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The mighty pen

September 1, 2013 Editor: The United States of America is calling each voting citizen to arms. The sword of the pen needs to be picked up and used to communicate with our elected representatives in Washington. more »»

Enough already

August 31, 2013 Editor: I have been reading with great interest all of the hullabaloo from state Rep. Nick Barborak about the recent passage of the state budget. more »»

Feet to the fire

August 29, 2013 Editor: Lisbon’s bed tax was designed to create money to attract visitors to communities. more »»

A great place to waddle

August 22, 2013 Editor The village of East Palestine is a good place to live. more »»

On the record

August 18, 2013 Editor: I write to correct some misinformation contained in a recent article in your paper concerning the loan payments for the courthouse renovation. more »»

No guarantee

August 9, 2013 Editor: Congressman McKinley is dead wrong: his bill will not guarantee health protections from toxic coal ash. more »»


August 8, 2013 Editor: After Obama caved in to Putin and canceled the missile shield project for Eastern Europe and then drastically reduced our nuclear missile stockpiles under the start agreement, Putin grants... more »»

Trying, sinning

August 8, 2013 Editor: I don’t believe anyone in their right mind is going to say that what Elliot Spitzer did was all right, but frankly I don’t feel it’s anyone else’s business but his, his family’s and his... more »»

No guarantee

August 2, 2013 Editor: Congressman McKinley is dead wrong: his bill will not guarantee health protections from toxic coal ash. more »»

Budget battles

August 1, 2013 Editor: Gov. Kasich and the General Assembly recently passed a highly controversial budget, which took effect on July 1. Some Republicans have criticized state Rep. more »»

A fresh start

July 31, 2013 Editor: My name is William Sherrill, I’m 27 years old and have lived a long, hard life. I had a drug problem that led into legal trouble. more »»

No nerve

July 25, 2013 Editor, When I was in graduate school at Kent State my ancient history professor Dr. Wannemacher required us to read a couple of books that explored the reasons why Rome fell. more »»

By the numbers

July 19, 2013 Editor: On Feb. 7, 1984, the United School Board put a 3-mill permanent improvement levy on the ballot for the tax years 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987 and 1988. This is the 30th yea. more »»

Fan of the WFD

July 19, 2013 Editor: It always amazes me when people criticize the local fire department. These people risk their lives and risk injury when they respond to a fire. more »»

Slate for thought

July 19, 2013 Editor: The reason many old buildings still stand is because it used to be law that slate roofs were required to prevent destruction from fire. Since slate is stone, fire can’t go through the roof. more »»

Bad medicine

July 18, 2013 Editor: Apparently, several concessions and loopholes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is not enough to satisfy the business community and this newspaper. more »»

What Barborak did not say

July 13, 2013 Editor: State Rep. Nick Barborak has had plenty to say about the state budget that Republicans voted for. But there was plenty he failed to mention about the budget he voted agains. more »»

A matter of life and debt

July 7, 2013 Editor: If it seems like you have heard this story before you have. Last year the proposed student loan interest rate hike issue was being addressed in Washington. more »»


July 5, 2013 Editor: With the country plagued with one scandal after another and the president doing nothing but displaying his only defenses, his uncanny ability to sweet talk, minimize the issue and devoid... more »»

The proof is in the pudding

July 4, 2013 Editor: The people of Columbiana County and the surrounding area recently showed the real meaning of caring and giving. more »»



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