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Research library is worthy to bear Dale Shaffer’s name

August 11, 2012 We have long regarded the late Dale Shaffer as one of the treasures of Salem and Columbiana County. more »»

Commissioners are hedging their bet with casino funds

August 5, 2012 Gambling foes kept casinos out of the Buckeye State for years while surrounding states cashed in on the loot. more »»

The county fair offers something for everybody

July 30, 2012 It's hard to believe that the summer is slipping away so quickly, but it's time once again to "wheel on down" to the Columbiana County Fair. more »»

It may be convenient, but early voting could be costly

July 22, 2012 “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink,” as the old saying goes. By the same token you can make voting extremely easy but many people will still not vot. more »»

An improved 911 system is a benefit for everyone

July 21, 2012 The exact location of 911 calls made within Columbiana County, whether they are from land lines or cell phones, should be able to be determined by 911 system dispatchers by the end of the year. more »»

Make it a happy and safe Independence Day

July 3, 2012 Americans literally get a bang from the holiday we're celebrating Wednesday. Even though it is illegal to detonate them in Ohio, fireworks will be booming and banging throughout the day and nigh. more »»

Dignity was thrown aside during officials’ quarrel

July 1, 2012 Two days before tabloid talk show host Jerry Springer came to town to help the Democrats, two Republican county officials — Commissioner Mike Halleck and Common Pleas Court Judge Ashley Pike —... more »»

Dad likes the attention as much as Mom does

June 17, 2012 It appears that we are indebted to our good neighbors in West Virginia for the celebration of both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. more »»

Boost cybercrime effort

June 13, 2012 Ohio is a center for cybercrime, yet state efforts to counter it are measured in kilobytes, not the gigabytes necessary to combat the problem. more »»

No more business as usual

June 12, 2012 Some officials at the U.S. General Services Administration seem to think piling outrage upon outrage is the appropriate response to scandal. more »»

East Liverpool and BWD can find common ground

June 10, 2012 Six months ago we editorialized that Buckeye Water District’s payment of $4. more »»

‘Green’ means a lot of cash

June 9, 2012 As state Auditor Dave Yost has pointed out, a “green” program requiring state agencies to use blended biodiesel fuel in vehicles is costing taxpayers dearly. more »»

Support the Relay for Life

June 8, 2012 The Relay for Life season is upon us. Let the walking, fund-raising, fellowship and all-around good fun begin. Columbiana County’s relay season kicks off today. more »»

Crisis averted, for now

June 6, 2012 What ought to worry Ohioans most about a court ruling that prevented a financial catastrophe for tens of thousands of small businesses is that it did not involve the merits of the case but, instead,... more »»

Government must do what it can to assist RG Steel

June 5, 2012 Not much of what once was the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. is lef. more »»

Every police department should join new task force

June 3, 2012 Every once in awhile an idea comes along that makes everyone say, “Why didn’t we do that a long time ago?” The Homicide Task Force Mutual Aid Agreement drafted by county Prosecutor Robert Herron is... more »»

State needs to keep closer watch on charter schools

June 3, 2012 State oversight of private charter schools in Ohio has increased during the past few years, but it is clear more needs to be done to prevent fraud. more »»

Memorial Dayis a holiday well worth remembering

May 27, 2012 The origins of the holiday have been debated throughout much of our nation’s history, but we all recognize Memorial Day as a time to honor our war dead and as the unofficial kickoff of the summer... more »»

Do not let this be the worst time of your child’s life

May 25, 2012 You know the old schoolyard chant, “No more homework, no more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks ...” Yes, school will soon be out for summe. more »»

Schools should tighten their belts before asking for more

May 20, 2012 School districts which consider placing levies on ballots before taking serious belt-tightening measures may risk losing credibility with their residents. more »»



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