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Editorials

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Western Reserve Transit Authority for its plans to use some of the $2 million awarded to it by the Ohio Department of Transportation to provide free transportation for certain populations in a health care initiative. Those to be served include pregnant women, new mothers or ...

Sound off!

I’m a frustrated longtime YSU football season ticket holder. As we are rapidly declining, President Tressel and athletic director Strollo have tough decisions ahead. Although I called the athletic office six weeks ago, the men’s restroom has the same broken hand dryer, standing water in ...

Enforcement tools needed in Tyler’s Law

Ohio lawmakers have taken necessary measures to strengthen safety inspection standards for amusement rides, and the move is important for Buckeye State residents who want to be able to enjoy themselves at our fairs and festivals without the worry of a dangerous malfunction. It should not be the ...

Symposium will showcase our Valley

It is incredibly exciting that Youngstown and America Makes, a national accelerator for 3-D printing and additive manufacturing, have been selected as the place where the National Football League will seek answers for concussion prevention for its players. Top NFL safety officials, scientists ...

High school football still heating up

High school sports that are continuing this time of year always bring intensity and a greater sense of urgency. That’s the case for three Mahoning County football teams that are continuing into the next round of high school playoffs — Poland, South Range and Springfield. Warren John F. ...

Reprisal must be swift, harsh

Americans who leave our country to reside in another are outside the protection of our government in most ways. But the sheer horror of what happened in Mexico this week — nine women and children massacred, apparently by drug cartel terrorists — cries out for some meaningful reaction by ...

Stay positive as EV future unfolds here

We, like most residents of the Mahoning Valley, had been hopeful that General Motors would return to automaking here in Lordstown after ending production in March of the popular and well-built Chevy Cruze. Sadly, last month it became very clear that wasn’t going to happen when the ...

Racism still plagues US

Just when you think it just may be possible that racism isn’t a problem anymore, the bigots remind us it is. A recent Associated Press story reported two events involving the late Emmett Till. Till was 14 when, in August 1955, he visited relatives in Mississippi. The black boy was born ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the Youngstown Board of Education and city Mayor Jamael Tito Brown for reaching an agreement without further contentious and expensive litigation. If approved by a visiting judge, the agreement will allow a temporary restraining order to delay naming a new school board until ...

City wrong to charge for hardships

The purpose of all good government is to provide essential services for its people. And what is more essential than emergency response when it’s needed? What other reason is there in a Republic like ours for local residents or workers of any township or municipality to pay taxes? ...