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Demand transparency in charters’ operations

December 1, 2015 When Ohio students transfer from one public school to another public school through open enrollment or for other reasons, about $5,000 in state funding goes with the studen. more »»

Shouldn’t ‘honesty’ go without saying?

November 30, 2015 Several valuable suggestions for improving how Ohio evaluates charter schools have been made by an advisory panel formed for that purpose. more »»

Quick, patriotic response to YSU threat applauded

November 29, 2015 The swift and appropriate reaction by students and administration to pro-terrorist messages painted last week on a campus icon at Youngstown State University is noteworthy and deserving of praise. more »»

Orchids and Onions

November 28, 2015 • ORCHID: To Bud Brown, 87, of Champion, who participated in the Turkey Trot for the 34th time in 37 annual race. more »»

Ohio keeping young offenders out of prison

November 27, 2015 Ohioans ought to be proud their state is a national leader in keeping juvenile offenders out of prisons. more »»

ISIS not only terrorist group

November 27, 2015 For years, concern about terrorism focused on al-Qaida. Now most westerners view the Islamic State as the primary threat. more »»

Today’s a day to give thanks

November 26, 2015 Today is Thanksgiving Day. more »»

We must be united against terrorism

November 25, 2015 French President Francois Hollande is absolutely correct: Civilized nations, even those with long, sometimes bitter records of rivalry, must unite if we are to destroy Islamic terroris. more »»

U.S. must end unnecessary business regulations

November 24, 2015 Government should regulate businesses only to the extent needed to protect the public from physical or financial peri. more »»

Bill would let EMTs give help to animals

November 24, 2015 Obviously, first responders to emergencies such as vehicle crashes and fires should make helping human victims their top priority. more »»

Use smarter intelligence in terror fight

November 23, 2015 Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at “connecting the dots” regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

Approve foster care to age 21

November 23, 2015 About a thousand Ohioans “age out” of the state’s foster care network every year. A substantial number are not ready for that. more »»

Embrace body cameras for transparency

November 22, 2015 Use of body cameras by local police departments is a point of contention that must be handled with great urgency. more »»

Orchids and Onions

November 21, 2015 ORCHID: To all the “mathletes” who participated in “Challenge 24,” a very challenging and fast-paced math competition for elementary and middle school students in Trumbull County. more »»

Franklin must reunite, not divide

November 20, 2015 In the days following the election, we urged Mayor Franklin to use his victory to reunite the city, and perhaps take advantage of many of the new ideas that had been bantered about during the... more »»

Law must protect the assets of the innocent

November 20, 2015 Few people would argue against allowing police and prosecutors to seize assets owned by criminals and either used in crime or obtained through it. more »»

First mayoral act short of goal in Niles

November 19, 2015 During campaign and election season, we held high hopes that whoever was elected mayor in Niles would bring new ideas and cost-cutting measures to the city in fiscal emergency. more »»

Ohio charter schools need transparency

November 18, 2015 Clearly, legislators who several years ago permitted taxpayer funding of charter schools did not do their homework. Accountability, both financially and academically, was sorely lacking. more »»

Politics as usual despite Paris attacks

November 17, 2015 France’s reaction to terrorist attacks that killed 129 people in Paris was an air strike against Islamic State positions in Raqqa, Syria. more »»

Educators must practice their lessons

November 16, 2015 Many people are annoyed from time to time with journalists. We are viewed as too nosy, sometimes insensitive and occasionally biased. more »»

We must better monitor funding in fight against ISv

November 16, 2015 Several weeks ago, members of Congress were wise to ask about progress in a half-billion-dollar project to train Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State terrorists. more »»



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