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Communities work together for energy plant

July 28, 2014 The city of Niles and Weathersfield Township should be commended for working together to help Clean Energy Ohio bring an $800 million investment to the Mahoning Valley. more »»

Probe of IRS coverup takes on foul odor

July 28, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials testifying before Congress in the probe of the agency’s harassment of conservative organizations have acted shocked — shocked — at suggestions a coverup is... more »»

Transit plan may boost education

July 27, 2014 The Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant received by the city of Niles funded a study that shows Trumbull, Mahoning and Ashtabula counties could save taxpayers millions of dollars a year b... more »»

Fall could be time for shift to GOP

July 25, 2014 If splintering in the Trumbull County Democratic Party opens the door for a Republican to become commissioner next year, this might be a good thing for local government and taxpayers. more »»

Caliphate: Re-evaluating U.S. terrorism strategy

July 25, 2014 Sunni Muslim extremists who have proclaimed creation of a caliphate in Iraq and Syria have been ridiculed by many of their enemies, including other Islamic rebels in Syria. more »»

Support projects to regrow city

July 24, 2014 Warren will not shrink its way to economic recovery. It will not shrink its way to stable property values, safe streets and low unemployment. So a demolition-only plan is not the answer. more »»

Waste of tax dollars is shameful

July 23, 2014 Estimates by federal agencies that they in effect threw away nearly $100 billion last year should infuriate taxpayers. It is our hard-earned money, after all. more »»

Will corruption probe affect the election?

July 23, 2014 As the grand jury indictments of four prominent Mahoning Valley politicians play out nearer the November general election, it will be interesting to see what impact it will have on voters. more »»

Suit against official must continue

July 22, 2014 The lawsuit against Trumbull County Highway Engineer Randy Smith should not be dismissed. It has already made taxpayers aware of political shenanigans and potential corruption in the office. more »»

Democrat senators must rein in leader

July 22, 2014 U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid will tolerate no opposition, especially if it threatens one of his allies’ pet projects. Reid, D-Nev. more »»

Sunrise brings more shows to Packard Hall

July 21, 2014 Sunrise Entertainment has announced four new theatrical shows and one concert as part of its 2014-15 Back at the Pack series at Packard Music Hall. more »»

Majority of journalists still try to report truth

July 21, 2014 Americans are most fortunate in having a wide variety of privately owned newspapers and other information sources. An example of what can happen without that has been provided in Great Britain. more »»

Energy independence a goal

July 21, 2014 If the United States achieves energy independence during the next decade or so, it will be no thanks to President Barack Obama and his environmental allies in Congres. more »»

U.S. defense parts must be made at home

July 20, 2014 As the effort intensifies to resource manufacturing jobs back to the U.S., a focal point should be on military equipment. more »»

Questions remain in wake of VA mess

July 20, 2014 Many people who work in the private sector would have no trouble answering a “what’s wrong with this picture” question about a Veterans Affairs Department official’s apology. more »»


July 19, 2014 ORCHID: To members of the Indiana / Kentucky / Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters Local 171 who donated 40 hours to the design and construction of a 30-foot wheelchair ramp for a Champion reside. more »»

ACA: Old bait and switch trick

July 18, 2014 Like millions of other Americans, some Ohioans decided health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act sounded good. So they signed up for it. more »»

Shared services should not hinge on grant money

July 18, 2014 The Southington Board of Education should not have needed a state grant to share a superintendent with nearby disctricts. more »»

Open meeting laws show need for voice vote

July 17, 2014 Trumbull County Democratic Party Chairman Dan Polivka makes a good point on the debate over whether precinct committee members should conduct a voice vote or secret ballot when selecting a... more »»

Earned income credit experiment continues

July 17, 2014 Something of an experiment in conservative economics is under way in Ohio. Both Gov. John Kasich and state legislators deserve enormous credit for engaging in i. more »»



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