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Editorials

Need for mass shooter training a harsh reality

It is a sad and harsh reality. Law enforcement officers always must be prepared for the possibility of intruders and mass casualties any time and in any place — including, especially, in places where the smallest and most innocent victims gather — in our schools. That’s why law ...

Hope for more success from efforts of FBI

If all you know of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is the action-packed drama you see on television, it may come as a surprise to learn how proficient it is when it comes to solving cybercrime. Last week U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland touted the FBI’s latest victory when he ...

Feds leave work to the local officials

Though federal officials are fond of talking about a “soft landing” as they manipulate the economy via interest rates and other policies, we here in the Mahoning Valley, know those landings tend to be a little bumpier. A look at “Changes in Unemployment Rate by State,” by WalletHub, ...

University is better because of Jim Tressel

Transformative is a word that might best describe the 8 1/2-year Youngstown State University presidency of Jim Tressel. Now at age 70, Tressel this week will depart his role at the helm of the university. He has exercised the 180-day exit clause in his contract as university president, and ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the local nonprofit group Youngstown Blue Coats for teaming up recently with the Mahoning County Board of Developmental Disabilities to collect coats and other means of warmth for homeless veterans and their families. Homeless veterans are a sad reality in our region, and Blue Coats ...

What is the real motive for speed cameras in city?

We believe Youngstown officials and Blue Line Solutions of Tennessee were banking on the fact that it would be hard for anyone to question the motivation behind newly erected speed cameras in school zones. After all, it’s all about keeping our kids safe, right? Apparently that’s not ...