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September 20, 2014 ORCHID: To the Youngstown Business Incubator on being ranked No. 1 in the world among more than 300 university-affiliated incubators, according to an international research company. more »»

Ohio should simplify tax collection

September 19, 2014 We encourage the Ohio Senate, especially State Sen. Capri Cafaro, to support legislation that would unify the state municipal income tax collections. more »»

Johnson chooses House duties over local debate

September 19, 2014 A Sept. 30 debate among candidates for the House of Representatives from Ohio’s 6th District will be of little value to voters because the incumbent, Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, will not be present. more »»

Report card process needs reevaluated

September 18, 2014 Pick a medium-sized to large school in Ohio and give 610 of its students a test. A few will do well and earn A grades. Most will get Bs, Cs and Ds. Some will do so badly they will be given Fs. more »»

Prisons should not take chances

September 17, 2014 Investigators looking into an Ohio prison escape last week should be demanding corrections officials provide a list of extremely dangerous inmates, along with where and under what conditions they ar... more »»

Look out for the ‘lone wolf’

September 17, 2014 Let us hope Department of Homeland Security officials took note of recent remarks by their boss, Jeh Johnson, on a major terrorism threat. more »»

Terrorism doesn’t end with ISIS

September 16, 2014 If President Barack Obama manages to destroy the Islamic State terrorist organization through an international coalition, the odds are he will make the same mistake committed by his predecessor,... more »»

Economic gamble isn’t paying off

September 16, 2014 When Ohio voters finally agreed a few years ago to allow casino gambling in the state, many did so with reservations. more »»

Control your own conduct

September 15, 2014 There has been much written during the past decade about stress levels and anger in America. more »»

Only defense is annihilation

September 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists and other bloodthirsty organizations of their ilk will be eliminated as threats to peace only if the United States and other countries go on the offensive against them. more »»

Garden District blooming

September 14, 2014 The repopulation of the Garden District is turning into one of the most exciting and successful developments the City of Warren has experienced in a long, long time. more »»


September 13, 2014 ORCHIDS: To the 10 fire departments in Trumbull County that received a $181,413 regional grant for mobile data terminals to be placed in their vehicles. more »»

Parties shouldn’t endorse

September 12, 2014 The Trumbull County and Ohio Democratic parties should not endorse candidates in primaries. Party endorsements give the chosen candidates a significant edge over their opponents. more »»

Addiction help would cut crime

September 12, 2014 If you think the war on drugs has been going well in this part of the country, you have not been reading the newspaper. Drug-related arrests are in the news virtually every day. more »»

Take time to hear 9/11 history

September 11, 2014 It is a rare occasion when we have the opportunity to learn about moments of historical significance from a person who actually participated in the event. more »»

Training can only help safety services

September 10, 2014 Newton Falls Joint Fire District attorney David Comstock and fire Chief Richard Bauman hit it right on the nose. more »»

Caution helps keep kids away from hot cars

September 10, 2014 So far this year, there have been 26 heatstroke deaths of children left in cars, according to a San Jose State University study that tracks such deaths. more »»

Take a deep breath and buy the salt

September 9, 2014 Salt — plain old sodium chloride — is the key to a critical public service on which area residents depend during the winter month. more »»

Mahoning cleanup creates gem

September 8, 2014 Another step toward the Mahoning River’s comeback took place recently when the Mahohing River Paddlers and Friends of the Mahoning christened a path from Girard to Youngstown. more »»

Health care sticker shock tip of iceberg

September 8, 2014 In large measure, the federal health care law was sold to Americans based on the contention government can handle certain tasks more economically than the private sector. more »»



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