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Iraqis should share in blame

June 7, 2015 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s attitude in demanding more help in the fight against an Islamic State terrorist army should worry U.S. more »»

We did not need this change

June 5, 2015 Health insurance is going to cost a lot more for many Americans, thanks in large measure to the president who said he had everything under control. more »»

End the ban on oil exports

June 4, 2015 Oil and natural gas are being used as geopolitical weapons like never before in history. Russia’s Vladimir Putin has become perhaps the world’s most skillful, effective practitioner. more »»

Another battering ram

June 3, 2015 Critics of President Barack Obama’s climate change initiatives have tended to focus on the devastation they already are wreaking to the beleaguered coal industry. more »»

Help the Iraqis, not ISIS

June 2, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monda. more »»

IRS too easy of a target

June 1, 2015 Thieves stole about $5.8 billion from the Internal Revenue Service in 2013, by taking tax refunds due to people whose personal information they used to make the claims. more »»

Part-time firefighters are a practical solution

May 31, 2015 East Liverpool City Council’s finance committee has been presented a plan which might ease the problem caused by expensive buyouts for retiring firefighters. more »»

More heads should roll at VA

May 30, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Stiffen distracted driving law

May 29, 2015 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accident. more »»

Brace for the next mistake

May 28, 2015 Mark this one down in your amazing-but-true book: Liberals in Congress admit they made a mistake on Obamacare. more »»

Not simply a setback

May 27, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

An orderly process is needed

May 26, 2015 A federal judge, perhaps disgusted by the blatantly political attempt to protect former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, has rejected one aspect of it. He should proceed to the next ste. more »»

A debt we can never repay

May 25, 2015 Technology has made war seem like a video game to some Americans. We read of remote-controlled “drones” killing our enemies. We watch videotapes of “smart” bombs blowing up bunker. more »»

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 »»



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