Opinion

Called out

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The Nov. 24 issue of The Morning Journal contained the headline, “Worker reprimanded over sign incident.” I remember being surprised and then upset that it was the county employee who was the one being reprimanded. Perhaps a quick recap would be helpful. A county employee, using ...

Palestine’s decision to make

Editorials

East Palestine Mayor Alan Cohen says the village is on the verge of “falling off a cliff” if something isn’t done to secure its financial future. However, plans to place a .5 percent income tax increase before voters on the May primary election ballot may be starting down a slippery ...

Get out the vote

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Finally, just when it looked like Republicans would control the House of Representatives for 40 years (much like the Democrats had) a blue wave came crashing down. How could everything go so wrong for the GOP? Well, for one thing, the drawing of lines for Congressional districts ...

Dollars and sense

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The Democrats don’t want to give Trump $5 billion for the wall. But, they gave Obama $150 billion to give to Iran. Make sense? John Arnette East Liverpool

Abandoned wells need attention

Editorials

Let’s hope the Diversified Gas and Oil Corp. is serious about its commitment regarding abandoned oil and gas wells in West Virginia. State officials need to have a contingency plan in place should the firm prove unwilling or unable to deal with the wells. Diversified has purchased more than ...

Delays not helping students

Editorials

Time and again, officials at colleges and universities tell us we are not preparing our students to attend their institutions. That is fine with them, of course — they get to charge more for extra semesters in which students take remedial courses to get them up to where they should be. ...

Judicial flexibility possible

Editorials

Earlier this fall, when voters were considering whether to approve a constitutional amendment that would reclassify some drug offenses, with the stated goal of reducing the state’s prison population, the five judges who preside over Stark County Common Pleas Court visited the Editorial Board ...

End the war in Afghanistan

Editorials

A new report from Brown University’s Costs of War project serves as a stark reminder of the destruction, both past and present, that has been wrought upon Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan since the turn of the 20th century. The report found that, by conservative estimates, 480,000 people have ...

You can be someone’s Santa

Editorials

Time is short for those of us who have fallen behind on our Christmas shopping. As we cope with the struggles of everyday life while trying to find the perfect gifts for everyone on our lists, let us not neglect to take care of the one task that ought not to require any thought: ensuring Santa ...

Civic pride

Letters to the Editor

Editor: What a whirlwind it was. Now that the dust has settled on Election 2018, I look back with appreciation for all I learned and observed about our government and legislative process. The voter turnout was great — over 10 percent increase from the 2014 midterm election. That is ...