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Perfect storm of politics is brewing in Washington

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Elected leaders must expect worst when budgeting

October 25, 2015 It’s true that only time will tell what will happen when it comes to revenue and local government operating budget. more »»

Legislation meant to help, not hinder, failing schools

October 23, 2015 State officials — along with those in Youngstown — have an opportunity to establish a model for turning around failing schools in Ohio. It should not be thrown away. more »»

Liberty voters: Consider Cizmar

October 22, 2015 No one can argue that incumbent Liberty Township Trustee Jodi Stoyak doesn’t care about her community. more »»

JobsOhio must be transparent to residents

October 21, 2015 JobsOhio bills itself as a “private, non-profit economic development organization that helps businesses relocate, expand, and prosper in Ohio. more »»

It’s time for a change in Warren

October 20, 2015 If you, as a Warren resident, are satisfied with the status quo on Warren’s spending, economic development, operations and the overall direction of the city, then clearly Mayor Doug Franklin should... more »»

Dadisman should get nod in Niles Ward 3

October 19, 2015 Niles 3rd Ward candidate Douglas Dadisman’s background in business management, his attitude toward problem solving and demand for follow-thru on promises make him the best choice for the post... more »»

More reasons voters should say ‘no’ on state Issue 3

October 18, 2015 When Ohioans head to the polls for the Nov. more »»

Orchids and Onions

October 17, 2015 ORCHID: To Warren native and Harding graduate Amy Novelli, whose design was selected this week from among 22 submissions for a planned mural project on Scott Street NE. more »»

$71 million for charter schools needs scrutiny

October 16, 2015 Apparently, federal officials who hand states millions of dollars for charter schools do not pay much attention to what is going on with charter schools in those states. more »»

House must pass defense bill handily

October 15, 2015 When President Barack Obama can blame a “government shutdown” on conservatives in Congress, he spares no demagoguery in portraying them as arch-villains. more »»

ODOT’s dim bulb actually a bright idea

October 15, 2015 A change made by the Ohio Department of Transportation may seem like a small thing — unless you’ve ever been driving at night on an ice-covered road and been blinded temporarily by flashing lights o... more »»

Retain Pegg in Vienna Township

October 14, 2015 Residents in Vienna Township would not go wrong with either candidate running for township trustee, but it is the experience and professionalism of incumbent Phil Pegg that earns him our endorsement... more »»

Consider expanding fatherhood program

October 14, 2015 When a woman becomes pregnant, she has just three options: abortion, adoption or bearing and raising her child. more »»

Retaining Hill is a must for Lordstown

October 13, 2015 Desires for expanded retail and grocery options, senior citizen housing and completion of sanitary sewers are common goals expressed by all four mayoral candidates in Lordstown. more »»

Be selective with tougher sentencing laws

October 13, 2015 Rejecting all “get tough on crime” initiatives makes no more sense than locking up everyone who breaks the law, no matter how minor their offense. more »»

Schools reform bill step in right direction

October 12, 2015 For a few years, Ohio was something of a wild, wild West of charter schools. Lack of accountability meant serious problems at some of the privately run but publicly funded facilities. more »»

Vote against monopolies, marijuana

October 11, 2015 When more than 90 Ohio delegates gathered in 1851 for a constitutional convention to update and create a new state constitution — the document that was to be held as the fundamental law for Ohio — i... more »»

Impeach the IRS director

October 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — “Look,” wrote Lois Lerner, echoing Horace Greeley, “my view is that Lincoln was our worst president not our best. He should [have] let the [S]outh go. more »»

Political war all the time

October 11, 2015 There is a time for war and a time for peace, according to the book of Ecclesiastes and The Byrds. more »»

 
 
 

 

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