Opinion

The essence of decency

Editorials

When former President George H.W. Bush passed away Friday, he left a legacy with much to recommend it. It is of a kinder, gentler nation fully capable of using an iron fist. Bush, our 41st president, was 94 when he joined his beloved wife, Barbara, who died earlier this year. Supreme Court ...

Keep the voter rolls clean

Editorials

Claims of “voter suppression” have sunk to new, ridiculous lows in many parts of the United States. Good for Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, soon to be lieutenant governor as a result of the Nov. 6 election, for refusing to be cowed by them. Like conscientious chief election officers ...

Volunteers are abandoned

Letters to the Editor

Editor: We have the pleasure of living in a tight knit community such as Lisbon, where everyone knows everyone. Sometimes this can be bad depending on what you said or did at the bar last weekend. However, the beauty of living in a small town is reflected most when tragedy strikes or a ...

The rules of the game

Editorials

Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman David Johnson certainly put his foot in his mouth with the meme he recently posted on Facebook and now he is learning just how much damage thoughtless internet actions can cause. Johnson posted a distasteful meme saying liberals were to blame for the ...

Don’t be blinded by bitcoin signs

Editorials

A word of warning to those who jump on bandwagons, or make moves based on the advice of “the experts:” Results may vary. Remember, almost a decade ago, when the experts — that is, advocates for casinos in Ohio — predicted that the four locations at the time would generate $1.9 billion ...

Lordstown GM facility, Valley very marketable

Editorials

The news about the end to local production of the Chevy Cruze, as United Auto Workers Local 1112 President Dave Green put it this week, felt like a “shot in the gut.” The sting was harsh and the recovery will be slow. Every one of our elected leaders from Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill clear ...

Be a sensible shopper

Editorials

Many of us get a little crazy during the holidays. Sometimes we just don’t use our heads. Clearly, the person who wrote a recommendation for one of those national consumer organizations wasn’t using his or hers. In deciding what model of a particular product to buy, shoppers should ...

WVU frats need to be reined in

Editorials

On the night of Saturday, Nov. 10, David Rusko, a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at West Virginia University, fell down the steps at the fraternity house. He was injured badly. Two hours passed before anyone at the fraternity house decided it was time to call an ambulance. Rusko, ...

The right track

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Congratulations to the Wellsville Board of Education and Superintendent Richard Bereschik on your decision to renovate Nicholson Field with the installation of a turf field, six lane all weather track, upgraded practice field, and parking area. This is truly a great investment in ...

Nature needs just a little help

Editorials

Those concerned with the health of our environment can be quick to point to drastic, instant-result “solutions” that do more harm than good. Their sense of urgency often leads them to bypass ideas that are perhaps slower, but provided by the planet (and smart humans who study it). Here in ...