Opinion

Spend wisely in disease research

Editorial

Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later.Too often that is not the philosophy in Washington, where the cost of imprudent spending can be in the ...

Closure of farm program a good decision

Editorial

A hundred years ago, when Ohio prison officials began operating farms where inmates worked, the program gave many convicts marketable skills.But farming has become much more efficient during the past century. There are very few jobs available in agriculture. Any vocational training resources ...

State officials need to be monitored

Editorial

State officials finding ways to do things more efficiently, at less cost to taxpayers, deserve heartfelt pats on the back. But their initiatives need to be monitored closely to ensure they really are saving money.Two West Virginia agencies are reducing costs, it was announced this week. By ...

Applaud Judge Amato’s actions

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Reading the headline article of the Friday, May 13th edition of The Review I was throughly impressed with the swift and decisive actions of Columbiana County Judge Chris Amato by his substantially increasing the bonds of two individuals that were charged with absolutely senseless ...

A Sheep is Found

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor:Our God is gracious and all knowing. God's Holy Spirit is ever present to draw people to a saying knowledge of Christ the Savior.On a Saturday, my wife and I had a yard sale. At this time a young woman came and was looking through books for sale. I said these are all Christian ...

Obama orders changes to overtime pay

Editorial

President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democrat Party to a new high in politics. This week, through an announcement by Vice?President Joe Biden in Columbus, Ohio, he made a bid for 4.2 million new loyalists.Biden announced the White House is ordering sweeping changes ...

Easy solution to budget should be off limits

Editorial

One easy way to produce a state budget that appears balanced has not been mentioned in Charleston during the past couple of months, with good reason. It does not solve problems, it creates them.West Virginia legislators and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin have been discussing how to balance the budget ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, to a local cemetery for not having the grass cut and looking nice for Mother's Day.THANKS, writes a reader, to Southern Local School and FFA for giving the young people the opportunity to learn about farming and community service. Family farms are gradually ...

Marijuana access a blessing or a curse?

Editorial

It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana - or at least, the active ingredient in it - for medicinal purposes within the next year or so. Some people believe that would be a blessing to those suffering from certain diseases.It could be a curse for many other Buckeye ...

W.Va. must enact new state budget

Editorial

It may be that West Virginia legislators staring at a hard deadline to enact a state budget will have to resort to some tax increases to get it done. But under no circumstances should the entire burden of balancing the budget - or even most of it - be placed on taxpayers' shoulders.Lawmakers ...