Opinion

What would we have done if he was not a ‘nice kid?’

Editorial

A case pending in East Liverpool Municipal Court has attracted considerable attention from the public, not because people believe the defendant is guilty, but because they believe him innocent. That will be a decision up to the judge, but the reasons being aired on social media by the ...

Unkempt cemetery

Letters To The Editor

Editor: This letter is written because I am so upset at the condition of Columbiana County Memorial Park. My mother has been buried there since 1982. In all that time I have never seen the section she is in in the condition it currently is which is absolutely deplorable. Last summer I ...

A big success

Letters To The Editor

Editor: Thanks to everyone — book donors, buyers and volunteers — who helped make the recent benefit book sale at Northside Community Church a success. The sale raised in excess of $2,500, all off which will be forwarded to the Tenwek Mission Hospital in Kenya, as promised, to provide ...

Loughry had no option but to quit

Editorial

Suspended West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry resigned Friday — but only after it became obvious to him that he had no realistic option. Loughry resigned from his post, effective at the close of business Monday. He is one of two ex-justices charged with federal crimes. ...

Trading one drug woe for another?

Editorial

Ohio’s “medicinal marijuana” program is just getting off the ground. Already, it is being suggested state officials should add a new health condition to the list of those for which cannabis can be prescribed as a remedy: opioid addiction. There is evidence the active ingredient derived ...

Honoring Veterans Day

Editorial

It all began on Nov. 11, 1918 and was originally known as Armistice Day. At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 the armistice ending World War I was signed. The day later became a holiday to not only celebrate the end of World War I— then known as the war to end all wars — ...

Passage of West Virginia Amendment 2 no surprise

Editorial

Approval in Tuesday’s election of a measure giving the West Virginia Legislature some control over the state judiciary’s spending should have come as no surprise to anyone. Amendment 2 on the election ballot passed by a landslide. It gives the Legislature long-overdue authority over the ...

Get out and vote

Editorial

No doubt you will be going to the polls today if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems in Ohio. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...

DeWine right choice for Ohio governor

Editorial

It became apparent during the 2016 presidential election that many Ohioans are fed up with traditional politics and are ready to embrace government outsiders. But one longtime insider earned Buckeye State residents’ trust. He is state Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican who is ...

Vote ‘yes’ for police levy

Letters To The Editor

Dear Editor: In lieu of the recent tragedy in nearby Pittsburgh with 11 people being murdered and six being wounded, including 4 police officers, it is critical that all the citizens in St. Clair Township rally behind the police levy and vote “yes.” The brave officers in Pittsburgh were ...