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Join Panerathon and make strides to beat breast cancer

Editorial: Sandwiched between the excitement of the start of the high school football season Friday and the


Republicans in Congress fail in their watchdog role

Editorial: The past two weeks have not been great for America’s chief executive or those who worship at the


Lordstown residents send HomeGoods an invitation

Editorial: There was more at stake in the referendum Tuesday in Lordstown than just the promise of 1,000 jobs


Great expectations greet start of new school year

Editorial: Change is in the LATE-SUMMER air as about 80,000 students head back to school in the Mahoning


Latest child-abuse scandal roils Catholic Church in US

Editorial: Faith is the foundation of all religions: faith in God; faith in the institutions and their


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Robust voter turnout needed for TJX election

Editorial: Robust voter turnout needed for TJX election


Northside hospital closing is a clarion call for region

Editorial: The decision by Steward Health Care to shutter Northside hospital by Sept. 20 prompted us to dust


Queen of Soul Franklin commands respect for ages

Editorial: For many in her core audience of baby boomers, the hit records of Aretha Franklin spanning five


Let Wall in Warren help heal wounds of Vietnam

Editorial: Forty-five years ago, this nation ended its involvement in a raging 20-year conflict that scarred


President’s attack on press is an attack on democracy

Editorial: President Donald J. Trump’s dictatorial fantasies notwithstanding, a free – unfettered – press


Strike a bargain for future of Mill Creek MetroParks

Editorial: Those in the Mahoning Valley in the market for an idyllic home amid an expansive verdant setting


Trumbull County’s budget warrants public exposure

Editorial: A year has passed since we urged Trumbull County commissioners Daniel Polivka, Frank Fuda and Mauro


Heed Yo-Yo Ma’s message to Valley: Arts mean business

Editorial: On Saturday, Youngstown made history by drawing the largest crowd ever – more than 19,000 people –


Region’s manufacturing might put on proud display

Editorial: Historically, the Mahoning Valley has long enjoyed a solid reputation for its manufacturing talent


Ex-Police Chief Jamrozik spits hook on prison time

Editorial: Let there be no misunder- standing: Former Lowellville Police Chief Richard Jamrozik wasn’t