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State Rep. Mike Loychik was removed from a school board meeting for not wearing a mask as required by the district. The only place Loychik should go maskless is atop history’s trash heap, together with his plan for a new sign at Mosquito Lake State Park to honor Donald Trump. — ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Youngstown State University Foundation and its many contributors for its successful “We See Tomorrow” fundraising campaign. The recently completed four-year campaign raised $126.1 million, far exceeding its $100 million goal. That includes more than 32,500 individual gifts, ...

Division leads to more delays in solving problems

Here is one more piece of bad news that can be blamed, at least in part, on the COVID-19 pandemic. There is now so much financial pressure on Social Security and Medicare that the programs’ trustees have moved up by one year the date for which the depletion of Social Security’s reserves ...

Dems struggle to find candidates

Democrats likely will have a difficult time next year in Ohio statewide races with defeating Republicans, but with a lack of announced candidates in several races, they’re only making it that much more challenging. The Democratic Party’s statewide track record over the past three decades ...

All should get opportunity at public jobs

We have no reason to believe that Andy Frost III and Robin Lees won’t do a good job as new part-time managers for the Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency. Further, we are pleased to see a decision to replace an outgoing full-time EMA director with full benefits, instead with two ...

Loychik’s rant demonstrates only disrespect

As an elected official himself, one would expect state Rep. Mike Loychik to demonstrate more respect for local elected officials and the decisions they make. Earlier this week, a Cortland police officer escorted Loychik from a Lakeview Board of Education meeting, the school district where his ...