Opinion

We must be intelligent

Editorials

Knowing what North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is thinking is virtually impossible, because of his brutal, often erratic personality. One question is whether he understands he has an ace in the hole and is using it. If so, Kim may well bring on a nuclear war. During the weekend, U.S. ...

No leniency for Manafort

Editorials

Criminal charges against Paul Manafort and a business associate are not linked to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year, but they still should be of great concern. Manafort was a top aide to Trump during part of the election campaign. But he was fired last August, quite possibly ...

The deadliness of our mission

Editorials

Before they heard four U.S. special operations troops had been killed in a firefight against Islamic terrorists in Niger on Oct. 4, most Americans probably did not know our country had armed forces in that country. But we have had troops there for many years. The total now is about 800, who ...

Clinton was correct, sort of

Editorials

One hundred forty-five million dollars will buy an awful lot of gratitude. The question in former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s case is whether she showed her appreciation in unacceptable ways. Even before she lost the 2016 presidential election, Clinton demanded an investigation ...

Build on the old JFS site

Editorials

The former Columbiana County Board of Elections/municipal court building in downtown Lisbon is history and now it’s up to county commissioners to determine what the future holds for its former location. Plans for the empty lot have not been solidified, but commissioners have talked about ...

Beasts of prey

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The Harvey Weinsteins of this world are a creation of our culture. Mothers spend thousands on their daughters painting them up like little hookers and taking them to beauty and talent pageants all over the country. Professions such as teaching, homemaking and farming are disparaged ...

Will Hollywood judge Polanski?

Editorials

Among reasons Americans have to be angry about the Harvey Weinstein scandal is that the entertainment world enabled him by doing nothing during years in which his offenses were common knowledge. Onemight think the ensuing outrage would bring some in the world of filmmaking to their ...

A deserved vote

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Lisbon residents will be asked again this November to vote for an issue that touches almost everyone in the community. A 3-mill renewal issue is being placed on the ballot by the Lisbon Cemetery Board. Support by voting will be very much appreciated. It will not raise taxes. We ...

This scandal is not new

Editorials

A “new” scandal is being looked into by some members of Congress. It involves sale of about 20 percent of the nation’s uranium assets to a Russian company in 2010. If you have been paying attention, however, you already know about it. We have urged for some time that circumstances ...

The poultry issue

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I am writing just a few days before the upcoming election to make one more effort to ensure that the residents of the city of Columbiana (Columbiana and Mahoning County) are aware and understand what they are being asked to vote on, whether for or against keeping live poultry in ...