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Opinion

NEA may no longer be needed

Editorials

President Trump’s team has proposed eliminating the National Endowment for the Arts, which will surely stir controversy. The arts are vital to civilization. But while we must have art, a federal endowment for art is debatable. The problem is the government taking sides in art. Or even ...

Lisbon first

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I am the executive director of the Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce and I have lived in Lisbon all my life. I truly believe in our town and I try hard to promote it. This week I will be taking a couple of new people around who are interested in starting a new business in our ...

Landlord issue should be placed in the proper hands

Editorials

We hesitate to chastise any elected official for having too much enthusiasm in trying to better his or her community, because we applaud those who step up and take the bull by the horns in most cases. In East Liverpool, for example, current City Council members have done an exemplary job ...

Don’t forget about Jordan

Editorials

President Barack Obama’s eight years in office have been a time of frustration for many of our nation’s allies. His shoddy treatment of Israel makes headlines regularly. But our second-most-reliable ally, Jordan, seldom makes the news. A terrorist attack there in mid-December, in which ...

Move on past the extremists

Editorials

Fortunately, some Democrats in the U.S. Senate are beginning to think about the meaning of “loyal opposition” in government. It means standing firm on specific issues, without engaging in wholesale obstructionism. Many Americans disagree with some or even all of President Donald ...

Effort only goes so far

Editorials

Ohio’s Department of Higher Education has been keeping track of sexual-violence prevention efforts at institutions of higher education, through its Changing Campus Culture initiative. Recently, the agency released the good news that there have been significant improvements in those ...

Barron should be off limits

Editorials

What part of “the president’s young children are off-limits” do some entertainers not understand? The often-maligned news media gets it, and has for many years. Presidents and their grown sons and daughters are fair targets for journalistic coverage. But small children who happen to ...

Trump’s rationale makes sense

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s order banning travel to this country by citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries certainly could have benefited from more planning. For example, denying re-entry to travelers who resided here, then left the United States intending to return within days or ...

Industry needs a longer leash

Editorials

Among the headlines President Donald Trump made last week was one citing his executive order to clear obstacles standing in the way of the proposed Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines. That is a good start, many local residents may have reacted. Now, let’s move on to accelerating ...

A story that warms the heart

Editorials

“Charity begins at home” is an often repeated saying, but at least one local law enforcement officer and several businesses have taken its meaning to heart, St. Clair Township K-9 officer Chris Davis this past week responded to a disabled vehicle call on state Route 11, something he ...