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Orchids and Onions

May 2, 2015 ORCHID: To the United Way of Trumbull County for its plans to provide basic financial education and increase access to free income tax preparation for Trumbull County residents as part of its newly... more »»

Background check system dangerously unreliable

May 1, 2015 School systems use Ohio's criminal background check system to ensure they are not hiring someone who may be a danger to children. more »»

Work program for disabled is a win-win

April 30, 2015 Workplaces like Starr Manufacturing in Vienna, 3 Color Embroidery in Warren and even Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe in Girard have stepped up to take part in programs that provide critical job training and... more »»

Vienna should look for ways to tighten belt

April 29, 2015 Residents in Vienna Township — among the least populous townships in Trumbull County to enjoy its own police department — have become accustomed to 24-7 police protection. more »»

Bazetta should explore options other than levy

April 28, 2015 In describing what they believe is a need for a 1.5-mill, 5-year additional operating levy, Bazetta officials described how much of the acreage in this small community is untaxable. more »»

State’s ban on ‘Sunshine Audit’ wrong

April 27, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Urgency, education needed to combat area drug epidemic

April 26, 2015 We have been reading about it every day in the pages of this newspaper. more »»

Orchids and Onions

April 25, 2015 ORCHID: To the Trumbull County commissioners, who appear to be taking to heart the public’s opposition to a proposed Trumbull County sales tax increase. more »»

Solemn farewell to an icon of the community

April 24, 2015 He was known by many in Warren and Trumbull County as that friendly face that for decades could be found at the front counter of his iconic downtown Warren Saratoga Restaurant and Catering. more »»

Colbert, Rucker, Valesky should win nominations

April 23, 2015 Warren’s 7th Ward Councilman Eddie Colbert exhibited more passion about the city than any of the other four candidates seeking our endorsement in the race for the Democratic nomination for three... more »»

3 Niles Dems endorsed for at-large nominations

April 22, 2015 Niles Democratic voters heading to the polls on or before the May 5 primary election should cast their ballots for incumbents Steve Papalas and Mike Lastic and for newcomer Ryan McNaughton in the... more »»

Make voices known on tax increase

April 21, 2015 It’s just human nature: the more money you have, the more you spend. more »»

Criminal case should be public

April 20, 2015 The administrative judge in Trumbull County Family Court should ensure that all records and court proceedings pertaining to the murder and attempted rape case against 15-year-old Jacob LaRosa remain... more »»

Open container laws could boost traffic

April 19, 2015 Open containers of alcohol aren’t the only key to a good time, but in cities that are struggling economically, it has been shown that nightlife can help generate excitement and growth. more »»

Orchids and Onions

April 18, 2015 • ORCHID: To Warren native Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters, an internationally known rock band, that will perform a free concert in an intimate setting today at Record Connection right here in... more »»

War on coal is bad for Americans

April 17, 2015 Americans may be approaching a point of no return to reasonably priced electricity, as a result of President Barack Obama’s war on coal. more »»

Americans’ tax burden remains heavy

April 16, 2015 Bad news about taxes for Ohioans came out this week, but don’t blame local and state officials. It is not their fault. more »»

Vote yes on Lakeview issue, levy

April 15, 2015 Voters should support Lakeview Local School District in its attempt to pass a 4.55-mill bond issue and 0.5-mill operating levy to fund construction and upkeep of a new PreK-8 school building. more »»

Let constituents decide Dem endorsement

April 14, 2015 Ohio’s Democrat Party leaders have endorsed former Gov. Ted Strickland as nominee for a U.S. Senate seat without bothering to consider whether that may be the choice of Democrat voters. more »»

Hold casinos to promises

April 13, 2015 Legalized casino gambling in Ohio has followed a trail worn well in other states. First, promise voters enormous riches if they approve table gambling and electronic slot machines. more »»



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