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Crack down on armed criminals

October 9, 2015 It has become something of a truism among defenders of the Second Amendment: If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns. more »»

Device can make school buses safer

October 8, 2015 If even half the situations in which motorists pass stopped school buses can be prevented, something very worthwhile will be accomplished: The odds of a child being hit will be reduced dramatically. more »»

Let’s Go Bucs!

October 7, 2015 Tonight, we hope if you aren’t at PNC Park you are in front of a television screen somewhere watching the Pittsburgh Pirates. The team deserves to be showered with praise from its loyal fanbas. more »»

Deadline to register to vote is today

October 5, 2015 In addition to the much-publicized marijuana initiative on the November 3 election ballot, Ohio voters will decide hundreds of local questions—we have many here in Columbiana County directly... more »»

Don’t try to hinder free enterprise

October 4, 2015 Ohio should not join big cities elsewhere in stifling entrepreneurs, not to mention thousands of state residents who want to earn a few bucks occasionally. more »»

Priorities dangerously askew

October 3, 2015 Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has been described as the world’s only super-power. But like a retired heavyweight boxing champion, we don’t scare many people these days. more »»

Reform asset forfeiture law

October 2, 2015 Few law-abiding resident of Ohio complain when they hear about assets being seized from criminals. But forcing a drug pusher to forfeit his new SUV is one thing. more »»

Keeping it away from our youth

October 1, 2015 Some opponents of legalizing marijuana in Ohio, which will happen if voters approve Issue 3 on the November election ballot, worry it would increase drug abuse by juveniles. more »»

Rep. Boehner earned nation’s gratitude

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Guarding against online voter fraud

September 29, 2015 Online voter registration in West Virginia will be available in time for next year’s elections. more »»

Displaying disdain for the law

September 28, 2015 The Associated Press emphasized the following in a story last week: “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own law. more »»

Teach our children how to read

September 27, 2015 Reading really is fundamental. Ohio education officials have recognized that with a step in the right direction — holding public schools accountable for how well they teach young children to read. more »»

Healthy weight is up to you

September 26, 2015 West Virginia’s obesity rate is one of the highest in the nation. more »»

Veterans need real watchdog

September 24, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

Getting pipelines in place for gas

September 23, 2015 Courtesy of improved drilling technologies, Ohioans and West Virginians are sitting on incredible riches from natural gas. more »»

Flu shots protect you - and others

September 22, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Require the drillers to follow rules

September 21, 2015 Thoughtful people understand obtaining the energy we need to fuel our economy, not to mention our households, requires some tradeoffs. more »»

Policy on Syria a dismal failure

September 20, 2015 Almost undoubtedly, Russian military advisers and weaponry being sent to Syria will do more to defeat the Islamic State terrorist army than has been accomplished by the United States. more »»

Kerry view of Syria misses the big picture

September 19, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry has said he is considering acceptance of an offer for U.S. and Russian military leaders to discuss Moscow’s new assistance program for Syria. more »»

Maintaining free speech on campus

September 18, 2015 Suggesting terrorists may attempt to enter the country through a program to admit Syrian immigrants could land you in trouble at the University of California system in the future. more »»



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