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Proposed home health changes need close scrutiny

February 17, 2015 About 16,000 Ohioans who have to rely on other people to help them in daily tasks ranging from getting out of bed to cooking meals will have to make different arrangements if legislators approve a... more »»

Tobacco-free program needs some tweaking

February 16, 2015 A program to encourage pregnant smokers to quit is gaining traction in Ohio, and is being utilized by the Trumbull County Department of Healt. more »»

Sewer ruling step in right direction

February 15, 2015 A judge’s ruling last week that determined a state law allowing private developers to install sewer lines and then bill residents without due process is unconstitutional is a step in the right... more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 14, 2015 ORCHID: To longtime Trumbull County Director of Human Resources James Keating, who last week was honored with the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s Award of Excellence. more »»

Say it ain’t so, Chicago

February 13, 2015 A team of Little Leaguers from Chicago wowed America and made its hometown fans swell with pride last summer when it captured the national Little League Championship in Williamsport, Pa. more »»

Combining precincts is the right idea

February 12, 2015 Finally the Trumbull County Board of Elections is moving in the right direction by voting unanimously last week to reduce the number of voting precincts. more »»

Work safety should be top priority

February 11, 2015 The number of workplace fatalities has been rising in Ohio, and federal officials say lack of training and attention may be at least partly to blame. more »»

Take time to learn black history

February 10, 2015 Guest storytime reader Madonna Chism Pinkard last week helped kick off the Warren-Trumbull County Public Library’s Black History Month programs with family storytime by reading stories of... more »»

Kasich plans may hurt as much as help

February 9, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Governor helps balanced budget idea pick up steam

February 9, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multistate tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Sales tax increase is bad idea

February 8, 2015 The possibility of Trumbull County increasing its countywide sales tax by as much as 0. more »»

Orchids and Onions

February 7, 2015 • ORCHID: To Pastor Julia Wike, founder of The Basement Ministry, to Beth Latimer, who runs the Christy House shelter, and to about a dozen other volunteers whose work to help the area’s homeless... more »»

Budget plan could threaten drilling

February 6, 2015 What’s not to like about a $500 million tax cut for small businesses and low- to middle-income working people in Ohio? The possibility the money will come out of other pockets. Gov. more »»

Unborn babies of drug addicts deserve chance

February 4, 2015 Most pregnant women in our area cannot imagine being so addicted to a drug that they continue using it despite knowing the enormous risk that entails for both them and their babies. more »»

Growth at YARS worthy of support

February 4, 2015 With a future round of U.S. military base closures or realignments looming, this week’s announcement that $9. more »»

Community colleges should offer bachelor’s

February 3, 2015 Ohio Gov. John Kasich wants to allow community colleges, under certain circumstances, to grant bachelor’s degrees, it has been reported. He may make the proposal official when he releases his budge. more »»

Economy needs more limits on deficit spending

February 3, 2015 President Barack Obama and other liberals attempt to bolster their argument for higher taxes and bigger, more expensive government by noting deficit spending has been reduced from the $1... more »»

Forfeiture must be used properly

February 2, 2015 When asset forfeiture power was added to the tools law enforcement agencies have several years ago, some people applauded the mov. more »»

Rush to land flights may prove risky

February 1, 2015 It’s been a long time since the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport offered daily commercial flights, and indeed, airport officials and the public have been eager to secure new daily connector service. more »»

Orchids and Onions

January 31, 2015 ORCHID: To Trumbull County Engineer’s office highway supervisor Tim Monroe, who last week rescued a motorist he found trapped in a vehicle that had slid on icy conditions into Girard Lake. more »»



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