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Sage strategies help lower violent crime in Y’town

Editorial: Last week’s release of Uniform Crime Reports from the FBI showing the most violent of violent


Nonviolence Week, born in Youngstown, continues to grow in its stature, impact

Editorial: A rapid-fire stream of alarm- ing contemporary headlines validates the truism that violence


Devil is in the details with regard to new trade accord

Editorial: There is a question just about every Mahoning Valley resident is asking: Could the new trade


Use caution in analyzing FBI-released crime data

Editorial: Jeff Sessions, U.S. attorney general, is trumpeting last week’s release of the FBI’s 2017 Uniform


Republican US Sen. Flake delivers poignant message

Editorial: In the midst of the virulent rhetoric in Congress surrounding the confirmation of Judge Brett


New state report on overdose deaths unveils good, bad, ugly

Editorial: New state report on overdose deaths unveils good, bad, ugly


New drug-abuse report offers good, bad and ugly

Editorial: New drug-abuse report offers good, bad and ugly For those who view last week’s long-awaited


Trump asks FBI to probe claims against Kavanaugh

Editorial: Last Sunday in this space we demanded an FBI investigation of a sexual assault allegation against


Cosby suffers tragic but deserved fall from grace

Editorial: With his sentencing earlier this week for sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago, comedian Bill


Let your voice be heard on community improvement

Editorial: Many varied ingredients must go into the making of a tantalizingly vibrant community. Most would


CBS will take a pounding if it rewards former CEO

Editorial: As CBS awaits the results of an independent investigation into allegations of sexual harassment


Take steps to unlock many mysteries surrounding MS

Editorial: Few debilitating medical conditions find themselves shrouded in as much mystery as multiple


FBI could easily investigate claim against high court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Editorial: We aren’t surprised that the “caveman caucus” made up of Republicans in the U.S. Senate intends to


Take steps to reduce rate of heart disease in Valley

Editorial: Thousands are expected to go on the march next Saturday in the Mahoning Valley to mark one of the


Main library renovation caps four years of growth

Editorial: Excitement is literally building at the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County as it gears