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Teaching honesty in Ohio schools

May 11, 2016 It should not have required a decision by Ohio's highest court to ban public school districts from collecting taxpayers' money under false pretenses. It did, however. more »»

Remembering vital role of our teachers

May 10, 2016 Along with the enormous rewards enjoyed by good school teachers comes terrible frustration. Many wish they could do more for their students. more »»

Again, political correctness about to run wildly amok

May 9, 2016 Some employers have very good reasons for rejecting job applicants with criminal histories. For example, you probably don't want your local police department offering jobs to convicted felons. more »»

Put Kasich on the ticket

May 8, 2016 Ohio Gov. John Kasich fought the good fight for his fellow Americans. He should be given the opportunity to continue doing so — and should take it. more »»

SEAL’s death shows danger of small units

May 7, 2016 For weeks we have warned that feeding U.S. troops into Iraq and Syria in relatively small units risks a massacre of them by Islamic State terrorists. A U.S. more »»

Law fast-tracks open records law appeals

May 5, 2016 Government officials and employees who want to keep secrets have a powerful tool at their disposal. more »»

Fracking foes should heed voter message

May 4, 2016 It's time for Frackfree Mahoning Valley to give up its continued push at passage of the Youngstown Bill of Rights. more »»

GOP drama could be close to an end

May 3, 2016 The announcement by Sen. more »»

Freedom guaranteed with First Amendment

May 2, 2016 Many Americans probably believe the First Amendment is our ironclad guarantee of freedom of speech. more »»


May 1, 2016 Roses for bids coming way under the estimate for the citywide street paving project. more »»

Piketon murders pale against drug violence

April 28, 2016 Tight-lipped investigators looking into the executions of eight people near Piketon, Ohio, have released few details of what they have found. more »»

It is our duty to protect children

April 28, 2016 If you frequent Lisbon or, perchance, have driven through there of late you likely noticed hundreds of pinwheels displayed in the town square. The pinwheels are bright silver with blue stems. more »»

For assault, a cop should lose badge

April 27, 2016 Obviously, a police officer fired for stabbing her boyfriend should not be reinstated to the force. But she will be in Cleveland, a judge has ordered. more »»

Campus ‘safe spaces’ not one-way street

April 26, 2016 Bravo, to Ohio State University officials who turned the concept of "safe spaces" on its head and reminded students their sense of entitlement had reached inappropriate levels, even in academi. more »»

Orange barrel time requires awareness

April 25, 2016 Spring flowers are beginning to bloom and orange barrels on area roads also will be popping up soon. more »»

Parents, talk to your kids

April 24, 2016 “I would never do something like that.” ——— “My child would never do anything like that. more »»

Obama’s policy shift not helping Cubans

April 23, 2016 When he changed U.S. policy toward Cuba in 2014, despite widespread opposition in Congress, President Barack Obama insisted his goal was to improve life for the people of that island country. more »»

Earmarks are back, without the blame

April 22, 2016 Remember when Congress said it was eliminating earmark spending? Absurd wastes of taxpayer money through pork barrel projects were going to be a thing of the past. Not so fas. more »»

Observe Earth Day each and every day

April 21, 2016 The year 1970 was eventful. Consider some notable happenings: — President Nixon ordered U.S. forces to cross into neutral Cambodia, which widened the Vietnam Wa. more »»

Prevent abuse of medical marijuana

April 20, 2016 Knowledge of how many Ohioans became addicted to drugs ought to be firmly in the minds of state legislators writing a bill to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. more »»



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