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Editorials

Local superfan merits football Hall induction

There’s a real opportunity to get recognition for a Youngstown resident as an inductee into the Ford Hall of Fans associated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton. Ray Prisby is one of six football fanatics (fan is short for fanatic) nominated for induction into the Ford Hall ...

Slow shot rollout most dangerous for our elderly

We know that older people are much more likely than younger ones to have their lives cut short by COVID-19. It is a disease they preys primarily on the elderly. Here in Ohio, state officials have made vaccinating older people against the virus a top priority. Residents of nursing homes ...

Impeachment will only add to polarization

If the divisiveness in our nation is to end, we must find ways to move beyond this tumultuous final stretch of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new battle on Capitol Hill over whether to impeach Trump in the final days before his term expires does not appear to be the logical way to address ...

Pass bill that would provide internet access

The COVID-19 epidemic has made apparent the glaring need in how we educate children. With their schools closed, millions of students for weeks or even months on end have been forced to rely on “remote learning” via the internet. But online learning is impossible for a significant number ...

How do we as Americans find unity again?

Order has been returned to our Capitol, at least for now. Wednesday’s siege ended with five deaths, significant property damage and mounting federal criminal charges that, for some, could reach the level of sedition. It also has hurt the dignity of America in the eyes of the world after ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Youngstown officials for moving forward on a logical cooperative project with the Ohio Department of Transportation to demolish the aging and unneeded Crescent Street Bridge. The 78-foot steel girder crosses an abandoned railroad line just west of West Rayen Avenue. Officials ...

Sound off!

We are surrounded by Republican congressmen (Bill Johnson, Jim Jordan and Mike Kelly) who for years enabled Donald Trump. To see them act surprised with insurrectionist attacks on our government makes their words ring hollow, especially after they stoked these criminals with their refusal to ...

Village quickly should create rules on rentals

In a perfect world, property owners would be able to use their property as they see fit — provided, of course, that the use is not illegal nor disruptive. We realize, though, that isn’t always possible. In Poland Village recently the owners of a home on Diana Drive received a ...

Brave mother hopes story can save lives

The tragic story about a Cortland native who lost her 10-year-old son after he played a “choking game” should send a stark reminder to all parents about monitoring our children’s web activity. We all know the dangers that lurk online, but this horror is not the usual story involving ...

Make COVID-19 battle a goal for New Year

Much of 2020 was like stopping on the curb before crossing a street, looking carefully both ways, then stepping out — and then getting hit by an airplane — as one observer who somehow held onto a sense of humor put it. It was not a good year for most people. Millions remain unemployed ...