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Editorials

Ohioans wiser this time around

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. It is advice clearly being taken to heart by voters in Ohio.Liberal organizations had hoped they could elect former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland to the U.S. Senate this fall. But the Democratic candidate has not gained traction against ...

Make it a safe Labor Day

When Labor Day became a national holiday in 1894, it was designated as a day for America to honor its workers and their contributions to our country.The nature of the holiday has changed significantly since its inception. We still pay tribute to our workforce, but the day also serves as the ...

Another blip of email truth

If the State Department continues its foot-dragging over release of emails sent and received by Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state, information detrimental to her run for president will not come out until after the election.One more tantalizing hint of why so many of her emails ...

Single-payer system looms

President Barack Obama's signature federal takeover of health insurance clearly was a mistake. Millions of Americans are paying more, often much more, for coverage because of Obamacare. Millions are finding their health care options limited, despite the president's assurances that if we like ...

Roasts and Toasts

EDITOR'S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. Signed submissions from readers may be considered, but are not automatically includedROAST the ...

An easy, one-sided decision

An investigation revealing that donors to Hillary Clinton's family foundation appeared to have been given an inside track to personal contact with her while she was secretary of state is being dismissed by the presidential candidate.Investigative reporters with The Associated Press found that ...

Navy due for an evaluation

Some defense analysts have warned the U.S. Navy is not capable of dealing with all the ocean-borne threats in our modern world. Last week, North Korea provided a reminder of how the naval power situation is changing.A North Korean submarine fired a ballistic missile that flew about 310 miles. ...

Better never than late

With a presidential election on the line, Hillary Clinton is beginning to take ethics regarding her family's Clinton Foundation seriously. If she is elected, the foundation will make changes, she and husband Bill Clinton have said.Blatant conflicts of interest have been reported widely. While ...

Keep the meters in place

Lisbon is one of the last municipalities in Columbiana County that uses parking meters, but now the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce is asking village council to eliminate them.Chamber members feel the parking meters are deterring people from shopping in downtown Lisbon and several business ...

More realities of Obamacare

A few years ago, the Heritage Foundation published an analysis of the top 10 Obamacare promises broken - or soon to be broken. Among them were the now famous, "If you like your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan," and "If you like your doctor, you will be able to ...