Opinion

Non-believer

Letters to the Editor

Editor:Most everyone has seen a liberal news report or heard the speech that Khizr Khan gave at the Democratic National Convention. Before Donald Trump said it, I said to my husband, look at his wife, she must not be allowed to talk. I am sure I am not the only woman out here thinking that.I ...

The burden of Obamacare

Editorials

Obamacare would cost far more than the White House was claiming, we cautioned when the federal health insurance takeover was being debated. But President Barack Obama, taking time out from assuring Americans that if we liked our health insurance and our doctors we could keep them, labeled such ...

History lesson

Letters to the Editor

Editor:A tear in my heart.A tear in my eye.The County Home, another "built to last" historic structure in the oldest town in the state of Ohio, soon to be gone ... perhaps to Atlanta, Georgia, where they are paying $1 per each soft red brick. They want their history back, and want it authentic. ...

Serve, and also protect

Editorials

The video recording that shows Perry Galloway Jr.'s last minutes on earth is gut wrenching and heart breaking. Every law enforcement officer and official in the Ohio Valley should view it.Galloway, of Wheeling, W.Va., died March 31, 2015 after the car he was driving was pulled over by an Ohio ...

Analyze cost on middle class

Editorials

Congressional Budget Office analysts estimate the national debt, now at 75 percent of the gross national product, will grow to 86 percent in a decade.Rising debt hampers economic growth, the analysts added. And they pointed out critical programs including Social Security, Medicare and the ...

Fighting terrorism, one by one

Editorials

A few weeks ago, we warned that defeating terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State on the battlefield probably will mean an increase in brutal attacks by their operatives. Now it is official: After meeting with security advisers, President Barack Obama has issued the same ...

Deficit not worth bragging about

Editorials

President Barack Obama brags his stewardship over the federal budget has been praiseworthy. Why, spending deficits are going down, he proclaims.Wrong. Monthly budget deficits - the difference between what the government takes in and what it spends - are increasing.Last year's budget gap was ...

Insult added to injury

Editorials

When Columbiana County was first preyed upon by the illegal investment scheme launched by then treasurer Ardel Strabala through his son, Stephen, back in the early 1990s, we learned that $6 million in county money had been lost in the stock market, and another $334,000 had been spent on ...

Who is to blame? WHO

Editorials

One wonders whether those who bungled a United Nations health initiative understand people may have died - no, probably died, and perhaps in large numbers - as a result of the failures.In February, the World Health Organization, an arm of the U.N., shipped more than six million doses of yellow ...

Just like a tax increase

Editorials

One of those "fact check" analyses of presidential candidate Donald Trump's speech on the economy made the limits of such writing very clear. In a nutshell, one of its conclusions was simplistic - and very misleading.Trump gave a major speech Monday, outlining his plans for tax cuts intended to ...