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Schools bells are ringing so brush up on your safety

August 20, 2014 Even though it used to be school would not start around here until after Labor Day — a lot of us used the Canfield Fair as a marker — the sounds of school bells ringing and children yelling will be... more »»

Looking for ways to help Ohio poor

August 19, 2014 Improving the economy — providing more jobs — is the key to lifting individuals and families out of poverty. That has been made crystal clear during the last several years in Ohio. more »»

Time to end stigma over mental illness

August 18, 2014 The silver lining to the sad news of actor Robin Williams' death may be that it will draw some much needed attention to the subject of depression, as well as mental illness in general. more »»

Improving child support in our state

August 17, 2014 Ohio's child support guidelines are out of step with most of the rest of the country, with the federal government and the Child Support Guidelines Advisory Council pushing hard for increases in the... more »»

Care needed when choosing passwords

August 16, 2014 The theft of more than 1.2 billion e-mail account passwords by a Russian gang should be raising fright among regular Internet users. more »»

Kurds need US weapons to win

August 15, 2014 Islamic State terrorists poised to conquer Iraq will suffer from U.S. airstrikes — but that will not be enough to defeat them. Only attacks on the ground can do that. more »»

Why can’t TSA catch stowaway?

August 14, 2014 Perhaps it is time federal airport security screeners are told to do more “profiling” of a sort. A week ago, a San Francisco woman managed to sneak aboard an airliner in San Jose, Calif. more »»

So what Democrat says can’t be racist?

August 13, 2014 Caims opposition to President Barack Obama has racist undertones have become common. more »»

Inspectors general often hampered by obstructionism

August 12, 2014 Perhaps the best friends Americans have in government are the inspectors general who act as watchdogs to root out waste and sometimes, crime by politicians and bureaucrat. more »»

Americans now a poll apart

August 12, 2014 A long time ago, maybe in the first Eisenhower administration, my precinct committeewoman taught me the unchanging rules of how to respond to public opinion polls. more »»

No easy answers to transportation

August 11, 2014 While Americans are quick to decry the do-nothing Congress or the president who is at loggerheads with the will of the people, there is evidence that at least with one major issue the federal... more »»

Hire TSA agents who know U.S.

August 9, 2014 As Washington, D.C., resident Justin Gray was trying to board an airliner in Orlando, Fla., earlier this summer, a Transportation Safety Administration agent asked him for some identification. more »»

Justice Department not doing its duty

August 8, 2014 Internal Revenue Service officials finally are being called to account in court. more »»

Blue vs. Blue does not equal Red

August 7, 2014 They are all Democrats, blue and blue. But like Republicans, they have opposing visions duking it out in the primaries. more »»


August 7, 2014 The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio must side with open government by unsealing certain documents Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. wants kept sealed. more »»

Obama making less than he could of a do-nothing Congress

August 7, 2014 The 113th Congress has just slinked out of town for a five-week summer recess, leaving behind its lowest public approval rating in 25 years, according to the latest Washington Post/ABC News Poll. more »»

Does Obama have plan for Ukraine?

August 6, 2014 Given President Barack Obama’s record, it is unlikely he has a contingency plan in place to deal with a potential disaster involving Ukraine — success by that nation in battling Russian-backed... more »»

New VA chief must clean out agency’s rat nest

August 5, 2014 In the private sector, the penalty for not performing sometimes is losing one’s job. Lying about it is an almost certain route to a pink slip. more »»

Congress should save home care

August 4, 2014 Many members of the House of Representatives want to forestall implementation of a proposal that would increase costs for the Medicare program, while forcing many older Americans to leave their own... more »»

Area man’s vision could be biz catalyst

August 3, 2014 A Youngstown-area business park that will be occupied by about 15 Fortune 500 companies and about 1,500 workers means the Mahoning Valley would have indeed capitalized on the high-tech research and... more »»



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