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Editorials

Parties must not interfere in Senate race

As Republican U.S. Sen. Rob Portman approaches the end of his second six-year term, “partisan gridlock” has triggered his decision not to seek re-election next year. The decision is a blow to Republicans hoping to regain the Senate in two years, after it flipped this year to a 50-50 tie, ...

Yost is right to continue HB6 battle

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost continues to fight the damaging effects of House Bill 6, which is at the center of a $60 million federal bribery investigation, and was intended to bail out FirstEnergy Corp. subsidiary Energy Harbor. This time he has asked the Franklin County Common Pleas ...

COVID causes more struggles with addiction

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, it seems news coverage and the general focus on accidental drug overdoses and the opioid epidemic have taken a back seat. Sadly, though, the drug abuse problem has not gone away. In fact, increased isolation caused by the pandemic has impacted ...

W.Va., not Ohio, seems to have plan figured out

Why is it that the delays and struggles in Ohio’s rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines — and in many other parts of the country — are not being experienced in neighboring West Virginia? As demand for the COVID-19 vaccination exceeds supply, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine last week announced plans ...

Niles might be the big loser in annexation fight

Regarding the possibility of property owners in Howland and Weathersfield townships considering flipping the switch on their electricity provider, we say more power to them. More than 70 Howland Township residents who purchase their electricity from the city of Niles told trustees in a ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the city of Campbell for seeking transparency and community input. A city committee, comprised of Mayor Nick Phillips, police Chief Pat Kelly, clergy and city residents, is sending residents surveys about Campbell Police Department actions and policies. The mayor said the effort is a ...

Sound off!

I’m very disappointed in my experience trying to get a vaccine in the 80-plus age group. Telephone lines opened at Southwoods at 8 a.m. Jan. 15. I was able to connect by phone at 8:03. A recording said that people would be contacted for an appointment in the order of the calls received. I was ...

Donation will help preserve park forever

Tens of thousands of readers must have perused The Vindicator’s Nov. 23 front-page story detailing the importance of endowments that help fund noteworthy Mill Creek MetroParks icons, assisting in their upkeep and even their existence. “Icons abound while driving through Mill Creek ...

Sound logic not always behind leaders’ votes

Elected leaders always must weigh choices carefully and make their decisions based on logic and reasoning. Unfortunately, that’s not always what happens. Reasoning put forth recently by some members of Youngstown City Council about their position on pay raises being proposed by Mayor ...

Peace, unity needed today and in future

President Donald Trump will leave the White House today and Joe Biden will take the oath of office in a promised peaceful transition, but likely without any personal interaction. Trump has said he will not attend Biden’s inauguration today, the first outgoing president to skip the ceremony ...