Opinion

Memorial Day message: We will never forget

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: There have been moments in the 38 years of my military career that will forever be etched in my memory. None of them are more memorable than the day in 2012 when I stood on an airport ramp while the flag-draped caskets of three of our fallen Ohio Army National Guard Soldiers ...

Heartbroken over reports of cemetery conditions

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: Recent news articles and broadcasts about the conditions at Columbiana County Memorial Cemetery have left me heartbroken. A dear family friend, Lou Bozek, first alerted our family early this week to the lack of care being given to my parents’ gravesites . After reading ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

THANKS, writes a reader, to Sam Pierson and the Buckeye Water District workers who donated their time and equipment to clean up a property at 18th and Clark Avenue in Wellsville. This property was torn down several years ago and the property owner has not been financially capable of removing ...

What went wrong for so long at OSU?

Editorial

Dr. Jelly Paws,” some Ohio State University athletes called him. It was a reference to the late Dr. Richard Strauss’ habit of groping their genitals and engaging in other forms of sexual abuse. Dozens of OSU officials, both inside the athletic department and in university administration, ...

Reversing jumps in Ohio suicides

Editorial

Residents of Ohio’s Appalachian counties do not need to be told how challenging the last decade or two has been. For far too many hope is a thing of the past, and the stress has taken a deadly toll. According to a report released by the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health, the ...

American patience comes with limits

Editorial

Some wars are ignited not because they were planned, but because what could have been contained confrontations blew up in everyone’s faces. That should not — cannot — be permitted to happen between the United States and Iran. Since President Donald Trump pulled this country out of the ...

Changing school takeover system

Editorial

Some school districts in Ohio, including several in larger cities, are failing students badly. It is difficult to imagine how parents would react to a local school system with a 67.7 percent four-year high school graduation rate — but that is the number state officials report for the East ...

Recognizing real heroes when they are among us

Editorial

At a time when skepticism about those to whom we look up is high, Ohioans are fortunate to have two heroes about whom there is no question at all. They are Annie Glenn and her husband, the late John Glenn. On Sunday, the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord is to be dedicated as a site ...

Don’t let this horror happen where we live

Editorial

When California sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home of David and Louise Turpin last year, they found what some have described as “a house of horrors.” First, the deputies had to unshackle the Turpins’ 22-year-old son from the bed to which he had been chained. Then, they had to get ...

Thanks and Spanks

Editorial

THANKS, writes a reader, for the new flag at the corner of Calcutta Smiths Ferry and Parkway intersection. We have spoken on two occasions, most recently in May 3’s Review in reference to the condition of the display. THANKS, writes a reader, to the East Liverpool junior and senior high ...