Editorial

National Park maintenance backlogged

New is good if you are a politician. You like to be able to announce new programs and new facilities such as recreational areas.But what about what we have already?As those who love the national park system celebrate its 100th birthday this year, some of what we revere is falling apart, ...

Kasich making important political points

With the pace of Republican decision-making about a nominee for president picking up, the direction of the process may be taking a good, much-needed turn.Ohio Gov. John Kasich finished a strong second in the New Hampshire Republican primary election, meaning both voters and campaign ...

Keep warm when it’s bitter cold

The word of the day - bitter. Winter cold is upon us as temperatures are expected to dip throughout the weekend,The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Chill Advisory for the area all day today through 9 a.m. Sunday for Columbiana and Hancock counties.The reason? Low temperatures and ...

Ensure pushers are punished

Appeals court justices are supposed to interpret laws as they are written, not as someone claims legislators meant the statutes to be read. It is entirely possible, then, that the Ohio Supreme Court will find itself siding with a man who admits he bought cocaine.If that happens, it will be ...

Important to continue to recycle

The city of East Liverpool is discontinuing its curbside recycling program. Or is it?Based on information from Tuesday's finance committee meeting, we can't with 100 percent certainty determine the programs's fate.First, Service-Safety Director Brian Allen announced to council members present ...

Month a chance to learn, reflect

Black History Month is a time to remember and reflect. It is the recognition of achievements and struggles and it's a time for hope when our country is no longer split by racial lines.There are roots that go back to the 1920s, when Carter G. Woodson, the son of former slaves, earned his ...

Key issue in race is basic economics

With today being the nation's first primary election of the 2016 presidential campaign, in New Hampshire, it is safe to say the college-student vote will go primarily to Democrat candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich is unlikely to receive much support on Granite State ...

Reining in North Korea

Less than a month ago, North Korea tested a powerful long-range missile. U.S. and United Nations officials vowed there would be serious consequences - as they have for decades while Pyongyang perfected nuclear weapons and new rockets.Last week, North Korea revealed plans for another missile ...

Trinity church transformation a spark to area

The announcement that the congregation of Trinity Presbyterian Church will be exiting the building its called home for 5-plus decades is a sad one.As much as we encourage improvement throughout our communities, we also hate to see established parts of it disappear.The good news, though, is that ...

Support one of our own in Super Bowl

The big game - Super Bowl 50 - is Sunday. Will you be watching? We think you should.SB50 is the pinnacle of professional football. Any player who has ever donned shoulder pads and a helmet - from the Bill Booth fields to those making millions in the NFL - strives to reach the Super Bowl.On ...