Editorials

Always remember 9/11/2001

Today we mark the 14th anniversary of that tragic day when we were attacked on our own soil and nearly 3,000 of our fellow Americans were killed.While all Americans mourn the horrific events of that day, Sept. 11, 2001, Columbiana Countians feel the pain even more deeply because we lost two of ...

State DOE just cannot say no

More and more, government officials at all levels seem to have adopted a new philosophy about laws requiring them to turn over public records when they are requested: Just say no. Then, prodded by promises to take them to court if they continue breaking the law, some officials drag their feet ...

A sanctioned slavery ring?

Arodolo Roberto Castillo-Serrano should be sent to a U.S. prison for a long, long time. But members of Congress should be asking how he got away with his crimes for so long - and how many others like him are victimizing young illegal immigrants.Castillo-Serrano, from Guatemala, has been in the ...

The wool is over their eyes

Pollsters researching support for President Barack Obama's agenda got quite a surprise when they tallied the results of surveys conducted in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida earlier this month. Unfathomably, registered voters support Obama on the Clean Power Plan.Quinnipiac University Poll, well ...

Sticks and stones and tactics

Liberals learned half a century ago that a very effective way of stifling dissenters is to claim they are war mongers. The infamous mushroom cloud television campaign against 1964 presidential candidate Barry Goldwater - which had no basis in fact - demonstrated that.So now, President Barack ...

Don’t be a Labor Day statistic

When Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, it was designated as a day for America to honor its workers and their contributions to our country.The nature of the holiday has changed significantly since its inception. We still pay tribute to our workforce, but the day also serves as the ...

Not the time to up interest rates

Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Stanley Fisher commented a few days ago that there is "a pretty strong case" for the Fed raising interest rates next month. In what alternate universe has Fisher been spending his time?Central bank officials have used ultra-low interest rates for several years to ...

A good question for Buddie

"Buddie" the marijuana legalization mascot has begun hitting the road in Ohio, urging voters - especially college students - to vote for state Issue 3 on the November election ballot.Television and Internet advertising urges voters to say yes to Issue 3. "Let's make Ohio safer," the spots ...

Remember the caribou scare?

Alaska was an excellent selection for President Barack Obama's scare campaign on climate change, during which he has warned entire countries could be submerged by rising oceans if global warming is not halted.Obama has not mentioned, of course, that the draconian plan he has in mind will do ...

Obama trashes another law

What would William McKinley, who served as president from 1897 until he was assassinated in 1901, think of a chief executive who refused to obey the law of the land? Modern-day Americans can only speculate about that.But they have first-hand knowledge of President Barack Obama's predilection ...