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Prepare for the ‘s’ word in Ohio

October 25, 2013 The real test of my ‘‘I love Ohio’’ mettle is when snow — yes, “the ‘s’ word,” shows up on the weather forecast. In Octobe. more »»

Bullying explored at festival

October 23, 2013 In late July of this year, readers of this page found an opinion piece, “Exploring the bullying epidemic,” by guest columnist, Bill Finnigan. more »»

Obamacare or Affordable Care Act?

October 18, 2013 People never cease to amaze me. more »»

‘Stuck in Ohio’ and loving it

October 15, 2013 I’m sure you’ve seen the “Stuck in Ohio” bumper stickers. I can vividly remember how irritated I was when they first came out. more »»

Hit this idea out of the park

October 11, 2013 Every once in a while, you get thrown a slow pitch you can really hit out of the park. more »»

Finding success in our urban schools

October 8, 2013 On the evening of Sept. more »»

Why should school districts be separate?

October 4, 2013 A couple weeks ago, the editor wrote about the consolidation of police departments for the sake of the taxpayer and to strengthen the department. more »»

Education reform that makes sense

October 1, 2013 At very great expense for all, Ohio’s education reform makes too little sense. more »»

It’s time to let the past go

September 27, 2013 The greatest challenge we have to face as a community has nothing to do with politics, race, the economy, or education. more »»

The tragedy of child abuse

September 24, 2013 Jeannette Williams was a nurse employed by the schools in Hubbard for many years. more »»

Who decides what is good?

September 20, 2013 Who decides? When my kids were growing up, I tried really hard to expose them to a wide variety of cultural venues. more »»

Faults found with Trumbull Transit Board

September 15, 2013 In July, I wrote about the issues plaguing the provision of transportation to the elderly and disabled in this county since Trumbull Transit took over from the Department of Elderly Affairs at the... more »»

Generations need to listen, act

September 13, 2013 There is an old adage that many of us have said for years and it goes something like: “Seek to understand before being understood. more »»

Add trendy stores to rehab efforts

August 30, 2013 On an almost daily basis, I have a conversation with myself on the way to wor. more »»

Playing make believe in Warren

August 29, 2013 State Rep. Tom Letson, D-Warren, must have liked to play make believe when he was a child. He still plays it today. more »»

Gambling addiction on the rise even as state fosters more

August 28, 2013 If it’s not one thing, it’s another. Our society is increasingly plagued with all sorts of addictions, whether alcohol, drugs (legal and illegal), pornography, tobacco, food, video games, etc., e. more »»

New beginnings and new semester

August 27, 2013 Four days early. I finished my Community Column four days prior to the deadline that the Tribune gives me every two weeks. It was a decent piece of writing too. more »»

Castle Doctrine allows defense of homes, but how many real ‘homes’ are left?

August 23, 2013 ONLINE COLUMN Castle Doctrine allows defense of homes, but how many real ‘homes’ are left? “I just shot through my door with a gun,” a Niles man recently told a police dispatcher. more »»

Crime is increasing … or is it?

August 23, 2013 At a recent family picnic, one of our cousins started talking about crime. She said she didn’t think crime was any worse today than it was 40 years ago. more »»

Nurture children’s ‘soft skills’ in your children

August 20, 2013 Ironically, one of the hardest skills to learn in life, discipline, is a “soft” skill. more »»



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