Opinion

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for the city being in the process of creating an enforcement ordinance with actual teeth to it which will make our city parks PFZs: punk free zones. Citizens shouldn't be reluctant when wanting to take advantage of our parks. Or, actually scared to visit our parks. We have heard that ...

End of life: What happens when you lose a loved one

Local Columns

Adulting is a challenge sometimes, and is particularly difficult when your personal resources are running low or you are proceeding on fumes at the bottom of your reservoir. End of life is difficult. It’s as much about living as the beginning of a life. End of life is a trial as you watch a ...

Haspel deserves fair consideration

Editorials

To her credit, Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to head the CIA, offered last week to withdraw from contention. Reportedly, White House officials, no doubt with Trump’s knowledge, told her she retains the president’s confidence. Good. Haspel spent much of her career at the ...

By filling a bag you can help letter carriers stamp out hunger

Editorials

“Fill a bag. Help feed families." That's what the National Association of Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive has been doing for a quarter century. The 26th drive will be held Saturday. Over the past 25 years, letter carriers have collected over 1.5 billion pounds of food. All ...

Millitary must clean up its act on abuse

Editorials

Many victims of sexual assault or harassment do not come forward because they are afraid of retaliation. One might suppose that if any employer could protect them, it would be the U.S. military. But the number of armed service members reporting they were retaliated against for filing sexual ...

Maybe it really wasn’t Marx’s fault

Editorials

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker had a valid point in a speech delivered in Berlin last week, on the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx’s birth. Marx, Juncker said, “isn’t responsible for all the atrocity his alleged heirs have to answer for.” Perhaps not. Marx, an icon ...

CIA veteran Haspel deserves fair hearing

Editorials

To her credit, Gina Haspel, nominated by President Donald Trump to head the CIA, offered last week to withdraw from contention. Reportedly, White House officials, no doubt with Trump’s knowledge, told her she retains the president’s confidence. Good. Haspel spent much of her career at the ...

TJX still shows it would be a good neighbor

Editorials

Neighbors who opposed the development of a HomeGoods distribution center on 290 acres of unused Lordstown farmland should be careful for what they wish. Facing the very real possibility that his valuable land may never be rezoned to allow construction of the warehouse, one of the landowners ...

Building relationships with mothers

Local Columns

By Eloise V. Traina, CEO Family Recovery Center "Be Nice." These words follow me on a daily basis. They were the words my mother spoke to me on a regular basis. I imagine this was probably a daily reminder, especially since I was an obstreperous teenager. And, sometimes, it is hard to be ...

Vote ‘yes’ on Ohio Issue 1

Editorials

Gerrymandering — the process of setting boundaries for offices such as members of Congress and state legislators in order to benefit one’s own political party — is something like the weather. Everyone talks about making it a less partisan process, but no one ever seems to do anything ...

‘General welfare’ and post-Constitutional America

Local Columns

I recently had an exchange with a reader who took issue with an attribution that I had made in one of my op-eds. The direction of the interchange has led to the following related to the redistribution of wealth by the federal government. Conservatives have won the battle of ideas. No ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Letters to the Editor

Ohioans impacted by Alzheimer’s disease To the editor: I am one of many Ohioans whose family has been impacted by Alzheimer’s disease. In a state of 11.66 million, a startling 220,000 individuals are living with this disease—and 600,000 of their loved ones are providing unpaid care as ...

Put focus on existing rules, not new ones

Editorials

Big government’s standard answer for any problem is to insist it needs more power, usually in the form of additional burdensome regulations. Time and time again, however, the public sees clearly that the problem is ineffective enforcement of existing rules. The ongoing scandal involving ...

Aid to Nigeria dollars well spent

Editorials

Islamic terrorism is not confined to the Middle East. It is a threat far to the west in Nigeria, too. When President Donald Trump and Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari met this week at the White House, they discussed a variety of topics. Among them were economic issues and ...

How much are red wolves worth today?

Editorials

Red wolves once were common in Southeast states. By 1980, they were considered extinct in the wild. That resulted in establishment of a captive breeding program meant to establish a new population of the animals in an area of eastern North Carolina. In 1987, the captive breeding program ...

Elder abuse is an ‘epidemic’ problem

Local Columns

The “golden years” often are not so golden. Physical agility and energy are not what they used to be. Health issues related to aging arise for many elders. Unfortunately, the problem of elder abuse also is rising. As we move into May, Older Americans Month, we look at elder abuse. The ...

Roses&Thorns

Editorials

Roses for Salem High School head football coach Ron Johnson and many of his players giving up a recent Saturday morning to help out with the annual downtown cleanup day. Roses for Emma Wilson. The 2014 Salem High School graduate was named Outstanding Senior Woman at Mount Union for 2018. A ...

Addresses heated Common Pleas Court judge issue

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: I’m writing in reference to recent allegations that have been raised in the race for County Common Pleas Court judge. I am not an attorney or a politician, however, for the past 13 years I have served on the Columbiana County Republican Central Committee representing Butler ...

GUEST COLUMN: We must come together to beat opioid epidemic

Local Columns

The opioid epidemic is devastating communities, breaking families apart, and taking lives across America. The opioid crisis affects every aspect of our communities, and everyone has a role to play in overcoming it. That's why we have partnered to highlight ways we can all come together to ...

YOUR SIDE: The Readers Take Over

Letters to the Editor

Lending support for Judge Pike To the editor: Judge Ashley Pike has an excellent record of service, integrity and knowledge of the law in Columbiana County. His dedication to the people of Columbiana County is documented by the many cases, sentences and order in our court systems, both Common ...