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Opinion

Stay positive as EV future unfolds here

Editorials

We, like most residents of the region, had been hopeful that General Motors would return to auto making here in Lordstown after ending production in March of the popular and well-built Chevy Cruze. Sadly, last month it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen when the corporation and ...

His thoughts on the Columbiana-EP game

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: First, Columbiana’s football season has some things to regret, but the game against East Palestine is not one of them. Losing a game where you were clearly the better team that night is regrettable. Losing a game to your league rival by giving up two TDs at the goal line on ...

Past presidents are teachers, statesmen

Editorials

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Upset with Columbiana’s beating of East Palestine

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:  Despite my East Palestine roots and (friendly) bias, I proudly shared on my Facebook page the Reader's Digest story awarding Columbiana the title, "Nicest Place In America.” I'm curious whether Reader's Digest still would apply that moniker after the disgraceful actions ...

What is with the excessive money spent by candidate?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Columbiana County has been my home for almost 30 years. It is a good place to live. I share life in this beautiful county with people who work hard to make a decent living and raise their families. It has not escaped my notice that much of the county is literally littered ...

An apology from candidate for mayor of Lisbon

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to apologize to the voters of Lisbon. I made a mistake last week by filing my pre-election expense report one day late to the Columbiana County Board of Elections. I am sorry; it was my mistake. I talked with Phil Richter, the executive director of the Ohio Election ...

Encouraging voters to back additional income tax

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has been my privilege to grow up and raise my children in Lisbon, Ohio. We as members of this community have been called upon to support our home town by voting for an additional .5% on the village income tax. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised are earmarked to ...

Executive orders come with scrutiny

Editorials

Former President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive orders to get his way when Congress refused to go along with him — or when he simply did not want the American people to know what he was doing — was wrong. But President Donald Trump’s critics now point to the fact his use of ...

Later school start worth consideration

Editorials

When State Senator Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, proposed legislation that would mean a later start to the school day for Ohio students, the reaction was mixed. But even if the idea may have been inspired by similar legislation in California, it should not be dismissed entirely. It warrants ...

Double-checking the bureaucrats on voter rolls

Editorials

When Ohio experimented this year with releasing ahead of time the hundreds of thousands of names it intended to purge from voter rolls before the November election, organizations such as the League of Women Voters and other volunteer groups were asked, essentially, to double check the state’s ...