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Why did US officials stay away in Paris?

January 20, 2015 By the dozens, world leaders flocked to Paris to join a march in solidarity with, well, civilization. They joined as many as 1. more »»

Pelvic exam, Pap test are critical for women

January 19, 2015 Nearly everyone knows that October is breast cancer awareness month. Much less known is the month set aside to raise awareness of cervical cancer, which happens each January. more »»

Terrorists won’t silence the press

January 18, 2015 We Americans are a cynical, irreverent people. Except for a few of us who have succumbed to political correctness, we tolerate — even encourage — severe verbal attacks on our political leaders. more »»

Reaction to Ebola needs reevaluated

January 17, 2015 Remember Ebola? For a few weeks last year, the disease was the big story in the news. It has become an afterthought for many Americans, however. U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. more »»

Learning more about coverup

January 16, 2015 Within days of the August 2012 sexual assault of a 16-year-old Weirton girl by two Steubenville football players, allegations were made that school officials tried to cover up the crime. more »»

Someone must pay for the giveaways

January 15, 2015 From "cash for clunkers" to expansion of the Medicaid program, President Barack Obama has made government giveaways a hallmark of his administration. more »»

Time for good, hard look at Ohio schools

January 14, 2015 Many local school districts do a reasonably good job of ensuring that students graduate from high school. more »»

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 »»



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