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Editorials

Enjoy the fun, but be cautious at Canfield Fair

It’s been a long, long, long wait for the tens of thousands of Mahoning Valley residents who relish the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of this region’s largest annual entertainment extravaganza better known as the Canfield Fair. After an excruciatingly long 104-week wait, the gates of ...

Time to solve schools’ lack of air conditioning

Schools in several Ohio counties are closing or going back to remote learning at the start of the school year. While one might assume that is happening because of the spread of COVID-19 and its variants, there is another culprit: extreme heat. Throughout the state, school buildings are so old ...

AWOL leaders of redistricting show disrespect

As Ohio sprints to meet fast-approaching deadlines for redrawing its state and federal legislative districts, the stench of Elbridge Gerry must not waft its way into the process. Gerry reigns as the father of gerrymandering. As governor of Massachusetts, he signed a bill in 1812 that ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Youngstown native David Perrico, a 1988 graduate of Chaney High School and 2002 graduate of the Dana School of Music at Youngstown State University, for landing a gig as leader and arranger for the Las Vegas Raiders house band. Perrico, who also has played among entertainment’s ...

Be cautious for other disease, too

As our attention has been monopolized by COVID-19, we must not forget about the myriad other illnesses that have never gone away, and can for some people be just as dangerous. The Ohio Department of Health recently reported an unexpected rise of respiratory illnesses that are not COVID-19, ...

COVID-19 not only routine vaccination

While many people are occupied with worrying about COVID-19, who is getting the vaccine — or not and whether schools are going to require masks, something has fallen by the wayside. Routine vaccinations already required of school children are being overlooked. According to the Associated ...