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Editorials

Tough decisions await Vienna to end fiscal emergency

The Mahoning Valley is no stranger to financial struggles and crises among its local governments and school districts. Nor has it been spared the long arm of state government seizing the reins of local control over flawed finances through declarations of fiscal emergency. The city of Niles, ...

Grant program supports victims of sexual assault

On at least one front, Gov. Mike DeWine has maintained the tenacity he displayed as Ohio’s attorney general. His office continues to support efforts to hold accountable those who commit sexual assault. In February, DeWine launched the Ohio Sexual Assault Investigations Grant Program, to be ...

Lessons to be learned from Trump shooting

From our perspective a scant 50 miles from the shots heard ’round the world Saturday, we join Americans of all political stripes in expressing our shock, dismay and disbelief over the attempted assassination of former President Donald Trump at a campaign rally in Butler, Pa. First, our ...

Threat on solar manufacturers is taking shape

For one of Ohio’s more promising emerging industries, a familiar threat looms. Solar manufacturers are feeling the sting of unfair trade practices from China. As the Biden administration implements provisions meant to prevent importers from evading tariffs by stockpiling solar modules, U.S. ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To a quintet of world boxing champions from Youngstown who will become the 2024 honorees on the city’s newly dedicated Walk of Fame in Wean Park downtown. At a ceremony unveiling a plaque at the entrance to the walk last week, Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown said the boxers — ...

Sound off!

I am very, very, saddened by the people willing to fight to save a blown-out building and leave 173 tenants displaced next door with all their belongings left behind, too. Does anyone think these residents took their apartments to a nursing home bed or hotel room? Not once have I heard ...