Opinion

Economic strategy is working

Editorials

Liberal critics of President Donald Trump’s multi-faceted economic development strategy continue to insist it is not helping American working men and women. But it is — big time. Labor Department statistics released last week show unemployment is the lowest in nearly half a century, at ...

More senseless vandalism

Editorials

Beaver Creek State Park is one of the hidden treasures of Columbiana County. Established in 1949, the vast park offers camping, hiking, fishing and the Pioneer Village, which features a log home, church, schoolhouse, general store and blacksmith shop. The village is next to the historic ...

Grave decision

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Whoever permitted parking cars in the Lisbon Cemetery during the county fair: Why would you do such a thing? A boy damaged several headstones while messing with his parents’ car that was parked there. He backed through three rows of headstones. Besides that, the parents had no ...

The wall stuck in the swamp

Editorials

Given the waste of time and money evident in the government’s efforts to build a wall along our southern border, it is no wonder Mexican officials want no part of paying for it. Pardon our sarcasm, please. It is difficult to restrain it upon hearing more evidence of how bureaucracy in the ...

Ms. Terri driving

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I have had the privilege over the past several decades to travel on daily errands, such as banking or grocery shopping, through a beautiful state park. This includes crossing a federally declared wild and scenic river. The views are simply stunning and the atmosphere natural and ...

No thanks

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Being first cousin to former Lisbon mayor Joe Morenz, I can tell you first hand that he dearly loves Lisbon and only wants the best for our town. I know that he would continue to fight to clean up and bring more business and therefore opportunity to Lisbon, but dealing with certain ...

Bring Mohammed to trial

Editorials

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed may die of old age before ever being convicted of the horrific crime he masterminded nearly 17 years ago. Mohammed, captured in 2003, is accused of being the key planner of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on America. Yet, though Mohammed, 53, has been in U.S. ...

Financial fairness in open enrollment

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Ohio’s open enrollment policy allows students to attend school in a district other than where they live. Local districts retain the right to decide whether or not they will open their doors to students outside of their community. As school funding fluctuates, many districts see open ...

Warren spreads the hate

Editorials

One popular dictionary defines a bigot as “one who regards or treats members of a group with hatred or intolerance.” U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., fits right in. Warren wants badly to be president of the United States. During the weekend, she was in top form during a speech to a ...

Bring all the veterans home

Editorials

Thousands of American families are awaiting bittersweet news in the wake of what, for them, was much more than a new chapter in the long history of tension between our country and North Korea. They want to know simply this: Are our loved ones’ remains among those returned recently by the ...