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Editorials

Convention should be public, not held behind closed doors

Republican Party leaders have one obvious step to these days: Fire the party personnel who came up with the crazy idea of holding the party convention behind closed doors. It was a blatantly bad idea — almost a gift to Democrats. GOP leaders from throughout the nation will gather soon in ...

Don’t remove school officers without debate

Mistrust, even active hatred of law enforcement personnel have become widespread to the point of becoming dangerous. One need not be a defender of the tiny minority of “bad cops” to recognize that. Of course they need to be purged from police and sheriff’s departments as well as other ...

War monument fracas should be settled with logic

We, like a 25-year military veteran who had the best intentions when a war memorial monument was moved from Youngstown city-owned property without permission, are dismayed that there now is talk about legal action due to the relocation. Certainly, no harm has been done; only good intentions ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To board members of the Henry H. Stambaugh Auditorium Association and all those involved with the majestic building and auditorium now and throughout its history. The auditorium this week marked the centennial anniversary of the first board meeting, when original members pledged to ...

Sound off!

Blake Shelton, what a tremendous idea for a live drive-in concert nationwide! Too bad for the execution, including charging almost $115 per car. Families are struggling and want some relaxation time that does not break the bank. The costs had to have been minimal on his end for production. He ...

Commit first to hydropower energy efforts

With all the talk about renewable energy in America, we have heard little about one old reliable source — hydropower. Fortunately, though hydroelectricity seems to have been sidelined by emphasis on technologies including wind and solar power, it has not been forgotten. More than a year ...

Body cameras are important, but at what cost?

Some members of Youngstown City Council have been adamant in their call to equip that city’s police officers with body cameras. In the name of transparency and oversight, we agree. Past conversations in Youngstown on this topic have wrapped up mostly with questions about cost — ...

Debate vaccine distribution now, not later

Rationing of medical treatment is viewed by many Americans as unacceptable. Making health care decisions based on anything but need is seen as immoral. That is as it should be. But as researchers race to develop vaccines against COVID-19, the specter of rationing is being raised by ...

Be skeptical of pre-election social media

Russia and other foreign foes continue to probe both election mechanisms and the political network in this country in attempts to find ways to commit mischief electronically, it is being reported. With the presidential election now less than three months away, that should come as no ...

Get addiction help for you, your kids’ sake

There can be no argument that children have the best chance at lifelong success if they are guided by strong role models and strict boundaries in their formative years. That’s why we are so saddened when we must publish news stories in the Tribune Chronicle about parents who fail in their ...