Editorial

American patience comes with limits

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

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

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

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

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 ...

In response to the BDC

To the editor: If a small town is to succeed, cooperation between many entities is needed. I am writing this in response to the article from May 13, titled “BDC responds to concerns on air permit at business park.” Much of the local controversy has centered on a state permit request that ...

Refusing to accept reason for unkempt cemetery

To the editor: I decided to write this letter after reading the article in todays Review. I whole heartily disagree with Mark Hoffrichter’s statement about The Columbiana County Memorial Park that “We cannot control the weather, as we have no pull with Mother Nature.” That is also ...

Guest Column: May is skin cancer awareness month

As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program®of the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, I want to share the following information as we observe Skin Cancer Awareness Month. You may know about melanoma—the deadly skin cancer that more than 96,000 Americans, ...

Opioid study must examine evolution

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.2 of every 100,000 deaths in Ohio in 2017 were opioid-related overdoses. That rate is second only to West Virginia’s. To combat the problem, Ohio State University will lead a group of experts and six universities in spending a ...

Have a happy Mother’s Day

A very heartfelt happy Mother's Day along with roses, hugs and smooches for all the good moms out there — from the first-time mothers to elderly moms who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. Granted, there are many "bad" moms out there. We all know who ...