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Jeb Bush needs to give more answers

February 23, 2015 In what clearly was a presidential campaign speech, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush missed a very big point on Wednesday. His speech was on his views on foreign affairs. more »»

High expectations await new Defense Secretary

February 23, 2015 When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they went in with the most sophisticated technology available. Helicopters, jet fighters, tanks, “smart” bombs, etc. more »»

New scrap law costly, unfair to dealers

February 22, 2015 Ohio’s new law intended to curtail scrap theft and crack down on subsequent illegal sales may be well-intended, but it falls short in many areas. more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 21, 2015 ORCHID: To members of the Warren Junior Women’s League for their conscientious effort to help the homeless and other needy during this month’s cold snap. more »»

Seat belt legislation should pass

February 20, 2015 Legislation introduced in Ohio would make it a primary offense for children under age 15 to be in a vehicle without a car seat, booster seat or seat belt. more »»

No unsolved crime should be forgotten

February 19, 2015 No crime of violence ought to be “filed and forgotten” if police are unable to solve it quickly. more »»

It’s time to reflect, do good deeds

February 18, 2015 The 40 days before Easter have traditionally been a period of prayer, preparation and soul searching within the Christian fait. more »»

Proposed home health changes need close scrutiny

February 17, 2015 About 16,000 Ohioans who have to rely on other people to help them in daily tasks ranging from getting out of bed to cooking meals will have to make different arrangements if legislators approve a... more »»

Tobacco-free program needs some tweaking

February 16, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to quit is gaining traction in Ohio, and is being utilized by the Trumbull County Department of Healt. more »»

Sewer ruling step in right direction

February 15, 2015 A judge’s ruling last week that determined a state law allowing private developers to install sewer lines and then bill residents without due process is unconstitutional is a step in the right... more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 14, 2015 ORCHID: To longtime Trumbull County Director of Human Resources James Keating, who last week was honored with the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Award of Excellence. more »»

Say it ain’t so, Chicago

February 13, 2015 A team of Little Leaguers from Chicago wowed America and made its hometown fans swell with pride last summer when it captured the national Little League Championship in Williamsport, Pa. more »»

Combining precincts is the right idea

February 12, 2015 Finally the Trumbull County Board of Elections is moving in the right direction by voting unanimously last week to reduce the number of voting precincts. more »»

Work safety should be top priority

February 11, 2015 The number of workplace fatalities has been rising in Ohio, and federal officials say lack of training and attention may be at least partly to blame. more »»

Take time to learn black history

February 10, 2015 Guest storytime reader Madonna Chism Pinkard last week helped kick off the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library’s Black History Month programs with family storytime by reading stories of... more »»

Kasich plans may hurt as much as help

February 9, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Governor helps balanced budget idea pick up steam

February 9, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multistate tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Sales tax increase is bad idea

February 8, 2015 The possibility of Trumbull County increasing its countywide sales tax by as much as 0. more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 7, 2015 • ORCHID: To Pastor Julia Wike, founder of The Basement Ministry, to Beth Latimer, who runs the Christy House shelter, and to about a dozen other volunteers whose work to help the area’s homeless... more »»

Budget plan could threaten drilling

February 6, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»



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