Opinion

Lisbon will try, try again

Editorials

The idiom: “a day late and a dollar short” could be applied to Lisbon’s bid to seek a state grant to help fix up downtown businesses. In this case, Mayor Joe Morenz believes he is partially to blame for not getting the ball rolling earlier and now instead of just one dollar short, the ...

Dealing is not non-violent crime

Editorials

Whether President Donald Trump will agree with entertainer Kim Kardashian West that a pardon should be granted to imprisoned drug dealer Alice Marie Johnson is uncertain. Johnson, 62, has served more than 20 years behind bars after being convicted of playing a key role in a drug ring in ...

Roseanne must pay the price

Editorials

Social media is like alcohol, in some respects. When not handled with care, it can loosen inhibitions and affect judgment adversely. But also like alcohol, social media need not be harmful if used intelligently and in moderation. Ask Roseanne Barr about that. The entertainer’s career is a ...

Henpecked

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I write today to inform the citizens of Columbiana who do not know that one of your own is being taken to court because he decided to have backyard hens. If you do not know, Richard Simpson is now in a legal battle with the city. Wherever you may stand on one’s right to have ...

Heed mistakes made by W.Va.

Editorials

Ohio officials are being urged by some to jump on the sports betting bandwagon. Actually, though, there are multiple routes to permitting wagers on athletic events, not just one. In other words, there are several bandwagons. Hopping on the wrong one would be a mistake. Earlier this month, ...

A very judicious opinion

Editorials

Judges and appeals court justices are not supposed to make new laws. Their role under our checks-and-balances system is limited to interpreting laws and state and national constitutions. For many years, some on the U.S. Supreme Court ignored that fundamental doctrine. Now, however, the tide ...

Trump throws Korea a curve

Editorials

For decades, North Korea’s vicious rulers have been able to count on Americans’ fervent, abiding desire for peace. Dictator Kim Jong Un, like his father and grandfather, views that as a weakness to be exploited. Our presidents, both Republican and Democrat, have been so desperate to avoid ...

Today, we remember and mourn

Editorials

In large cemeteries in our cities and small ones on our hills and in our valleys, they lie. Some rest in churchyards, others in family plots. Some never made it home at all, remaining where they fell in far-off lands. We mourn them all today, Memorial Day. We celebrate their lives, give ...

The meaning of Memorial Day

Editorials

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 the summer season. Originally called Decoration Day, it is believed to have been started by Southern women ...

Tour should be given to experts

Editorials

North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un probably has never heard the term “dog and pony show.” Nevertheless, he is engaging in one. A group of journalists from several countries, including the United States, has been invited to watch North Korean workers dismantle a nuclear weapons testing ...