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Guest columnists

YSU’s music school will continue to be successful

The decisions and outcomes at YSU this semester have weighed heavily on the Dana School of Music. We will greatly miss our colleagues who will not be returning full-time next year, and extend our appreciation for all they have done during their time at Dana. Throughout this situation, the ...

Celebrate wonders of travel in the Valley and the region

As National Travel and Tourism Week unfolds, it’s the perfect time to highlight the unique aspects of the travel industry within Trumbull and Mahoning counties. Our region is not just a destination, but a treasure trove of cultural gems and natural sanctuaries that are unlike any other, ...

Focus on mental health every month

Small steps can lead to big progress in mental health. In America today, approximately 1 in 5 Americans is suffering with a mental health issue; and approximately 1 in 25 adults is experiencing a serious mental illness that substantially interferes with one or more major life activities. Left ...

New Lake To River Region a Game Changer for Valley & Regional Chamber

We have reached a defining moment in our economic future. Wednesday’s news that our four lake-to-river counties will make up the seventh and final JobsOhio region is a game changer for our entire region. This monumental decision by Gov. Mike DeWine and JobsOhio President & CEO JP ...

Call for understanding, inclusion during Autism Awareness Month

As Autism Awareness Month begins, it is crucial to reflect on the progress that has been made in understanding and embracing neurodiversity. The month of April serves as a poignant reminder to foster a society that values and includes all individuals. Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a ...

Great things are happening at Youngstown State

I’ve been the president of Youngstown State for nearly two months now, and despite some of the negative publicity at the beginning, we’ve gotten off to a running start. In fact, great things are happening here at the university. In the job I left — in the world of American politics ...