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Editorials

Youngstown agency earns congratulation

At a time when many local charities are struggling to make ends meet — and especially considering the fact that the GM Lordstown plant closed nearly a year ago — the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley found a way not only to meet, but to surpass its campaign goals, the agency ...

New legislation would improve safety of Amish

Ohio is home to a substantial number of Amish residents, more than 76,000 of them. All too frequently, we have to report accidents in which motor vehicles have struck horse-draw buggies operated by the Amish. Ohio already has laws on the books intended to safeguard the Amish, but obviously, ...

Put end now to violence in city schools

We are appalled by the outrageous number of fights in Youngstown city schools that were reported Feb. 13 in The Vindicator. How can any student expect to perform at a high or even acceptable level when that student must constantly be looking over his or her shoulder for ensuing violence ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the Alliance for Congregational Transformation Influencing Our Neighborhoods, or ACTION, for hosting an anti-racism community workshop this week in an effort to educate and raise awareness of the issue in our community. More than 250 community leaders, activists, elected officials ...

Youngstown agency earns congratulations

At a time when many local charities are struggling to make ends meet — and especially considering that the GM Lordstown plant closed nearly a year ago — the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley found a way not only to meet, but surpass its campaign goals, the agency announced ...

Eliminating school grades is ridiculous

Parents who disagree with marks their children receive on school report cards sometimes argue the grading system is not fair and should be altered. Few suggest grades ought to be done away with entirely. That would be crazy. Children’s progress in school has to be measured somehow. That ...

Proposed tax savings could cost us

Ohio state legislators may be coming to understand the truth of an old warning: No good deed goes unpunished. Some lawmakers have been considering a proposal that the state constitution be amended to make it more difficult for the General Assembly to increase taxes. On the face of it, that ...

Backup plan a must for first ‘digital’ census

The once-a-decade collection of information about Americans may well go down in history as the first digital Census. Let us hope it also is not recorded as an electronic fiasco. Officials at the U.S. Census Bureau will be utilizing tons of state-of-the-art technology in gathering information ...

Consider the source before jumping aboard

Political controversy is seen by some people solely as an opportunity for fame and fortune. It seems attorney Michael Avenatti belongs in that category. Avenatti’s big chance came when the California attorney latched onto a prize client: Stephanie Clifford, more commonly known in the porn ...

Iranians’ hatred of US runs deep

It turns out that hating the United States, Britain and Israel is not just a matter of ideological leanings for some Iranians. It is good business, too. In case you missed it, The Associated Press recently answered a burning (pun intended) question: Where do all those U.S., British and ...