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Think before giving BB guns

December 19, 2013 If you’re still shopping for the children on your Christmas list, we have a suggestion: Cross off pellet guns that look like real firearms. They are not toy. more »»

Politicians should reply on Sunshine

December 18, 2013 U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan’s procrastinated response to a seriously flawed, federally funded housing program in Trumbull County raises cause for concern, but the U.S. more »»

Misconduct is never ‘good enough’

December 17, 2013 In the private sector, a night watchman caught failing to make his rounds and falsifying documents to make it appear he had probably would be fired. more »»

Let Ohioans get the best utility deal

December 16, 2013 Supporters of a bill to change how electric utilities are governed in Ohio had hoped to enact the proposal quickly. A state Senate committee vote on it had been scheduled for two weeks ago. more »»

Health process is still broken

December 16, 2013 The good news is the Affordable Care Act website — — seems to be able to handle many users at one time. more »»

Years-old plan should be employed

December 15, 2013 Two years ago this month, Niles Councilman Stephen G. Papalas, D-at large, made what we at the time called a forward-thinking proposal. more »»

Hidden debt creates mistrust

December 15, 2013 Millions of Americans have run afoul of the Internal Revenue Service at one time or another. Usually, honest mistakes are involved. more »»

Orchids & onions

December 14, 2013 ORCHID: To State Sen. more »»

Don’t let the holidays get you down

December 13, 2013 While most of us are pretty happy that the holidays have come upon us once again, most of us also encounter people who do not enjoy the holidays. more »»

The season of giving

December 12, 2013 With the gift-giving season now looking us squarely in the face, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the holidays. more »»

Obama failing on national security

December 12, 2013 A new national security strategy, replacing one he initiated in 2010, will be unveiled next year, President Barack Obama has informed Congress. more »»

Don’t be doomed to repeat history

December 11, 2013 Did Saturday’s date — Dec. 7 — mean anything to you? It should have, because of what happened 72 years ago and what occurred on Sept. 11, 2001. more »»

Let Mandela’s life serve as a model

December 11, 2013 Nelson Mandela is gone, and with him goes the steadying influence he brought to governments across Afric. more »»

Studies should be objective

December 10, 2013 Two scientific studies that nearly crossed paths on the way to publication by the National Academy of Sciences raise serious questions about climate change — and the knee-jerk reaction that it must... more »»

Support budget amendment

December 10, 2013 The Ohio General Assembly should adopt a proposed joint resolution that would put the state on record in calling for a federal constitutional convention for the purpose of passing a balanced budget... more »»

Green mandate should be killed

December 9, 2013 Ohioans already are paying more for electricity because of a politically correct state mandate that part of the power needs to come from ‘‘renewable’’ source. more »»

Start a riot over Heltzel comment

December 9, 2013 Trumbull County Commissioner Paul Heltzel said that if commissioners passed all of the 12 percent health care increase on to county employees, ‘‘you would have a riot. more »»

Good luck in bid for Straight-A

December 8, 2013 Though only one of Trumbull County’s finalists received an Ohio Straight-A Fund grant, designed to accelerate student achievement and increase student access to advanced learning, all of the... more »»

Orchids & Onions

December 7, 2013 ORCHID: To the Trumbull Correctional Institution for being rated as “one of the safest, cleanest and well-managed higher security facilities in Ohio” by the Correctional Institution Inspection... more »»

Liberty School District needs to get creative

December 6, 2013 It’s time for Liberty Schools leaders to think outside the box. With the help of a state fiscal oversight commission, Liberty has erased a $1 million-plus debt, is repaying a $1. more »»



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