Letters To The Editor

Safety first

Editor: I have been watching the Morning Journal articles concerning the proposed half percent tax increase. I have a few thoughts I would like to share. I have been watching how many calls our emergency technicians are not able to cover through no fault of the personnel. Our fire and ...

Law should bite back at someone

Editor: In August 2018 a volunteer dog walker at the Columbiana County Dog Pound was severely bitten. Personnel from the nearby county jail provided first aid and filed a sheriff’s report. The victim was transported to an out-of-county hospital and required emergency surgery for repair of ...

Grand-slamming

Editor: Reading newspaper coverage of Lisbon council meetings, it is evident that Councilman Peter Wilson gets slammed nearly every time he brings up a suggestion for saving the village money or for improving the town. Most recently, according to news accounts, Mayor Roger Gallo accused ...

Enough is enough, it is time to end government shutdown

The government shutdown, which began Dec. 22 and has now become the longest one in U.S. history, is having a devastating effect on the federal workers who are not being paid. We’ve heard stories of federal workers who have been forced to rely on food banks and food stamps to feed their ...

Overcome with devotion

Editor: Thomas Sowell pens a column, “A Nation of Fact Free Politics.” We are not talking about differences of opinion or inadequate verification, but about statements and catchwords in utter defiance of facts. Getting what he calls a catchword “climate change deniers”. To me, ...

Jet lag

Editor: Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats wanted to take a seven-day excursion to Afghanistan, Egypt and Belgium. Thank God Trump shut it down. She and other Dems wanted to travel on our dollars, not theirs. Trump said they could fly commercial if they wanted to. It’s easier to spend our ...

Setting a good fiscal example

Give West Virginia legislators credit for, as they say, walking the walk as well as talking the talk. Even as they have demanded more fiscal discipline from state agencies during the past couple of years, they have imposed it upon themselves. As House of Delegates Speaker Roger Hanshaw, ...

Move on

Editor: Hillary Clinton has been whining since election night two years ago that she was cheated when she lost to Trump. She thrust her arms in the air, and with her weeping supporters, still try to convince the public to sympathize with her as she screeches “Foul.” Let’s just think ...

Penny wise, pound foolish

Editor: For the past two years, I have been a devoted volunteer at the Columbiana County Dog Pound. I was born and raised in Lisbon and felt good giving back to this community. All I ever wanted to do was walk puppies and help out. During that time, I came to know several other volunteers who ...

Position paper

Editor: The last several weeks has been full of stories in print and on social media concerning Columbiana County Republican Party Chairman Dave Johnson. His meme blaming the California fires on “liberals” caused quite a stir with many. This meme on Facebook was hateful, yet revealing ...