Opinion

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Editorials

“December 7, 1941, a date which will live in infamy,” is how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt described that horrible day 75 years ago today when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Those who are old enough to remember can still describe what they were doing and how they ...

Fanatics jumped the gun

Editorials

An evil person bent on doing harm will do so, whether he must use a vehicle, a knife or any of the myriad other weapons available besides a firearm. In fact, Somalia native Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a legal permanent U.S. resident, needed only his car and a butcher knife to send 11 people to ...

Pelosi survived, this time

Editorials

Housing of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi may well be patting herself on the back. In the process, she should be looking over her shoulder. Change is coming up fast, and she simply is not equipped to handle it. Pelosi, D-Calif., was re-elected as leader of House Democrats ...

See the problem?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The state legislature is considering two bills (Senate Bill 366 and House Bill 617) which would dramatically alter the way medical professionals are regulated in Ohio, including optometrists. Under the bills, about a dozen boards would be eliminated and consolidated in some cases ...

A matter of pride

Letters to the Editor

Editor: To be listed on the National Register of Historic Places, a division of the U.S. Department of the Interior, should be a matter of pride, not only for the history that has passed through it, but respect for how it was built and maintaining its original architecture. The ...

X-ray machine for jail could be worth the cost

Editorials

The three drug overdoses that occurred at the same time on the same day in October at the Columbiana County Jail shouldn’t be shocking, considering the increasing number of heroin overdoses and deaths we’ve been experiencing in this county. It is frightening, however, that the overdose ...

Our safety depends on us

Editorials

Precisely what motivated Abdul Razak Ali Artan to injure 11 people in an attack on the campus of Ohio State University may never be known. Fortunately, a campus police officer at the scene for another reason shot Artan dead. It is a reasonable supposition that Artan was one of those ...

Sore losers on the left

Editorials

It was one thing for supporters of presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore to dispute Florida election results in 2000. Then, there were serious questions (remember “hanging chads”) and the entire national election at stake. But now, liberals insisting Democrat Hillary ...

Roasts and Toasts

Editorials

(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 ...

Grad rules may not be problem

Editorials

Either Ohio’s system of determining whether high school students are ready to graduate is valid, or it is not. The question facing education policymakers and school officials and teachers is that simple. It needs to be answered. Juniors in high school now are in the first class to ...