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Thanks and Spanks

SPANKS, writes a reader, and shame to a judge for ordering a dog be returned to its owner, who has prior animal convictions, after finding him guilty of animal cruelty in recklessly failing to provide this dog with necessary sustenance. THANKS, though, to the East Palestine Police and ...

Making college truly affordable

Editorial

For young people, few issues are as interesting and important as finding ways to make college education affordable. Ohio Gov. John Kasich has outlined a plan that could make a very real difference to them.Kasich has not fallen victim to taking the easy way out on college costs. That is the path ...

Be careful when in work zones

Editorial

The spring flowers are starting to bloom and orange barrels on area roads also will be popping up.The Ohio Department of Transportation reported the 2016 construction program has a combined value of $769 million. It also represents a fourth consecutive year of near-record dollars invested, and ...

A quiet speech, quietly delivered

Editorial

Gov. John Kasich took a few hours off the presidential campaign trail to deliver a pretty standard, for him, State of the State of Ohio address last Wednesday, on the road in Marietta this year. The governor has laurels to site, including a balanced Ohio budget and hundreds of thousands of new ...

The ‘war’ on drugs?

Editorial

It probably is a good thing bureaucrats like those at the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration were not in charge of arming the United States for World War II.After the attack Dec. 7, 1941, on Pearl Harbor, the United States became the "arsenal of democracy," producing tens of thousands of ...

Demanding mines be managed safely

Editorial

What ex-Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship said last week, after being sentenced to a year in prison for his part in an explosion that killed 29 coal miners was a disturbing wake-up call concerning mine safety.A federal judge handed down the maximum prison sentence and the highest fine in her ...

Lessons learned from Wisconsin

Editorial

The victory by Sen. Ted Cruz in Wisconsin's Republican primary election Tuesday proved a couple of things.First, Donald Trump, even this far along into his scorched-earth, say-anything-that-seems-to-appeal-to-the masses campaign, cannot be considered invincible. There was desperation in ...

Increasing cost of living for everyone

Editorial

How would you feel if, as you were about to pay for some bread and milk at the grocery store, the cashier stopped and said, "I'm going to have to add some to your bill. We have to cover the costs of state-mandated $15 an hour minimum wage. Also, we're charging more to cover the city-required ...

Thanks & Spanks

Thanks and Spanks

East Liverpool City Councilman Ernest Peachey sends a THANKS for the anonymous donation to the Recreation Committee.THANKS, writes a reader, to Mrs. Cornfield and the East Liverpool band students in grades 5-12 for the pure enjoyment experienced during the recent performance at Potter ...

Kasich is right to stay in the race

Editorial

In perhaps a demonstration of how ill-prepared Donald Trump would be to handle the realities and inner workings of politics on a national (let alone international) stage, he threw a tantrum last weekend in which he called for Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the race to become the ...