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ISIS threat is real, but Feds say no worries

August 29, 2014 Here’s news for you: The FBI and Department of Homeland Security say there are no “specific or credible” threats to Americans from Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Food stamp rejects look for feds’ aid

August 28, 2014 Ohio was in hot water with federal officials a few years ago, for failing to enforce so-called “work requirements” for people seeking food stamps. more »»

Hamas gets blame for breaking cease-fire

August 28, 2014 Negotiators from Israel and the Hamas terrorist group that controls Gaza met under Egyptian sponsorship last week, in an attempt to end fighting between the two. more »»

Drivers, schools are open

August 27, 2014 The sounds of school bells ringing and children yelling were heard around the area since last week. It is a good time to remind everyone to be safe as the new school year opens. more »»

Blacks must confront reality

August 27, 2014 Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. more »»

What will U.S. do if ISIS strikes again?

August 27, 2014 The Obama administration is reportedly considering airstrikes in Syria against the terrorist group ISIS. The New York Times quotes “a top national security adviser” to the president as saying the U.S. more »»

Common Core standards should be kept

August 26, 2014 The Ohio General Assembly should not repeal the Common Core educational standards it adopted in 2010. more »»

College students, be careful about drinks

August 26, 2014 If you are sending your son or daughter off to college this month, you may well take leave of them by urging, “Study hard — and be careful.” Unfortunately, there is much about which to worry. more »»

Lawsuits don’t help taxpayers

August 25, 2014 Officials from Trumbull County, the Village of Lordstown and the City of Warren wasted more than a million dollars of taxpayer money because they needed lawsuits instead of conversations to settle a... more »»

Redfern’s attack full of hypocrisy

August 24, 2014 Ohio Democratic Party Chairman Chris Redfern should drop his assault on Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka. more »»


August 23, 2014 ORCHID: To those who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, designed to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s diseas. more »»


August 23, 2014 ORCHID: To those who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, designed to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s diseas. more »»

More jobs are key to poverty fight

August 22, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

Niles must prepare to follow audit plan

August 22, 2014 Within the next 10 days, it seems, Niles taxpayers will finally learn more about what helped lead to the city’s financial demise. When that happens, action should be swift and immediate. more »»

Child support guidelines out of step

August 21, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Someone needs to apply brakes to national debt

August 21, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Scandals hiding in plain sight

August 21, 2014 The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. more »»

The media and the mob

August 21, 2014 Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minorit. more »»

Perhaps TSA needs to do more profiling

August 20, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

U.S. must prepare for Islamic State threat

August 20, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»



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