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Editorials

Re-elect Brown for mayor of Youngstown

Democracy is founded on choice. On that note, Youngstown voters are fortunate to have a choice this year of three intelligent, sensible and articulate candidates on the Nov. 2 ballot hoping to represent them as mayor. Independent candidate Richard V. Hill, 45, wields expertise of urban ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Mathews High School football coach Bill Bohren for snagging his 300th career win last week in a strong victory. Bohren joins an elite club of only 16 coaches throughout the state who have secured at least 300 victories. Mathews athletic director Mike Palumbo credits Bohren with ...

Help save a life; be the difference

It’s extremely hard to talk about mental health. There’s an unfair stigma. But those with mental health issues are not alone. An estimated 26 percent of Americans 18 and older suffer from a diagnosable mental disorder. The conversation around mental health and suicide needs to ...

No winner in Chill-Can legal fight

Inspection last week of the giant building shells on Youngstown’s East Side turned up exactly what city officials said they expected. Five years after many residents were uprooted, tax abatements were granted and construction first got underway on a research and manufacturing plant ...

Election letter deadline soon

Letters from local writers about the upcoming election candidates and issues will be published as space permits on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday is the deadline for the newspaper to receive letters to the editor about the Nov. 2 general election for publication in the ...

Hazing rules are a start, but more is needed

Collin Wiant was an Ohio University freshman who was pledging Sigma Pi in 2018. Hazing activities and other decisions made by fraternity members killed him. It took the loss of another life — Stone Foltz, who was a Bowling Green State University sophomore pledging Pi Kappa Alpha this year — ...