Opinion

Netanyahu offers stark Iran warning

Editorials

Reaction by President Barack Obama and some other liberals to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warning about Iran's weapons buildup was curious, to say the least.In a speech last Tuesday to a joint session of Congress, Netanyahu warned negotiations aimed at preventing Iran from ...

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Letters to the Editor

Upset with pending parking ban in SalemTo the editor:Good morning. My name is Karen Cope. It has come to my attention that starting April 1, 2015, no parking will be permitted on Columbia Street north side of the street closest to the post office.My daughter, age 32, is disabled and just moved ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for the Salem High School cheerleaders. The talented and hard-working squad finished second during recent state competition at The Ohio State University. The group includes coaches Athena Spinell and Chelsey Knoch and cheerleaders McKayla Adkins, Samantha Calhoun, Anna Cyphert, Sadie ...

Keystone XL opposition pure Obama politics

Editorials

President Barack Obama can provide no scientifically based specific reason for vetoing a bill to allow construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline - but he has killed the measure anyway.It is not that Obama has not used the full power of the federal government in an attempt to justify his ...

School districts see casino cash as simple bonus

Editorials

Officials in Ohio school districts have wisely ignored the promise of money growing on trees once casinos were allowed in the state. As we are now learning, projections of revenue made before casinos were legalized were unrealistic."In retrospect, we were guessing," said Mike Sobul, director of ...

Recognize threat of Iranian buildup

Editorials

Americans can never share the same fear Israelis have of a nuclear-armed Iran. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made that clear during a speech Monday in Washington."American leaders worry about the security of their country. Israeli leaders worry about the survival of their ...

Kind words for Boy Scout Troop #3

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:Friends and I want to thank Boy Scout Troop #3 for the Winter Survival 101 program held on Feb. 21.The refreshments and gift of hand warmers were a welcome prelude to the hike along the nature trail at Waterworth Park.The snow continued to fall as we gathered around each station ...

Bargain may not be much of deal if you’re not satisfied

Editorials

Before you know it we'll be turning our attention to those springtime fix up projects. It is March, after all.But a word to the wise: Don't jump into a big project with a contractor before you do a little investigative work. A few simple steps can save you money and avoid a major headache down ...

Resetting postal standards to 2012

Editorials

Reflecting widespread dissatisfaction with changes made by the U.S.?Postal Service during the past few years, U.S. Rep. David McKinley has gained impressive, bipartisan support for a resolution to stop the decline in mail service.McKinley, R-W.Va., is sponsoring a House resolution intended to ...

Compassion: Helping each other through grief

Local Columns

Marnie was 9 when her great-grandmother died on a late-August afternoon. They had been very close. A great aunt came to her with a gift from Great Grandma Alice. Inside the box was a beautiful, cloth-bodied doll for the child to hold onto, a connection between the two, a comfort.When she was ...

GUEST COLUMN…. Ohio 2020: planning for our success

Editorials

Since I've been given the chance to represent Columbiana County in the Ohio House, I think it is very important that we as state legislators take care to prepare Ohio for the future.By focusing on policy that can build our state a strong foundation for continued growth, we ensure that future ...

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Letters to the Editor

Council member appreciates DTF, Salem PoliceTo the editor:My sincere thanks, to the Columbiana County Drug Task Force and the Salem Police Department. I appreciate their diligent effort to eliminate drugs in Columbiana County. I'm proud to say Salem has a full-time member.One morning last ...

Why not arm Kurds, Jordan?

Editorials

K urdish fighters in Syria and Iraq - with several dozen American volunteers fighting alongside them - have scored notable successes against Islamic State terrorists.Jordan, with its people still furious the terrorists burned one of their pilots alive, has stepped up its attacks on the IS.The ...

Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama’s new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama’s thinking. Millions of young Muslim men throughout the world are unemployed. Yet the vast majority of them

Editorials

Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama's new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama's thinking. Millions of young Muslim men throughout the world are unemployed. Yet the vast majority of them have never decided the answer to their ...

What’s next? Cash for Kalashnikovs?

Editorials

Jobs for Jihadists? Will that be President Barack Obama's new strategy for battling Islamic terrorists? It is a real possibility, in view of Obama's thinking. Millions of young Muslim men throughout the world are unemployed. Yet the vast majority of them have never decided the answer to their ...

Ohio shouldn’t experiment with legal marijuana

Editorials

Some Colorado residents are having second thoughts about their state's legalization of marijuana for recreational use.Children being treated in emergency rooms for ingesting the drug, a spike in the number of drivers pulled over for being intoxicated on marijuana and tragedies such as the ...

Making sure kids buckle up in car

Editorials

L egislation introduced in Ohio would make it a primary offense for children under age 15 to be in a vehicle without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt. Officers could pull over a vehicle if they see a child who is not properly secured or wearing a seat belt.It seems almost absurd that such ...

Examining proposal to reduce state funds

Local Columns

According to the Ohio office of Budget Management (OBM), the Leetonia School District is designated a category one of the five categories established for school funding. This designation is due to low funding capacity, low property wealth and low income.The concept of the proposal is for the ...

ADHD trait: Procrastination

Local Columns

By CATHY THOMAS BROWNFIELDFamily Recovery Center publicist"Procrastinators Anonymous meets here. Tonight's meeting postponed until tomorrow."Dorothy knew before Eldritch ever opened his mouth that he would say it. "We'll get to that tomorrow." She didn't want to wait until tomorrow. She wanted ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for everyone from the Kiwanis Club, Rotary Club and Salem Community Center involved with the Feed the Community Pantry Fat Tuesday event. All money raised benefits the local pantry which has an endless list of residents in need.Roses for a local honoree recognized for an Ohio State ...