Editorial

Spring Training a reliable sign

While the weather our area has been experiencing during the past few weeks might lead you to believe otherwise, you can rest assured that spring is much closer than you might think.If you have any doubts, you need only look to Florida and Arizona for the most time-honored sign that the weather ...

Senseless acts of vandalism

The recent vandalism against three Wellsville churches was an ugly act.Sometime overnight Feb. 13, the Blessed Virgin Mother statue, which remains outside the former Immaculate Conception Church, had its face spraypainted black and an inverted cross spraypainted the length of its body; a cross ...

Neighbors helping neighbors

Again we are witnessing the willingness of our communities to help in times of need.A Saturday fire ripped through the Center Township building, destroying not only the structure but the equipment inside.On Sunday, township officials reported the 51 miles of roadway within its jurisdiction were ...

Register to vote today

For those Ohio residents not yet registered to vote, but interested in taking part in the March primary, today is the deadline to register.And with this being a presidential election year, we especially urge you to participate in the democratic process.Ohio always plays a key role in the ...

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 ...