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Editorials

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 ...

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 ...

Lees exits with class; new chief brings new plans

If former Youngstown police Chief Robin Lees holds any bitterness from Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s decision to terminate him, it wasn’t showing. Rather, Lees stepped down Friday in the way he has served the city of Youngstown for many years — with class. After receiving notification ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the city of Campbell and its police department for working to get new cameras, hardware and software that will allow police body and cruiser cameras to work in sync. The project creates, according to police Chief Pat Kelly, “complete transparency.” City leaders seem serious about ...

Browns fans living a dream

It’s been a long time coming, but the Cleveland Browns and their fans have earned this. This week’s defeat of their nemesis, the Pittsburgh Steelers, came in the most unlikely of circumstances. Dealing with absences of coaches and key players due to COVID-19 diagnoses and injuries, and ...

Sound off!

Our hearts go out for victims of Mahoning and Trumbull County house fires. Recall a horrible house fire several years ago when many small children perished, possibly due to cigarettes or a lighter. This can be avoided by being responsible. But the most important issue lies in having working ...

Tragic deaths are reminder of fire safety

The investigation is continuing into the New Year’s Day fatal Warren fire in which a mother and her young son perished. Right now, investigators are calling the cause “undetermined,” but an in-depth report released by the Ohio Fire Marshal already indicates that careless use of smoking ...