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Opinion

Council’s good stewardship

Editorials

No one in government should ever be handed a blank check to spend public funds as they wish. After all, they’re dealing with taxpayers money — our money — and as much as we trust those in office, allowing them to spend without accountability is asking for trouble. When the city installed ...

A vote for the past and the future

Letters to the Editor

Editor: The American poet/playwright Edgar Lee Masters in “Spoon River Anthology” creates an intriguing catalogue of tombstone epitaphs of the residents of a small American town. The history, the charm, the character of the Spoon River could well be Lisbon, with its history-filled ...

A little common sense, please

Editorials

With fall making its appearance, the holiday eating season (from Halloween candy through New Year’s feasts) is nearly upon us. Some folks may already be bracing themselves for the annual winter padding they put on, and burn off in the spring, when fresher foods and a return to outdoor ...

Just be Columbiana

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Columbiana has and always will be a community that is willing to embrace what we are. We are not a community that needs perfection and intrusion by those who want and will attempt to paint our future in a manner that they believe is progress. We are a community of farmers, ...

Just be Columbiana

Letters to the Editor

Editor: Columbiana has and always will be a community that is willing to embrace what we are. We are not a community that needs perfection and intrusion by those who want and will attempt to paint our future in a manner that they believe is progress. We are a community of farmers, ...

Bergdahl deserves prison time

Editorials

When Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl deserted his post in Afghanistan in 2009, he put his fellow soldiers in jeopardy. At least two were wounded in firefights while they searched for him. And, though Bergdahl had no part in the ill-informed decision by former President Barack Obama to exchange five ...

Common sense should prevail

Editorials

It seems obvious that the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs needs to have in place — and enforce — a strong code of ethics. Ask any military veteran victimized by “wait-list” schemes at some VA hospitals. But should a VA doctor be told he cannot help educate budding health ...

Scare tactics no longer fly

Editorials

Sierra Club officials, who likely speak for most environmental extremists, believe withdrawal from the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan will be “a double whammy for our communities: It will result in increased rates of respiratory illness and premature death while worsening climate ...

Cemetery support

Letters to the Editor

Editor: As mayor of Lisbon, I would like to draw your attention to the Lisbon Village Cemetery renewal levy on the ballot in the upcoming election. In my mind, the cemetery is on of the village treasures of which we should be very proud. The cemetery is beautifully maintained and operated ...

Cost of doing the right thing

Editorials

Once or twice a year, it seems, we hear of people who get themselves into serious trouble and have to be rescued, often at taxpayer expense. Boaters who venture out into rough seas and hikers who get lost because they outwalked their skills fall into that category. We’re always glad to hear ...