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Opinion

Ins, outs of party leadership

Kevin Wyndham said he is resigning Feb. 1 as Trumbull County Republican Party chairman primarily because the job is too demanding. This is the third time a Mahoning Valley political party chairman left the position early in recent years. Mark Munroe retired Feb. 21, 2019, as Mahoning ...

Local superfan merits football Hall induction

There’s a real opportunity to get recognition for a Youngstown resident as an inductee into the Ford Hall of Fans associated with the Pro Football Hall of Fame in nearby Canton. Ray Prisby is one of six football fanatics (fan is short for fanatic) nominated for induction into the Ford Hall ...

Slow shot rollout most dangerous for our elderly

We know that older people are much more likely than younger ones to have their lives cut short by COVID-19. It is a disease they preys primarily on the elderly. Here in Ohio, state officials have made vaccinating older people against the virus a top priority. Residents of nursing homes ...

Impeachment will only add to polarization

If the divisiveness in our nation is to end, we must find ways to move beyond this tumultuous final stretch of Donald Trump’s presidency. A new battle on Capitol Hill over whether to impeach Trump in the final days before his term expires does not appear to be the logical way to address ...

Pass bill that would provide internet access

The COVID-19 epidemic has made apparent the glaring need in how we educate children. With their schools closed, millions of students for weeks or even months on end have been forced to rely on “remote learning” via the internet. But online learning is impossible for a significant number ...

Don’t let ‘green virus’ destroy your lives

DEAR EDITOR: Do you remember the movie, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas?” In it, one person turns to hate because of a misunderstanding. In 2020, the biggest attack on the world was a green virus in a tube. They used this virus to control the world by shutting it down and destroying ...

Curtis was 1st cabinet member, VP of color

DEAR EDITOR: In your editorial, “Haaland’s nomination meaningful,” you stated that U.S. Rep. Deb Haaland, a Native American, would be the first to serve in a president’s cabinet, if confirmed as Interior Dept. Secretary in the Biden Administration. I beg to differ. Vice President ...

How will Joe Biden deal with China?

DEAR EDITOR: I am shocked by the outcome that happened Jan. 6 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. On the other hand, I can appreciate how the crowd felt. The Democrats have gotten away with corruption and giving our country away. They also have given illegal immigrants rights that even we, ...

Our society has far to go to end racism

DEAR EDITOR: In the Jan. 2 sound-off section, an anonymous writer from Columbiana pondered why “more errors” occur during police encounters with African Americans. The writer references the Dec. 31 editorial that discussed the killing of Andre Hill at the hands of Columbus police. The ...

Trump, protesters must be held accountable

DEAR EDITOR: The attack on our country’s Capitol literally was traumatizing to watch and shook me, and I am sure millions of our fellow Americans, to the core. I watched the horrible spectacle all day. What I saw were angry white men and women who look like rabid followers of Donald ...