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Opinion

Name calling

Letters to the Editor

Editor: After reading Congressman Bill Johnson’s remarks at Saturday’s rally in Lisbon, I have only one word to say: Shame! Shame on Johnson for repeating the lie that certain Democrats didn’t stand and applaud when Carryn Owens was introduced during Trump’s speech to Congress. And ...

Paperwork worth compiling

Editorials

“Oh, joy! More paperwork!” Put that on your list of comments least likely to be heard from anyone in law enforcement. A new type of report being sought from police and sheriff’s departments in Ohio is important, however. Law enforcement agencies in Ohio should begin collecting and ...

The weight of the matter

Editorials

Ohio Supreme Court justices did something exceedingly unusual this week: They admitted they were wrong just a few months ago. Late last year, a case involving a man convicted of buying more than 100 grams of cocaine went before the court. It was important because prison sentences are ...

Stay straight with rules on pot

Editorials

Among contributors to the epidemic of opioid drug abuse was sale of prescription pain pills obtained legally. In some cases, people with no pain at all conned doctors into allowing them to buy the pills, which they sold at tidy profits. In other situations, people were given large supplies of ...

Outline for health care reform

Editorials

Implacable critics of President Donald Trump dismissed his speech to Congress as full of platitudes and short on substance. One can only wonder whether they dozed off during much of the address. Trump offered a variety of policy prescriptions during the presentation. One of them involves the ...

Don’t undercut our libraries

Letters to the Editor

Editor: When Gov. John Kasich rolled out his new two-year state budget last month, he talked about leveraging the strength of Ohio’s public libraries, turning them into “continuous learning centers.” Kasich’s budget also cuts the state public library fund by nearly $7 million next ...

Olive branch of government

Editorials

Within minutes of the end of President Donald Trump’s address to Congress, it was pointed out that what he said was important — but how he said it was critical. Trump covered a spectrum of issues, ranging from infrastructure to immigration. On some topics, he elaborated his positions in ...

Respect the rights of all people

Editorials

A rally to show support for President Donald Trump is scheduled for noon today at the gazebo in Lisbon. The “Spirit of America” rally is being sponsored by the Columbiana County Republican Party and is one of many planned in various locations across the nation to show support for Trump in ...

Medi-caring

Letters to the Editor

Editor: I would like to share with your readers some facts on our government run health care plan called Medicare. I think it will benefit both your wallet and health to stay aware on what is going on in Washington. My source of information is The Motley Fool, a reliable financial ...

The elephant named Obamacare

Editorials

You have to give former President Barack Obama credit for one thing: He and those in Congress who aided and abetted him did everything in their power to ensure Obamacare’s most glaring flaws could never be eliminated. They did so by crafting perhaps the most massive income transfer in U.S. ...