We all should brace for more ‘pain’ from Fed


Lest anyone wonder whether unelected government officials can wield enormous power over our lives, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leaving no doubt while he declares his dedication to what he believes is the Fed’s mission. “Our responsibility to deliver price stability is ...

Local colleges, students to gain from Intel growth


A report by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, or OACAA, shows Ohio’s poverty rate is 12.7 percent — that is 0.8 percent higher than the national rate. Sadly, that trend has been consistent over the past five years. That’s why we are so excited to see new jobs and ...

Sense of hope from Ohio’s chief justice


Ohio state Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has a point. And, knowing her age means her time in that seat is coming to an end, it appears she feels freer to make it. Last week, she used her last annual judiciary speech to say the Buckeye State’s efforts to curb gerrymandering ...

Ohio schools must work with state government


Ohio school districts know there is plenty of room for improvement in their relationship with state government — as lawmakers continue to choose NOT to develop a constitutional school funding formula, for example. A new research paper presented by the Fordham Institute’s Director Aaron ...

Bike lanes are a great idea

Letters to the Editor

DEAR EDITOR: Kudos to Niles City Council for retaining the new bike lanes on Hartzell Avenue. I commute by bicycle frequently for errands, not requiring my car. These include for groceries, haircuts, drug store and hardware items. Making our roads bike friendly has been shown to add ...

Pandemic still setting back Ohio students


As we all could have expected, evidence released last week in annual school report cards proves that online learning prompted by the pandemic took a great toll on Ohio students’ progress. The 2022 Ohio School Report Cards, released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education, proved that ...