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Opinion

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I said as Trump rammed through SCOTUS judges that if we believe appointments can be made based solely on their political leanings to change the law of the land, then our system of justice is already lost. Today, SCOTUS appears ready to prove the thumb of a failed president tips the scales of ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To an observant passerby and to the Youngstown police officer whose attentiveness and quick thinking helped to apprehend a suspect in last week’s bank robbery of First National Bank downtown. An officer was called this week to an area of the city because someone had spotted the ...

Leftover morsels from US Rep. Johnson

Mmm, leftovers. It’s one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving. Sometimes they also come from news interviews. Here are some leftover things I discussed with U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson that didn’t make it into last Sunday’s article. Because of congressional redistricting, Johnson, ...

Police in Valley should use new tracking system

A new searchable state database providing information about officer-involved use-of-force incidents was unveiled recently, but so far its use has not caught fire. Ohio’s law enforcement agencies are invited to voluntarily report the data from their departments, but they are not required. ...

Support is critical for our daily heroes

First responders endure more in the line of duty than most of us can fathom. If you know someone who is a firefighter, law enforcement officer, emergency medical responder, dispatcher, corrections officer or in the military, you may have heard them occasionally discuss what a day at work is ...

Listen well before making spending plan

After weeks of testimony in a Cleveland federal courtroom, followed by days of deliberations, a U.S. District Court jury last week agreed with plaintiffs, including Trumbull County, that some local pharmacies played a role in fanning the opioid epidemic. The jury determined that CVS, ...