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Children becoming pawns in violence

December 22, 2015 For the rest of her life, a 16-year-old Steubenville girl will carry the physical and emotional scars of what happened to her in the early morning hours Tuesday. more »»

Challenges are waiting for new state superintendent

December 21, 2015 For some young people, a college degree is not a necessity. Many good, well-paying jobs can be found without one — though clearly, a B.S. or B.A. after one’s name provides an advantage. more »»

Orchids and Onions

December 19, 2015 ORCHID: To Weathersfield Township and Niles city for their plans to create a 101-acre Joint Economic Development District in an attempt to bring new development and industry to the area. more »»

Scammers to blame for aggravations

December 18, 2015 Ohioans filing state income tax returns may have to jump through a few additional hoops next year. They can thank scammers for the added aggravation. more »»

Hold charter schools to public standards

December 18, 2015 One could hardly blame federal officials for deciding to keep their $71 million. more »»

Third-party candidates would split party vote

December 17, 2015 Both Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson are threatening to leave the Republican Party if it does not nominate them for president. more »»

Get to bottom of alleged military exaggerations

December 17, 2015 More than 50 military intelligence analysts have said their conclusions about battling terrorists in Syria and Iraq were altered by U.S. more »»

Demand more details on the climate change deal

December 16, 2015 It probably will require weeks of examining and analyzing the Paris climate change agreement for Americans to understand fully what it means to us. more »»

Find a way to legislate common sense

December 15, 2015 Last year, a 10-year-old boy was suspended from school in Columbus for pointing his finger — school officials explained it was a “lookalike firearm” — at another student. more »»

Fight climate change right way

December 15, 2015 Are liberals in Congress focused on battling climate change or giving big tax breaks to wind and solar energy companies? There is a difference. Reports about negotiations on a $1. more »»

Lawmakers: Speak in one voice

December 13, 2015 It’s hard to dispute that submitting capital bill funding requests in a unified effort — one voice — is the most productive way to lure some of the state’s billions of dollars to the local area. more »»

Orchids and Onions

December 12, 2015 • ORCHID: To the Warren Lions Club for sharing lunch and gifts with hearing-impaired children this week, and during the holiday season for the last 50 years. more »»

Traffic camera goal misguided

December 11, 2015 Township and Youngstown city are among the local governments that have adopted use of local speed cameras. Now others also are considering their use. more »»

Comparable stats needed for Ohio charter schools

December 11, 2015 A special panel looking at how charter schools in Ohio are evaluated focused on honest, accurate reports on their achievements. more »»

Support local businesses all year long

December 10, 2015 November’s nationally recognized “Small Business Saturday” appeared to be a success for retailers around Trumbull County. more »»

It’s time to close travel loopholes

December 10, 2015 Islamic terrorists’ success in infiltrating most countries, including ours, means that in a way, we can no longer rely on even our best, oldest friends among other nations. more »»

The president’s speech

December 10, 2015 When the President of the United States asks the television networks to set aside time for him to broadcast a speech from the Oval Office, we can usually expect that he has something new to say. more »»

Earth to Trump: Words matter

December 10, 2015 Would you do business with someone who routinely exaggerated his or her abilities? Someone who, in the course of trying to sell you something, said things that were cocky, vague or just not true? ... more »»

U.S. must get tougher in fighting Islamic State

December 9, 2015 Before this week, President Barack Obama had used the Oval Office as a backdrop for televised speeches just twice. more »»

Will we emulate Churchill?

December 9, 2015 LONDON –– Wisdom can often be found in unexpected places. During debate in the House of Commons on whether Britain should join the U.S. more »»



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