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Sales tax increase is bad idea

February 8, 2015 The possibility of Trumbull County increasing its countywide sales tax by as much as 0. more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 7, 2015 • ORCHID: To Pastor Julia Wike, founder of The Basement Ministry, to Beth Latimer, who runs the Christy House shelter, and to about a dozen other volunteers whose work to help the area’s homeless... more »»

Budget plan could threaten drilling

February 6, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Unborn babies of drug addicts deserve chance

February 4, 2015 Most pregnant women in our area cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Growth at YARS worthy of support

February 4, 2015 With a future round of U.S. military base closures or realignments looming, this week’s announcement that $9. more »»

Community colleges should offer bachelor’s

February 3, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to allow community colleges, under certain circumstances, to grant bachelor’s degrees, it has been reported. He may make the proposal official when he releases his budge. more »»

Economy needs more limits on deficit spending

February 3, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Forfeiture must be used properly

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Rush to land flights may prove risky

February 1, 2015 It’s been a long time since the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport offered daily commercial flights, and indeed, airport officials and the public have been eager to secure new daily connector service. more »»

Orchids and Onions

January 31, 2015 ORCHID: To Trumbull County Engineer’s office highway supervisor Tim Monroe, who last week rescued a motorist he found trapped in a vehicle that had slid on icy conditions into Girard Lake. more »»

Holocaust must never be forgotten

January 30, 2015 Seventy years ago this week, Soviet army troops stormed through the front gate of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in southern Poland. more »»

Applause for McKinley portrayal

January 30, 2015 This week Niles and the nation marked what would have been the 172nd birthday of Niles native and 25th U.S. President William McKinley. more »»

Charter schools must be held to higher standard

January 29, 2015 When Ohio legislators agreed to give charter schools a try, complete with public funding, the idea was to provide an alternative to failing public school. more »»

Your vote matters

January 29, 2015 Voter turnout in Ohio often is abysmally low. Sometimes, important elections and referendums are decided by fewer than half the eligible voter. more »»

Funding explanation needed for plan

January 28, 2015 A proposal by President Barack Obama that would offer community college classes to U.S. residents free of charge isn’t something particularly new to northeast Ohioans. more »»

What is plan to control terrorism?

January 27, 2015 One of President Barack Obama’s most important requests of Congress, made during his State of the Union address, seemed to draw relatively little notice by lawmakers and the press. more »»

Regulations make it hard to profit from drilling boom

January 26, 2015 American ingenuity and hard work have tapped an energy bonanza that is helping to dispel the last vestiges of the “Great Recession” while boosting local and state economies in several areas,... more »»

Is less testing good for students?

January 25, 2015 Some Ohio legislators seem to be welcoming a recommendation that standardized testing in public schools be reduced. more »»

Orchids and Onions

January 24, 2015 • ORCHID: To Warren city, church, school and police department leaders who have met over the last month to bridge the gap between citizens and polic. more »»

All Americans must fight for racial justice

January 23, 2015 During the past year it has become clear race remains an important point of separation for many Americans. more »»



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