Opinion

Giving Manafort a fair shake

Editorials

Give U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III credit for insisting that Paul Manafort get the fairest trial possible. Manafort, at one time during 2016 a key adviser to Donald Trump in his bid for president, went on trial this week on charges unrelated to that campaign. Manafort is accused of a ...

The proper frame of mind

Editorials

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh has made it clear he has mixed feelings about the availability of firearms in America. Gun, gang and drug violence “has plagued all of us,” Kavanaugh wrote in one opinion from his current position as a federal judge in Washington. He added a ...

Positive signals from Mexico

Editorials

Most illegal immigrants come to the United States for economic opportunity. A few make the journey to escape political repression or crime. In many ways, what they do is entirely understandable — though, of course, immigration laws need to be enforced. Making their own homelands more ...

The European Union blinks

Editorials

His critics labeled President Donald Trump a dangerous bull in the economic china shop when he threatened to slap new tariffs on some goods imported from European Union members. They were long overdue in response to unfair trade tactics aimed at the United States by the EU, Trump ...

Memories of Hanoi Jane linger

Editorials

Actress Jane Fonda’s active support for America’s enemies during the Vietnam War — and her terrible, unfair criticism of U.S. troops — earned her the hatred of many veterans. Now Fonda, 80, claims she has regrets. Of the infamous 1972 photograph showing her at the controls of a North ...

Do not buy Kim’s promises

Editorials

It would be nice to believe news from North Korea last week is evidence that country’s regime is serious about the “denuclearization” deal with President Donald Trump. Indeed, the report sounded very, very good: “North Korea appears to have started dismantling key facilities at its ...

Wheel on down to the fair

Editorials

It’s time once again to “Wheel on Down” to the Columbiana County Fair. The 173rd edition of the annual fest is scheduled to kick off officially at 6 p.m. Monday with the crowning of the 4-H king and queen. Preliminary events start today with the garden tractor pull at 1 p.m. While the ...

Just a stoner’s throw away

Editorials

The times they are a-changin’ in the Buckeye State. Now, it is possible to go to college and major in dope. Really. Hocking College, in Nelsonville, plans to offer new courses in marijuana. The goal is to offer an associated of applied science in laboratory sciences with a major in ...

Let’s hope Wilkie is the one

Editorials

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Family unfriendly

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I am blessed to be a lifelong resident of Columbiana. Although I have never lived anywhere else I have traveled to many places here and some overseas and I am truly blessed. That said I am troubled by the increase of liquor in our community. Columbiana used to be a dry community. I ...