Editorials

Prosecutor botched the case

On April 12, 2015, Baltimore, Md., police arrested 25-year-old Freddie Gray on a charge of possessing an illegal switchblade knife. He was placed into the back of a police van, where he fell into a coma. He died in a hospital seven days later, of injuries to his spinal cord.Some in the ...

The new normal in France

Two Islamic State terrorists invaded a church in France during a morning Mass last week. Before they were shot down by police, they forced the 86-year-old priest to his knees and slit his throat.The attack was the most recent in a string of atrocities committed by Islamic terrorists, who seem ...

Something for everyone can be found at the fair

It's time once again to "Wheel on Down" to the Columbiana County Fair.The 171st edition of the annual fest is scheduled to kick off officially at 5 p.m. Monday with the crowning of the 4-H king and queen. Preliminary events start today with the garden tractor pull at 1 p.m.While the fair is ...

Legal, yes; ethical, perhaps not

West Virginians and Ohioans would be exceedingly upset if they learned their governor had accepted more than $200,000 in gifts from deep-pocket donors. But while Tim Kaine was lieutenant governor, then governor of Virginia, it was no problem - under state law, at least.Kaine, who moved on to ...

But in the end, who will pay?

Democrats gathered in Philadelphia this week have heard tons of promises and heard more from their candidate, Hillary Clinton, when she took the stage Thursday.Free college tuition, cheaper rents, expansion of Social Security, Medicare coverage beginning at age 55, millions more people on ...

Hillary won’t get too close

Hillary Clinton and her running mate, Tim Kaine, plan to take their show on the road immediately after the Democratic National Convention ends. Their first stops will be in Ohio and Pennsylvania, it was reported Tuesday.Their itinerary makes it clear the two are pursuing the traditional ...

There really is a conspiracy

It turns out there may be something to that vast conspiracy then-first lady Hillary Clinton condemned in 1998. She got one thing wrong, however.There is a vast conspiracy in American politics, but it's of the left-wing variety.As a trove of leaked email messages among high-ranking Democrat ...

Keeping commitments, or not

President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, probably are the last people who should be lecturing Donald Trump about the United States keeping its commitments to other countries.Trump, the Republican candidate for president, has suggested U.S. military aid to its ...

30 can be done

Editor:If you drive east along Route 30 from Indiana, you travel on a completed four-lane highway. But your commute comes to a sudden end when you hit Trump Ave. in Canton, Ohio.To head farther east, you must drive on winding, sharp, narrow and hilly roads, in and out of towns, stoplights, and ...

Save yourself, and your pets

This weekend and the week coming up are being forecast as some of the hottest temperatures this area has felt in years.To prepare for this scorching heat, here are a few reminders about the danger that excessive heat poses for many people.According to the Center for Disease Control and ...