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Opinion

School districts must become more creative

Across Ohio, school districts are dealing with a darned if they do, darned if they don’t scenario in which sticking with in-person, in-building schooling has created nearly as many challenges as going fully remote did last year. Staffing shortages range from bus drivers to substitute ...

Reduce pesticide use to keep everyone safer

DEAR EDITOR: Pesticides are proven to cause a vast number of health disturbances and issues. These disturbances consist of reproductive problems, developmental problems, cancer, endocrine disorders, kidney and liver disorders and others. Although everyone is at risk of contamination from ...

Ill effects could come with Medicare changes

DEAR EDITOR: I read recently that the government is considering changes to Medicare by allowing Medicare negotiation for prescription medications. Should changes to Medicare pass, patients could have a harder time accessing prescriptions they need. If Congress were to set the prices of ...

Stop greedy people at free food giveaways

DEAR EDITOR: I’m writing to talk about the food giveaways in Youngstown. They are a blessing for a lot of people. Most have rules and are doing a good job. Yet, there is one on the West Side that lets the rotten, greedy people wipe out a whole trunk of meats and leave nothing for anyone ...

Has the American flag been hijacked?

DEAR EDITOR: The term “hijack” means to take over and use something for a different purpose. Have we done such with our sacred American flag? Growing up in the 1950s-60s, I was taught the American flag must be handled, displayed and destroyed when damaged, in a very specific ...

On Election Day, leave Canfield charter alone

DEAR EDITOR: The Nov. 2 ballot for Canfield city contains three amendments for our city charter, which is our city’s “constitution.” It is a vital document. “Citizens for a Better Canfield” proffered the amendments. Who is behind these changes? What are their motives? As Paul ...