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May 18, 2014 Mahoning County Commissioner David Ditzler said he wants to dissolve the Western Reserve Port Authority, use a neighboring port authority temporarily, then establish a new organization. more »»

Second-guessing generals is costly

May 18, 2014 As chairman of a special U.S. Senate committee investigating logistical aspects of how the U.S. was conducting World War II, then-Sen. more »»

Probe clearly ‘not done’

May 18, 2014 “The investigation is ongoing. I can’t say whether there will be more charges or no more charges. What I can say is the investigation is ongoing. We are not done. more »»

Orchids & Onions

May 17, 2014 ORCHID: To Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic nominee for Ohio governor, for donating to charity a $1,000 political contribution he received from indicted Youngstown Mayor John... more »»

Liberty Schools red-faced after audit

May 16, 2014 After an embarrassing report from the state auditor, Liberty school officials should feel a sense of duty to take some decisive action. more »»

Stay safe around area construction

May 14, 2014 Orange barrels are starting to pop up around the area as the summer road construction season begins. more »»

No ignorance over conflicts of interest

May 14, 2014 The next time you have lunch with a state legislator, try to pick up the check. There is an excellent chance he or she will refuse. Ethics laws, you understand. more »»

More broken fuel promises

May 12, 2014 Boosters for the ‘‘alternative fuels’’ industry, which could not exist without hefty government subsidies and requirements for use of its products, make grandiose claims. more »»

Americans are kept in the dark

May 12, 2014 It is understandable that the armed forces, the nation’s intelligence agencies and the White House want to avoid disclosure of information that may be harmful to national security. more »»

Shenanigans by engineers embarrassing

May 11, 2014 Another round of gross, political shenanigans at the Trumbull County Highway Engineer’s Office should be enough reason for either the Ohio Legislature to change state requirements for the position o... more »»

Preview of 14th District contest

May 11, 2014 After Congressman David Joyce, a Republican, and Michael Wager, a Democrat, secured their party’s nomination Tuesday in the 14th Congressional District race, neither wasted much time looking ahead... more »»


May 10, 2014 ORCHID: To Lakeview High School students and staff for participating in the second Bike to School day sponsored by the Mosquito Lake Greenway Project. more »»

Start the XL pipeline project ASAP

May 9, 2014 U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., often is in demand for weekend interview programs. more »»

Renewable energy is nothing more than hype

May 9, 2014 Thoughtful, perceptive environmentalists are coming to realize some of the panaceas suggested as ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are no more than political hot air. more »»

Uncle Sam’s conversion into Big Brother must stop now

May 9, 2014 Most Americans can understand why law enforcement and national security officials want access to information about us — though there are serious, in some cases overriding, invasion of privacy... more »»

Allow funds to help stop elder abuse

May 8, 2014 Older Ohioans know enough to recognize a useless government feel-good program when they see it. more »»

Shots could help save kids’ lives

May 8, 2014 Much has been written of political bickering and ‘‘gridlock’’ in both state and federal governments. But sometimes, the politicians join hands to get important things done. more »»

Debt owed to veterans of military

May 7, 2014 Veterans of the armed services often take off their uniforms and attempt to step into civilian life with the knowledge they have learned valuable skills while in the military. more »»

Discrimination against victims of sex abuse

May 7, 2014 In Ohio, lawsuits against those who sexually abuse children can be filed until their victims reach 30 years of age — in most cases. more »»

Good start at addressing state park maintenance

May 7, 2014 When Gov. John Kasich and Ohio legislators tackled an enormous budget gap just a few years ago, they had to make truly painful cuts in state spending. Among them was money to maintain state parks. more »»



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