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College debt is out of control

Opinion: By Josh Hoxie OtherWords As June marches on, the last college grad ceremonies are wrapping up


Ohio Senate must not delay going after payday lenders

Editorial: Ten years ago, Ohio voters expressed their disdain for the predatory payday lending industry by


Leftist ‘entertainers’ cross the line with their jabs at Trump, family

Opinion: We’ve come a long way from harmless playground jibes like “your mother wears combat boots,” to those


Piling kids into detention centers

Opinion: By Peter Certo OtherWords Most mornings lately, I’ve woken up to two things. First I hear my


Make Scrappers’ 20th year a season to remember

Editorial: Excitement is building fast toward this week’s opening night of the Mahoning Valley Scrappers’ 20th


Trump launches war on the poor

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Generals plan wars, but battlefield commanders do the bloody work.


Guns allowed in park is height of insanity

Opinion: Guns allowed in park is height of insanity Recently, I was visit- ing the playground in Boardman


Does N. Korea wish to become Upper Volta without rockets?

Opinion: WASHINGTON Back when the Soviet Union had a first-rate nuclear arsenal but a ramshackle third-


Grass isn’t greener with Y’town new cutting pact

Editorial: We are used to govern- ment, especially at the local level, acting in mysterious ways. But the


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Good times at YSU

Opinion: Of all the responses to the May 27 column about spending on sports at Youngstown State University,


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Disrupt, politely

Opinion: Perhaps you’ve been in this following situation I’m about to outline. I suppose I’ve been there


Long live the litigators

Opinion: By Martha Burk OtherWords Shortly after Donald Trump was awarded the presidency by our perverted


Robert Kennedy’s slaying ended a million hopes, triggered questionsSFlb

Opinion: By David M. SHRIBMAN Andrews McMeel Syndication The primary victory in California. The


Ohio medical marijuana program hits a roadblock

Editorial: Ohio legislators acted with breakneck speed early in 2016 to craft and enact a detailed program to


Head for the hills with joy

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons In my experience, the study’s findings are true. According to