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Judges need freedom on vicious dogs

June 18, 2014 Proposed legislation in the Ohio General Assembly would tie the hands of judges who now have room to make reasonable decisions when it comes to dogs that have been ruled viciou. more »»

More action needed on Iraq

June 18, 2014 Americans who remember the fall of South Vietnam in 1975 — and the frantic evacuation of U.S. troops and civilians from Saigon — may be watching events in Iraq with a dismayed sense of deja vu. more »»

Punishment needed to fix VA woes

June 17, 2014 No wonder some bureaucrats think they can get away with shaby, dishonest treatment of veterans. more »»

We’re quickly losing space race to Russia

June 17, 2014 At one time, Americans would have been able to laugh off a thinly veiled threat by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin. No more, thanks to President Barack Obama. more »»

Drug treatment funding needed

June 17, 2014 People may die in Ohio because of a federal government decision to delay funding for drug addiction treatment centers. It should be reversed — now. more »»

Sunny skies ups dangers of skin cancer

June 16, 2014 The temperatures have finally warmed up after a brutal winter. With the return of the summer sun, it is time for everyone to think about the dangers of skin cancer. more »»

Obama’s energy policies nonsense

June 16, 2014 A major new natural gas contract will do more than keep tens of millions of Chinese warm. It also will thaw relations between their government and Russia. Meanwhile, U.S. more »»

Merger at port makes good sense

June 15, 2014 Commissioners from Trumbull and Mahoning counties seem to be heading in the right direction with the dysfunctional Western Reserve Port Authority. more »»

Get mad about scandal at VA

June 15, 2014 At Veterans Affairs medical centers throughout the country, lying, cheating bureaucrats are hoping the buck stops with former VA Secretary Eric Shinseki. It should not. more »»


June 14, 2014 ORCHID: To third-grader Davantae Holliday of Niles for winning the Korey Stringer Spirit Award in the 31st annual Trumbull County Children’s Olympics. more »»

Fed initiative hurts ‘risky’ businesses

June 13, 2014 One old warning about totalitarian regimes cautions they can harm you solely because dictators and their lackeys don’t like the way you comb your hair. more »»

Physician assistant is a thrifty option

June 13, 2014 Health care facilities are making more and more use of physicians’ assistants to hold down patients’ bills. But in Ohio, that has limited usefulnes. more »»

Don’t let Holocaust be forgotten

June 12, 2014 Her mother tried in vain to cover her eyes so she could not see what was happening, Sofiya Karpovich remembers. But she saw. She cannot forge. more »»

Stop time bombs before they blow

June 12, 2014 Nearly all the mass murders that have occurred in the United States during recent years have been committed by deeply disturbed people who “fell through the cracks” of laws intended to keep them fro... more »»

Eliminate loopholes in salary rules

June 11, 2014 The Ohio Legislature should act immediately to close the loophole that allowed Niles Auditor Chuck Nader to inflate his retirement. more »»

Unemployment benefits need to be reformed in Ohio

June 11, 2014 Ohio was among many states in which enormous increases in the number of unemployed people during the past several years placed stresses on programs intended to help them. more »»

Warren needs to continue restoration

June 10, 2014 Restoration of the Hughes mansion saves a historic Warren home and builds on the Garden District momentum. more »»

Approve ATV safety measures for kids, teens

June 10, 2014 Five Ohio children died in ATV crashes last year. more »»

Niles taxpayers lose waiting for state audits

June 9, 2014 State auditors should follow Niles City Council President Robert Marino’s request that they use ‘‘any and all legal authority available’’ to force cooperation from other city officials who are... more »»

Vaccines needed for pre-schoolers

June 9, 2014 Ohio lawmakers may soon get a chance to rectify a glaring oversight when it comes to the health of some of the youngest Ohioans and their families. Reps. more »»



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