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Editorials

Rep. Manning remembered for dedication

State Rep. Don Manning was in just his first term in the Ohio Legislature — a public service role he long had sought and loved doing — when his life ended unexpectedly March 20 of an apparent heart attack. Manning, 54, of New Middletown, represented a large part of Mahoning County ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the local Jewish Community Center for seeking and being granted an Emergency Pandemic Child Care license by the state. This allows the center to begin accepting applications for immediate placement of children of parents who still are required to work outside the home during this ...

Sound off!

What a tough month for the Mahoning County GOP. First, at the beginning of month, super volunteer and office manager Connie Kessler passed away. And now super state Rep. Don Manning passes. God bless. They both devoted countless hours to the cause. — Boardman A post Biden-Sanders debate ...

Equipment deficit shows vulnerability

At President Donald Trump’s urging, the United States is adding a sixth branch — the “Space Force” — to our armed forces, in order to defend the vast region beyond our atmosphere. Perhaps we should be thinking of inner space, instead. Throughout the nation, public health officials ...

Be cautious with ‘remedies’ to COVID-19

There is a reason “Yankee ingenuity” is recognized throughout the world. We Americans have a reputation for identifying challenges and devising ways to overcome them. Use your head if you decide to come up with a home remedy, a way to stretch supplies such as those of food — or any ...

Slap on wrist adds to public’s ongoing mistrust

The slap on the wrist extended by Judge Maureen Sweeney to former Youngstown Mayor Charles Sammarone, who pleaded guilty to reduced criminal charges, is the exact reason why the public often loses its faith in government. Initially accused of soliciting bribes from city vendors and engaging in ...

Governor’s order can help slow spread

It has not escaped Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s notice that delay can be deadly in dealing with COVID-19. States and nations where decisive action to fight the disease was not taken expeditiously have suffered terribly. On Sunday, DeWine issued an order that Buckeye State residents not leave ...

Be patient — and keep your distance

How many times, over the years, have we been old by doctors, “You have a virus. There’s no real treatment. You will just have to suffer through it.” A virus, according to dictionary.com, is an ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells ...

Be patient — and keep your distance

How many times, over the years, have we been old by doctors, “You have a virus. There’s no real treatment. You will just have to suffer through it.” A virus, according to dictionary.com, is an ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells ...

Grocery stores are doing best that they can

There are a lot of businesses and workers who are performing vital services during this coronavirus crisis. Grocers are chief among them. Our grocery stores in the Mahoning Valley are experiencing the same chaotic days as similar stores all across the country. These store owners and managers ...