Editorials

Thank the USPS, send a card

Despite rate increase after rate increase over the past several years, sending a letter across the country at a cost of two quarters still qualifies as a bargain. Especially when neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night keeps postal carriers from completing their appointed rounds. That ...

Thank the USPS, send a card

Despite rate increase after rate increase over the past several years, sending a letter across the country at a cost of two quarters still qualifies as a bargain. Especially when neither rain nor sleet nor gloom of night keeps postal carriers from completing their appointed rounds. That ...

Remembering Pearl Harbor Day

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, described that horrible day 77 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Those who are old enough to remember can still describe what they were doing and how they felt ...

Fighting the good cyber fight

Threats to our security come in many forms, but among the least understood are those that occur in cyberspace. From our personal computers and smartphones all the way up to the server banks keeping hospitals running and those holding the secrets of the federal government, hackers can be as ...

Put-In-Bay deserved better

In 2014, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, now the governor-elect, took over an investigation of the Put-In-Bay Police Department, but he accomplished little. Nobody went to prison; nothing of significance changed. Now the village government, as a whole, has been under investigation by DeWine ...

The essence of decency

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Keep the voter rolls clean

Claims of “voter suppression” have sunk to new, ridiculous lows in many parts of the United States. Good for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, soon to be lieutenant governor as a result of the Nov. 6 election, for refusing to be cowed by them. Like conscientious chief election officers ...

The rules of the game

Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman David Johnson certainly put his foot in his mouth with the meme he recently posted on Facebook and now he is learning just how much damage thoughtless internet actions can cause. Johnson posted a distasteful meme saying liberals were to blame for the ...

Don’t be blinded by bitcoin signs

A word of warning to those who jump on bandwagons, or make moves based on the advice of “the experts:” Results may vary. Remember, almost a decade ago, when the experts — that is, advocates for casinos in Ohio — predicted that the four locations at the time would generate $1.9 billion ...

Lordstown GM facility, Valley very marketable

The news about the end to local production of the Chevy Cruze, as United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green put it this week, felt like a “shot in the gut.” The sting was harsh and the recovery will be slow. Every one of our elected leaders from Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill clear ...