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Opinion

Don’t paint people with broad brush

DEAR EDITOR: If you ever heard of the famous artist M.C.Escher, you would know that a number of his paintings can be interpreted from how you look at them. As always, the same can be said of many of your “conservative” columnists. I am writing about the large brush that syndicated ...

Today’s Democrats are enemies of police

DEAR EDITOR: I was born when Dwight Eisenhower was president, in a strong union Democrat family. My father was heavily involved in the steelworkers union and the local Democrat Party. I saw first-hand what dirty things the Democrats did to get elected and to stay in office. Worse yet was ...

Veto of Ohio fireworks bill misses mark on safety

Five days after the rest of the country celebrated Independence Day with backyard gatherings, cookouts and yes, consumer fireworks, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed Ohio Senate Bill 113. This bill would have made Ohio the 49th state to allow consumers to legally discharge fireworks. That is ...

14-year-old speller should inspire us all

It seems odd, amid the heat of a stormy, Midwest summer, to be thinking about spelling bees. But then again, what hasn’t been odd about this year? The 94th annual National Scripps Spelling Bee, usually held Memorial Day weekend in Washington, D.C., this year was held July 8 in Disney ...

A meaningful message comes with new statue

The planning, creation and unveiling of the commemorative Jackie Robinson-George Shuba “Handshake for the Century” statue in downtown Youngstown has been underway and anticipated for many, many months. Saturday’s unveiling proved it was well worth the wait. We say that not just ...

Sound off!

Finally, a front page picture and article that made me smile: Mayor Brown jumping into the Northside Pool! Here’s to a fun-filled rest of the summer! — Youngstown The Democrats intend to pay reparations (HR 40, 2021) to African- Americans. I never hear them mention the descendants of ...