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Opinion

Upset with Columbiana’s beating of East Palestine

Letters to the Editor

To the editor:  Despite my East Palestine roots and (friendly) bias, I proudly shared on my Facebook page the Reader's Digest story awarding Columbiana the title, "Nicest Place In America.” I'm curious whether Reader's Digest still would apply that moniker after the disgraceful actions ...

What is with the excessive money spent by candidate?

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Columbiana County has been my home for almost 30 years. It is a good place to live. I share life in this beautiful county with people who work hard to make a decent living and raise their families. It has not escaped my notice that much of the county is literally littered ...

An apology from candidate for mayor of Lisbon

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I want to apologize to the voters of Lisbon. I made a mistake last week by filing my pre-election expense report one day late to the Columbiana County Board of Elections. I am sorry; it was my mistake. I talked with Phil Richter, the executive director of the Ohio Election ...

Encouraging voters to back additional income tax

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: It has been my privilege to grow up and raise my children in Lisbon, Ohio. We as members of this community have been called upon to support our home town by voting for an additional .5% on the village income tax. Seventy-five percent of the funds raised are earmarked to ...

Executive orders come with scrutiny

Editorials

Former President Barack Obama’s abuse of executive orders to get his way when Congress refused to go along with him — or when he simply did not want the American people to know what he was doing — was wrong. But President Donald Trump’s critics now point to the fact his use of ...

Later school start worth consideration

Editorials

When State Senator Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland, proposed legislation that would mean a later start to the school day for Ohio students, the reaction was mixed. But even if the idea may have been inspired by similar legislation in California, it should not be dismissed entirely. It warrants ...

Double-checking the bureaucrats on voter rolls

Editorials

When Ohio experimented this year with releasing ahead of time the hundreds of thousands of names it intended to purge from voter rolls before the November election, organizations such as the League of Women Voters and other volunteer groups were asked, essentially, to double check the state’s ...

It high time to demand results from funding

Editorials

The idea that if we just throw enough taxpayers’ money at a problem, it will go away was discredited years ago. Yet we continue to try that approach, probably wasting billions of dollars nationwide that could be put to better use. Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague’s office may be trying ...

Demand better care for all of our veterans

Editorials

If allegations against the Department of Veterans Affairs are valid, Congress should take a hard look at the approximately $220 billion in taxpayer dollars the VA requested from this year’s budget. A department that cannot be trusted even to verify whether it is hiring people who are ...

Report shows opioid cost is overwhelming

Editorials

The standard measuring stick for determining the human cost of the drug abuse crisis tends to be the number of lives claimed by it — more than 70,000 annually in the United States. As we have pointed out, that exceeds the total number of U.S. deaths in the Vietnam War (58,220). But an ...