Editorials

Shoe now on the other foot

Just a few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton and other Democratic Party leaders were chortling with glee at what they called disarray in the Republican Party. Why, with more than a dozen viable candidates for president at one time, the GOP was going to be fractured so badly it could not recover in ...

An end and a beginning

It's time for high school graduations once again in Columbiana County and the surrounding area. A time for celebration for many, but a time for caution as well.The season officially opened Friday when Sebring High School seniors were the first to receive their diplomas. American Spirit Academy ...

Use Zika money wisely

Most of us recognize the danger of spur-of-the-moment spending decisions. We guard against marketing strategies intended to make us reach for our credit cards first and ask questions later.Too often that is not the philosophy in Washington, where the cost of imprudent spending can be in the ...

Help Libya, not Islamic State

One can almost picture Islamic State terrorists in Libya, rubbing their hands together in glee at the thought of restocking their arsenal with advanced weaponry, courtesy of the United States.This country and a few other world powers have revealed a plan to supply weapons to the government of ...

Lawmakers take the lead

It appears virtually certain Ohioans will have access to marijuana - or at least, the active ingredient in it - for medicinal purposes within the next year or so. Some people believe that would be a blessing to those suffering from certain diseases.It could be a curse for many other Buckeye ...

An invasion of your privacy

If you are an Ohioan who has received help from the state Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, you may not want that fact to be common knowledge.Your mail carrier may know. So may others who see your mail.For the past five years, the department has been asking clients how ...

The master of the game

Though it should not be unexpected, there are always shockwaves near the end of presidential administrations when someone lifts the veil and we are reminded of the way politicians really think and behave. This time around, the revelations came from Barack Obama's deputy national security ...

No apologies required

President Barack Obama's aides insist his planned visit to Hiroshima, Japan, will not include a U.S. apology for dropping an atomic bomb on that city in 1945. Good. Americans have nothing for which to apologize.Obama will become the first sitting president to visit Hiroshima later this month. ...

Why Columbiana has zoning

"Good fences make good neighbors" is a proverb of unknown origin and its puzzling meaning has been debated throughout the ages. One thing for certain, if the fence doesn't make good neighbors, zoning laws can help.In the city of Columbiana, a fence recently put neighbors at odds and the overall ...

Consumers will see less green

American Electric Power officials say their five-year plan will mean a "greener energy future" for Ohioans. In terms of the "green" in Buckeye State wallets, that simply is not true.AEP, supported by the state Public Utilities Commission, plans to add lots of windmills and solar panels to its ...