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Editorials

Demand for energy sources must be genuine

For decades now, lawmakers in other states have decried subsidies in places such as California that artificially propped up solar and other renewable energy sources. The argument was that if those energy sources could not succeed in the free market on their own merits, they shouldn’t be ...

Protect, build on lofty assets of local air base

Like so many other distinguished and defining assets of the Mahoning Valley, one robust institution in our community too often has been undervalued and taken for granted. That institution is the mammoth Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township, home to the highly acclaimed 910th ...

Protect, build on lofty assets of local air base

Like so many other distinguished and defining assets of the Mahoning Valley, one robust institution in our community too often has been undervalued and taken for granted. That institution is the mammoth Youngstown Air Reserve Station in Vienna Township, home to the highly acclaimed 910th ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To board members, volunteers and donors involved with the Boardman Schools Fund for Educational Excellence for raising $20,000 in the community to be distributed to teachers in the district. The funding enables educators to purchase needed or innovative classroom materials without ...

Sound off!

With spring weather, children are outdoors. Please be cautious driving. I am concerned about small motorized bikes that young children drive on streets. In two cases, children were not supervised by an adult. One child looked about age 4, and another about 9 as they rode across busy streets. ...

Weathersfield’s decision sounds like sour grapes

The recent decision by Weathersfield Township trustees to pull the plug on an economic development contract the township has held for years with the Youngstown Warren Regional Chamber seems counterproductive for a few reasons. Trustees voted 3-0 earlier this month to end their contractual ...

New Valley clinic helps provide veterans care they deserve

Our veterans deserve nothing but the best. That’s why we are so pleased to see the beautiful new state-of-the-art facility, the Carl A. Nunziato Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic, now serving them at 1815 Belmont Ave., Youngstown. The facility opened in January and will serve veterans in ...

End apathy to help curb city killings

As the city of Youngstown reels from yet another all-too-familiar senseless surge in cold-blooded murders over the past few weeks, tens of thousands of residents and workers in the city have every good reason to be fed up. As of Tuesday, Youngstown had recorded five homicides so far this ...

Vaccines open to all, regardless of insurance

An Ohio man’s accusations are raising questions about whether those who are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine in the Buckeye State can be turned away because they do not have health insurance. The answer is an unequivocal no. According to a man who said he is a diabetic, no appointments ...

Bill’s restrictions on health orders go a bit too far

Ohio’s Republican lawmakers, trying for about a year now to rein in Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s authority to issue public health orders during the pandemic, may finally have the votes to do it. Senate Bill 22 would let Ohio’s General Assembly vote on whether to extend or end states of ...