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Reform can start with VA cleanup

August 11, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Ride malfunction shows need for change in law

August 11, 2014 A major malfunction on a ride at the Cedar Point amusement park in Sandusky will not be investigated by state inspectors. more »»

Voters deserve to choose

August 10, 2014 As Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s campaign implodes, the major political parties should learn a valuable lesson about removing voters from the primaries. It’s a bad idea. more »»

Orchids & onions

August 9, 2014 ORCHID: To Bill Griffin and everyone else who had a hand in opening the Ernie Hall Aviation Museum and organizing the second annual Wings-n-Wheels vehicle show and fly-in this weekend at SLOAS... more »»

Schools in Liberty change sans new tax

August 8, 2014 Liberty school officials deserve congratulations for working the district out of a large fiscal emergency without asking taxpayers for more money. more »»

Endangered not protected by this firm

August 8, 2014 It is illegal to kill certain endangered animals, including golden eagles. If you get caught doing so, even accidentally, the federal government will punish you with stiff fines. more »»

Hall builds impressive schedule

August 7, 2014 Packard Music Hall continues its transformation with a prolific schedule announced by Sunrise Entertainment and another season of talent from the Warren Civic Music Association, all while Covelli... more »»

Congress must demand aid for black lung victims

August 7, 2014 Veterans of coal mining and their families understand all too well that what makes headlines — accidents such as explosions — constitutes a lesser peril than black lung disease. more »»

Sexualized culture is reinforced

August 6, 2014 Nudge-nudge, wink-wink, eh? It’s a politically incorrect sexual-innuendo-filled Monty Python sketch that is funny on stage but completely unacceptable when it’s not comedy but part of the daily... more »»

Treat city workers same as the public

August 5, 2014 A Warren police officer was called to Quinby Park July 18 and found a man and a woman standing near a building ‘‘trying to talk things out’’ in their divorce. more »»

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 »»



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