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Editorials

Congress must correct CARES flaws

A CARES-2 Act needs to be written and enacted as soon as possible in Washington — not necessarily to pump more money into the national COVID-19 recovery effort, but to correct flaws in the original law. The ink is barely dry on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, which was ...

Sharing resources helps all

Had COVID-19 unleashed its full fury on every region of the United States at once, the situation now would be nearly unmanageable — and much more deadly than we hope will be the case. Fortunately, the disease is progressing at different stages in different places. Large cities such as New ...

Unpreparedness for COVID-19 is a bipartisan failure

Nearly 6,000 of the protective masks sent to Alabama from the federal stockpile of medical supplies were supposed to have been thrown away a decade ago. Materials in them had sustained dry rot and were unusable, according to The Associated Press. Meanwhile, more than 150 ventilators sent to ...

Giving blood a big way to help in crises

Most of us have had to be on the defensive against COVID-19. We practice social distancing, good personal hygiene, etc., to defend ourselves and our loved ones against the coronavirus. Wouldn’t it be nice to go on the offensive — to save someone’s life? We can. Every day, throughout ...

Election letters being accepted

Due to the postponement of Ohio’s primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this newspaper will continue accepting letters from local writers regarding the upcoming primary election candidates and issues for several additional days. April 15 is the deadline for this newspaper to ...

Ohio Legislature erred with its hasty decision

Ohio’s recently rescheduled primary election by mail hastily drawn up by state legislators against recommendations of the state’s top elections official and other voter organizations, will create a cumbersome situation with major obstacles for county boards of elections. That is not to ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Austintown Township trustees for taking logical steps, even if unpopular, to ensure that enough first responders and laborers remain on the job amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Trustees voted to exclude police, fire, dispatchers and road department employees from some aspects of the ...

Deadline for election letters is extended

Due to the postponement of Ohio’s primary election due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this newspaper will continue accepting letters from local writers regarding the upcoming primary election candidates and issues for several additional days. April 15 is the deadline for this newspaper to ...

Sound off!

I commend Struthers for having enacted a curfew. I wish Poland, Boardman and Canfield would do the same. That way, there wouldn’t be a lot of people hanging out in the parking lots or streets at night. — Poland Last Sunday I noticed that the Locust Grove Baptist Church in Greenford was ...

Buildings may be closed, but school isn’t out

For millions of American students, public schools have been closed since mid-March. School has been wherever a quiet place could be found in the home. For most, class starts when they and their parents decide it will. That simply will not work for many children. There is a reason we still send ...