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Spring is here: time to take out the trash

April 28, 2013 It looks like spring has finally arrived and while the green grass, blossoming trees, blooming flowers, blue skies and sunshine make our surroundings look better, they also make the appearance of... more »»

Alcohol can turn prom memories into tragedies

April 21, 2013 It’s hard to believe that prom season is upon us already, but, indeed, at least one area school has already held its annual dance. more »»

Columbiana County remains ‘a house divided’

April 14, 2013 Just like our country was divided during the Civil War more than 150 years ago, Columbiana County has long been divided from north to south. more »»

County needs an independent review of investment mess

March 24, 2013 How the investment fund debacle involving Columbiana County occurred is difficult to understand for those not well-versed in the world of financ. more »»

Surveillance systems warrant careful research

March 17, 2013 At least two Columbiana County villages are considering speed-monitoring surveillance systems as a cost-efficient way to address the problem of motorists racing through their communitie. more »»

Lisbon chamber should report bed tax spending

March 10, 2013 The Lisbon Chamber of Commerce’s lackadaisical response to Village Council’s inquiries about the chamber’s usage of its share of the village bed tax troubles u. more »»

Commissioners putting casino money to good use

March 3, 2013 Last year, when Columbiana County received its first infusion of tax receipts from Ohio’s first two casinos, we called on county commissioners to share the loot by spreading it around to the variou... more »»

Liverpool should move quickly; Salem, not so fast

February 24, 2013 Two Columbiana County cities — East Liverpool and Salem — are looking at ways to revitalize their downtowns. more »»

Chelsea Lingenfelter will long be remembered

February 22, 2013 Monday was a sad day for residents of Wellsville and Columbiana County. A courageous young woman, 21-year-old Chelsea Lingenfelter, lost her battle with liver disease. more »»

The wheels of justice may have ground to a halt

February 10, 2013 A Lisbon man was killed and another Columbiana County man was wounded Feb. 1 in a Youngstown shooting. more »»

Residents must be able to rely on health officials

February 4, 2013 In 2009, Salem officials opted to have the health department returned to the city’s jurisdiction, rather than contracting with the county health department for services. more »»

Have a good game plan

February 3, 2013 It’s Super Bowl Sunday again, and although neither of our area NFL teams will be playing tonight, we do have a somewhat local connection with one of the contenders — the San Francisco 49ers. more »»

Eight years is a long time for legal wrangling

January 27, 2013 After nearly eight years of legal wrangling, the East Liverpool City lawsuit against the Buckeye Water District has finally been resolved. Originally the courts ordered BWD to pay East Liverpool $. more »»

Port appointments should prove beneficial

January 21, 2013 Columbiana County Commissioners’ appointment of former commissioner Penny Traina and former Columbiana city manager Keith Chamberlin to the county port authority board has received some criticism,... more »»

Put a name to the face of crime, no matter the age

January 20, 2013 Once again, the senseless crime of vandalism has reared its ugly head in our area. Nearly 300 headstones were toppled and damaged at the Springhill Cemetery in Wellsvill. more »»

Hacktivists fuel little but lynch mob mentality

January 13, 2013 Much local attention has been paid to protest rallies being staged in Steubenville by the hacktivist group Anonymous. If you weren’t previously familiar with this group, it’s no wonder. more »»

Ignorance of Ohio’s open meeting law is no excuse

January 6, 2013 A new year unsurprisingly brings to light a new Sunshine Law violation in Columbiana County. This time Wellsville Village Council is the violator. more »»

A resolution worth making

December 30, 2012 Long considered the biggest party night of the year, New Year’s Eve in recent years has run a distant second to the holiday that has the largest number of drunk driving fatalities. more »»

Silent night, holy night

December 24, 2012 For some time now, many Christians have felt as if their faith was on the defensive. Adherents to some other faiths mock ours. A few claim their differing beliefs justify murdering Christians. more »»



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