Opinion

Where the immigrants are not

Editorials

Famed mid-20th Century bank robber Willie Sutton is alleged to have been asked once, “Why do you rob banks?” “Because that’s where the money is.” Someone should ask House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she understands where the illegal immigrants aren’t. Obviously ...

Law should bite back at someone

Letters to the Editor

Editor: In August 2018 a volunteer dog walker at the Columbiana County Dog Pound was severely bitten. Personnel from the nearby county jail provided first aid and filed a sheriff’s report. The victim was transported to an out-of-county hospital and required emergency surgery for repair of ...

Roasts & Toasts

Editorials

TOAST the quick actions of Susan Rohm, who works in the county treasurer’s office and spotted an elderly gentleman sitting on the sidewalk in the Lisbon square across the street from the courthouse in the subzero temperatures on Wednesday afternoon. Matt Miller in security, Sheriff Ray Stone ...

Grand-slamming

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Reading newspaper coverage of Lisbon council meetings, it is evident that Councilman Peter Wilson gets slammed nearly every time he brings up a suggestion for saving the village money or for improving the town. Most recently, according to news accounts, Mayor Roger Gallo accused ...

Where the immigrants are not

Editorials

Famed mid-20th Century bank robber Willie Sutton is alleged to have been asked once, “Why do you rob banks?” “Because that’s where the money is.” Someone should ask House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi if she understands where the illegal immigrants aren’t. Obviously ...

Take the bitter cold seriously

Editorials

Polar vortex. Dangerously low wind chill temperatures. Temperatures that rival the South Pole. A Siberian Express. We’ve heard these terms bandied about quite a bit lately. Normally, the more cynical among us laugh off the weather warnings as something that others worry about. You know — ...

Voting oversight is necessary

Editorials

Fortunately, a problem with the election last November in Miami County, Ohio, did not affect the outcome of any races on the ballot. Still, the fact that 6,000 ballots were not counted is disturbing. Members of the county elections board had to meet last week to amend official returns. Board ...

Now it is up to House speaker

Editorials

Now, the ball is in House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s court. She has insisted for weeks that she and other Democrats would negotiate over President Donald Trump’s request for funds to erect new physical barriers on the nation’s southern border only if he agreed to end the ...

End shutdown, permanently

Editorials

A deal was reached Friday to temporarily end the government shutdown which began Dec. 22 and became the longest one in U.S. history. The shutdown was having a devastating effect on the federal workers who were not being paid. The deal reached Friday will reopen the government until Feb. 15. ...

Loose Ends

Editorials

Covering this week’s Westgate Middle School spelling bee, I asked the second place winner to refresh my memory what word he had misspelled. It had been only about five minutes since he spelled the word, but he said he didn’t remember. Jokingly, I said to him, “Oh yes you do. You’ll ...