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Opinion

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the fully funded traveling American history experience courtesy of a program called Classroom 2 Capitol, which this week sent about 90 students from Youngstown City Schools to our nation’s capital for a fun and educational trip. The program is intended to enhance underserved ...

Sound off!

Animal charity has the need for space for growth and safety of the animals its staff cares for. Boardman has a nice empty one-floor school building on Market Street with lots of ground area. Seems like an easy modification to kennel-type facility. Weathersfield A recent soundoff said anyone ...

Party leadership battles loom

There will be challenges to the leadership of the Republican and Democratic parties in Trumbull County and a contested race for chairman of the Mahoning County Democratic Party. There won’t be any issue with Mahoning County Republican Party Chairman Thomas McCabe’s re-election. He’s the ...

Selecting right HR director is key for county

A panel of citizens appointed to assist Trumbull County commissioners in narrowing the field of candidates for the county’s next human resources director is going about the process of winnowing the field down from the initial 58 applicants. Commissioners, of course, will make the final ...

No quick, easy solution for high inflation

If it seems as though Ohio’s economy is grinding to a slow slog, you’re not imagining things. Among other indicators, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose released data that show new business filings in the state decreased by 20 percent from March to April 2022, and 30 percent from April ...

Passionate message was heard clearly

So often these days we see angry discourse in government, with gridlock blocking any hope of compromise on issues that affect our everyday lives. Likewise, we hear debate that is disrespectful, not just in government, but among members of our community. Social media, of course, is a breeding ...