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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 »»

View new drilling rules skeptically

May 10, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

IRS reform claim is not persuasive

May 9, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

Potential severance tax lag possible

May 8, 2015 West Virginia state government probably will end the fiscal year on June 30 with a balanced budget — but storm clouds have been gathering over next year’s spending plan for some tim. more »»

Radioactive waste facility essential

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Not all gun owners need targeted

May 6, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Today is election day

May 5, 2015 Here is your reminder — today is election day. We urge you to head to the polls and be part of the political process. This is not a national electio. more »»

Child killer’s case is clear

May 4, 2015 Like everyone in government, Ohio Parole Board members must dot all the bureaucratic “i’s” and cross all the “t’s” before they act on convicts’ requests for release. more »»

Our nation’s Capitol remains vulnerable

May 3, 2015 When Florida mailman Douglas Hughes flew his tiny gyrocopter onto the U.S. Capitol grounds a couple of weeks ago, he did more than make a statement on the need for political campaign finance refo. more »»

 
 

Kiwanis Breakfast May 23, 2015

SALINEVILLE — An all-you-can-eat breakfast is 7:30-10:30 a.m. today at the Kiwanis Park Building. Cost is $7 adults and $4 children. Carryout available. more »

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