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Graduation and beyond

May 24, 2015 High school graduation time is upon us once again in Columbiana County. more »»

Voters deserve a choice in party race

May 23, 2015 Ohio Democratic Party leaders have virtually decreed — long before voters have an opportunity to weigh in through a primary election — that former Gov. Ted Strickland will be their nominee for the U. more »»

Alcohol not needed for grad parties

May 22, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Obama’s Clinton support obvious

May 21, 2015 Presidents often claim they do not want to influence their political parties in selecting nominees to succeed the. more »»

Increasing standards may save lives

May 20, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Background check system subpar

May 19, 2015 Unless state legislators are willing to put teeth into Ohio’s criminal background check system, it might be just as well to scrap the whole thing. more »»

Safeguards may help clubs keep their money

May 17, 2015 A band boosters club, a little league team, a Girl Scout troop, a coon hunters club, a church and a Parent Teacher Organization, have all been featured on our front page in recent years. more »»

New tools for rooting out public corruption

May 17, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well place. more »»

Hiding in plain sight

May 16, 2015 Imagine yourself as a State Department ethics office employee, asked for opinions on the propriety of activities that earn your boss’ family millions of dollars. more »»

Foreign stumbles continue

May 15, 2015 A genuine foreign policy crisis is occurring, and President Barack Obama’s reaction to it betrays his clear failure to comprehend the peril his ongoing missteps have created. more »»


May 14, 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 »»

IRS left the callers hanging

May 13, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Deal with radioactive waste

May 12, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

A dedication to real tolerance

May 11, 2015 Initial indications were that two gunmen killed during an assault on an art exhibit in Garland, Texas, were motivated by extremist Islamic hatred. more »»

A mother’s love knows no boundaries

May 10, 2015 Baltimore mother Toya Graham has become nationally famous after a TV station recently filmed her slapping and pulling her 16-year-old son away from an anti-police protest in that city. more »»

Splish splash

May 10, 2015 A new splash pad installed at the pool at East Palestine village park recently is nearly ready to go, and would not have been feasible without the help of the entire community. more »»

When reform is not reform

May 9, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

A hard sell to the Saudis

May 8, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Make room in the prisons

May 7, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Too easy to ignore the law

May 6, 2015 Not long after President Barack Obama announced his plan to allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay in the United States, a federal judge in Texas ruled he could not implement it. more »»



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