Opinion

X-ray machine for jail could be worth the cost

Editorials

The three drug overdoses that occurred at the same time on the same day in October at the Columbiana County Jail shouldn’t be shocking, considering the increasing number of heroin overdoses and deaths we’ve been experiencing in this county. It is frightening, however, that the overdose ...

Our safety depends on us

Editorials

Precisely what motivated Abdul Razak Ali Artan to injure 11 people in an attack on the campus of Ohio State University may never be known. Fortunately, a campus police officer at the scene for another reason shot Artan dead. It is a reasonable supposition that Artan was one of those ...

Sore losers on the left

Editorials

It was one thing for supporters of presidential candidates George W. Bush and Al Gore to dispute Florida election results in 2000. Then, there were serious questions (remember “hanging chads”) and the entire national election at stake. But now, liberals insisting Democrat Hillary ...

Roasts and Toasts

Editorials

(EDITOR’S NOTE: The following are notes and comments by the Journal staff to recognize both the accomplishments and shortcomings of people, officials and groups in our county, state, nation and world. Signed submissions from readers may be considered, but are not automatically ...

Grad rules may not be problem

Editorials

Either Ohio’s system of determining whether high school students are ready to graduate is valid, or it is not. The question facing education policymakers and school officials and teachers is that simple. It needs to be answered. Juniors in high school now are in the first class to ...

Save miners’ retirement program

Editorials

For tens of thousands of retired miners and their family members, the federal government promises what amounts to a lump of coal in their Christmas stockings. Unless Congress acts, an estimated 12,500 retired miners, along with their family members, will face a bleak new year. On Dec. 31, ...

Review rules for bus drivers

Editorials

Six precious little children were killed Tuesday in a school bus crash in Chattanooga, Tenn. A dozen others were injured badly. Police said the bus driver was driving far in excess of the 30 mph speed limit where the accident occurred. He was arrested. How was it that the young man ...

Cops cannot be targets

Editorials

If four civilians were shot needlessly and intentionally by U.S. police officers in one day, it is a safe bet existing condemnations of law enforcement personnel as a class would be intensified greatly. There would be demands that something be done immediately to stop the violence. Four ...

Shop close to home

Editorials

Today is known as Black Friday. In past years today would signal the start of the holiday shopping season. Recently, however, the shopping season has gotten off to an earlier start as many stores have offered specials the week before Thanksgiving and more and more merchants have opted to be ...

Be grateful, be thankful

Editorials

It has been quite a year. Since we paused last to ponder our many blessings and enjoy the good food and better time with our families that is Thanksgiving, much of what we thought we knew about politics, government and our fellow Americans has been turned upside down. No doubt that will be ...