Opinion

Support the levy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:The March 15 Primary Election is fast approaching and the residents of Madison Township will be asked to show their support for a very important issue that affects everyone in the community.As residents and trustees of Madison Township we would like to draw attention to a new levy ...

Keep warm when it’s bitter cold

Editorial

The word of the day - bitter. Winter cold is upon us as temperatures are expected to dip throughout the weekend,The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the area all day today through 9 a.m. Sunday for Columbiana and Hancock counties.The reason? Low temperatures and ...

Ensure pushers are punished

Editorial

Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. It is entirely possible, then, that the Ohio Supreme Court will find itself siding with a man who admits he bought cocaine.If that happens, it will be ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to an area athletic director for not attending a girls basketball game against the local rival.THANKS, writes a reader, to the Liverpool Township Police Department for diligently checking on the custodial staff at LaCroft Elementary when they arrive early.SPANKS, writes ...

Important to continue to recycle

Editorial

The city of East Liverpool is discontinuing its curbside recycling program. Or is it?Based on information from Tuesday's finance committee meeting, we can't with 100 percent certainty determine the programs's fate.First, Service-Safety Director Brian Allen announced to council members present ...

Month a chance to learn, reflect

Editorial

Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect. It is the recognition of achievements and struggles and it's a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his ...

Key issue in race is basic economics

Editorial

With today being the nation's first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign, in New Hampshire, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is unlikely to receive much support on Granite State ...

Taking religious liberties

Local Columns

Somebody ought to come up with one of those "coexist" bumper stickers for gays and traditional religious believers.With the movement toward, and ultimate legalization of, gay marriage, traditional people of faith have been increasingly out of step with modern sexual mores. Some Christian ...

Reining in North Korea

Editorial

Less than a month ago, North Korea tested a powerful long-range missile. U.S. and United Nations officials vowed there would be serious consequences - as they have for decades while Pyongyang perfected nuclear weapons and new rockets.Last week, North Korea revealed plans for another missile ...

Trinity church transformation a spark to area

Editorial

The announcement that the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church will be exiting the building its called home for 5-plus decades is a sad one.As much as we encourage improvement throughout our communities, we also hate to see established parts of it disappear.The good news, though, is that ...