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Forced sewer tie-in bill a step in right direction

December 7, 2014 A bill that would allow some Ohio property owners to avoid being forced to connect to sewer lines installed by private developers could bring relief to land owners. more »»

Orchids and Onions

December 6, 2014 • ORCHID: To two anonymous snow plow drivers who helped retrieve the purse snatched from a victim at an Elm Road gas station on Thanksgiving Da. more »»

Increased pay would create new burdens

December 5, 2014 Burdensome and expensive regulations routinely are blamed for adding to the challenges already experienced by private industry, both in Ohio and nationwid. more »»

Consistency needed in Ohio testing

December 4, 2014 Entrenching third graders in a labyrinth of standarized state tests may not be the best use of their time, but until someone comes up with a better way to measure reading ability, it will remain a... more »»

Twenty youth deserve recognition

December 3, 2014 Honors bestowed Tuesday evening on 20 service-minded local young people were enough to give onlookers new hope in our future. more »»

Immigration plan must be stopped

December 2, 2014 President Barack Obama has an interesting way of dealing with about 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States: Simply declare about half of them are not illegal. more »»

Long war on terrorism must be won

December 1, 2014 Kenyans on the bus stopped by armed men at dawn on last week knew they were in trouble when their assailants demanded each recite the Shahada, part of Islamic scripture. more »»

Transparency must be maintained in executions

November 30, 2014 If there is nothing else in America that should be totally transparent, it is when government executes someone. But not according to some Ohio legislators and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWin. more »»

Orchids & Onions

November 29, 2014 • ORCHID: To all the local volunteers who made time this week to help prepare and serve Thanksgiving meals for the less fortunate. more »»

Redistricting plan worth consideration

November 28, 2014 Accusations of gerrymandering will never be eliminated from the process of setting districts from which state and federal legislators are electe. more »»

Give thanks today for freedoms

November 27, 2014 Joining with family and friends today likely will bring opportunity to give thanks for the present union or reunion. more »»

Make drug treatment a priority in Columbus

November 26, 2014 Hardcore drug pushers ought to be put behind bars — the longer, the better. Their victims, often those caught and charged with drug offenses, may be a different story. more »»

Obama trying to be one-man government

November 25, 2014 Beating the will of the people to the punch is not part of the job description for presidents of the United States. Neither is altering or hamstringing laws with which a chief executive disagrees. more »»

Macali’s service will be missed

November 24, 2014 For numerous decades, customers at area Macali grocery stores have been greeted by the smiling face of Barney Macali. more »»

Votes against Keystone pipeline hurt Ohio, America

November 23, 2014 Washington lawmakers U.S. Rep Tim Ryan, D-Howland, and Sen. more »»

Orchids and Onions

November 22, 2014 • ORCHID: To Disabled American Veterans, Chapter 2, who this week gave away boxes of food to veterans and their families at the Austintown Senior Center Building. more »»

Ordinance would penalize property owners

November 21, 2014 It is no secret that graffiti is an ongoing problem in many municipalities, and Warren is no exception. more »»

Health agency deserves more funding

November 20, 2014 Perhaps in part because of her excellent handling of the Ebola scare in Ohio, former state epidemiologist Dr. Mary DiOrio has been promoted. Gov. more »»

New plan needed in dealing with IS terror

November 20, 2014 Islamic State terrorists — still, for some reason, referred to by many in the media as “militants” or “extremists” — say they have beheaded another American. more »»

School rule change means local control

November 19, 2014 Taxpayers sometimes join public school officials in complaining that state and federal mandates give local educators little or no flexibility. more »»



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