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Editorials

US should stay strong against North Korea

Some things never change. North Korean dictators’ determination to stay in power by keeping the rest of the world off balance is one of them. For a time, it seemed as if North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un might be altering course from that pursued by his father and grandfather. Kim and U.S. ...

Transparency needed with relief funds

American taxpayers should not be handing out hundreds of billions of dollars in aid to businesses without having at least some idea of where our money is going. That seems obvious. However, demanding such transparency puts the U.S. Treasury Department — and some of the businesses being ...

GM must fulfill promises to state, Valley

Ohio should hold General Motors accountable to pay back the $60 million in tax incentives it had received before shuttering the local assembly and stamping plants in Lordstown. Ohio’s Development Services Agency is recommending that Ohio’s Tax Credit Authority terminate its agreement ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Poland’s McKinley Elementary STEM teacher Jill Marconi and to international best-selling author Kate O’Hearn, who teamed up to shock and surprise student Mila Milosevic, 10, with a call from England. As part of an assignment, Mila had told her teacher it was O’Hearn, her ...

Soundoff!

Thank you for the outstanding editorial in Sunday’s paper about the need to have the public libraries fully reopened. We taxpayers are funding the libraries and getting very limited services. They are operating as private, not public libraries. Have you ever watched young children choose ...

Today brings more needed focus to racism

Today we mark a day that has come to be known as “Juneteenth,” a commemoration of liberation from American slavery. Although President Abraham Lincoln had issued the Emancipation Proclamation on Jan. 1, 1863, essentially ordering the freeing of slaves, the Civil War did not officially end ...

Fed must drive economy forward

Fed must drive economy forward Millions of Americans remain unemployed as the nation struggles to get an economy stalled by COVID-19 back in gear. Some success has been seen; by June 13, the U.S. unemployment rate was 13.3 percent, still high, yet much better than the 14.7 percent a month ...

Local elections always must be honored

We are pleased to see the agreement reached between Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and the Youngstown Board of Education that will allow duly elected city board of education members to maintain their seats, at least for another couple years. Indeed, the voice of the voters must be heard. ...

Local elections always must be honored

We are pleased to see the agreement reached between Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and the Youngstown Board of Education that will allow duly elected city board of education members to maintain their seats, at least for another couple years. Indeed, the voice of the voters must be heard. ...

Better planning needed to avoid disenchanting voters

Complaints about voter disenfranchisement often have more to do with incompetence than partisan scheming, we suspect. This year’s primary election in Georgia appears to be a case in point. Voters reported lengthy delays and other problems in many of the state’s 159 counties last Tuesday. ...