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Opinion

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

SPANKS, writes a reader, to the smokers who stand outside of business entrances. Have the courtesy to be at least 10 feet or more away from the door. Patrons do not want to walk into your second hand smoke. THANKS, from the East Liverpool Schools to the community for passing the levy. Thank ...

GUEST COLUMN: How safe is the U.S. power grid?

Local Columns

At any one time, the United States uses more than 400,000 megawatts of electricity. That's a lot of power, and it takes a lot of non-stop work to keep it flowing. But how safe is America's power grid from cyber attacks and other disruptions? Cyber intrusions are no longer a theoretical ...

Socialism is no good

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: What will happen if socialism ultimately prevails here in the USA? Some say we're there already. But not quite. For all those who've swallowed the promises of peace and prosperity, qualities supposedly inherent in socialism, a brief glance at history is in order. One cannot ...

Remember to honor all veterans today

Editorial

Since 1919, Americans have been celebrating a very special day on Nov. 11. Today is Veterans Day. It is a day of acknowledgment. It is a day of utmost respect and reverence. It is a day of thanks for those who helped pay the price for freedom. Please appreciate that sentiment. We stress this ...

Detailed rules needed with NCAA plans

Editorial

Especially at major powers in the collegiate sports world, purely amateur athletics has been a myth for many years. Under-the-table gifts by well-to-do boosters have ensured that. Now, however, even the pretense may be about to end. Last week, the NCAA Board of Governors voted to allow ...

Eliminate the loophole on spousal rape in Ohio

Editorial

Rape is a heinous crime, period. But in some circumstances, it is legal in Ohio. You read that correctly. Though state law makes raping a spouse a crime, there is a loophole: According to The Columbus Dispatch, the law “prevents rape charges from being filed when a spouse was drugged, ...

The election is part of the Democratic way

Editorial

Election Day is tomorrow and we encourage all who are physically capable to do so to get out and vote. Veterans Day is also near. Thousands and thousands of American military patriots died to preserve our right to vote — our right to exist in a democracy. If that alone doesn't compel you to ...

What is with the excessive money spent by candidate?

Letters To The Editor

What is with the excessive money spent by candidate? To the editor: Columbiana County has been my home for almost 30 years. It is a good place to live. I share life in this beautiful county with people who work hard to make a decent living and raise their families. It has not escaped my ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

THANKS, from the Newell Coalition to Mark Fuller and the maintenance men from the county who cared for Laurel Hollow Park this summer. You all did a wonderful job and the park was enjoyed by many. SPANKS, writes a reader, to those who put levies on the voting ballots. Taxpayers are getting ...

Executive orders come with scrutiny

Editorial

Former President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive orders to get his way when Congress refused to go along with him — or when he simply did not want the American people to know what he was doing — was wrong. But President Donald Trump’s critics now point to the fact his use of ...