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VA needs to show progress before getting funding

August 5, 2014 Six months. That is how long Congress should give Acting Veterans Affairs Secretary Sloan Gibson to make progress in providing better health care service for veterans. more »»

Niles city officials should cooperate with state audit

August 4, 2014 When state audits slam the City of Niles, its residents should remember whose voices were the loudest and earliest in trying to prevent the financial crisis – President of Council Robert Marino and... more »»

Ohio continues to grow under Kasich leadership

August 4, 2014 Politicians do not really create jobs, regardless of what they would have you think. The most they can do is establish a tax, regulatory and incentive environment that encourages job creation. more »»

School chief makes good impression

August 3, 2014 Warren City School Superintendent Steve Chiaro’s blunt assessment of the district’s educational distress is refreshing. So is his longevit. more »»

Kudos to Ohio for prosecuting

August 3, 2014 Ohio officials have done something unusual — perhaps even precedent-setting — about wrongdoing by public officials. They are holding a man accountable for criminal misdeeds. more »»


August 2, 2014 ORCHID: To 10-year-old cancer survivor Mariah Leskovac of McDonald who collected blankets, toys, games stuff animals and DVDs for children suffering illnesses at Akron Children’s Hospital and... more »»

Local man’s vision could be catalyst to future business

August 1, 2014 A Youngstown-area business park that will be occupied by about 15 Fortune 500 companies and about 1,500 workers means the Mahoning Valley would have indeed capitalized on the high-tech research and... more »»

Education reform must consider financial literacy

August 1, 2014 Public school teachers and administrators sometimes grow frustrated at demands politicians put on them. No wonder. more »»

Some entities still lagging in record requests

July 31, 2014 An open records “audit” of local governments in Ohio earlier this year showed improvements in officials providing access to documents. more »»

Steel pipe tariffs give Valley boost in market

July 31, 2014 Manufacturing in the Mahoning Valley received another boost recently when the U.S. more »»

Congress should rein in power hungry EPA

July 31, 2014 Most Americans probably believe the main threat they face from the Environmental Protection Agency is higher electric bills and devastation to the economies of coal-mining states. That is incorrect. more »»

TNP should keep focus on rehabilitation

July 30, 2014 Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership’s list of accomplishments continues to grow and was highlighted last weekend during the Garden Crawl. more »»

Some politicians willing to chip at basic freedoms

July 29, 2014 Frustrated that the Constitution enshrines Americans’ freedom of speech, including that in which they spend money to speak out on political candidates, a few in the U.S. more »»

Tourism alive and well with Valley on radar

July 29, 2014 It’s good to know that tourism is alive and well in Ohio, and that the Mahoning Valley is on TourismOhio Director Mary Cusick’s radar. more »»

Communities work together for energy plant

July 28, 2014 The city of Niles and Weathersfield Township should be commended for working together to help Clean Energy Ohio bring an $800 million investment to the Mahoning Valley. more »»

Probe of IRS coverup takes on foul odor

July 28, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Transit plan may boost education

July 27, 2014 The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant received by the city of Niles funded a study that shows Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties could save taxpayers millions of dollars a year b... more »»

Fall could be time for shift to GOP

July 25, 2014 If splintering in the Trumbull County Democratic Party opens the door for a Republican to become commissioner next year, this might be a good thing for local government and taxpayers. more »»

Caliphate: Re-evaluating U.S. terrorism strategy

July 25, 2014 Sunni Muslim extremists who have proclaimed creation of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria have been ridiculed by many of their enemies, including other Islamic rebels in Syria. more »»

Support projects to regrow city

July 24, 2014 Warren will not shrink its way to economic recovery. It will not shrink its way to stable property values, safe streets and low unemployment. So a demolition-only plan is not the answer. more »»



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