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Editorials

Stop haggling, ensure deal has credit insurance

Among popular Christmas season activities during recent years has been finding the Elf on the Shelf. The stuffed toy, about 12 inches long, delights children who wonder where in the house he or she may be hiding. Thanks to COVID-19, a good place to start looking for the Elf this year would be ...

TSA worker proves good still exists

Frustration with government is understandable. Sometimes, it blinds us to the good, dedicated public servants in the ranks who, like us, go to work every day and try hard to do their very best. Probably more often than we know, they go above and beyond the call of duty. Perhaps you missed the ...

If you plan to vote by mail, do not delay

Ohioans have a fail-safe method of reacting to warnings about problems with mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 election: Don’t delay. Secretary of State Frank LaRose’s office already has begun mailing applications for mail-in absentee ballots to every registered voter in Ohio. Those ...

Today, reflect on Americans’ strength, resolve

Too many of our family members, friends, neighbors and, in some cases, former co-workers are in trouble this Labor Day for the holiday to be a time of carefree celebration. Plenty of room remains for pride in what working men and women accomplish, however. And reflecting upon it gives us ...

Ohio lawmakers must not delay repeal of HB6

Local state legislators Sen. Sean O’Brien, D-Bazetta, and Rep. Michael J. O’Brien, D-Warren, wasted no time getting to work to repeal the nuclear bailout bill that adds surcharges to every Ohio electric bill after allegations of bribery and political favors came to light recently. But so ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To some 30 Youngstown-area barbers who provided free haircuts to Youngstown City School District students this week preparing to head back to school. The second annual Back to School Free Haircut event was held at Beyond Expectations Barber College on the city’s South Side. This ...

Sound off!

Kudos to Austintown Township for resuming summer concerts in the township park. We attended this week, and there was plenty of room to practice social distancing. The concert provided by the Jim Frank Combo was well attended and very enjoyable. Too bad Boardman, Mill Creek and others did not ...

Timely release of school COVID details critical

Ours has been called the “Information Age.” Within hours of a Hollywood celebrity opining on politics, we know about it. Even local news travels at the speed of light; we hear how our high school football team did minutes after the fourth-quarter clock hits zero. But if Ohioans want to ...

Boardman vet a hero in combat and community

Decorated U.S. Army veteran Leo H. Connelly Jr. was honored last week as a statewide recipient of the Patriot of the Year. He was selected for going above and beyond the call of duty by the Ohio conference of the Military Order of the Purple Heart. That is an understatement. A testament to ...

Amid COVID-19, we must help feed children

Behind the unemployment statistics — between 16 million and 18 million Americans without jobs, many as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic — are the children. Millions of them are in homes where the coronavirus continues to make it difficult to put bread on the table. Now is not the time to ...