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Potential severance tax lag possible

May 8, 2015 West Virginia state government probably will end the fiscal year on June 30 with a balanced budget — but storm clouds have been gathering over next year’s spending plan for some tim. more »»

Radioactive waste facility essential

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Not all gun owners need targeted

May 6, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Today is election day

May 5, 2015 Here is your reminder — today is election day. We urge you to head to the polls and be part of the political process. This is not a national electio. more »»

Child killer’s case is clear

May 4, 2015 Like everyone in government, Ohio Parole Board members must dot all the bureaucratic “i’s” and cross all the “t’s” before they act on convicts’ requests for release. more »»

Our nation’s Capitol remains vulnerable

May 3, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

Tuesday is Election Day

May 2, 2015 The May 5 Primary Election in Columbiana County is only days away — are you aware of what’s on the ballot? Tuesday’s election may not “wow” voters, as there are no state or national races or issues... more »»

Is Baltimore mom’s link with son rare?

May 1, 2015 Most parents probably would like to think they would behave as Toya Graham did when she saw her son throwing things at police officers during a riot in Baltimore. more »»

Use realistic figures in state budget

April 30, 2015 Nearly two-thirds of the members of the Ohio House of Representatives were not serving in those posts in 2009. Perhaps that explains the House’s collective short memory regarding overconfidence. more »»

Continue cleaning the community

April 29, 2015 Spring often is associated with a new beginning — a refreshing, of sorts, to things around us. A rebirth. But the beginning of spring also shows us what winter left behind. Dirt. Debris. Tras. more »»

Customer service not IRS’s priority

April 28, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

Don’t grant Hinckley request

April 27, 2015 John Hinckley Jr. shot then-President Ronald Reagan in 1981. The attack nearly killed Reagan. His press secretary, James Brady, was left with permanent brain injury. more »»

Make records access easier

April 26, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembl. more »»

Boosting baseball popularity

April 25, 2015 About this you may be certain: The 2015 Major League Baseball season will be one to remember for young and old alike with a record number of people (some 74 million people plus) passing through the... more »»

Coal Ash bill a Senate test

April 24, 2015 Sen. Joe Manchin’s decision to seek re-election rather than run for governor is good news for West Virginians. How good? We may know soon. Manchin, D-W.V. more »»

Saturday a day of change

April 23, 2015 Saturday looks to be a big day in East Liverpool, as several activities are planned to serve as an enrichment of sorts within our community. We are encouraged by the involvement. more »»

Celebrate Earth Day

April 22, 2015 Today, April 22, is Earth Day. If fact, today is the 45th anniversary of the beginning of the movement. more »»

Enforce open records law

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Now is the time for tax reform

April 20, 2015 Some would say the ongoing struggle to keep West Virginia’s budget balanced indicates now is not the time for legislators to be discussing tax reform. more »»

Individual police officers key to trust

April 19, 2015 It takes just a few rogue cops to make many people — members of racial minority groups in particular — suspicious of all law enforcement officers. more »»



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