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Editorials

Be patient — and keep your distance

How many times, over the years, have we been old by doctors, “You have a virus. There’s no real treatment. You will just have to suffer through it.” A virus, according to dictionary.com, is an ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells ...

Grocery stores are doing best that they can

There are a lot of businesses and workers who are performing vital services during this coronavirus crisis. Grocers are chief among them. Our grocery stores in the Mahoning Valley are experiencing the same chaotic days as similar stores all across the country. These store owners and managers ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the Youngstown City Schools for making a real effort to see that food is provided for students while they are away from school. Bagged breakfasts and lunches will be offered at 35 locations across the city. • ONION: To the hoarders who have bought more than they need of ...

Be smart, keep calm, and carry on

It is easy, right now, to get a little caught up in the anxiety that comes with the official effort to try to stem the spread of COVID-19. Certainly no one could be blamed for indulging in a little worry. But once we’ve got that out of our system, life is going to look very different for ...

Knowledge of COVID-19 is power

It is likely our awareness of how widespread COVID-19 is in the United States represents only the tip of the iceberg. Until widespread testing kicks in, many among us may be carrying the virus unknowingly. Still, paying attention to what information we do have is important. Self-defense ...

Evil-doers take advantage of COVID-19

Evil never allows a good crisis to go to waste. So it is with the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak. Already, U.S. Customs agents have seized a shipment of counterfeit COVID-19 test kits, shipped to Los Angeles International Airport from the United Kingdom. Someone decided to make a killing — both ...

Calm down; dumping stocks is irrational

If the booming stock market during the past couple of years has prompted you to consider whether your 401(k) will permit early retirement, forget it. Stocks, and thus pension funds on which many Americans rely, have taken a beating during the past month. How bad is it? During the past month, ...

Get behind this exciting time in ‘Voltage Valley’

It’s an exciting time for our area — nicknamed by some as “Voltage Valley.” In recent weeks, Lordstown Mayor Arno Hill traveled to Michigan to take part in an event in which General Motors rolled out plans for 13 new electric vehicles in the next five years. The battery cell ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Mahoning County Board of Elections Director Joyce Kale-Pesta, for her forward thinking that enabled her to obtain 140 bottles of 32-ounce hand sanitizer weeks ago — enough to place two bottles at each of the county’s 70 polling locations. She also has 100 rubber gloves for each ...

Be cautious, aware but also sensible

Five cases of COVID-19, or coronavirus, have now been confirmed in Ohio, including one in Warren. Thursday it came to light that five youngsters in Lakeview School District may have been exposed to the virus. They now are quarantined. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is not taking any risks, and has ...