If needed, use suits with vaping approach


For decades, tobacco companies insisted their product was not hazardous to health. When scientific proof countered that, they maintained their advertising strategies were not calculated to get as many new smokers hooked on nicotine as possible. We know now that all of those protestations ...

Thanks to the Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office

Letters To The Editor

To the editor:  Dear Columbiana County Sheriff’s Office, Thank you for your generous contribution of $2,169 to Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana through another successful Tag Day hosted on Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019. We are inspired by the commitment each year from your community and ...

The Beacon Association offers thanks

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: The Beacon Association would like to thank the following corporate sponsors for helping us with the city of East Liverpool's annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019. Sponsors include: Jean Diddle Perkins, Heritage Thermal Services, Miller Stacey & Associates, ...

Rural areas need job programs, too


Ohio’s Third Frontier Commission has invested $2 billion in the state since 2003. This year, the statewide economic development initiative approved approximately $77 million to support tech startups. The lion’s share of that money is going to CincyTech in Cincinnati, JumpStart in Cleveland ...

We all must help in fight vs. suicide


We suspect it is no coincidence that the suicide rate in Ohio skyrocketed during the same period of time, 2007-2018, that the drug abuse epidemic was taking off. During that period, the number of suicides increased by 45 percent, according to a new report by the state Department of ...

Questions surround latest attack on base


Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...