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Shared services should not hinge on grant money

July 18, 2014 The Southington Board of Education should not have needed a state grant to share a superintendent with nearby disctricts. more »»

Open meeting laws show need for voice vote

July 17, 2014 Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka makes a good point on the debate over whether precinct committee members should conduct a voice vote or secret ballot when selecting a... more »»

Earned income credit experiment continues

July 17, 2014 Something of an experiment in conservative economics is under way in Ohio. Both Gov. John Kasich and state legislators deserve enormous credit for engaging in i. more »»

REINS Act needs passed

July 16, 2014 U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, is painfully aware of the damage done by runaway government. more »»

Leave unions out of college sports

July 16, 2014 National Labor Relations Board members have an opportunity to avoid making their agency look ridiculous, simple-minded and biased. They should take it. more »»

Gibson’s legacy is all around city

July 15, 2014 Trumbull County may have lost John C. “Jack” Gibson Sr., last week, but thousands of people will continue to see his legacy every day. Originally with the WB Gibson Co. more »»

Terrorists are getting bolder

July 15, 2014 Fifty-six people, most of them old women selling food to make money so they could eat, died when Boko Haram terrorists set off a bomb in a Nigerian marketplace. more »»

Taxpayers may be on hook for food maggots

July 14, 2014 Feeding the thousands of inmates at Ohio prisons is a big, demanding job. Getting it right all the time may be impossible. more »»

Ohio drug war more than stats

July 14, 2014 It would be nice to believe statistics about illegal drug trafficking in Ohio are evidence of success in fighting it. Nice, but not realistic. more »»


July 12, 2014 ORCHID: To organizers and participants of the Steven Wolfe softball game, held every year in Newton Falls on the Fourth of July, through its 25-year run. more »»

‘Data scrub’ makes Ohioans lose their faith

July 11, 2014 How on earth can Ohioans have any faith in public education when they know administrators in four of the state’s largest school districts lied about students’ performance? One way to begin restoring... more »»

Iraqi leaders take U.S. for granted

July 11, 2014 An example of what can happen when other countries become too reliant on the United States to defend them can be seen in Iraq. more »»

Break out the band for Clean Energy

July 10, 2014 Lordstown and McDonald schools should be rolling out the red carpet for Clean Energy Future of Manchester, Mas. more »»

A real remedy is needed for chronic VA woes

July 10, 2014 “Significant and chronic system failures” have occurred at the Department of Veterans Affairs, according to a just-concluded White House investigation. more »»

States help in coal fight against EPA

July 9, 2014 The late President Ronald Reagan once said, “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government, and I’m here to help.’” Sometimes that is all too true. more »»

Transparency a must in new Trumbull choice

July 9, 2014 The Trumbull County Democratic Party should use a thorough, transparent vetting process in selecting a replacement for the late Paul Heltzel, since whomever they choose will have a distinct... more »»

Taxpayers must not pay for incompetence

July 8, 2014 It’s time for heads to roll in Niles. more »»

U.S. policy on Iraq is crazy

July 8, 2014 Americans should be worried about the war in Iraq, for various reasons. One concern is that the Sunni army assaulting Iraq’s Shiite-controlled government may interrupt oil shipment. more »»

Warren should invest in TNP program

July 7, 2014 The house at 453 Vine St. N.E. in Warren’s Garden District is on the list of houses in the Trumbull County Land Bank. more »»



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