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How good is our air in Mahoning and Trumbull?

There’s a neat report put out by the American Lung Association that breaks down the air quality in places throughout the country, including our area.I just scanned the report, and I'll come back to it later. But I'll share it quickly. For America overall, the study found:• 61.7 percent of ...

Official appalled at our word choice in Warren house fire story; she should be

While it’s certainly clear what word is not acceptable, an industry like ours aims for rules and standards for what to use. Experts in the field are still adjusting. It is our job to learn new acceptances, remain flexible as terms ease into usage and be part of the process that creates a new standard.

Fear not — we’re watching Bertram's vital signs

Great revenue numbers from the Chevy Centre were announced in The Vindicator today.Click here.The results are huge based on a great first quarter anchored by the Kelly Pavlik fight and several other sold-out events.Vindy columnist Bertram DeSouza has long wondered if the Chevy Centre was a mistake. He holds onto ...

Another good Chevy Centre/hockey debate is alive on

You may not like junior hockey. But our market cannot sustain an ECHL team. Period.

Facebook results in poorer grades?

Not really, but it's a result of one small Ohio study

Mosquito Lake lifesaver dies over weekend

We had a great story in Monday’s paper, reported by Ed Runyan, about the life of a Mosquito Lake boater being saved last fall by the park manager and an off-duty policeman.Mosquito Lake park manager Mike Grammer and Bazetta policeman Joe Sofchek braved the worst waters in years last fall ...

"(The courts) must work with the funds provided."

If our county judges are to thrust their "nonnegotiable" order for more funds, they should first explain the severe disparity in how their courts operate.

A Poland principal’s choice: What would you do?

if you were Ed, what would you have chosen?

Dear Oprah, why do you want to kill newspapers?

After the Dow and Wal-Mart, you are the No. 3 economic force in America. You can help save newspaers, not help Suze Orman kill them.

Hail to the valley's home builders

Every activity has its greats, and greats deserve a place of honor.Last night, the Home Builders Association of Mahoning Valley had an induction ceremony for its inaugural class in the HBA Hall of Fame. Ten area builders were honored, including some posthumously, at The Georgetown. In announcing the event, Josh ...