Editorials

Remember the price they paid

Today is casually considered the start of the summer vacation season.The kids are out of or about to get out of school. The weather has taken a turn for the better. The grills are out in full force.But today is a time to take a moment to consider those freedoms we enjoy as Americans to live in ...

The reason we celebrate

The origins of the holiday have been debated throughout much of our nation's history, but we all recognize Memorial Day as a time to honor our war dead and as the unofficial kickoff of summer.Originally called Decoration Day, it is believed to have been started by Southern women who, following ...

More bungling in government

President Barack Obama's administration is in a hurry to release thousands of drug offenders from prison before their original sentences have expired. But freeing those who have paid their dues in full? Not so much."Staff errors" were blamed in a Justice Department report that admitted 152 ...

President stung by bad press

Members of the Women Airforce Service Pilots group who flew noncombat missions for the military during World War II deserve to be viewed as veterans. A 1977 federal law codified that.In 2002, under then-President George W. Bush, the decision was made to allow any ex-WASPs who desired to be ...

Liverpool students stood up for what they believe in

High school students are encouraged to do something about bullying. A few days ago, graduating seniors at East Liverpool High School did just that. They recited the Lord's Prayer.For many years, it has been a tradition for the school choir to sing the prayer during commencement ceremonies. But ...

Just a vote-buying tactic

President Barack Obama has taken vote-buying for himself and his Democratic Party to a new high in politics. Last week, through an announcement by Vice President Joe Biden in Columbus, Ohio, he made a bid for 4.2 million new loyalists.Biden announced the White House is ordering sweeping changes ...

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 ...