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Editorials

A meaningful message comes with new statue

The planning, creation and unveiling of the commemorative Jackie Robinson-George Shuba “Handshake for the Century” statue in downtown Youngstown has been underway and anticipated for many, many months. Saturday’s unveiling proved it was well worth the wait. We say that not just ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the Warren and Youngstown chapters of Inspiring Minds for marking 15 years of success in a mission of engaging, inspiring and empowering young people to achieve their full potential via education and exposure to life-changing experiences. The organization, led by founder and chief ...

Police shooting reinforces body camera need

A police-involved shooting in Boardman Township this week provides just one more example of why all officers should be wearing body cameras. According to police, Boardman officer Evan Beil shot Damian J. Cessna, 24, of West Boulevard, several times after Cessna approached the officer with a ...

We cannot afford to wait for broadband

We were thrilled to see the feasibility study commissioned by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments lay out a plan to bring high-speed broadband to Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and possibly Columbiana counties. What we aren’t so thrilled with, though, is the plan’s timeline that ...

Colleges now must enforce ‘Collin’s law’

For too long, colleges have had a look-the-other-way mentality when it came to fraternity (and sorority) hazing. For generations, these practices have gone beyond simple bullying of students or stunts to prove “worthiness” for joining — though that is bad enough. Hazing too often moves ...

Slow down, move over one lane for blinking lights

Recently, the Ohio State Highway Patrol urged motorists to keep everyone safe by moving over when there is a stationary public safety vehicle, emergency vehicle, road service or highway maintenance vehicle on the side of the road. Then, last week more than a dozen towing companies from the ...