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Defense is key to ally relations

August 18, 2015 President Barack Obama seems to be counting his chickens even if they are unlikely to hatch. In the process, he is giving America’s allies one more reason to mistrust us. more »»

Help from store’s landlord is meaningful

August 17, 2015 It was the concessions offered by the out-of-town owner of a Warren west side plaza that led Kmart to reconsider closing its Parkman Road store last week. more »»

Injection well decision should be just a start

August 16, 2015 The Ohio Oil and Gas Commission did the right thing last week when it upheld the shutdown of a new Weathersfield injection well. more »»

Orchids and Onions

August 15, 2015 ORCHID: To Youngstown State University for its recently announced âGIVE back. more »»

911 merger the right decision

August 14, 2015 Trumbull County soon will be gaining what a Warren council member described as “some of the city’s best workers. more »»

Give more bite to smoke-free workplace act

August 14, 2015 Ohio has made admirable progress in keeping workplaces free of cigar and cigarette smoke. Since 2006, the Smoke-Free Workplace Act has banned smoking in public spaces and workplaces. more »»

Marijuana plan get-rich scheme for investors

August 13, 2015 Pot — marijuana — will prove to be a pot of gold for 10 investors if Ohio voters fall for the most brazen scheme to come down the pike in many years. more »»

All-elected school board not good idea

August 12, 2015 In retrospect, it seems incredible that Ohio voters in 1953 believed an elected state board of education would keep politics out of the administration of public schools. more »»

Ohio falls short for road funding

August 11, 2015 Ohio seems to do a better job of maintaining highways and bridges and finding money for new ones than some other states. Still, trouble may be on the horizon. more »»

EPA should not harm the economy

August 10, 2015 President Barack Obama must have gotten a good laugh out of a federal court decision less than two months ago. Timing is everything, Obama may have chuckled. In early June, a panel of judges in the U. more »»

Those unfit to serve should not be police officers

August 9, 2015 aWhen most Americans think about tragedies involving use of deadly force by police officers, the word “Ferguson” probably comes to mind. more »»

Orchids and Onions

August 8, 2015 ORCHID: To A Special Wish Foundation, Hubbard Township Police Department and all the participants who helped make the dream come true for 5-year-old Memphis Vance of Hubbard by naming him police... more »»

We must be ready for ‘the next war’

August 7, 2015 This week marks a grim anniversary for many Ohioans. It was 10 years ago, on Aug 3, 2005, that a single ambush in Iraq took the lives of 14 Marines. more »»

Threat of extinction increases with illegal killing

August 7, 2015 Cecil, the lion killed illegally in Zimbabwe by an American dentist, will not have died in vain if what happened to him draws attention to the threat of extinction of his kind. more »»

Enforce new rules to preserve wildlife

August 6, 2015 Most people are not overly fond of bats. But the tiny, nocturnal flyers are integral parts of many ecosystems. For one thing, they consume enormous quantities of insects, including mosquitoes. more »»

Niles is running thin on excuses

August 5, 2015 New payroll software purchased by the city of Niles last fall at a cost of tens of thousands of dollars is intended to replace obsolete payroll software that was decades old. more »»

Training is key when owning a gun

August 4, 2015 The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms. more »»

Lawmakers must be careful with severance tax talks

August 4, 2015 Severance taxes on gas and oil extracted from Ohio probably will remain at current levels for the next two years. more »»

Questions on child safety need answers

August 3, 2015 After 5-month-old Erin Warfel died in March 2013, authorities in Medina decided her cause of death was “undecided.” Everyone involved moved on with their lives. more »»

Military must be able to defend themselves

August 3, 2015 It is impossible to say how many members of the armed services would have survived attacks on them during the past few years had they been armed. more »»



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