Opinion

Constant cries of ‘fake news’ does the country no good

Editorials

It was less than a month into his term when President Donald Trump ramped up his “fake news” battle with several national media outlets, referring to them at that time as the “enemy of the people.” The rhetoric continues 18 months later as the term “fake news” now permeates all ...

National debt not going away

Editorials

With a national debt of $21.3 trillion, keeping the federal government’s spending within the limit of what revenue is taken in has become critical. Yet, after decades of warnings that needs to be done, political leaders have not found the will to make it happen. Last week, it was reported ...

Strziok’s fire was justified

Editorials

Former FBI agent Peter Strzok was fired by the agency Friday, long after he should have lost his job. Strzok was involved in both the FBI’s investigation of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and that of President Donald Trump. He was removed from the Trump probe when his ...

Shoot down the space force

Editorials

President Donald Trump is right that the United States needs an effective reaction to the militarization of outer space. He is wrong that we need to create a whole new bureaucracy to do that, however. Trump has said he wants to create a new branch of the military — a Space Force. That is ...

Economic strategy is working

Editorials

Liberal critics of President Donald Trump’s multi-faceted economic development strategy continue to insist it is not helping American working men and women. But it is — big time. Labor Department statistics released last week show unemployment is the lowest in nearly half a century, at ...

More senseless vandalism

Editorials

Beaver Creek State Park is one of the hidden treasures of Columbiana County. Established in 1949, the vast park offers camping, hiking, fishing and the Pioneer Village, which features a log home, church, schoolhouse, general store and blacksmith shop. The village is next to the historic ...

Grave decision

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Whoever permitted parking cars in the Lisbon Cemetery during the county fair: Why would you do such a thing? A boy damaged several headstones while messing with his parents’ car that was parked there. He backed through three rows of headstones. Besides that, the parents had no ...

The wall stuck in the swamp

Editorials

Given the waste of time and money evident in the government’s efforts to build a wall along our southern border, it is no wonder Mexican officials want no part of paying for it. Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is difficult to restrain it upon hearing more evidence of how bureaucracy in the ...

Ms. Terri driving

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I have had the privilege over the past several decades to travel on daily errands, such as banking or grocery shopping, through a beautiful state park. This includes crossing a federally declared wild and scenic river. The views are simply stunning and the atmosphere natural and ...

No thanks

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Being first cousin to former Lisbon mayor Joe Morenz, I can tell you first hand that he dearly loves Lisbon and only wants the best for our town. I know that he would continue to fight to clean up and bring more business and therefore opportunity to Lisbon, but dealing with certain ...