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Public must help auditor root out fraud

May 18, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Blitz and referrals good step forward

May 17, 2015 It’s been said we cannot arrest our way out of the growing heroin epidemic, but we all know arresting those that break the law still is a big part of combating drug problems. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 16, 2015 ORCHID: To all those who stepped up in an attempt to help a 4-year-old local girl who suffers from a fatal liver disease. more »»

Why not welcome Chamber involvement?

May 15, 2015 It’s been 17 years since the Youngstown-Warren Regional Chamber got involved in management of the Youngstown Central Area Community Improvement Corp. more »»

Crackdown needed on firearm crime

May 14, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Teen drivers need to eliminate distractions

May 14, 2015 One of the most highly anticipated events in a teen’s life is the day they receive their driver’s license. It is a landmark accomplishment. In their minds, it signifies a greater dose of freedom. more »»

Accountability starts with legislators

May 13, 2015 The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is very conscientious about telling Americans, both businesses and individuals, they have to clean up their air emissions, water discharges, etc. more »»

Shocking result from Brit vote

May 13, 2015 BELFAST, Northern Ireland — “Shocked,” ‘’surprised,” ‘’stunned” were some of the words used by broadcasters, columnists, political “experts” and pollsters when a Conservative Party victory was... more »»

Odds, ends from national beat

May 13, 2015 Occasionally, I wonder whether I’m alone in some of my wonderings. Look at the claim that conservatives or Republicans have launched a war on women as a part of their overall mean-spirited agend. more »»

Hypocrisy inside Beltway should be no surprise

May 12, 2015 The art of politics never ceases to amaze. It seems there are no traps quick enough nor strong enough to ensnare the astute politicians of today and our own U.S. Rep. Timothy . more »»

Lax well oversight is not acceptable

May 11, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Safe, permanent storage is needed for waste

May 11, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Retire-rehire should be eliminated

May 10, 2015 Changes in law to state pension programs is making it more lucrative for many public employees to retire now, rather than later, and begin collecting their pensions. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 9, 2015 ORCHID: To Albert Rich, who was honored posthumously with a Bronze Star this week for his service in World War II. An orchid also goes to his family for their pursuit of the honor and to U.S. Rep. more »»

Harassment by the IRS needs more attention

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

U.S. credibility failing in foreign lands

May 8, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Reducing council size makes sense

May 7, 2015 Warren elected leaders should set an example in cost-cutting by reducing the number of ward council members. Under the argument presented by Councilman John Brown J. more »»

Online checkbook equals fiscal transparency

May 6, 2015 Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money — and not just at the state and federal levels. more »»

Make your voice heard by voting

May 5, 2015 Yet again, Election Day has arrived. And yet again, poll workers and election officials today are expecting a scant turnout. more »»

Heroin cases need timely, uniform reporting

May 4, 2015 Throughout the Ohio Valley, people are dying after overdosing on heroin or other illegal drug. more »»



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