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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 »»

Hughes made it look too easy

May 5, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

What if no one speaks up?

May 4, 2015 For seven years, now, President Barack Obama has annually broken a promise. more »»

More than one way to take a bite out of crime

May 3, 2015 Columbiana Police Chief Tim Gladis says his department has no need for a drug dog, and we believe he is in the position to know. Drug dogs are very expensive. more »»

Good place for transparency

May 2, 2015 Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money — and not just at the state and federal levels. more »»

Don’t let 1938 happen again

May 1, 2015 British and French leaders in 1938 have been condemned rightly for caving in to German dictator Adolf Hitler’s demands. more »»

Budget needs a fix by Senate

April 30, 2015 Nearly two-thirds of the members of the Ohio House of Representatives were not serving in those posts in 2009. Perhaps that explains the House’s collective short memory regarding overconfidence. more »»

Roasts and Toasts

April 30, 2015 ROAST people who leave messages requesting a return call, but then give a cell-phone number which doesn’t have the voicemail box set u. more »»

Openness without a lawsuit

April 29, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembl. more »»

Nepal needs help, immediately

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake on Saturday, UNICEF said. more »»

Hinckley should not be free

April 27, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Park district board makes a little cash go a long way

April 26, 2015 The Columbiana County Park District is hoping to develop a bike and hiking trail in the Grimms Bridge area of St. Clair Township. The expansion is expected to cost $. more »»

Immune due to a technicality

April 25, 2015 Drug Enforcement Agency head Michele Leonhart is retiring — forced out of office because members of Congress were angry she had not responded decisively to reports of wrongdoing among DEA agents. more »»

The message stalled out

April 24, 2015 Growth in the U.S. economy has “stalled out,” Hillary Clinton said during a presidential campaign stop in New Hampshire on Monda. more »»

Helping the sun shine in

April 23, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Another blow to trust

April 22, 2015 Fairness and impartiality are at the foundation of the American concept of justice. It has been eroded to an alarming extent. more »»

Push to warm up cold cases

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should be pleased impressive progress has been made in clearing up a gigantic backlog of old evidence in rape cases. more »»

The scourge of rogue cops

April 20, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officers. more »»

It’s time to upgrade 911

April 19, 2015 Columbiana County is preparing to upgrade its nearly 10-year-old 911 system to the Next Generation (NG) 911, which is capable of accepting text messages, photographs and videos sent from cell phone... more »»

2016 is not about the candidates

April 19, 2015 This was a big week for the political press. That means it was also a good week for highlighting how the world of the political elite is so out of touch with the world of everyday Americans. more »»



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