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Opinion

Donation will help preserve park forever

Tens of thousands of readers must have perused The Vindicator’s Nov. 23 front-page story detailing the importance of endowments that help fund noteworthy Mill Creek MetroParks icons, assisting in their upkeep and even their existence. “Icons abound while driving through Mill Creek ...

Nation likely to remain divided

The nation is deeply divided and despite rhetoric to come together, don’t expect that to happen. Many Republicans still dislike — even hate — Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and feel the same about Joe Biden. Plenty of Democrats despise George W. Bush, and I can’t print what several ...

Sound logic not always behind leaders’ votes

Elected leaders always must weigh choices carefully and make their decisions based on logic and reasoning. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens. Reasoning put forth recently by some members of Youngstown City Council about their position on pay raises being proposed by Mayor ...

Peace, unity needed today and in future

President Donald Trump will leave the White House today and Joe Biden will take the oath of office in a promised peaceful transition, but likely without any personal interaction. Trump has said he will not attend Biden’s inauguration today, the first outgoing president to skip the ceremony ...

Social media bans seem Orwellian

Every American should be concerned with the actions taken by the major online tech platforms to ban President Donald Trump’s social media accounts. It sets an alarming precedent and has raised concern among many world leaders. The action followed the attack on the U.S. Capitol. Twitter and ...

We renew King’s call for unity, equality

Today, on this holiday, we ask how can we better follow the example and teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.? Area clergy and Valley leaders told our reporter last week that in light of events in the past 12 months that included upheaval in our nation’s capital or that led to Black Lives ...

There are two sides to every news story

DEAR EDITOR: Despicable acts are never single sourced unless you are President Trump. The biased national news media and the liberals hold him solely responsible for the Capitol breach. He alone incited the masses because they are mind-dumb robots. Do you think Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s ...

Community must get involved in crime fight

DEAR EDITOR: Just four days into the new year and Dodge City, once again, proves it’s alive and well. There were two murders in the first two days of 2021 in the city of Youngstown. I watched the mayor and police officials on the news asking for the public’s help in obtaining ...

It’s time our children get back to school

I don’t always agree with our governor, but on at least one very important issue, I do. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and I are in complete agreement that kids need to get back to school. I say this just as my son, a senior in high school, is pressing me and my husband to allow him to change his ...

Don’t put onus on Dems for upheaval

DEAR EDITOR: This is in response to the Youngstown writer who said she could “appreciate how the crowd felt” as they were trashing our national Capitol and killing a U.S. Capitol police officer. She also said the national media put Donald Trump through torture and claims “Biden ...