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More action needed on VA

June 4, 2014 Many veterans of military service and the tens of millions of Americans who are grateful to them are outraged about allegations involving the Department of Veterans Affairs. more »»

More needs done to prepare future U.S. tech workers

June 4, 2014 Every year, U.S. businesses with job openings for technology specialists resort to hiring thousands of bright young foreigners to fill them. more »»

JAC best chance for money, glory at Packard

June 3, 2014 Turning the Packard Music Hall over to the JAC Management Group LLC provides the city of Warren with many exciting opportunities. JAC operates the Covelli Centre in downtown Youngstown. more »»

More money needed for VA

June 3, 2014 As more and more reports pour in of neglect endangering veterans — and sometimes costing them their lives — at Department of Veterans Affairs health care facilities, the agency finally is looking... more »»

Sad goodbye, helpful hello

June 2, 2014 While we’re sad to see one of the few remaining staples in downtown Warren — Mickey’s Army-Navy Store — close, the opportunities created by the new occupant of the Main Avenue building is pretty... more »»

Oil price surge to be felt at pumps

June 2, 2014 Oil prices are back above $100 a barrel, and that will hit U.S. motorists at the gasoline pumps. One of the most recent price increases, to $103.04 a barrel for benchmark U.S. more »»

Airport faces daily challenges

June 1, 2014 The next step for the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport in attempting to attract daily commercial flights will probably be without local funding help. more »»

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 »»



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