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Boehner has plenty of support in House

January 13, 2015 Much is being made in the press — and in Democrat circles trying to ignore the message voters sent in November — about an alleged rebellion among Republicans in the House of Representatives. more »»

Bureau of Prisons owes explanation

January 12, 2015 For years the private prison operated by Corrections Corporation of America on Youngstown's north side has relied on public contracts to fund the housing of federal inmates. When word came Dec. more »»


January 11, 2015 Roses for school superintendents making an early call Wednesday evening to cancel Thursday classes instead of waiting until morning. more »»

Encouraging more minorities to teach

January 10, 2015 Ohioans acting in their children's best interests seem to have made more progress diversifying school populations than occurred under federal laws intended to integrate school. more »»

More young people turn to e-cigarettes

January 8, 2015 Young people have made tremendous progress when it comes to the fight against cigarette smoking. In fact, a recent anti-smoking campaign touts, “We can be the generation that ends smoking ... more »»

Rich and their anti-vaccine quacks

January 8, 2015 C alifornia parents are refusing to vaccinate their kindergartners at twice the rate of seven years ago. So the Los Angeles Times reports. more »»

Legislators should take up immunity bill

January 7, 2015 More than 2,000 Ohioans may die of drug overdoses this year, if the current trend continues. More people are killed that way than in motor vehicle crashes. more »»

Many families still feel economy needs boost

January 6, 2015 A ccording to the latest round of numbers, business is booming in the United States. more »»

Racino cash promises should be honored

January 5, 2015 Ongoing squabbling between the state of Ohio and the operator of Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course is leaving communities like Austintown out in the cold. more »»

Parents, get educated on e-cigs, all smoking

January 3, 2015 The government's annual drug use survey of teens recently found more kids using electronic cigarettes, a trend to which we hope parents are paying attention. more »»

Cut contractors to cut federal spending

January 2, 2015 Cutting the size and therefor the cost of government is a promise politicians at all levels make. Reducing the number of people employed by government is a key to the process. more »»

Wishing readers a great day and year

January 1, 2015 for most of us, today will be another day for family, friends, merriment and more good food. Beverages too, probably. Or perhaps you had too much of that last night into this morning. more »»

U.S. must maintain strong deterrent force

December 31, 2014 Nuclear weapons proliferation may mean that, if anything, the United States needs a strong, flexible deterrent force. more »»

Ohio lawmakers clean up loose ends

December 30, 2014 Given the news media’s focus on controversy in both state and federal governments, it may be easy for some in the public to overlook the fact that most legislation is bipartisan in nature. more »»

A budget resolution for all Americans

December 29, 2014 Most New Year’s resolutions are broken soon after being made. Our national resolution, made several times during the past decade or so, to stop spending beyond our means is an excellent example. more »»

Child’s rape avoidable

December 28, 2014 Apparently, officials at Trumbull County Children Services were not terribly concerned about Cody Beemer's conviction for raping a 3-year-old relative. more »»

Can Jeb Bush rein in the spenders?

December 27, 2014 Amid a horde of potential republican nominees for president in 2016, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush became the most-discussed recently when he revealed he is actively considering running. more »»

Malfeasance warrants penalty not a promotion

December 25, 2014 It is nothing new that the penalty for malfeasance in federal government often is a promotion. Another example of the practice surfaced this week. more »»

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014 Merry Christmas to kids everywhere who last night tightly squeezed their eyes and strained to hear reindeer footsteps on the rooftop. more »»

Charter schools must also be accountable

December 24, 2014 C harter schools can be a helpful alternative to public education. more »»



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