Opinion

Reputation over decency

Editorials

College and university officials throughout the country ought to be asking themselves whether sexual abuse scandals such as those at Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan State universities could occur at their institutions. Those answering in the negative may want to search their souls about why ...

Will, can Kim keep his word?

Editorials

The niceties of diplomacy dictate that when world leaders meet, they smile, shake hands, even trade a joke or two. Kind words and gestures of trust are virtually mandatory. So it was this week in Singapore, when President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met. Before departing, ...

Against it then, against it now

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In the wake of reporter Tom Giambroni’s two-part story on issues related to the Columbiana County Jail, I’d like to remind the citizenry that privatization of the county jail was not a unanimous decision of the three-member county Board of Commissioners at the time. I sat on ...

Verification is the key

Editorials

It seems that President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un established some level of trust with each other during their meeting Tuesday in Singapore. Now comes the second, critical half of the equation: verification that Pyongyang does what Kim says it will. What happened ...

Another case of misuse of power

Editorials

It is unfortunate in a way that even Republicans in Congress sometimes refuse to go along with President Donald Trump’s initiatives. But after eight years of former chief executive Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, one can hardly blame lawmakers for being on their guard. Another example ...

Viacom does the correct thing

Editorials

You may want to sit down for this: Hollywood has done something worthy of praise. For once, the movie moguls have put ethics ahead of money. Paramount Network had planned a television reprise of the 1988 film, “Heathers.” The original version starred Winona Rider and Christian ...

A first step toward progress

Editorials

During this era in which instant gratification seems realistic to all too many people, President Donald Trump is doomed to disappoint them this week. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will meet Tuesday in Singapore to discuss Pyongyang’s weaponization campaign, which includes both ...

Get over the pot hysteria

Editorials

Ohio officials have said they will not be able to meet the Sept. 8 deadline set to make medical marijuana available to state residents who have been approved to legally purchase and use it. Perhaps the state should take advantage of the extra time to launch a public education campaign to ...

Crack down on the businesses

Editorials

A massive raid on a gardening and landscaping company in northern Ohio is a reminder that many illegal immigrants would not be in our country without active encouragement from a few unscrupulous business owners. More than 200 federal agents arrested 114 people in the raid on Tuesday. They ...

Hallowed ground in Shanksville

Editorials

Sept. 11, 2001, seems so long ago, in many ways. A whole generation of Americans has no personal recollection of that tragic day. We are being reminded of it once again, by the announcement that some wreckage from Flight 93, no longer needed for purposes such as investigating the tragedy, ...