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Editorials

We must fight this virus, and save the nation

During three-and-a-half years, Americans converted a peacetime economy to become the arsenal of democracy and win World War II. The “greatest generation” accomplished that because it had to be done for the good of all humankind. Now we as a nation face another challenge, of far less ...

Honor fallen in a new way, look ahead

This weekend we mark Memorial Day, the national observance in which we pay homage to those who’ve died in military service to our country. This weekend, as we honor our fallen service men and women, many of us also use the opportunity to remember our deceased loved ones. This year, many of ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the Youngstown Planning Commission for its unanimous vote to reject requests from Family Dollar to sell liquor at four Youngstown stores. Two city council members argued against awarding the liquor license, saying there’s already several places near those four Family Dollar stores ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the Youngstown Planning Commission for its unanimous vote to reject requests from Family Dollar to sell liquor at four Youngstown stores. Two city council members argued against awarding the liquor license, saying there’s already several places near those four Family Dollar stores ...

Annie Glenn soared, too

Annie Glenn was far more than just the wife of a hero. Her own courage and determination shown brightly, too. Glenn, 100, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. Upon learning of her passing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine summed her up well: “She represented all that is good about our ...

Annie Glenn soared, too

Annie Glenn was far more than just the wife of a hero. Her own courage and determination shown brightly, too. Glenn, 100, died Tuesday of complications from COVID-19. Upon learning of her passing, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine summed her up well: “She represented all that is good about our ...

Sound off!

Dave Wilkeson, Canfield Board of Education president, sought independent perspective of an outside search firm to develop a list of qualified superintendent candidates presented with only their qualifications visible to a selection committee. A few of the six candidates were finalists and ...

Elections board should take time on eligibility issue

The Mahoning County Board of Elections made the right decision this week when it decided to delay taking action on the eligibility of Douglas Bobovnyik, an independent candidate seeking to run for Mahoning County sheriff in November. Questions arose about Bobovnyik’s eligibility because of ...

Summer school may aid students who fell behind

Many public school districts are ending the academic year early or plan to do so, The Associated Press reports. In some, use of distance learning via online tools has been pronounced a disappointment. But come August and September, when American children return to school in person — we hope ...

Graduates earn praise and honor, especially this year

This is the time of year when we typically use this space to send praise and congratulations to high school graduates for their hard work and dedication. Yes, we do that today, but we know this year is different. This year, we honor students not just for their 12 years of dedication and ...