money to expand... more »»



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