Opinion

Immorality and contempt for liberty

Editorials

American immorality and contempt for liberty lie at the root of most of the political economic problems our nation faces. They explain the fiscal problems we face, such as growing national debt and budget deficits at the federal, state and local levels of government. Our immorality and contempt ...

Republicans surrender to ‘dark side’

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Since nearly everyone else seems to be employing "Star Wars" metaphors these days, permit me to use some of my own.To conservatives, the Republican congressional majority was supposed to be the good side of "The Force," as opposed to what they regard as the Democratic "dark side." And yet, ...

Bazetta

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WHAT: Township trustee meeting MondayPRESENT: Ted Webb, Paul Hovis and Frank ParkeTrustees:l Reported the resident of a property off Niles-Cortland Road has filed a petition with county commissioners to annex a one-acre property adjacent to Cortland from the township into the city. Webb said ...

Newton Falls

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WHAT: Joint Fire District Board meeting TuesdayPRESENT: Board members Greg Dubos, Zach Svette and Patrick PellinABSENT: Dave WilsonThe board:l Approved an aquisition note of $140,884 with Farmers National Bank for paying for the new ambulance that arrived two months ago and needed a new cot. ...

Bond $150,000 for chase suspect

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WARREN - Bond has been set at $150,000 for a man accused of leading Howland police on a chase Monday afternoon in the Eastwood Mall parking lot and then jumping through a restaurant window.Anthony J. McClintock, 28, of Hartman Avenue in Warren, was arraigned Tuesday morning in Warren Municipal ...

Birthday of oldest gorilla, 59, prompts party in Columbus

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COLUMBUS (AP) - A gorilla that officials say is the oldest known gorilla living in a zoo has celebrated her 59th birthday with a party in Ohio.The western lowland gorilla named Colo celebrated her birthday on Tuesday at the Columbus Zoo with toys and an ice cake containing treats such as ...

Harlan D. Reihard 1936-2015

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CHAMPION - Harlan D. Reihard, 79, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2015, at Briar Hill Nursing Home in Middlefield.He was born Feb. 3, 1936, the son of Ralph and Anna Guyer Reihard.Harlan was a very intelligent, caring, Christian man. He loved to fish at Mosquito Lake and belonged to a fishing ...

Haranadha B. Nimmagadda 1940-2015

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WARREN - Haranadha B. Nimmagadda, 75, of Warren, an ophthalmologist for St. Joseph Warren Hospital and Trumbull Memorial Hospital for more than 20 years, died Monday, Dec. 21, 2015, peacefully at home.He was born July 1, 1940, in Duggirala, Andhra Pradesh, India, to the late Sri Ramulu and ...

Margaret L. Bradley 1937-2015

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MECCA - Margaret L. "Peggy" Bradley, 78, of Mecca Township, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, at her home.She was born Jan. 25, 1937, in Sharon, Pa., the daughter of Adm. Dewey Notman and Elfreda Parker Notman.A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Bradley was a homemaker. She was a former member of St. ...

William P. Quade 1975-2015

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WARREN - William "Bill" P. Quade, 40, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015, in Pittsburgh.He was born Dec. 12, 1975, in Warren, the son of the late William J. Quade and Deborah Wasko Durst.Bill was a cook.He is survived by his mother, Deborah Durst of Warren; and son, William "Liam" J. Quade of ...

Services

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SHIRLEY FLORIDA, 78, Warren. SERVICES: 5 p.m. Wednesday, McFarland and Son Funeral Home. CALLING HOURS: 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, funeral home.JOHN C. FOLEY, 79, Howland. SERVICES: 10 a.m. Wednesday, St. Mary's Church. INURNMENT: All Souls Cemetery.ROBERTA P. FREASE, 77, Cortland. SERVICES: 11 ...

Services pending

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MARGARET E. BAUGHER, 96, of Jamestown, Pa., died Tuesday. (Baumgardner)GERALD F. GEER II, 55, of Hubbard, died Tuesday at Northside Hospital. (Borowski)

Births

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St. Joseph Warren HospitalKLINE, Danielle, of Warren, a daughter Dec. 18.WESOLOWSKI, Kayli, and Rodney Thomas, of Bristolville, a son Dec. 20.LOWERY, TyBreya, and Brian Atkins Jr., of Warren, a son Dec. 20.LINSLEY, Pamela and Arndt, of Warren, a daughter Dec. 21.TYLER, Wendy and Stephen, of ...

Kasich wants more cuts in income tax

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COLUMBUS - Gov. John Kasich said Tuesday that he wants further cuts to the state's income tax - even after a year that saw certain small-business taxes reduced to zero and across-the-board reductions statewide."We have to lower the income tax more," Kasich, a Republican presidential contender, ...

Ohio man gets 25 years for role in credit union collapse

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A northeastern Ohio man was sentenced Tuesday to 25 years in federal prison for obtaining nearly $11 million in fraudulent loans that authorities said helped cause one of the biggest credit union failures in U.S. history.A jury found Gezim Selgjekaj, 44, of Avon Lake, guilty in ...

Children becoming pawns in violence

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For the rest of her life, a 16-year-old Steubenville girl will carry the physical and emotional scars of what happened to her in the early morning hours Tuesday. She was asleep in bed when someone opened fire at her home. One bullet tore through both of her feet.Possibly to intimidate an adult ...

Challenges are waiting for new state superintendent

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For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one - though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one's name provides an advantage.There is no debate about the critical importance of graduating from high school, however. Without at least ...

Letters to the editor

Letters to the Editor

Bill would hurt Ohio seniorsDEAR EDITOR:In 2013, Ohio Republicans raised taxes on thousands of seniors, forcing many of them to think twice about retirement, and now the Ohio GOP is back for more, putting unemployment insurance for working seniors on the chopping block.Under the proposed House ...

Orchids and Onions

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ORCHID: To Weathersfield Township and Niles city for their plans to create a 101-acre Joint Economic Development District in an attempt to bring new development and industry to the area. Cooperation and regionalization is always a good way to demonstrate willingness to work together and attract ...

Scammers to blame for aggravations

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Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation.State officials have said at least some people requesting tax refunds may have to answer more questions than usual - to prove they are who they ...