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Opinion

Liberals longing for uniformity of thought

DEAR EDITOR: Where have all the liberals gone? In the 1960s, the mantra was free speech was paramount. They would claim: I may disagree, but I would fight to the death to support your right to speak. We have come a long way since the 1960s. Today, the left of center individuals praise ...

Republicans’ response is too little, too late

DEAR EDITOR: Like U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, D-Howland, I am unimpressed with Republicans’ too-little, too-late disavowal of the attack on our nation’s Capitol. For four years, Republicans aided and abetted a wannabe dictator. For four years, Republicans enabled and nurtured his followers. ...

Congressman Ryan’s comment is illogical

DEAR EDITOR: In the Jan. 8 Vindicator, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is quoted saying he will launch an investigation into the U.S. Capitol Police for what he called the agency’s “severe systemic failure.” This letter is no commentary on what happened in the Capitol or why, or even how. But ...

Canfield man prefers the middle ground

DEAR EDITOR: Cal Thomas’ column searched for an explanation of what Joe Biden means when he claims a centrist approach to government. I offer that the notion of centrist is anywhere to the left of Cal’s left-most hair. In the center, he will find wisdom as expressed in any of the ...

Lees exits with class; new chief brings new plans

If former Youngstown police Chief Robin Lees holds any bitterness from Mayor Jamael Tito Brown’s decision to terminate him, it wasn’t showing. Rather, Lees stepped down Friday in the way he has served the city of Youngstown for many years — with class. After receiving notification ...

Leaders responsible for actions, words

DEAR EDITOR: The 147 U.S. congressional Representatives who voted in favor of overturning election results are parts and parcels to the insurrection that preceded the certification vote. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, and the four Ohio representatives who continue to promote unfounded ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To the city of Campbell and its police department for working to get new cameras, hardware and software that will allow police body and cruiser cameras to work in sync. The project creates, according to police Chief Pat Kelly, “complete transparency.” City leaders seem serious about ...

Sound off!

Our hearts go out for victims of Mahoning and Trumbull County house fires. Recall a horrible house fire several years ago when many small children perished, possibly due to cigarettes or a lighter. This can be avoided by being responsible. But the most important issue lies in having working ...

Browns fans living a dream

It’s been a long time coming, but the Cleveland Browns and their fans have earned this. This week’s defeat of their nemesis, the Pittsburgh Steelers, came in the most unlikely of circumstances. Dealing with absences of coaches and key players due to COVID-19 diagnoses and injuries, and ...

Tragic deaths are reminder of fire safety

The investigation is continuing into the New Year’s Day fatal Warren fire in which a mother and her young son perished. Right now, investigators are calling the cause “undetermined,” but an in-depth report released by the Ohio Fire Marshal already indicates that careless use of smoking ...