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State legislators, VA staff should support plan to aid female veterans in region

Editorial: A proposal to house homeless and down-on-their-luck female veterans in new transitional housing at


Watkins’ persistence key to Claudia Hoerig’s return

Editorial: It has been said that the wheels of justice turn slowly. Unfortunately, in the case of accused


Future of Boardman is in hands, minds of residents

Editorial: Boardman is one of the largest townships in Ohio and, arguably, has reigned as the commercial heart


Weathering the storms

Editorial: Pittsbutgh Post-Gazette: City snow removal has become the subject of public angst once again, with


Adi’s expected deportation shows scope of ICE’s power

Editorial: Youngstown businessman Amer “Al” Adi Othman is reportedly on a hunger strike to protest the decision


Federal opiates case offers hope for answers, remedies

Editorial: Over the course of at least the next several months, the eyes of a nation plagued by an odious


Y’town schools CEO honest about the future of district

Editorial: Ever since the Youngstown City School District was placed in state-mandated academic emergency in


Resurgent racism makes MLK Day more poignant

Editorial: Today’s national holiday rises as more than a day off work to honor the legacy of the Rev. Dr.


Allegiant departs Valley, boosts Pittsburgh flights

Editorial: It wasn’t enough for Alle– giant Air to injure the Mahoning Valley by discontinuing its low-fare


Mahoning Co. maintains exemplary compliance rate for 300-plus sex offenders

Editorial: Controversy has long dogged the practice of compiling public registries to monitor the whereabouts


Budget shrinks, upgrades sprout at Mill Creek park

Editorial: Leaders of public agencies and keepers of the public purse throughout the Mahoning Valley need look


Judge Vettori’s removal is small comfort to residents

Editorial: Just days into the new year and the Mahoning Valley is once again confronted by the insidious nature


C. Gilbert James Jr. leaves a lasting imprint on Valley

Editorial: Mention virtually any vital and valued institution in the Mahoning Valley, and chances are strong


Youngstown Mayor Brown is off to encouraging start

Editorial: To be sure, it’s too early to tell what Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s term in office will


Widespread flu in Ohio demands widespread use of influenza vaccinations

Editorial: Disturbing news released last week from the Ohio Department of Health that the number of flu