Opinion

I’m no victim

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I am am writing in an effort to correct inaccuracies stated in the submission from Karen Seidner of Lisbon titled “Law Should Bite Back at Someone” regarding an incident that happened in August at the Columbiana County Dog Pound. I am the volunteer who was bitten. I applaud and ...

Prayers for us all

Letters to the Editor

Editor: With whom does one associate when contemplating communal prayers? Among others, it’s the needy, the destitute, world leaders, and not least of all, the politician. Go to church or the synagogue and you’ll most assuredly hear the minister, priest or rabbi praying on their behalf, ...

Safety first

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I have been watching the Morning Journal articles concerning the proposed half percent tax increase. I have a few thoughts I would like to share. I have been watching how many calls our emergency technicians are not able to cover through no fault of the personnel. Our fire and ...

Questions Virginians must face

Editorials

It is easy to understand why some Virginians did not the same amount of attention as they would in a normal year to the president’s State of the Union address. Residents of the Old Dominion have their own political preoccupation this week. Credit Gov. Ralph Northam for that. He has posed a ...

A clear message to the Taliban

Editorials

To Americans of a certain age, the conflict in Afghanistan is beginning to look a lot like the Vietnam War. There are crucial differences, however, and they need to be borne in mind. U.S. troops continued to fight — and die — in Vietnam long after Washington stopped trying to win that ...

Make a compromise work

Editorials

President Donald Trump may have much to say on a great number of topics todaywhen he delivers his postponed State of the Union speech. But many listeners, perhaps including the woman who will be seated directly behind Trump, will be listening closely for comments on a single subject: “the ...

Ohio bill causes concern

Editorials

Oops. Ohio legislators inadvertantly created a mess when, in a bill they passed last year, they created a new agency in state government. Designed to improve use of technology in state government, education and job placement, it is called InnovateOhio. New Gov. Mike DeWine has said he plans ...

Online fee

Letters to the Editor

Editor: After many years, it was nice to see the city of East Liverpool update into the 21st century by being able to pay your water bill online, however after logging into the information and putting in my credit card information and going through all the hoops, I sadly found out that the ...

SB 81 should be enacted

Editorials

West Virginia state law already requires that adult motorists safeguard youthful passengers by using safety harnesses and, for the very young, child seats. Why not also protect them against another danger — secondhand smoke? The health risks of breathing in tobacco smoke from someone ...

Keep a level head on pipelines

Editorials

In the wake of a gas pipeline explosion that forced members of a Noble County family from their homes, national environmental organizations seized the opportunity to call for decommissioning all gas pipelines in the region. One wonders how those representing organizations such as Beyond Dirty ...