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Good people must step up to pursue local political offices

July 26, 2015 My wife, who has an affinity for nostalgia, one day brought home the book “Community Civics,” written by Howard C. more »»

Helping consumers whose identities were stolen

July 19, 2015 A consumer in Canfield was shocked to learn that a woman in Georgia cashed a $5,000 check for a loan that a payday lender had issued in his name. more »»

New hope for students

July 17, 2015 Students and their families in Youngstown have a better opportunity now than they did at any time in at least a dozen year. more »»

Recalling wail of air raid siren

July 14, 2015 It was the spring of 1942. World War II had begun for the United States the preceding winter. I was in the first grade at Garfield Elementary. more »»

Don’t cheapen relationships by having affair

July 12, 2015 Dear Annie: I work full-time, am married and try to make time for my family. Twenty years ago, I had a breakdown and was hospitalized for attempted suicid. more »»

Modern pieces made in Art Nouveau period

July 12, 2015 Although the design of the late 1890s is best known for the sensuous curves of the Art Nouveau period, there were very modern-looking pieces being made by a few European designers. more »»

Bi-partisan effort will help Delphi retirees

July 10, 2015 In the summer of 2009, as part of the bankruptcy of General Motors, over 20,000 salaried retirees from Delphi, an auto parts maker, saw deep cuts in their pensions and retiree health care plan. more »»

Credit reporting settlement will benefit all Ohioans

June 19, 2015 Columbus consumer Donna Jones noticed a debt on her credit report that she knew she didn’t owe. more »»

Obama shines the light on community colleges

June 12, 2015 Earlier this year, President Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

Area should fight to keep YDC open

May 31, 2015 I am a 33-year employee of the Youngstown Developmental Center here in Mineral Ridge where we are trying to save the homes of 85 residents. more »»

Closing YDC makes sense for community

May 31, 2015 There has been a lot of criticism about the closure of the Youngstown Developmental Center (YDC). Some say it’s about the bottom line, a way for the state to put money back into its coffers. more »»

Inside peek at being Bill Kristol

May 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — One can understand why The Weekly Standard’s William Kristol would try to nullify Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy, but smearing all baby boomers in the process seems a stretch... more »»

Weakening antitrust enforcement

May 29, 2015 Last week’s settlement between the Justice Department and five giant banks reveals the appalling weakness of modern antitrust. more »»

National Police Week shines the light on safety of the officer

May 19, 2015 Peace officers put themselves between us and harm’s way every day. more »»

Dear Annie: Many years ago, "Hazel" sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. Four years later, she met "Larry," who is married and says he can't di

May 11, 2015 Dear Annie: Many years ago, "Hazel" sat next to me in high school and apparently had a crush on me. (I had no clue.) She married someone else, and her husband passed away 20 years ago. more »»

House projects

May 11, 2015 Dear Readers: Here is this week's sound on, about ATMs: "I like ATMs that don't sound out the amount of money you are getting and instead just spit it all out at once. It is a safety issue for me. more »»

Bridge by Steve Becker

May 11, 2015 Opening lead ­­— three of hearts. A deal containing two voids, a nine-card suit, an eight-card suit and a seven-card suit is rare. more »»

Long life in hospice

May 11, 2015 DEAR DR. ROACH: I was advised by a doctor at a reputable hospital to put my mother in hospice for congestive heart failure. She also has multi-infarct dementia. That was a year ago. more »»

Why Americans feel powerless

May 1, 2015 A security guard recently told me he didn’t know how much he’d be earning from week to week because his firm kept changing his schedule and his pay. “They just don’t care,” he said. more »»

Renewable energy will keep lights on

April 28, 2015 I’m a bit superstitious. One of my quirkier traits is that I think odd numbers are just better than even numbers. When I run (okay, speed-walk) on a treadmill, it has to be set to an odd number speed. more »»

Sunshine laws ensure government transparency

April 14, 2015 Government functions best for the people it serves when it operates openly. Ohio’s Sunshine Laws enable citizens to see how their government work. more »»



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