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Now is not the time to talk raises for council

January 29, 2012 Members of Columbiana City Council are long overdue for a raise, but now is not the time for an increase. more »»

Salineville's new mayor cleaning up an old mess

January 23, 2012 Newly elected Salineville Mayor Mary Smith has hit the ground running since she took office at the beginning of the year, and it's a good thing — she has a pretty big mess to clean up from the last... more »»

County is better off when politics stay at the doorstep

January 21, 2012 The choice of John Payne to fill Penny Traina’s recently vacated county commission seat was a good one. Traina left at the end of last year to take a job in the private secto. more »»

Budgets should not be based on drilling revenue

January 15, 2012 Local municipalities should be wary of treating money from drilling leases like manna from heaven. more »»

Fracking water must be disposed of safely

January 8, 2012 When an area which has never been prone to frequent earthquakes suddenly experiences 11 quakes in nine months everyone starts paying attention. more »»

Better response was needed to season's first real snowfall

January 4, 2012 Mother Nature caught us off guard yesterday morning and many of us faced treacherous drives to work for the first time this winter. more »»

Don’t let the party end on a somber note

December 31, 2011 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 »»

A day of special joy

December 25, 2011 For thousands of Columbiana County residents, Christmas morning brings with it a special joy that comes from compassionate, generous hearts. more »»

Ohio’s ban on texting while driving is overdue

December 18, 2011 The Ohio Senate has been dragging its feet too long about instituting a texting while driving ban in the state. more »»

Time for BWD to pay up

December 13, 2011 Buckeye Water District's payment of $4.8 million awarded to the city of East Liverpool in a breach-of-contract lawsuit is long overdue. Originally the courts ordered BWD to pay East Liverpool $9. more »»

Learn about that date which will live in infamy

December 7, 2011 "December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy," is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, described that horrible day 70 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. more »»

Volunteer groups should have financial transparency

December 4, 2011 The need for transparency has become a catch-phrase to describe anything, especially government-related, that has previously been shielded from public view. more »»

Holiday shopping can make or break local merchants

November 25, 2011 To traditionalists, the holiday season officially starts this weekend and to merchants, the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — and the subsequent weekend can either make or break their holiday... more »»

A few simple steps may help prevent vandalism

November 20, 2011 Once again we find ourselves asking what makes some human beings reap joy from performing senseless acts of vandalism. more »»

Even small governments can interfere with small business

November 13, 2011 At a time when most people agree that there needs to be less government interference with private business, the East Liverpool City Council voted to assert its influence where it wasn’t needed. more »»

Major decisions on Tuesday

November 6, 2011 Tuesday is Election Day, a very important day for determining the futures of our communities. more »»

AVL requirement should not be a dead issue

October 30, 2011 We hope Columbiana County’s 911 advisory committee’s decision to temporarily delay requiring ambulance companies to outfit their vehicles with locator devices does not cause the idea to be lost... more »»

New Baard project could be an improvement for county

October 23, 2011 The Baard Energy project for the Wellsville area, which many had given up for dead, now appears to have new life. The project, however, has changed significantly. more »»

You can make a difference

October 22, 2011 Today is Make A Difference Day — the largest national day of community service, held annually on the fourth Saturday in October. more »»

Firefighters deserve thanks

October 16, 2011 This past week was National Fire Prevention Week — a week set aside to honor our firefighters and review fire safety procedures. more »»

 
 

 

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