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Tough times for Obama, Hollywood

July 30, 2014 With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad summer. So is Hollywood. more »»

Your ‘help’ for us isn’t really helping

July 30, 2014 While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley’s new book, “Please Stop Helping Us,” I thought about Will Rogers’ Prohibition-era observation that “Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to... more »»

‘Impact fees’ actually drive taxes up

July 27, 2014 The first installment of this year’s property tax bill on my house came due in June, and all around the country, the first installment of the annual property tax bill recently has come due or soon... more »»

Darlene Benyo Cole

July 27, 2014 NILES — Darlene Benyo Cole, 66, of Niles, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. Darlene was born March 1, 1948, in Youngstown, a daughter of Edward . more »»

To share is not to share alike

July 27, 2014 The online rental booking service Airbnb is a fast-growing empire that pairs travelers with people wanting to profit off a room in their house — or the whole house. more »»

Kenneth Kish

July 27, 2014 CUYAHOGA FALLS — Kenneth Kish, 56, of Cuyahoga Falls passed away June 27, 2014, at his residence. He was born Aug. 16, 1957, in Warren, to the late Joseph and Wilma DeLong Kish. more »»

Police ID 3 kids killed in Philly carjacking crash

July 27, 2014 PHILADELPHIA — Two carjackers who fled after ramming a stolen SUV into a family selling fruit for their church, killing three young siblings, were still on the run Saturday as the reward for their... more »»

Nissan expands recall prompted by faulty air bag

July 27, 2014 NEW YORK — Nissan is recalling more than 226,000 additional vehicles over a defective air bag that has affected much of the global auto industry. more »»

Valley must embrace tech possibilities

July 23, 2014 Coming back to New York after a four-year absence, I am amazed by the transformation. more »»

We don’t want to defend ourselves

July 16, 2014 The U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics reports that 2012 losses because of personal identity theft totaled $24.7 billion. more »»

Immigration not central thought

July 9, 2014 The cab driver taking me to the Washington Nationals baseball game on July 4 is from Bangladesh. I ask him how he got here. more »»

Obama is an arrogant president

July 2, 2014 President Obama appears to have forgotten — or ignored — why we have elections. One reason is to stop, or slow down, an agenda the public doesn’t like. more »»

Working together will help YSU students

July 2, 2014 Ellen and I cannot begin to express how honored and fortunate we feel to be back on the campus of Youngstown State University. more »»

Difference between GOP, Dems

June 25, 2014 It is a line I have used to open speeches on the lecture circuit for years and it never fails to get a laugh: “I’m happy to be here tonight from Washington, D.C. more »»

Definition of public records changing

June 25, 2014 There’s good news for Ohio citizens in the results of a statewide, county-by-county public records audit that was conducted by more than 60 Ohio media outlets in April under the auspices of the Ohio... more »»

Unwise to leave Iraq alone

June 18, 2014 “It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us — that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of... more »»

Slavery reparations are a hustle

June 18, 2014 Calls for slavery reparations have returned with the publication of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic magazine (May 21, 2014). more »»

Lest we forget, aging has downside

June 17, 2014 I am standing at the front door, locked out of my own house. If this were a movie, it’d be raining. Thankfully, this isn’t so it isn’t. more »»

Cantor’s loss wasn’t win for tea party

June 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — About that stunning defea. more »»

Are you ready for Hillary?

June 14, 2014 I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton’s new book, “Hard Choices,” much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America’s first African-American... more »»

 
 

 

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