Opinion

Why not open Pandora’s Box?

Editorials

After it was revealed the Justice Department has named former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to head an investigation into alleged contact between Russian officials and President Donald Trump’s associates, some in the media and politics expressed concern. Pointing to some ...

Ending CDBG not the solution

Editorials

If President Donald Trump’s proposal to eliminate the Community Development Block Grant program is accepted by Congress, it would not be the first time Washington has attempted to rein in federal spending on the backs of thousands of local governments. It happened a few decades ago when a ...

Make it a safe celebration

Editorials

High school graduation time is upon us once again in Columbiana County and the surrounding area. It began last week with Columbiana, Heartland Christian, Sebring, East Liverpool and American Spirit. It continues tonight with Southern Local and Beaver Local followed by East Palestine, Leetonia ...

The right mix of tact, resolve

Editorials

There can be no doubt Saudi Arabia leaders got the message President Donald Trump was sending Saturday. Ironically, it was one former President Barack Obama claimed to be trying to convey — but in which he failed dismally. Trump has been accused of, in effect, being unnecessarily blunt and ...

Keep coal execs on the hook

Editorials

Consider the source, Mr. President. Then just say no. That may be the best advice President Donald Trump could get regarding a letter sent to him by former Massey Energy CEO Don Blankenship. Blankenship spent a year in prison after being convicted of conspiring to violate federal mine ...

Higher education, high standards

Editorials

An Ohio General Assembly proposal — House Bill 66 — is being labeled “an attack on faculty” by critics such as John McNay, president of the Ohio chapter of the American Association of University Professors and a history professor at the University of Cincinnati, who hope to keep tenured ...

Boy’s suicide unfathomable

Editorials

The thought of an 8-year-old child committing suicide is so awful most people probably do not want to even think about it. But it happened earlier this year in Cincinnati, and the circumstances dictate that we do think about it. On Jan. 26, little Gabriel Taye went to the bathroom in his home ...

Don’t make cops responsible for administering Narcan

Editorials

The heroin epidemic that is gripping our county and state has often been a topic of stories and editorials for this newspaper. It seems that despite the best efforts of local law enforcement this scourge continues to grow unabated. Besides victimizing the families of heroin addicts, the newer ...

No benefits for Manning

Editorials

Army Pvt. Chelsea Manning, released from prison Wednesday under a clemency order signed by former President Barack Obama, will be eligible for various benefits including military health care, at least for a time, the Army has revealed. Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, was convicted ...

Not the place for intrusion

Letters to the Editor

Editor: To city of Columbiana — if you were not aware, your appointed and some of your elected officials have determined that you are not capable of rational thought, now it seems that the location to which you choose to plant a garden is something that is worthy of government intrusion. ...