Opinion

What the Clippers really did for Adam will never be lost

Editorials

The mother of a handicapped Columbiana man who passed away in 2015 expressed her unhappiness to the board of education last week that the high school football coach had lost her son's jersey and hat.Cyndi Grate's son Adam suffered from spina bifida and was an avid Clipper fan who attended most ...

More than just a lucky break

Editorials

Hillary Clinton and her supporters continue to gloat over FBI Director James Comey's decision not to recommend she be charged with crimes related to her illegal use of private e-mail servers while secretary of state. Clinton now has a clean bill of health to display in her candidacy for ...

Everyone can’t be doing it, too

Editorials

It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is doing it.As many a parent has had to explain to a teenager, the fact other people are engaging in ...

True disgrace

Letters to the Editor

Editor:The disgrace of the Benghazi affair is that the lives of our civil servants and soldiers were subordinated to Barack Obama's re-election.When over 600 pleas were sent out for help the pundits in the situation room in Washington were debating whether the soldiers should come to the aid of ...

It does not all fall on the cops

Editorials

"We're asking cops to do too much in this country," Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud on Monday. "Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve," he explained.Brown, whose department lost five officers to a racially motivated killer last week, is right to an ...

Give teeth to VA reform law

Editorials

One reason so many bureaucrats get away with murder is that the government so often does nothing more than slap them on the wrists, if even that. The standard excuse is that employment laws prevent any meaningful punishment.After the wait-list scandal erupted at the Department of Veterans ...

Another hot spot may emerge

Editorials

During President Barack Obama's administration, U.S. foreign policy has been a disaster. Longtime allies are re-evaluating their reliance on Washington. Meanwhile, old foes are flexing their muscles.One of them, Nicaraguan strongman Daniel Ortega, kicked three U.S. officials out of his country ...

More laws not the answer

Editorials

Weeks after the massacre in Orlando, Fla., and even as Americans were celebrating their liberties, President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other liberals continued to pound the drums for more gun control laws.They insist that banning "weapons of war" would prevent mass murder such as that ...

Chip and unsealed

Letters to the Editor

Editor:The state of roadways in our community are always changing. Some roadways seems to never get any attention, others seem to be worked on constantly.Lisbon-Canfield Road between Franklin Square and state Route 344 has recently had some work done. In theory, this is a good thing. In ...

Give Salem residents vote on charter government

Editorials

Salem voters may get a chance to set the wheels in motion to establish a charter form of government for their town in the November general election.City Council last week held the first reading of an ordinance that will place on the ballot the issue of a charter government formation and elect ...