Editorials

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Youngstown State University, which is now only the second university in the nation to achieve the technology milestone of having commercial equipment representing all seven methods of 3-D printing. • ONION: To hackers who stole the IP address for the phone number connected to ...

Champion ball players winners, no matter what

There’s a reason we call this small Trumbull County township “Champion.” This weekend, both the boys baseball and girls softball teams from Champion High School will take the waning steps to what hopefully results in state titles for each. Saturday, the boys baseball team will ...

Use full force of the law in fight against opioid sales

When people die from opioid overdoses, it is often classified as an “accident.” But why not call it what it is, a “homicide” at the hands of the traffickers? Overdose locations where a victim has died always should be considered a crime scene and it should be investigated as such. ...

Keep eyes on road, emotions in check this summer driving season

With the onset of summer comes increased traffic, more travel and, of course, the dreaded orange barrels. Warm weather often means an increased number of motorists, stop-and-go traffic and, unfortunately, sometimes fender benders or more serious crashes. We urge motorists to leave extra ...

Be careful in assessing what probe is appropriate

It is a measure of how topsy-turvy politics has become that a technique some believe averted nuclear war in 1962 now is being condemned. That is, in a word, crazy. The newest controversy involving President Donald Trump revolves around his son-in-law, Jared Kushner. Critics say that before ...

Congratulations Class of 2017, make us proud

Today’s world is scary, no doubt. It’s much more dangerous than the years when many of us donned a cap and gown to walk across the stage as part of our high school commencement ceremony. But the young adults of today must remain undaunted and courageous to face the challenges the world ...

U.S. budget must address only needs

Now the bare-fisted battle for money begins: President Donald Trump is recommending a $4.1 trillion federal budget. There is something in it — or, rather, not in it — to anger just about every member of Congress. Both senators and House of Representatives members from both our states ...

Remember meaning of Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, a day that we Americans have branded as the official start of summer. Of course, it really is so much more than that. The day was first dubbed “Decoration Day,” on May 30, 1868, created to honor the dead of the Civil War, and a speech was made by Gen. James ...

North Korean arms buildup must cease

North Korean officials have done the predictable. They are insisting that before there can be any talk of reining in their nuclear weapons and missile development programs, the regime must be granted new concessions by the United States and other countries. Specifically, Pyongyang wants a ...

Lack of open discussion only raises suspicions

Warren City Council’s skirting of Ohio sunshine laws by hosting individual secret meetings to discuss bringing a medical marijuana operation into the city and then passing legislation unanimously in one reading was part of a clear plan to shut out taxpayers on this controversial ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To Champion High School for its wise use of student resources. The high school communications class project was to develop a public relations video for the school. That creates both a great learning experience and a product that can be used to the school’s benefit. • ORCHID: To ...

Loss of focus is driving away college-with-no-walls idea

When Eastern Gateway Community College launched in 2009 as the area’s first community college, it was billed as “a critical component” of Northeast Ohio’s economic revitalization. “A college without walls,” it was called by the chairman of the task force that pulled EGCC’s ...

Plea deal gives girl new chance at her future

A defense attorney for 15-year-old Bresha Meadows admits we may never know the entire story of what happened behind closed doors in the Meadows home, especially considering that the stories have changed over the course of the murder investigation. Bresha pleaded “true” this week to ...

Seek answers in beatings at embassy

U.S. relations with Turkey are among the knotty foreign policy challenges President Donald Trump faces. The country is an important ally against both Islamic terrorists and Russia. But even in such a critical relationship, there are lines that U.S. officials cannot allow Turkey to cross. One ...

Message to Saudis received clearly

There can be no doubt Saudia Arabia leaders got the message President Donald Trump was sending Saturday. Ironically, it was one former President Barack Obama failed in his attempts to convey. Trump has been accused of, in effect, being unnecessarily blunt and forceful when tact would ...

8-year-old’s suicide demands answers

The thought of an 8-year-old child committing suicide is so awful most people probably do not want to even think about it. But it happened earlier this year in Cincinnati, and the circumstances dictate that we do think about it. On Jan. 26, little Gabriel Taye went to the bathroom in his home ...

Challenges aplenty for new GOP chairman

New Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman Kevin Wyndham has his work cut out for him in uniting this divided party. During the past year, the party has seen significant divide under the leadership of former Chairman Randy Law who was removed April 8 by vote of the party’s executive ...

Challenges aplenty for new GOP chairman

New Trumbull County Republican Party Chairman Kevin Wyndham has his work cut out for him in uniting this divided party. During the past year, the party has seen significant divide under the leadership of former Chairman Randy Law who was removed April 8 by vote of the party’s executive ...

Orchids and Onions

• ORCHID: To the quick thinkers at Liberty High School who put the school into immediate lockdown and called police after a man in camouflage parked his car in the school lot Tuesday morning and entered adjacent woods carrying backpacks. The scenario turned out to be a false alarm, but it’s ...

Bill demands excellence in educators

An Ohio General Assembly proposal — House Bill 66 — is being labeled “an attack on faculty” by critics such as John McNay, president of the Ohio chapter of the American Association of University Professors and a history professor at the University of Cincinnati, who hope to keep tenured ...