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Editorials

Human trafficking remains a problem in Ohio

For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, and ...

Blind eye to R. Kelly now will end

Recently, singer R. Kelly was convicted in a sex-trafficking trial, found guilty of nine counts, including racketeering. Two people from his entourage also are facing charges in a separate federal case, accused of helping him meet girls. Kelly also is facing more sex charges in Illinois and ...

Have renewed faith in future of ‘Voltage Valley’

It was two years ago this month when our Mahoning Valley and thousands of dedicated auto workers here received numbing confirmation that General Motors would not return the manufacture of vehicles to its Lordstown complex. The finality of the plant’s closure, at that time, was described ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To sponsors, organizers and participants in this year’s 12th annual Panerathon, which was held last Sunday. The 10K race / 2-mile fun run and walk returned as a live event after a one-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Proceeds benefit the Joanie Abdu Comprehensive Breast Care Center. Since ...

Welcome Boscov’s to Valley

The excitement generated by Thursday’s long-awaited opening of the Valley’s newest retail department store was palpable. How could it not be? Delayed only by a worldwide pandemic, the new retailer’s grand opening is finally upon us. Thousands of shoppers turned out Thursday, waiting in ...

Legal debate now turns to collections

For years we have been using this space to criticize operations at a now-defunct online community school and demanding our state recover upward of $80 million from the school known as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. ECOT, once Ohio’s largest online charter school, had been ...