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Opinion

A message from Dem Party Chairman

Letters to the Editor

In the past few weeks, the county prosecutor’s race has seen the introduction of stories that focus on everything except what the county prosecutor does.  I can understand that because the last thing anyone running against John Gamble would want is for this election to come down to ...

A message from GOP Party Chairman

Letters to the Editor

For weeks now there have been reports that Columbiana County Chief Assistant Prosecutor John Gamble was party to an incident at Pinky’s Lounge in New Garden, Ohio involving serious breaches of confidentiality and just plain inappropriate, illegal behavior by one in his position. This breach ...

Repeal of House Bill 6 needed to return trust

Editorials

Ohio legislators are right to be furious about the way they were manipulated into taking $150 million per year out of their constituents’ pockets to benefit two nuclear power plants. In July, federal authorities arrested former state House of Representatives Speaker Larry Householder and ...

State Controlling Board could be utilized for relief

Editorials

Though the federal government does not seem anywhere near a second round of coronavirus aid, Ohio lawmakers and Gov. Mike DeWine — perhaps because they are closer and paying more attention to the situation — are working on an aid package that should soon deliver some relief to Ohio ...

‘So just where is everybody?’

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Diane Dimond, is an opinion writer often published in the Morning Journal. I find her comments well thought out and worth considering. Ms. Dimond really hit my hot button today, September 30th, in her commentary titled, “So, just where everybody?” She goes on to say, ...

Johnson merits our vote of confidence

Editorials

U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, has represented the state’s eastern counties so well since 2011 that the last time he was on the ballot, in 2018, he won nearly 70% of the vote. That is a whopping vote of confidence in Johnson — and he has earned it. An Air Force veteran who retired as a ...

Judge did right with census edict

Editorials

Knowing how many people live where in the United States is more than a matter of satisfying curiosity or writing books on demographics and geography. The Census conducted every decade has enormous ramifications. How about $1.5 trillion in federal funding is doled out to localities and states, ...

SCHOOL NOTES

Editorials

Tuition Mission scholarships EAST LIVERPOOL — The Tuition Mission Foundation (TMF) is announcing its tuition award recipients for the 2020-2021 academic year. TMF serves college-bound students in seven school districts in eastern Ohio (Beaver Local, East Liverpool and Wellsville), western ...

Rules must be followed to keep election integrity

Editorials

There is one safe bet regarding the upcoming presidential election: If vote totals in any of the states are close, there will be controversy over how ballots were handled. That will be so whether President Donald Trump or Joe Biden appears to have the edge. Ballot battles are nothing new, of ...

COVID-19 fallout is going to worsen, folks

Columns

By Jan. 1, nearly 1% of West Virginians will have been killed by COVID-19, with Ohio not far behind, predicts a scientific think tank at the University of Washington. That translates to 1,747 people in the Mountain State and 10,270 in the Buckeye State. As of Monday, the death tolls in our ...