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Editorials

Reward Youngstown city workers without setting precedent

Youngstown City Council’s finance committee today is expected to continue discussions about the administration’s request to extend $24,298 in overtime pay to seven health district employees for the additional work they did this year during the COVID-19 pandemic. The discussion is ...

Scouting vital to good of our community

Routinely, the pages of this newspaper carry photos and stories about the amazing projects, lessons and general good things being accomplished every day by Mahoning Valley youth who serve society as Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts. This newspaper is not unique. These projects are echoed and ...

Orchids and onions

ONION: To would-be candidates for public office who fail to follow proper procedures to file. Mahoning County Board of Elections this week disqualified candidates for Youngstown mayor and Campbell and Struthers city councils for filing errors, including their party status. We encourage ...

Blight removal is important, but growth is key

A recently released Youngstown State University analysis indicates that $21 million spent on demolition and rehabilitation of vacant Mahoning County structures generated an economic impact worth more than $33 million. The report from YSU’s Williamson College of Business was commissioned ...

Time, research needed before buying building

Arguments that the Trumbull County coroner and his office staff have made about their need for new office space appear to be sound. The 1,400-square-foot Warren office, located in a county building above the Trumbull County Board of Elections offices, requires a trek up steep, narrow ...

Officials must stay realistic about recovery

It is important for those in government to be forward-thinking and keep a positive outlook. It is also important for them to be realistic and honest about assessing challenges. So, when the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the ...