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January 18, 2015 ? Among the many police reports I picked up this week was one which included an unusual occupation for one of the people arrested. The report listed the suspect’s occupation simply as, “drug dealer. more »»

Obama still not listening

January 17, 2015 American voters sent a clear message last fall. Apparently, President Barack Obama wasn’t paying attention. more »»

Attack the dropout problem

January 16, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

Keystone bill in Senate needs veto-proof majority

January 15, 2015 Members of the House of Representatives have approved a measure that would force President Barack Obama to allow construction of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. more »»

Diversity in the classroom

January 14, 2015 Ohioans acting in their children’s best interests seem to have made more progress diversifying school populations than occurred under federal laws intended to integrate schools. more »»

Boehner not in hot water

January 13, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democratic circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

Ebola remains a threat

January 12, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Issue hits close to home

January 11, 2015 When the Ohio Supreme Court in 2009 upheld a 2006 state law prohibiting cities from enforcing laws which required their employees to live where they work, larger cities such as Cleveland felt it... more »»

LOOSE ENDS: Who knew?

January 11, 2015 ? I’m the first to admit I know very little about election ins and outs and often have to consult colleague Tom Giambroni or the Board of Elections. more »»

The only real solution

January 10, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ attack on a French newspaper was, as President Barack Obama stressed Wednesday, an assault on freedom of the press everywhere. Twelve people were slaughtered in the bloodbath. more »»

The press was not killed in attack on Charlie Hedbo

January 9, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

One way to ease overdoses

January 8, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Avoid this new e-habit

January 7, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

The bureaucracy rolls along

January 6, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Wasteful and senseless

January 5, 2015 When he warned Americans about what has come to be called the “military-industrial complex” in 1961, President Dwight Eisenhower left out a vital component — politicians. more »»

Obama won’t turn off the tap

January 4, 2015 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

Remember to keep giving

January 2, 2015 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Once the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Make a reasonable attempt to curb federal spending

January 2, 2015 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Sit back, enjoy and cheer

January 1, 2015 Be honest — there were not too many fans of college football across our region who thought there was going to be a lot to cheer about late in the evening of Sept. 6. more »»

End the year on a safe note

December 31, 2014 It’s been a deadly year on Columbiana County roads. more »»



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