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Opinion

Some judge-race labels sought

It’s the time of the year when members of the Ohio Legislature introduce bills — lots of bills. My email recently has been bombarded by legislators about proposals they’re submitting hopeful they become law. One bill, in particular, has attracted my attention. Two Republicans from ...

As things look brighter, don’t let down guard

Slowly we are seeing the light brighten at the end of the tunnel. It was just last week when Gov. Mike DeWine announced limits on sporting and entertainment venue attendance would be relaxed, now permitting 30 percent of the maximum outdoor capacity or 25 percent of maximum indoor spectators ...

Support fish fries, but be cautious

The Lenten season is upon us, and despite the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional fish fries are making a comeback. Lent, a 40-day season of prayer and fasting, continues until April 3. This period of reflection and repentance is meant to help Christians prepare to celebrate Christ’s resurrection ...

No time like now to return kids to school

March 1 has come and gone. That was the day the governor was targeting for Ohio schools to get back to in-person learning — at least in some form. We are pleased to see the return-to-school plan outlined by Youngstown City Schools leaders, and even more pleased to see it adjusted again ...

Report COVID-19 data with urgency and with accuracy

Urgency is critical in reporting the number of local COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and the number of deaths. Timely reporting of these facts and statistics is critical, but what’s more important is accuracy. In light of a number of reporting errors and omissions by the Ohio ...

Outgoing Niles councilman served city well

Ryan McNaughton has served his city well, and we congratulate him on his new role, as well as the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber on a good hiring decision. McNaughton resigned last week from his council seat to take over as the new vice president for government affairs for the ...

It’s never too late to right an injustice

It’s difficult for each of us to see our own shortcomings. It’s also true we often fail to see or acknowledge the shortcomings of our nation. We are raised to believe — and we do believe — we are a nation built upon principles of fairness, equal rights and opportunities for all, and ...

Macy’s latest to announce Valley growth

All too frequently we hear bad stories about struggles in the retail industry caused by the effects of COVID-19 or online shopping challenges, often triggering job loss or store closures. But not this time. After ruling out competing locations in West Virginia and Illinois, Macy’s ...

Constitutional process turned political theater

DEAR EDITOR: Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution states in relevant part: “The President — shall be removed from office on Impeachment for, and conviction — ... ” The operative phrase here is “removed from office.” Removal from office is the only goal of impeachment ...

Regionalized utilities would help grow area

DEAR EDITOR: There will be much discussion in coming months regarding the wisdom and need of a regional water / sewer system. Issues will be raised including those of governance, costs, operating economies, territoriality, capacities and infrastructure. These questions and more must be fully ...