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Guarding against attack is critical

January 8, 2016 Nuclear war is a "real and growing danger," former defense Secretary William Perry has warned. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.S. more »»

Ensure that officers are fully informed

January 7, 2016 Twelve-year-old Tamir Rice might be alive today if Cleveland police officers had been told they might be about to confront a kid with a pellet gun. more »»

Waiting for Obama’s ‘non-traditional’ speech

January 6, 2016 A“non-traditional” State of the Union address will be presented by President Barack Obama later this month, his aides have told reporters. more »»

America’s debt good only for creditors

January 5, 2016 Among America's creditors, 2016 promises to be a good new year indeed. Our national debt will top $19 trillion sometime during the year. more »»

Alarming! County ranked second in 2015 fire deaths

January 4, 2016 This is an alarming distinction Columbiana County could do without. more »»

State should review pain awards limits

January 3, 2016 Ohio Supreme Court justices have been asked to open a constitutional can of worms in a case involving plenty of slime on its ow. more »»

Power grid safety must be a priority

January 2, 2016 What if you flipped the switch some evening and the lights did not come on? Worse, what if the temperature outside was below zero and the furnace would not work? It happens, almost always because of... more »»

Have a happy and productive 2016

January 1, 2016 For most of us today will be another day for family, friends, merriment and more good food. Beverages, too. Or perhaps you had too much of that last night into this morning. more »»

The grave reality is that alcohol will ruin lives as a New Year is celebrated

December 31, 2015 It is a grave reality. It is dreadful to even ponder. There are some people across our country, across our state and across our own area who will awaken today with a brand new year in the offing. more »»

Buying Russian rocket engines makes no sense

December 29, 2015 One wonders what President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s reaction would have been had, in 1936, a federal bean counter suggested to him that taxpayers’ money could be saved by purchasing engines for U.S. more »»

AEP forced to switch from coal to natural gas, add solar, wind

December 28, 2015 American Electric Power’s generating unit at the Cardinal Plant in Jefferson County is quite clean in terms of air emissions — by today’s standards. Tomorrow’s are another story. more »»

Have a wonderful and very merry Christmas

December 25, 2015 Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who last night tightly squeezed their eyes and strained to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. more »»

Drug terrorists in cities killing our children

December 24, 2015 The (Cleveland) Plain Dealer, Dec. 21 In theory, making convicted criminals pay to stay in jail seems like a fine way to teach them a lesson... more »»

Strike down tryanny of environmental rules

December 23, 2015 It sometimes is possible to fight city hall. But the federal government? Forget it, especially when outrageous environmental rules are involved. more »»

Ohio must boost high school graduation rate

December 22, 2015 For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. more »»

Ohio’s charter school oversight must be tight

December 21, 2015 One could hardly blame federal officials for deciding to keep their $71 million. more »»

Debates offered insight

December 20, 2015 If their handlers are coaching the remaining main-table field of Republican debaters for president to avoid screwing up, then the Las Vegas CNN debate Tuesday night was pretty much a success. more »»

Demand more details on climate change deal

December 19, 2015 It probably will require weeks of examining and analyzing the Paris climate change agreement for Americans to understand fully what it means to us. more »»

State officials crack down on tax fraud

December 18, 2015 Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation. more »»

Nuts and all, shopping is big part of Christmas

December 17, 2015 “It’s going to be nuts!” That was the succinct, declarative observation of someone planning to shop this weekend. The Christmas shopping countdown is down to eight days. Crunch time is looming. more »»



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