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Hancock voters have choices

February 5, 2016 It’s good to have choices. And that’s what registered voters in Hancock County will have this election year. Too many times there are candidates running unopposed. more »»

Spring is right around the corner

February 4, 2016 By now you know — Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow, failed to see his shadow and let the world know that we can expect to have an early spring. more »»

Spending at federal level a pressing threat

February 3, 2016 Spending by Americans was flat in December, but they socked money away in savings accounts at the highest rate in three years, the Commerce Department recently reported. more »»

School bus law needs more teeth

February 2, 2016 Police officers and sheriff’s deputies work hard to safeguard children endangered by reckless drivers who pass stopped school buses. more »»

Old workhorse actually better

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

China, India not cutting their coal use

January 31, 2016 U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) visited China and India, to view for himself the miracles those two countries are allegedly performing in reducing carbon emissions and other forms of pollution. more »»

Clinton’s cracked credibility

January 31, 2016 The first question to Hillary Clinton from an audience member during Monday night’s Democratic town hall in Iowa must have been a blow from one so young — a potential new voter — this close to the... more »»

Today In History

January 31, 2016 Today is Sunday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2016. There are 335 days left in the year. more »»

Forcing the EPA to apply the brakes

January 30, 2016 Federal law uses statutes against conspiracy to stop plots to steal money from Americans before they can be implemente. more »»

BDC works to improve local business climate

January 29, 2016 The Business Development Corp. of the Northern Panhandle continues to collect important victories when it comes to its many local development projects. more »»

Send the coal ash bill to the White House

January 28, 2016 Even Environmental Protection Agency officials backed away from a plan to establish job-killing new regulations on coal ash after U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-W.Va.) pointed out they were not needed. more »»

Numbers, not service, stressed

January 27, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Assisting low-income students

January 26, 2016 Closing the academic achievement gap between children from low-income households and their more prosperous classmates is among the biggest challenges facing educators. more »»

Monitor the money behind the politics

January 25, 2016 Bans on certain types of spending to support political candidates are infringements upon First Amendment guarantees of free speech. Besides, they seem to do little goo. more »»

W.Va. online history project is valuable

January 24, 2016 When West Virginia University and Marshall University join forces on a project, good things can happen. more »»

Use common sense when storms near

January 23, 2016 We would hope our residents know to take prudent steps every winter that would allow them to do well if a big storm does bear down on the are. more »»

State bill will protect victims of violence

January 22, 2016 A bill pending in the Ohio General Assembly would protect victims of domestic violence, and it makes sens. more »»

Medicinal marijuana bill would have better chance of passing

January 21, 2016 Ohioans who shot down a get-rich-quick marijuana legalization scheme last year may vote differently if looking at a ballot issue allowing medicinal use of the drug. more »»

Good start for city leaders

January 20, 2016 We like what seems to be happening in East Liverpool: People are meeting to discuss what we consider to be problems. more »»

Helping the Kurds

January 19, 2016 Leaders of the Kurdish people in Iraq, who have battled Islamic State terrorists more courageously and effectively than the Iraqi army, say they are in desperate need of money. more »»

Local police deserving of fair share

January 18, 2016 Local and state police often play key roles in major arrests made by federal law enforcement agencies. For that, they often receive shares of criminals assets that are seize. more »»


Sons of Italy Fish February 5, 2016

WELLSVILLE — Wellsville Sons of Italy will serve fish 4-7 p.m. today. Carryouts available. Call 330-532-1927. more »

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