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Dems lob but GOP can’t hit

June 1, 2014 Three women who ran as write-in candidates for Republican Party central committee seats in Trumbull County did not win those races, even though they did not have competition. more »»


May 31, 2014 ORCHID: To the W.D. Packard Band for its Memorial Day Remembrance program that honored the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. armed forces. more »»

Cooperative extension is 100 years old

May 30, 2014 It would be difficult to place a number on the lives touched through the Cooperative Extension program since it began 100 years ag. more »»

VA scandal shows mistakes tolerated

May 30, 2014 Men and women in the military come to understand quickly that mistakes or shirking one’s duty can have truly terrible consequences. People die. more »»

Feds practice environmental hypocrisy

May 29, 2014 Federal regulators demand that the rest of us, including individuals, companies and states, comply with rules intended to safeguard the environment. more »»

Congress drags feet on funding highway work

May 29, 2014 No one in Congress wants to take the blame for higher gasoline taxes just weeks before a major election. That probably explains delays in addressing long-term problems with the Highway Trust Fund. more »»

Patience is a virtue when educating kids

May 28, 2014 Author / researcher David Elkind, in his revised book ‘‘The Hurried Child,’’ author / psychologist John Rosemond, in many of his books and syndicated columns, and other experts in their fields offer... more »»

64th House race will be competitive

May 27, 2014 The changed face of the state’s 64th House District with its lines drawn further north gives Republican Randy Law a better chance against Democrat Michael O’Brien and should generate interest from... more »»

Politicians should not cover up mess in VA

May 27, 2014 No wonder so many veterans of military service have lost all faith in promises made by the government they defended. more »»

Holiday’s roots from Civil War

May 26, 2014 Memorial Day, first called Decoration Day, began after the Civil War. Several towns, such as Boalsburg, P. more »»

More to do at Trumbull United Way

May 25, 2014 Monday’s announcement by the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley shows just how far the United Way of Trumbull County has to go. more »»


May 24, 2014 ORCHID: To the Niles Intermediate School third-grade class for winning the Studentreasures National Book Challenge. more »»

Our smaller prisons are too overcrowded

May 23, 2014 Efforts to reduce Ohio’s prison population have paid off, but only in big cities. Clearly, more work needs to be done in small communities and rural counties. more »»

Set high taxes for gas, oil drilling

May 23, 2014 Gas and oil drilling have provided something of a lifeline for East Ohio counties where thousands of steel and aluminum mill workers have lost their jobs during the past several years. more »»

Alternative energy needs a new look

May 22, 2014 Ohio’s mandate that utilities obtain much of the electricity they sell from ‘‘alternative’’ sources already has cost consumers millions of dollars needlessl. more »»

U.S. should help stop Boko Haram

May 22, 2014 It took headlines about nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls for the U.S. to offer that country help in fighting the Boko Haram terrorists responsible. As it is, The U.S. more »»

State should take on local septic plan

May 21, 2014 Among the issues that local candidates for state representative should address is faulty septic systems in unsewered parts of Trumbull County, and a good focal point for discussion could be an old... more »»

Energy policy is step backward for Americans

May 21, 2014 A demonstration of the topsy-turvy, self-defeating nature of U.S. energy policy is being provided right now in Washington, D.C. U.S. senators are debating a major energy bill. more »»

Liberty, Newton set example in tax levy plans

May 20, 2014 Voters throughout Trumbull County said ‘‘no’’ to requests for higher taxes in the May Primary earlier this month. But there were a couple notable exceptions. more »»

Move forward with Benghazi review

May 20, 2014 Defenders of President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deride every new attempt to get to the bottom of the September 2012 attack on the U.S. more »»



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