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Vienna lucky to have good neighbor

June 4, 2015 The owner of Kundel Industries was kind when Vienna trustees last month unanimously defeated his request for a 60 percent tax abatement on a half-million dollar expansion at the Ridge Road facility. more »»

Savings key in cash-starved city of Niles

June 3, 2015 If the cash-strapped city of Niles stands to save nearly $100,000 by outsourcing its Income Tax Department, why isn’t the idea receiving a ringing endorsement from city Treasurer Robert Swauger? A... more »»

Charter schools need to be accountable

June 2, 2015 Should you call your local public school district in Ohio and ask for a financial report or information on high school graduation rates, it would be provided. State law requires that. more »»

Job overruns on federal projects unacceptable

June 1, 2015 There are several possible reasons why a Department of Veterans Affairs hospital being built in Aurora, Colo., is being termed the biggest construction boondoggle in the agency’s history. more »»

New injection well rules must be considered

May 31, 2015 Local government lacks the resources and expertise to take over local control of injection wells, but points they have outlined to tighten the state’s oversight are logical and should be welcomed an... more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 30, 2015 •ORCHID: To David Denovchek, the Niles man who gave up a quarter of his liver and about three months of time to a 4-year-old girl he never has met. more »»

More bite needed in texting law

May 29, 2015 “Distracted driving” by those using cell phones —often for texting or other activities requiring them to take one or both hands off the wheel — causes a substantial number of traffic accidents. more »»

Lordstown persistence deserves praise

May 28, 2015 Despite obstacles and delays, leaders in Lordstown should be praised for their persistence in landing a new power plant that will mean about an $800 million investment in the community. more »»

Outlandish spending deserves scrutiny

May 27, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

Permanent highway funding must be solved

May 26, 2015 Congress has kicked the proverbial can down the road so many times on one critical issue — highway and bridge funding — that lawmakers’ toes must be getting sore. more »»

Honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice

May 25, 2015 Even taking into account the many challenges facing our nation, we Americans enjoy liberties, security, peace and prosperity that is the envy of most other people in the world. more »»

Raises prove tax was not needed

May 24, 2015 After lengthy debate by Trumbull County commissioners last month about whether to institute a quarter-percent sales tax increase in the county, officials decided to forego the increase at this time. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 23, 2015 ORCHID: To the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 11 and all the state and local officials involved in rededicating two heavily traveled bridges in Niles as the “Persian Gulf Veterans Bridge” and th... more »»

Camera bids would outweigh the negatives

May 22, 2015 Picking a supplier to provide surveillance cameras for Warren without collecting official bids may be legal, but is it the right way to do business? This week, Warren Safety Service Director Enzo... more »»

Help graduates celebrate safely

May 21, 2015 If history is any guide, hundreds of recent high school graduates will be drinking enormous quantities of alcoholic beverages at celebratory parties during the next few weeks. more »»

Niles cuts should have come long ago

May 20, 2015 Wouldn’t we all love to have health insurance plans that allow us to pay nothing toward the premium? That’s what has been happening for city workers in Niles under at least three labor contract. more »»

New officer guidelines may save lives

May 19, 2015 No amount of training in how to handle life-threatening situations will change a bigot. more »»

Public must help auditor root out fraud

May 18, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Blitz and referrals good step forward

May 17, 2015 It’s been said we cannot arrest our way out of the growing heroin epidemic, but we all know arresting those that break the law still is a big part of combating drug problems. more »»

Orchids and Onions

May 16, 2015 ORCHID: To all those who stepped up in an attempt to help a 4-year-old local girl who suffers from a fatal liver disease. more »»



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