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Hypocrisy inside Beltway should be no surprise

May 12, 2015 The art of politics never ceases to amaze. It seems there are no traps quick enough nor strong enough to ensnare the astute politicians of today and our own U.S. Rep. Timothy . more »»

Lax well oversight is not acceptable

May 11, 2015 It is being suggested the government should place new restrictions on the natural gas industry, to prevent public safety and pollution problems. more »»

Safe, permanent storage is needed for waste

May 11, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Retire-rehire should be eliminated

May 10, 2015 Changes in law to state pension programs is making it more lucrative for many public employees to retire now, rather than later, and begin collecting their pensions. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 9, 2015 ORCHID: To Albert Rich, who was honored posthumously with a Bronze Star this week for his service in World War II. An orchid also goes to his family for their pursuit of the honor and to U.S. Rep. more »»

Harassment by the IRS needs more attention

May 8, 2015 Just one Internal Revenue Service official lost her job over harassment of non-profit organizations for political reasons, to our knowledge. more »»

U.S. credibility failing in foreign lands

May 8, 2015 Officials in President Barack Obama’s administration have become worried about military intervention in Yemen by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia, it was reported this week. more »»

Reducing council size makes sense

May 7, 2015 Warren elected leaders should set an example in cost-cutting by reducing the number of ward council members. Under the argument presented by Councilman John Brown J. more »»

Online checkbook equals fiscal transparency

May 6, 2015 Ohioans have a right to know how government officials are spending their money — and not just at the state and federal levels. more »»

Make your voice heard by voting

May 5, 2015 Yet again, Election Day has arrived. And yet again, poll workers and election officials today are expecting a scant turnout. more »»

Heroin cases need timely, uniform reporting

May 4, 2015 Throughout the Ohio Valley, people are dying after overdosing on heroin or other illegal drug. more »»

Commissioners made correct decision on tax

May 3, 2015 Trumbull County residents packed the house at two recent public hearings to address the topic of a county sales tax increase being considered by Trumbull County commissioner. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 2, 2015 ORCHID: To the United Way of Trumbull County for its plans to provide basic financial education and increase access to free income tax preparation for Trumbull County residents as part of its newly... more »»

Background check system dangerously unreliable

May 1, 2015 School systems use Ohio's criminal background check system to ensure they are not hiring someone who may be a danger to children. more »»

Work program for disabled is a win-win

April 30, 2015 Workplaces like Starr Manufacturing in Vienna, 3 Color Embroidery in Warren and even Jib Jab Hot Dog Shoppe in Girard have stepped up to take part in programs that provide critical job training and... more »»

Vienna should look for ways to tighten belt

April 29, 2015 Residents in Vienna Township — among the least populous townships in Trumbull County to enjoy its own police department — have become accustomed to 24-7 police protection. more »»

Bazetta should explore options other than levy

April 28, 2015 In describing what they believe is a need for a 1.5-mill, 5-year additional operating levy, Bazetta officials described how much of the acreage in this small community is untaxable. more »»

State’s ban on ‘Sunshine Audit’ wrong

April 27, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Urgency, education needed to combat area drug epidemic

April 26, 2015 We have been reading about it every day in the pages of this newspaper. more »»

Orchids and Onions

April 25, 2015 ORCHID: To the Trumbull County commissioners, who appear to be taking to heart the public’s opposition to a proposed Trumbull County sales tax increase. more »»



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