Opinion

Leave guns to pros

Letters to the Editor

Editor: As a pediatrician and a mother myself, my heart goes out to the families in Parkland.The most basic, instinctive need of a parent is to protect their children. As pediatricians, so much of what we do is meant to help parents and caregivers do this. The American Academy of Pediatrics ...

Help already here

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I’m not a political person but when political campaigns either ignore information or put out misinformation, someone must step up to correct the record. For some years Common Pleas Judges Pike and Washam have given eligible drug offenders the opportunity for intervention in lieu ...

Probation punishment enough

Editorials

Determining effective, yet fair, punishment of juveniles who commit crimes has perplexed adults through the ages. The offending child must be punished significantly enough to not only deter further infractions by that minor, but to also send a message to any others who might be heading down the ...

Barbara Bush, R.I.P.

Editorials

Barbara Bush was more than a beloved first lady to many Americans. In some ways, she felt like the first grandmother. Bush died this week at age 92, after instructing her doctors to stop treatment that might have prolonged her life. It was typical of a woman who, while in the White House, ...

How deficit hit $21.2 million

Editorials

If you are like many Americans, you spent part of Monday evening finishing your income tax returns for 2017. The deadline to file them was Tuesday, unless you requested and received an extension. Oh, well. At least the government will be paid for ... Wrong. The Internal Revenue Service ...

Syria cannot hide the truth

Editorials

Syrian officials insist they did not use chemical weapons against civilians on April 7. Russian and Iranian leaders back them up. One Russian official accused the United States, England and France of having an ulterior motive for their missile attack on Syria last week. It was an attempt to ...

Take ALICE drills seriously

Editorials

Remember the good old days when you were young and the only thing breaking up the routine of school was the occasional fire drill? Teachers and principals told you how important it was to pay attention and know what to do in case of a fire. Take the drills seriously, they urged. You didn’t. ...

Broadband is now a necessity

Editorials

A proposal to expand accessibility to broadband internet service in Ohio may have its bugs, but state lawmakers should pursue it. It is unfortunate, but the cost of providing broadband service in some regions of the state — including here in rural sections of our area — is high enough to ...

Proper etiquette

Letters to the Editor

Editor: “It’s auto show time.” But here in Columbiana County, it’s election show time based on recent letters printed in this column. Typical election action words such as “vengeful, shocking, hypocrisy, temper tantrum, demeaning, insulting, that is a fact, and thwarting the legal ...

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Letters to the Editor

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