Opinion

Election prayer

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I think with less than 20 days until the election, it is time to really start praying for this election and for this country. 2nd Chronicles 7:14: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways; ...

Ginter for state representative

Editorials

State Rep. Tim Ginter, a Salem Republican, is opposed in his bid for re-election by Democrat John Dyce of Guilford Lake. For the most part, there are few differences between the candidates. They both agree that the drug problem currently facing Columbiana County should be the top priority ...

Weigle for commissioner

Editorials

Columbiana County Commissioner Tim Weigle, a Republican, in his bid to win a second term, is opposed by Beaver Local school board President Jerry Barnett, a Democrat. Barnett seems focused on the fact that all three Columbiana County commissioners are Republicans and feels that electing a ...

Remembering Florida in 2000

Editorials

A candidate for president unwilling to accept the results on election day? Horrors, cried supporters of Hillary Clinton and many in the news media on Wednesday night. They were reacting to Donald Trump’s answer to a question during the televised debate between him and Clinton. Asked ...

High stakes

Letters to the Editor

Editor: As printed in the Journal on Oct. 12, John Dyce was taking state Rep. Tim Ginter’s support of Donald Trump into question because he is a Christian minister and Trump made nasty comments about women. First off, if John Dyce knows anything about Christianity, he should also ...

State works for the campaign

Editorials

Hillary Clinton’s primary defense against allegations of wrongdoing raised by the recent release of emails involving her and Democratic Party officials has been to note there is no way to determine whether the information released by WikiLeaks is accurate. Some of it may have been faked in an ...

It may not just be the tests

Editorials

Perhaps Ohio’s new high school graduation requirements are flawed, as some critics insist. It may be that they unfairly block some students’ paths to diplomas. But Buckeye State residents should also be upset about what the new program implies about how much public school students are ...

Much at stake in Mosul

Editorials

Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time. Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of the IS in that country. No doubt the terrorists will fight ...

Preserve the miners’ pensions

Editorials

Congress should be helping retired coal miners and their families whose pension benefits are in jeopardy. All of them. A bill that would help former miners covered under a United Mine Workers of America retirement agreement with coal operators has been stalled on Capitol Hill for ...

Harmless fun?

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Wake up America. Sound an alarm. Doesn’t anyone see the inconsistency, the hypocrisy, the danger of what is happening around us? On page 1 of the paper is a headline wanting people to not wear clown costumes because it’s “foolish and dangerous.” Then on page 9 is a ...