Opinion

Miners’ time running out

Editorials

Everyone on Capitol Hill seems to want to help retired coal miners whose health insurance and pensions are in dire jeopardy. But disagreement over how to do it may leave the miners and their families out in the cold. Time is running out. By Jan. 1, health care benefits for an estimated ...

Save jobs, don’t destroy them

Editorials

Liberal politicians and their supporters in some of the news media have become so used to employing a double standard that they seem to be blind to how many voters have caught on. Even after Democrat Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, the practice has ...

Stein playing the money game

Editorials

Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein apparently believes all’s fair in politics. Her blatant attempt to pave her way to office in the future ought to be remembered by voters. It is the very old-style politics so many voters are rejecting. Stein, who garnered fewer than 1.5 ...

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editorials

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described that horrible day 75 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Those who are old enough to remember can still describe what they were doing and how they ...

Fanatics jumped the gun

Editorials

An evil person bent on doing harm will do so, whether he must use a vehicle, a knife or any of the myriad other weapons available besides a firearm. In fact, Somalia native Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a legal permanent U.S. resident, needed only his car and a butcher knife to send 11 people to ...

Pelosi survived, this time

Editorials

Housing of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may well be patting herself on the back. In the process, she should be looking over her shoulder. Change is coming up fast, and she simply is not equipped to handle it. Pelosi, D-Calif., was re-elected as leader of House Democrats ...

See the problem?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The state legislature is considering two bills (Senate Bill 366 and House Bill 617) which would dramatically alter the way medical professionals are regulated in Ohio, including optometrists. Under the bills, about a dozen boards would be eliminated and consolidated in some cases ...

A matter of pride

Letters to the Editor

Editor: To be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, should be a matter of pride, not only for the history that has passed through it, but respect for how it was built and maintaining its original architecture. The ...

X-ray machine for jail could be worth the cost

Editorials

The three drug overdoses that occurred at the same time on the same day in October at the Columbiana County Jail shouldn’t be shocking, considering the increasing number of heroin overdoses and deaths we’ve been experiencing in this county. It is frightening, however, that the overdose ...

Our safety depends on us

Editorials

Precisely what motivated Abdul Razak Ali Artan to injure 11 people in an attack on the campus of Ohio State University may never be known. Fortunately, a campus police officer at the scene for another reason shot Artan dead. It is a reasonable supposition that Artan was one of those ...