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Rethinking plan to defeat Islamic State

May 30, 2015 U.S. officials should rethink how military assets are being used in the fight against Islamic State terrorists, President Barack Obama said Monday. more »»

Turning the tassels begins a new journey

May 29, 2015 Here’s a quick message for our area’s 2015 high school graduates: Life isn’t easy. Believe us, we kno. more »»

Expose waste at local level

May 28, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

VA officials not held accountable

May 27, 2015 Why are top leaders at the Department of Veterans Affairs not firing bureaucrats by the dozens? That may be the question some veterans were asking during Memorial Day weekend, as one more VA scandal... more »»

Terrorists are winning in Iraq

May 26, 2015 Contrary to what some commentators are saying, Islamic State terrorists’ conquests of the Iraqi city of Ramadi do not raise questions about U.S. strategy to defeat the vicious group. more »»

Honor those who made the ultimate sacrifice

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Don’t use cell while driving

May 24, 2015 In the month of April, the New Cumberland Police Department issued 18 cell phone violations to offenders on its roadways, including three motorists who also were arrested on driving under the... more »»

Slow down in work zones

May 23, 2015 Slogans “Click It or Ticket,” “Don't Text & Drive,” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” have become familar to most area residents. more »»

Offer safe celebrations to h.s. graduates

May 22, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Watching out for our neighbors

May 21, 2015 No one really knows how long the 80-year-old woman in nearby Wintersville, Ohio, had been dead when she was found last week in her apartment. Officials say she had been gone for at least two weeks. more »»

Home Rule may help small towns

May 20, 2015 Small town governments in West Virginia are restricted by most of the same state rules that affect larger cities. Now, they can join their more populous neighbors in gaining more flexibility. more »»

To protect, serve in Ohio

May 19, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Convert former Navy base into a prison

May 18, 2015 Bargains such as West Virginia may benefit from soon do not come along frequently. State officials should snap this one u. more »»

Stop corrupt Ohio officials

May 17, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Rethink child protection in West Virginia

May 16, 2015 It has become sickeningly common for police and sheriff’s deputies throughout the Tri-State Area to charge illegal drug users with child neglect after finding little ones in unsafe, unhealthy homes. more »»

Voter turnout in county was embarrassing

May 15, 2015 Pathetic. That’s how we would describe the lack of interest generated from registered voters in Columbiana County. A whooping 9. more »»

Curb EPA abuses of water law

May 14, 2015 Like a child caught with his hand in the cookie jar, Environmental Protection Agency officials are admitting they made some mistakes with their “waters of the United States rule. more »»

Holding electric bills down in state

May 13, 2015 Like many legislatures, Ohio’s succumbed to nanny-statism a few years ago by enacting requirements for use of “alternative energy. more »»

Look into gas, oil rights leases

May 12, 2015 Most concern about the gas and oil drilling boom in West Virginia and Ohio seems to have focused on environmental and safety issues. more »»

Teaching Civics at local level

May 11, 2015 Voter apathy is a scourge throughout the nation, especially among young people. One reaction to that has been a call for better civics education in schools. more »»



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