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Make it a happy and safe Independence Day

July 3, 2012 Americans literally get a bang from the holiday we're celebrating Wednesday. Even though it is illegal to detonate them in Ohio, fireworks will be booming and banging throughout the day and nigh. more »»

Dignity was thrown aside during officials’ quarrel

July 1, 2012 Two days before tabloid talk show host Jerry Springer came to town to help the Democrats, two Republican county officials — Commissioner Mike Halleck and Common Pleas Court Judge Ashley Pike —... more »»

Dad likes the attention as much as Mom does

June 17, 2012 It appears that we are indebted to our good neighbors in West Virginia for the celebration of both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. more »»

Boost cybercrime effort

June 13, 2012 Ohio is a center for cybercrime, yet state efforts to counter it are measured in kilobytes, not the gigabytes necessary to combat the problem. more »»

No more business as usual

June 12, 2012 Some officials at the U.S. General Services Administration seem to think piling outrage upon outrage is the appropriate response to scandal. more »»

East Liverpool and BWD can find common ground

June 10, 2012 Six months ago we editorialized that Buckeye Water District’s payment of $4. more »»

‘Green’ means a lot of cash

June 9, 2012 As state Auditor Dave Yost has pointed out, a “green” program requiring state agencies to use blended biodiesel fuel in vehicles is costing taxpayers dearly. more »»

Support the Relay for Life

June 8, 2012 The Relay for Life season is upon us. Let the walking, fund-raising, fellowship and all-around good fun begin. Columbiana County’s relay season kicks off today. more »»

Crisis averted, for now

June 6, 2012 What ought to worry Ohioans most about a court ruling that prevented a financial catastrophe for tens of thousands of small businesses is that it did not involve the merits of the case but, instead,... more »»

Government must do what it can to assist RG Steel

June 5, 2012 Not much of what once was the Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel Corp. is lef. more »»

Every police department should join new task force

June 3, 2012 Every once in awhile an idea comes along that makes everyone say, “Why didn’t we do that a long time ago?” The Homicide Task Force Mutual Aid Agreement drafted by county Prosecutor Robert Herron is... more »»

State needs to keep closer watch on charter schools

June 3, 2012 State oversight of private charter schools in Ohio has increased during the past few years, but it is clear more needs to be done to prevent fraud. more »»

Memorial Dayis a holiday well worth remembering

May 27, 2012 The origins of the holiday have been debated throughout much of our nation’s history, but we all recognize Memorial Day as a time to honor our war dead and as the unofficial kickoff of the summer... more »»

Do not let this be the worst time of your child’s life

May 25, 2012 You know the old schoolyard chant, “No more homework, no more books. No more teachers’ dirty looks ...” Yes, school will soon be out for summe. more »»

Schools should tighten their belts before asking for more

May 20, 2012 School districts which consider placing levies on ballots before taking serious belt-tightening measures may risk losing credibility with their residents. more »»

Biden’s schedule should have included Salem’s mayor

May 19, 2012 Wednesday’s visit to Salem by Vice President Joe Biden helped draw Columbiana County into the national spotlight and we’re grateful for that, but we can’t help but feel that the campaign’s snub of... more »»

Even Mother’s Day is not without controversy

May 13, 2012 Today is the day set aside to give our mothers the royal treatment they deserve, but Mother’s Day itself is not without controversy. more »»

Duelling re-enactments could hurt county tourism

May 6, 2012 For the next three years, Americans will continue to mark the 150th anniversary of the darkest period in our nation’s history — the Civil War. more »»

Changes needed soon in state's pension system for teachers

April 30, 2012 A plan to help relieve an under-funded statewide educators' pension system has potential, if passed by the Ohio legislature. more »»

Alleged inappropriateness calls for action by board

April 29, 2012 At long last the East Liverpool City School Board has begun the process of terminating the contract of a teacher whose career in the district has been fraught with complaint. more »»



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