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Charter school legislation should pass

April 1, 2015 When legislators allowed private, for-profit education in Ohio several years ago, it was almost as if they thought there was some sort of magic in the name: charter schools. more »»

U.S. must maintain nuclear position

April 1, 2015 History shows the danger of appeasement — allowing a dangerous country to build up its arsenal even while claiming it is not doing so. more »»

Contested election makes everyone winner

March 31, 2015 Contested elections, whether a primary race for a party nomination or a general election in November, always bring good debate. more »»

Rail could have renewed future

March 30, 2015 For many years, energy conservation campaigns have been considered very “green” — that is, good for the environment. more »»

Sales tax increase is not answer

March 29, 2015 Next month, Trumbull County commissioners will begin the process needed to increase the sales tax here by a quarter percent. They have scheduled hearings for 11 a.m. April 15 and 6 p.m. more »»

Orchids and Onions

March 28, 2015 ORCHID: To the Trumbull County Historical Society for taking interest in a particular pothole and sharing some local history. more »»

Niles race needs more aggressive approach

March 27, 2015 With the city of Niles in state fiscal emergency and facing a general fund deficit of about $1 million at year’s end, we know that Niles needs a strong mayoral candidate. more »»

EPA plan challenging for farmers

March 26, 2015 Farmers are in the Environmental Protection Agency’s crosshairs now, joining coal miners and tens of millions of consumers of reasonably priced electricity. more »»

Testing has gone too far

March 25, 2015 Somewhere along the line, the advice to do everything in moderation got lost in the push for public school reform. more »»

Community Stars to be honored today

March 24, 2015 The names of ten new Trumbull County Community Stars today will be added to the list of 140 honorees that have been saluted since the program originated in 2002. more »»

Engineer merger must bring savings

March 22, 2015 Trumbull County Engineer Randy Smith and the Trumbull County commissioners last week inked a contract that will, at least temporarily, make Smith the Trumbull County sanitary engineer as well. more »»

Orchids and Onions

March 21, 2015 ORCHID: To organizers of last week’s first ever “Art Hop” in downtown Warren, and the owners of the recently restored trolley that helped shuttle art lovers among several downtown Warren galleries. more »»

All arrests must be public

March 20, 2015 There are places in Ohio where it is possible for police to arrest you — then refuse to let the local newspaper know you have been charge. more »»

Calko, Barren get nod for Warren wards

March 19, 2015 Warren Ward 4 Sheila Calko said she believes we all need leadership that has a varied background, particularly those leaders who are committed to bringing their passion to the table. more »»

Closely monitor jobless entitlements

March 18, 2015 Between 2008 and 2013, the number of Ohioans claiming Social Security disability benefits increased by 28 percent — the third-highest growth rate in the country. more »»

Advocate is ‘one in a million’

March 18, 2015 One of Trumbull County’s first crime victims’ rights advocates, Miriam Fife, officially retired last wee. more »»

Barkley gets nod for Auditor nomination

March 17, 2015 Andy Barkley should win the nod from Democrats in the May primary to run for the post of Warren auditor come November. Barkley, 47, of Kenmore Avenue N.. more »»

What we don’t know can be bad for us

March 16, 2015 Many Americans are not old enough to remember the ongoing, intense controversy over what happened to 18 1/2 minutes of tapes secretly recorded in then-President Richard Nixon’s office in 197. more »»

Government must remain transparent

March 15, 2015 Today marks the beginning of the 10th anniversary of Sunshine Week, an event created to signify the value of the laws that mandate open government in Ohio and across the nation. more »»

Orchids and Onions

March 14, 2015 l ORCHID: To local residents Harold Rice, Chris Kniseley, Louie Misier and others, who witnessed and then sprung into action to help tend to the victims of a horrendous rollover traffic crash... more »»

Protecting foster kids until age 21 is good idea

March 13, 2015 Each year, about 1,100 young men and women “age out” of Ohio’s foster care program when they reach their 18th birthdays. By 19, more than one-third of them are in jail or prison. more »»



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