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Roasts and Toasts

October 22, 2015 (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 »»

You can’t reason with Taliban

October 21, 2015 Last week, first lady Michelle Obama took to Twitter to promote her list of “girl power” songs, ranging from “Survivor” to “Girl on Fire. more »»

Feds not paying attention

October 20, 2015 Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. more »»

Less is more for the poor

October 19, 2015 To the jeers of liberals who claim they are merely insensitive to the poor, conservatives have argued for years that simply throwing money at the economically disadvantaged is foolish. more »»

Deer season is upon us

October 18, 2015 Driving around the Columbiana County area this time of the year is becoming increasingly hazardous. It’s getting dark earlier, and deer are on the move, especially along our rural roadways. more »»

WVU should be rewarded

October 17, 2015 A Virginia congressman has an idea that isn’t bad — not bad at all. He thinks West Virginia University ought to be rewarded for helping bring the Volkswagen scandal to light. more »»

Sentencing laws need probed

October 16, 2015 Rejecting all “get tough on crime” initiatives makes no more sense than locking up everyone who breaks the law, no matter how minor their offense. more »»

ODOT light change applauded

October 15, 2015 A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing — unless you’ve ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights o... more »»

Congress should act before Gitmo closes

October 13, 2015 So desperate is President Barack Obama to keep a campaign promise to close the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detention center that he apparently is prepared to put Americans at risk if that is what it take. more »»

Thugs who use guns should be punished

October 12, 2015 It has become something of a truism among defenders of the Second Amendment: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. more »»

Along for the ride

October 11, 2015 Ohio should not join big cities elsewhere in stifling entrepreneurs, not to mention thousands of state residents who want to earn a few bucks occasionally. more »»

Thank the bringer of news

October 10, 2015 They bring good news and bad news, day in and day out. more »»

Be safe, and stay safe

October 9, 2015 This week is National Fire Prevention Week — a week set aside to review home fire safety procedures. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

October 8, 2015 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 worl. more »»

Another matter of mistrust

October 7, 2015 Not that former President Bill “I did not have sex with that woman” Clinton would know anything about it, but many voters view trust as the key issue in selecting a president. more »»

Return space to the forefront

October 6, 2015 President Barack Obama’s decision to scrap the U.S. space shuttle program was a mistake, one that may have set exploration of the great beyond back by years. more »»

Our power is your power

October 5, 2015 This week marks the 75th anniversary of National Newspaper Week, an observance that focuses on the importance of local newspapers. more »»

Payne needs to step back from baseball fields issue

October 4, 2015 It has become painfully obvious that East Liverpool Law Director Charles Payne needs to recuse himself from serving as attorney for the Community Improvement Corporation in regard to the proposed... more »»

Do not go overboard

October 3, 2015 Few law-abiding resident of Ohio complain when they hear about assets being seized from criminals. But forcing a drug pusher to forfeit his new SUV is one thing. more »»

EPA’s misplaced priorities

October 2, 2015 Environmental Protection Agency officials and members of Congress should be asking themselves this question: How did Volkswagen executives think they could get away with cheating on emissions... more »»



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