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Editorials

True meaning of ‘unalienable rights’ revisited

This Independence Day weekend, we Americans celebrate and renew our commitment to the values set forth in 1776 by leaders who felt it was important to explain why our ancestors no longer wanted to live under British rule. Why? Read the preamble to the Declaration of Independence. It is a clear ...

Fight for justice in baby’s death continues 50 years

The deaths of young children always are horrific. But for a parent to leave a newborn baby for dead and then allow that child to remain nameless for 50 years is simply heartless. It was 50 years ago today, July 2, 1970, that the remains of a week-old baby girl were found near a dirt road off ...

Visit a local museum; help it to survive

It will take some time for us all to get used to the “new normal” after the COVID-19 epidemic. One aspect of our lives that should not change — but could — is the variety of museums that educate and entertain us. Throughout the world, most museums had to close during the height of ...

Right to speak is more important than what’s said

The stance that, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it,” is among the most powerful — and important — comments ever made on freedom of speech. Some attribute it to the French Enlightenment philosopher / historian Voltaire. It is an ...

Save lives, find race component of coronavirus

From nearly the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, it was clear the disease has a racial component. Black Americans have been affected far more severely than whites. Exactly why that is so has not been learned yet. Obviously, getting answers is critical. But blacks ...

This time, focus on Valley was all about winning

All eyes were on Lordstown last week. Lordstown Motors Corp., that is, as Vice President Mike Pence traveled here during Thursday’s unveiling of the Valley’s newest locally manufactured vehicle, the Endurance, an all-electric pickup truck set to be built in the former General Motors ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Mahoning Common Pleas Court judges for finding ways to resume trials during the COVID-19 pandemic beginning July 20. Judge John Durkin’s courtroom is first to be equipped with plastic barriers, allowing some jurors to be moved from the standard jury box. They will gain access ...

Openness and police dialogue must continue

A town hall forum earlier this week allowing more than 100 community members to ask timely questions of area police chiefs was an excellent way to improve lines of communication and, hopefully, trust. Topics raised by community members and directed at 11 participating police chiefs during the ...

Local woman’s grit, resolve an inspiration

The electrifying smile that Kristin Fox bore was unexpected during her emotional homecoming last week — especially considering she was returning from a 100-day hospital stay following an illness that was so serious that both arms and legs had been amputated. But it was her words that were ...

Americans will help heal world of coronavirus

Charity begins at home, especially in safeguarding Americans from COVID-19. But we have a long, praiseworthy record of having big hearts, and now should be no exception to that. Efforts to develop new medicines to treat the symptoms of COVID-19 and to develop vaccines against it have ...