Editorials

Swimming in the college swamp

During her time as U.S. secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice had to navigate the quagmire that is Washington, D.C. One wonders whether she found the world of college basketball to be even more of a swamp. Rice headed a commission formed to recommend solutions to rampant corruption in NCAA ...

Message sent, but years late

Last week’s conviction of entertainer Bill Cosby on a charge of sexually assaulting a woman was a milestone, in a way. Some people consider Cosby the funniest man they ever heard deliver a monologue. For years, millions of Americans viewed him as a model for fatherhood. And many black ...

Our veterans deserve better

White House physician Adm. Ronny Jackson has withdrawn from contention as new head of the Department of Veterans Affairs. He continues to insist allegations about his character are false. Perhaps, perhaps not. Sterling character should be a prerequisite for the VA secretary post. But ...

Golfer’s priorities are in order

Bernhard Langer is not among the ranks of professional athletes and entertainers whose careers come first. The 60-year-old German has had quite a career as a professional golfer. He has won 36 events and collected about $25 million. But on May 24-27, he will not be in Benton Harbor, Mich., ...

Warm welcome assured no matter where TJX lands

Columbiana County is open to business. That was evident this week when officials of the city of East Liverpool and the Columbiana County Port Authority jumped into action when word was received that TJX HomeGoods had pulled its proposal to locate its distribution center in Lordstown. TJX, ...

Loose Ends

After reading the proposal made by East Liverpool Mayor Ryan Stovall to the TJX corporation this week, and seeing all the incentives the city offered to entice the company to the city, I joked with him that his kids Shaylin and Hayden better be careful, or they might be sacrificed. But, in ...

Schools must cover all bases

Safety against violent intruders has become a major concern in planning construction of new schools and renovation of existing ones. That can mean expensive provisions such as “mantrap” entrances and metal detectors. Let us not overlook the little things. A commission investigating the ...

VA nominee under microscope

Senators debating whether to confirm President Donald Trump’s nominee to head the Department of Veterans Affairs have a legitimate concern: Is Navy Adm. Ronny Jackson, who is the White House physician, up to the job? In his role as the president’s doctor, Jackson manages a staff of about ...

Protect our highway workers

It is ironic that the men and women holding flags and stop signs to keep us safe while we drive through highway work zones are in more peril than we are. It is true, however. Accidents in work zones claim scores of lives each year. Many of them are the people repaving our roads, repairing our ...

Probation punishment enough

Determining effective, yet fair, punishment of juveniles who commit crimes has perplexed adults through the ages. The offending child must be punished significantly enough to not only deter further infractions by that minor, but to also send a message to any others who might be heading down the ...