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Editorials

Columbus must conduct in-depth shooting probe

Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther recently asked for a federal Department of Justice investigation into the city police department, and a series of police killings of black people. In seeking the investigation, Ginther rightly noted there already have been significant changes in the department, and ...

COVID-19 aid to schools must be spent wisely

Over the past year, Congress has blessed public and private schools in this nation with a $200 billion avalanche of financial assistance to combat the pandemic’s crushing impact on education. Some may view that windfall from three major COVID-19 relief bills as excessive or potentially ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Mahoning County Juvenile Court Judge Theresa Dellick for winning the 2021 ATHENA Award at a ceremony Thursday night in Canfield. The annual award, sponsored by The Vindicator and the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber, honors exceptional professional women for their career successes, ...

Fight, resolve of Kristin Fox is an inspiration to all

Kristin Fox’s strength and resolve continue to shock and surprise most who don’t know the 40-year-old Poland woman who is overcoming obstacles that would break many of us. We suspect, though, that her perseverance is not a surprise to her husband and children, her co-workers or others ...

It’s time that Ohioans get back to work

Ohio is among eight states reinstating the requirement that people who are collecting unemployment benefits must seek work to qualify. The Associated Press this week spoke to some employers in those states who say they are hoping the new rule will help them to hire enough staff to get their ...

Stand together against child sexual assault

It is a horrible commentary on our society that we must carry reports nearly every day about cases of sexual abuse that victimize our area’s children. For their own perverse benefit, adult men — and sometimes women, too — steal the innocence of society’s most vulnerable, leaving them ...

Keep bar high in all conduct, online included

The Ohio Supreme Court has declined to take any disciplinary action against Trumbull County Assistant Prosecutor Christopher Becker, but that doesn’t make his unprofessional social media posts acceptable. Becker is known throughout Trumbull County and even Ohio for his excellent work in ...

What is right for Ohio when sports betting

“Ohio is at the cusp of catching up with its neighbors by legalizing sports wagering and providing them with a regulated and safe alternative that will move them away from the black market,” said Rick Limardo, vice president of government affairs for MGM Resorts in recent testimony to the ...

Keep an open mind to possible regionalization

Regionalization of government and local agencies to create better efficiency, reduce costs and shrink the size of government is the right attitude, as long as it doesn’t adversely affect the types of essential services that government was created to provide. This year’s state budget bill ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Justin Rogers, planning and operations director for Mill Creek MetroParks, and other park leaders for giving new life to a once vibrant park asset — the former warming house next to the former ice rink at the James L. Wick Jr. Recreation Area. In the nearly 20 years since the ice ...