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A model for dismal failure

March 31, 2015 In January, President Barack Obama referred to U.S. anti-terrorism efforts in Yemen as a “model” for avoiding massive deployments of American troops. Last week, U.S. more »»

Do not endanger Medicare

March 30, 2015 Of course, Congress should approve a measure to prevent steep cuts in amounts the Medicare program would pay health care providers. And of course President Barack Obama should sign it into law. more »»

County’s representative off to good legislative start

March 29, 2015 A bill co-sponsored by our new state representative, Tim Ginter, addresses several issues related to the oil and gas drilling that is taking place in our county and state. more »»

How much did we meddle?

March 28, 2015 U.S. officials often intervene in the internal affairs of other countries, usually while insisting no such thing is happening. more »»

Treasurer deserves his A-plus

March 27, 2015 Many states — and the federal government, for that matter — could learn a thing or two about the transparency to which they pay so much lip service, simply by taking a page out of the Ohio... more »»

Be careful with this technology

March 26, 2015 Those remotely monitored “smart meters” power companies have been installing on many homes make it easier to determine how much customers should be charged. more »»

Pull the reins on testing

March 25, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

The need to tackle the blooms

March 24, 2015 Finally, Ohio politicians are seeing green. Specifically, the viridescent undulating microcystis aeruginosabiomasses that plague the western basin of Lake Erie every summer. more »»

EPA now targeting farmers

March 23, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

We are still working to let the sunshine in

March 22, 2015 This past week, March 15-21 was Sunshine Week, a national initiative to focus on the importance of open government and freedom of information. more »»


March 22, 2015 ? The East Palestine police and fire departments received an official show of support from the local Chamber of Commerce this month. more »»

Do not keep arrests secret

March 21, 2015 There are places in Ohio where it is possible for police to arrest you — then refuse to let the local newspaper know you have been charge. more »»

Hardly an open government

March 20, 2015 Early in his presidency, Barack Obama pledged it would “usher in a new era of open government.” His administration has done just the opposite. Government is more secretive than ever. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

March 19, 2015 TOAST East Liverpool Treasurer Kathy Buzzard for being proactive following the resignation of the former tax commissioner and trying to operate the office with one less employee to save money. more »»

Stick with the plan to save lives

March 18, 2015 President Barack Obama, having given Islamic terrorists in Afghanistan aid and comfort by assuring them, in effect, that all they had to do was bide their time, has changed course. more »»

More shame on Secret Service

March 17, 2015 After a string of scandals and failures involving the agency’s key duty of protecting the president and first family, President Barack Obama was urged to appoint an outsider to head the Secret... more »»

Form a partnership, save the pool

March 15, 2015 Lisbon’s village parks manager, Dana Blackburn, seems to be on the right track with her idea to hold a fund-raising event to try to keep the village pool operations in the black. more »»

30,000 lies or 30,000 truths

March 14, 2015 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is running for president whether she will admit it or not, is telling voters that on matters of importance to every American, we will have to trust he. more »»

Two bad seeds share evil

March 13, 2015 In what counts — displays of pure evil — there is no difference between Islamic State terrorists in Iraq, Syria and Libya and their cousins with Boko Haram in Nigeria. more »»

Extend the age for foster care

March 12, 2015 Each year, about 1,100 young men and women “age out” of Ohio’s foster care program when they reach their 18th birthdays. By 19, more than one-third of them are in jail or prison. more »»



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