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Earth to Trump: Words matter

December 10, 2015 Would you do business with someone who routinely exaggerated his or her abilities? Someone who, in the course of trying to sell you something, said things that were cocky, vague or just not true? ... more »»

U.S. must get tougher in fighting Islamic State

December 9, 2015 Before this week, President Barack Obama had used the Oval Office as a backdrop for televised speeches just twice. more »»

Will we emulate Churchill?

December 9, 2015 LONDON –– Wisdom can often be found in unexpected places. During debate in the House of Commons on whether Britain should join the U.S. more »»

New animal laws needed to protect pets

December 8, 2015 Those in Niles who leave their animals outside during extreme temperatures or severe weather should now expect to face charges under recently amended animal cruelty laws. more »»

Kudos to state for increased collections

December 8, 2015 Ohio officials deserve credit for doing better than their counterparts in some other states when it comes to ensuring parents who owe child support pay it. During the 12 months ending Sept. more »»

Changes needed in education philosophy

December 7, 2015 U.S. public schools have left millions of children behind during the nearly 13 years since then-President George W. Bush signed into law a measure he and many in Congress hoped would reform education. more »»

Body camera legislation needs openess requirement

December 6, 2015 Ohio legislators are on the right track with their plans to introduce a bill that requires the state’s police departments to create rules to govern the use of body cameras, but they should take it... more »»

Highway bill funding raises disturbing questions

December 4, 2015 Many observers, especially officials in the 50 states worried about highway funding, applauded action by Congress this week to provide $281 billion in transportation funding during the next five... more »»

Beware Chinese climate change promises

December 4, 2015 Chinese leaders came in for lavish praise from President Barack Obama during the climate change conference in Paris. more »»

Vote no on confusing ‘green’ issue

December 3, 2015 A green-energy measure slated to be on Ohio ballots next year may become the single most confusing choice voters have to make. Or, rather, the toughest four decisions they will fac. more »»

Veterans center namesake is very worthy

December 2, 2015 “A veteran is a veteran is a veteran.” Those words have often been heard spoken by U.S. Marine corporal and long-time veteran advocate Sam Lanza of Warren. more »»

Muslims invading Germany

December 2, 2015 FRANKFURT — In an ironic twist, Germany, which in the last century twice invaded other countries, contributing to two world wars, is now being invaded by hordes of Muslims. more »»

Can we learn from Europe?

December 2, 2015 Earlier this year, my column asked, “Will the West Defend Itself?” I pointed out that America’s leftists and progressives believe that the U.S. should become more like Europe (http://tinyurl. more »»

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 »»



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