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August 23, 2014 ORCHID: To those who participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge, designed to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis — also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s diseas. more »»

More jobs are key to poverty fight

August 22, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

Niles must prepare to follow audit plan

August 22, 2014 Within the next 10 days, it seems, Niles taxpayers will finally learn more about what helped lead to the city’s financial demise. When that happens, action should be swift and immediate. more »»

Child support guidelines out of step

August 21, 2014 Ohio’s child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Someone needs to apply brakes to national debt

August 21, 2014 Another reminder of the seriousness of the national debt came earlier this summer, when foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities topped $6 trillion for the first time in history. more »»

Scandals hiding in plain sight

August 21, 2014 The laboratories of democracy are blowing up. A rash of relatively convoluted, thoroughly unsexy political scandals involving governors is moving through the country. more »»

The media and the mob

August 21, 2014 Those of us who admit that we were not there, and do not know what happened when Michael Brown was shot by a policeman in Ferguson, Missouri, seem to be in the minorit. more »»

Perhaps TSA needs to do more profiling

August 20, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

U.S. must prepare for Islamic State threat

August 20, 2014 Al-Qaida, behind the Sept. more »»

‘No’ votes may be linked to jobless rate

August 19, 2014 The Mahoning Valley's delegation to the Ohio General Assembly has an anti-business voting record, according to a report from the Ohio Chamber of Commerce. more »»

Israelis take bulk of criticism

August 19, 2014 Israeli leaders have been criticized roundly by officials in the U.S. and other countries – and yes, by many in the media – for their handling of the conflict against the Hamas terrorist organization. more »»

Passing the buck, crime continues

August 18, 2014 The Ohio Attorney General’s office, the Trumbull County Prosecutor’s Office and the City of Warren Law Department have left the citizens of Warren without an adequate explanation for failing to file... more »»

GE should take chance for PR jolt

August 17, 2014 If no improvements are made to the vacant General Electric properties on West Market Street and North Park Avenue in Warren, one very good thing would have resulted from the attempt to get the... more »»


August 16, 2014 ORCHID: To Pastor Dan Barker of Cortland Trinity Baptist Church for helping to organize a prayer gathering that gave people a chance to offer prayers for persecuted Christians and Muslims around the... more »»

Inquiry should look into Justice’s political dealings

August 15, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Some TSA agents don’t know geography

August 15, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

It’s time to get answers about band

August 14, 2014 After an internal investigation concluded Ohio State University’s renowned marching band was permeated by a “highly sexualized” culture, its director, Jonathan Waters, was dismisse. more »»

Obama to decide on priority of immigration

August 14, 2014 The flood of illegal immigrants across the nation’s southern border has become a crisis, President Barack Obama insists. more »»

More needs done to slow the EPA

August 13, 2014 From farmers in Missouri to poor families in Colorado and Georgia, tens of millions of Americans are beginning to awaken to the fact they have something in common with coal miners in Appalachia: The... more »»

School changes aren’t helping

August 13, 2014 Going back to school in Ohio will require adjustments for students, parents and educators. Graduation examinations are out. End-of-course tests are in. more »»



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