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Orchids and Onions

January 10, 2015 • ORCHID: To the state of Ohio for rolling out a new online registry that will let military veterans know which employers are looking to hire veterans. The registry, which went online Dec. more »»

Free press will not die in Paris attack

January 9, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Bureau of Prisons owes explanation

January 8, 2015 For years the private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America on Youngstown’s north side has relied on public contracts to fund the housing of federal inmates. When word came Dec. more »»

E-cigarettes not a good alternative for teens

January 7, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking .. more »»

Eyesores should make way for new growth

January 6, 2015 In recent days, neighbors of longtime eyesores in Liberty and Warren have had cause to celebrate. more »»

Obama’s record belies plans

January 5, 2015 Many Americans object to President Barack Obama’s immigration policy by pointing out it will encourage more people to cross our borders illegally. more »»

Support warranted for new power plant site

January 4, 2015 It was June when Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill expressed his insistence at finding a workable location for Clean Energy Future’s proposed $800 million natural gas-fired power plant. more »»

Orchids and Onions

January 3, 2015 ORCHID: To Badger cheerleader Kaylee Webber, who was scheduled to be among 700 cheerleaders from across the nation to be featured in the New Year’s Day parade in London. more »»

Missile system questions need to be answered

January 2, 2015 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Don’t forget needy in the new year

January 2, 2015 Christmas 2014 is now a happy memory for most of us. Now as the new year begins, we will get back into our “normal” frames of mind. more »»

Let’s make the new year a good one

January 1, 2015 What a year of ups and downs 2014 has been for local news! It was the year that Trumbull and Mahoning counties hosted the groundbreaking for Matalco’s $125 million, 200,000 square-foot aluminum... more »»

Camera law step in right direction

December 31, 2014 On the heels of a Supreme Court decision that may have paved the way for free-standing use of traffic cameras in the state of Ohio, the state legislature and Gov. more »»

Not everything is right the first time

December 30, 2014 Given the news media’s focus on controversy in both state and federal governments, some in the public sector may overlook the fact that most legislation is bipartisan in natur. more »»

More accountability needed in charter schools

December 30, 2014 Charter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»

Obama should reconsider Cuba relations

December 29, 2014 President Barack Obama should reconsider his initiative to open diplomatic relations with Cuba. more »»

Mideast peace would be good legacy for Obama

December 29, 2014 It has been suggested President Barack Obama is focusing his last two years in office on creating a lasting legacy, one that will mark him as one of the nation’s more important chief executives. more »»

Racino promises must be honored

December 28, 2014 Ongoing squabbling between the state of Ohio and the operator of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is leaving communities like Austintown out in the cold. more »»

Orchids and Onions

December 27, 2014 • ORCHID: To the Warren Family Mission, the Salvation Army, area FOPs and all the other charitable organizations that offered free meals, toys and other gifts for the needy this holiday season. more »»

3 months and still no details in shooting

December 26, 2014 All over the nation residents are raising concerns about shootings involving police officers. more »»

The Gospel according to Luke

December 25, 2014 From the Gospel according to Luke, King James Version: And Joseph also went up from Galilee, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David) to be taxed with Mary his... more »»



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