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Activists for the truth

Opinion: By Bruce Raynor OtherWords President Donald Trump has prompted a new era of attacks on


Actually, Mueller’s ‘witch hunt’ is bagging flesh-and-blood villains

Opinion: WASHINGTON Congratulations, America, indeed. President Donald Trump was being sarcastic when he


Another day, another mass shooting amid shameful inaction in DC and Columbus

Editorial: Another. That one word screaming out in supersized and super bold type atop Page 1 of The New York


Don’t blame Trump for layoffs at GM Lordstown

Opinion: Don’t blame Trump for layoffs at GM Lordstown When pigs fly. That’s when I will believe that


Ohio’s public universities deliver high-impact, high-value education

Opinion: A recent statewide poll of likely voters affirmed that a large majority of Ohioans recognize and


Police dogs and reefer madness

Opinion: By Rick Jensen Cagle Cartoons Years ago, a propaganda film titled “Reefer Madness” depicted


When was your last official indicted?

Opinion: A year ago, a three-member panel of the 8th District Court of Appeals reviewed the conviction of


Will Infante emulate Mafioso Strollo?

Opinion: It was a shot heard ’round the Mahoning Valley. The 10-year prison sentence handed to former Niles


Youngstown’s fiscal mess even worse than expected

Editorial: In February, we predicted that Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown would have no choice but to slash


America needs a moral uprising

Opinion: By Jessicah Pierre OtherWords Thousands of civil-rights advocates, low-wage workers and


Gutter politics now a fact of life

Opinion: CANBERRA, Australia Here in Australia, “Question Time” has long been one of my favorite exercises


Back to the drawing board toward Middle East peace

Editorial: Split-screen TV images from in and near Jerusalem earlier this week of joyous celebration


Postal banking a better option

Opinion: By Brian Wakamo OtherWords Millions of Americans live in “banking deserts,” without adequate


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Yavorcik’s criminal conviction tainted, appellate judges rule

Opinion: As I sat and listened to the arguments and the comments of a three-member panel of the 8th District


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Hockey, hotel are giving downtown Youngstown a big bang of excitement

Editorial: Positive energy in and around downtown Youngstown has reached stratospheric heights this week as two


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