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Opinion

Transparency key to keeping public’s trust

It’s open for debate whether a routine staff meeting for workers in the Trumbull County commissioners office to discuss in-house administrative issues should be considered a “public meeting” if it’s attended by a majority of Trumbull County commissioners. If the commissioners are only ...

Eagles defy convention, win state title

Talent, teamwork and tenacity combined this week in Akron to power the mighty Warren John F. Kennedy High School baseball team to the school’s first state baseball championship in its history. We heartily congratulate the Eagles on their stellar 4-0 victory over Van Wert Lincolnview. The ...

Blessings grow from the Valley’s Beatitude House

Thirty years ago, Sister Margaret Scheetz and her fellow Ursuline Sisters nailed it when aptly naming a new shelter for disadvantaged women and children they founded in Youngstown. Thirty years of growth and diversification later, the Beatitude House has heaped multitudes of beatitudes, or ...

Our libraries need support of state funds

Ohio residents who spent the past year relying on the resources available through their local public libraries may be surprised to learn the state Legislature is looking at cutting funding to libraries by approximately $22 million per year. Should the state Senate’s version of the budget ...

Democrats spew hate and division in country

DEAR EDITOR: As a Trumbull County resident, in Tim Ryan’s district, I couldn’t agree more with your comments with the congressman’s nasty “rants.” The latest one regarding the Jan. 6 incident was downright embarrassing. However, all you have to understand is the ever-present and ...

IRS leak renews debates over income tax

Last week’s story naming America’s billionaires who manage somehow to pay little to no income tax set off outrage that varied largely, I’m guessing, on how much money you happen to have in the bank. The story by investigative journalists at ProPublica reported that, overall, the richest ...