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Tallmadge sets example for entities

February 9, 2014 For a lesson in government efficiency and collaboration, every communityin the Mahoning Valley should look at Tallmadge. more »»

Orchids & Onions

February 8, 2014 ONION: To U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, for going out of his way to endorse President Obama’s proposed minimum wage increase to $10.10 per hour. more »»

Stall in officer probe costing taxpayers

February 7, 2014 Shame on the Ohio Attorney General’s Office for taking so long investigating a troubled Warren police officer, and shame on city officials for not pushing for a more expedited investigation. more »»

State should aid adoptive parents

February 7, 2014 Ohio legislators are on a path to improve the lives of many of the state’s most helpless residents — children who need adoptive parents. more »»

To market Warren, get house in order

February 6, 2014 Two cynical possibilities have been mentioned for Warren City Council unanimously supporting a proposed ordinance that expands the availability of a tax rebate for businesses that bring new employee... more »»

Ohioans must rely on honesty for report cards

February 6, 2014 Some Ohio legislators have entirely the wrong attitude about a massive scandal involving public schools in Columbus. They should not be worrying as much about that city as other school districts. more »»

Ohio keeps watch on painkillers

February 5, 2014 Misuse of prescription medicines such as those used to dull the pain of injuries and some illnesses accounts for a substantial number of people with serious drug addictions. more »»

Ravenna push is good, but can’t forget Vienna

February 4, 2014 The effort made to bring a ballistic missile defense site to the Camp Ravenna Joint Military Training Center is impressiv. more »»

Insurance issue tests gridlock

February 3, 2014 An important test of whether Congress really can get important things done — or, alternatively, is mired in the gridlock critics claim — affects thousands of area homeowners and business people. more »»

Timing of move to TCTC looks suspicious

February 2, 2014 The Howland Board of Education’s recent decision to separate from Ashtabula Tech and join the Trumbull Career and Technical Center is the right educational move for the district’s students. more »»

Orchids & onions

February 1, 2014 ORCHID: To Vallourec Star workers who overwhelmingly rejected an offer to join the United Electrical Workers Union, and especially those whose public leadership helped educate the employees who voted. more »»

Report card scandal requires audit of system

January 31, 2014 What is most disturbing about an investigation of the Columbus school district is the possibility — nay, the probability — that similar crimes are being committed in Ohio’s 610 other public educatio... more »»

Ball dropped in replacing lamp plant

January 30, 2014 One year ago, General Electric announced that in January 2014, it would close its Ohio Lamp plant on Dana Street in Warren. Nearly 200 jobs would leave the city. more »»

Saving historic warship worth the cost to feds

January 30, 2014 After nearly a century and a half at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, a treasure of American history was raised in 2002. more »»

The wrong message on marijuana

January 29, 2014 Americans have gone from a White House with a “just say no” attitude toward illegal drugs to one recommending, in effect, ‘‘just say maybe. more »»

Democrats’ ‘extreme’ take on abortion

January 29, 2014 Democratic Party leaders in Ohio said Wednesday they will make ‘‘women’s health issues’’ one of their top priorities in election campaigns this year. more »»

Consumer protection is priority

January 28, 2014 The number of people facing potential problems because of security breaches with personal information seems to grow every day. more »»

End the subsidies for racing

January 27, 2014 As revenue continues to drop at Ohio casinos and horse race tracks, beware of how the state legislature responds. And look no further than West Virginia for a preview. more »»

Voters can’t be removed from primary

January 26, 2014 Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune told the Cincinnati Enquirer that top Democratic party leaders asked him not to challenge their endorsed candidate, Cuyahoga County executive Ed FitzGerald,... more »»

Transportation is inefficient

January 26, 2014 It was a Friday morning. The McDonald school bus stopped on North Park Avenue in front of the YWCA. more »»



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