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Remembering MLK's message

January 20, 2014 Today, the United States celebrates the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Here is part of his “I have a dream’’ speech delivered in Washington, D.C., on Aug. more »»

Underage drinking bill will save lives

January 19, 2014 Adults should do nothing that encourages juveniles to drink alcoholic beverages. Nothing. They also should not leave minors to sink or swim when they abuse alcohol, however. more »»

Report shows every vote counts

January 19, 2014 Whether in a presidential election or a race for municipal council in a small town, individual votes matter. They can be decisive. more »»

Orchids & onions

January 18, 2014 ORCHID: To Warren City Council members who want to eliminate the administrative coordinator position, and ORCHID to Mayor Doug Franklin, who was quick to point out that money for police officers is... more »»

Affordable care not clear for elderly

January 17, 2014 For the past couple of years, senior citizens have been warned that part of the federal government’s takeover of the health care system involves massive cuts to the Medicare program. more »»

No one accountable for website fiasco

January 17, 2014 Take the money and run. That may well be the motto of officials at CGI Federal, the company that botched the rollout of the Obamacare website — — last fall. more »»

We must face the challenge of drug abuse

January 16, 2014 Heroin overdoses claim about 11 lives each week in Ohio, it has been estimated. more »»

Children should be protected

January 15, 2014 After Lynett Gorman checked to be certain her son had not been involved in an April 2012 party at which alcohol was served to minors and sexual activity occurred, she assumed she had done her duty a... more »»

Stiffer penalty for puppy mills

January 15, 2014 For years, Ohio had a bad name among animal lovers because it was a good place to operate a ‘‘puppy mill’’ — an operation churning out puppies for sale, in sometimes inhumane environments. more »»

Girard lakes talks give promise

January 14, 2014 Girard is on the right track by talking with a developer for the upper and lower lakes. more »»

Specialists become Obamacare casualty

January 14, 2014 As 2014 begins, many Americans will be confronted by the reality that they cannot, in fact, stay with trusted health care professionals of their choice. more »»

February would be high time to control spending

January 14, 2014 Both sides of the aisle in Congress and President Barack Obama insist they will not tolerate initiatives to get government spending under control. more »»

Ohio lags in recession recovery

January 13, 2014 In most of the country, new applications for unemployment benefits were down during the week of Christmas, the federal government reporte. more »»

Congress needs to limit snoops

January 13, 2014 Just before the old year ended, a federal appeals court judge handed champions of the liberties Americans cherish a stinging defeat. Federal District Judge William H. Pauley, in Washington, D.C. more »»

Airort JEDD court hurt taxpayers

January 12, 2014 Communities that break down traditional silos and let go of long-held fiefdoms in order to work together almost always benefit taxpayers. more »»

Orchids & Onions

January 11, 2014 ONION: To Newton Falls council members Richard Zamecnik, Nancy Hoffman, Phillip Beer and Tarry Alberini, for passing a police compensation ordinance as an emergency, thus bypassing the two-reading... more »»

Vienna bumped boundaries of meetings law

January 10, 2014 Vienna trustees treaded close to violating open meetings laws this wee. more »»

Obama can’t keep ignoring law

January 10, 2014 President Barack Obama has made it clear over and over again, frequently in wholesale changes and complete reversals of health care law provisions, that he considers the law of the land something he... more »»

ACA: New year’s biggest challenge

January 9, 2014 Barring some catastrophe — perhaps involving Iran or North Korea — the biggest challenge we Americans will face during 2014 will be one we allowed to be created. It is the Affordable Care Act. more »»

Mental health needs a laser-like focus

January 9, 2014 Prosecuting attorneys in Connecticut have concluded that 20-year-old Adam Lanza ‘‘displayed no aggressive or threatening tendencies’’ before he massacred 20 children and six adults at the Sandy Hook... more »»



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