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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 »»

Public trust at stake in local cases

June 8, 2014 If you get caught selling drugs, you’ll likely go to jail and pay a fine. If you get caught selling drugs near a school, the jail time and fine will be greater. more »»

Programs make more burdens than help

June 8, 2014 Ohio’s Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund troubles are an early warning for what many federal government assistance programs face in coming years, if officials do not do a better job of getting... more »»


June 7, 2014 ORCHID: To the U.S. Department of Energy and U.S. Rep. more »»

Relays offers hope to those with cancer

June 6, 2014 There has been a whole lot of walking going on in Trumbull County over the past month. Yes, Relay For Life time has started in our area, so let the fundraising, fellowship and fun continue. more »»

Attorney general may want to avoid conflicts

June 6, 2014 Lawyers seem to be substantially more involved than people in many other fields when it comes to supporting candidates for political office. more »»

Vet worthy of honor

June 5, 2014 Not a lot of buildings are named after U.S. Marine Corps corporals. If there are any, it’s a good bet the honoree didn’t live to know that a building was being named in his honor. more »»



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