Letters to the Editor

Law should bite back at someone

Editor: In August 2018 a volunteer dog walker at the Columbiana County Dog Pound was severely bitten. Personnel from the nearby county jail provided first aid and filed a sheriff’s report. The victim was transported to an out-of-county hospital and required emergency surgery for repair of ...

Grand-slamming

Editor: Reading newspaper coverage of Lisbon council meetings, it is evident that Councilman Peter Wilson gets slammed nearly every time he brings up a suggestion for saving the village money or for improving the town. Most recently, according to news accounts, Mayor Roger Gallo accused ...

Jet lag

Editor: Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats wanted to take a seven-day excursion to Afghanistan, Egypt and Belgium. Thank God Trump shut it down. She and other Dems wanted to travel on our dollars, not theirs. Trump said they could fly commercial if they wanted to. It’s easier to spend our ...

Diesel deals

Editor: The price of crude oil started dropping like a rock well over a month ago and the local (Lisbon) price of gasoline followed suit. However, the price of diesel fuel didn’t budge for a long time. It remained at $3.29 per gallon. The price of gasoline is now well below $2 per gallon ...

Move on

Editor: Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night two years ago that she was cheated when she lost to Trump. She thrust her arms in the air, and with her weeping supporters, still try to convince the public to sympathize with her as she screeches “Foul.” Let’s just think ...

Penny wise, pound foolish

Editor: For the past two years, I have been a devoted volunteer at the Columbiana County Dog Pound. I was born and raised in Lisbon and felt good giving back to this community. All I ever wanted to do was walk puppies and help out. During that time, I came to know several other volunteers who ...

Called out

Editor: The Nov. 24 issue of The Morning Journal contained the headline, “Worker reprimanded over sign incident.” I remember being surprised and then upset that it was the county employee who was the one being reprimanded. Perhaps a quick recap would be helpful. A county employee, using ...

Get out the vote

Editor: Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down. How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional districts ...

Dollars and sense

Editor: The Democrats don’t want to give Trump $5 billion for the wall. But, they gave Obama $150 billion to give to Iran. Make sense? John Arnette East Liverpool

Civic pride

Editor: What a whirlwind it was. Now that the dust has settled on Election 2018, I look back with appreciation for all I learned and observed about our government and legislative process. The voter turnout was great — over 10 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election. That is ...