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Editorials

Americans don’t tolerate power plays

Officials in Hong Kong don’t have to dance much around whether their censorship laws are infringing upon citizens’ rights. They can crack down on criticism of Chinese Community Party rule, arrest pro-democracy activists, criminalize calls for independence and even ban films that include ...

LMC should explore new market plans

Steve Burns may have been the idea guy, but as CEO of the startup electric-truck maker Lordstown Motors Corp., he failed miserably. The company’s board of directors last week announced it will pay Burns $750,000 to go away. Nevertheless, new company leaders say they remain hopeful about the ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To members of the Trumbull Council of Governments for planning to review the sharing of equipment between communities in the county. Such pooling of critical resources could save communities dollars. It could also lay groundwork for even more regionalized sharing of resources and ...

Use master plan to strengthen future of YSU

News that Youngstown State University officials are planning to take a good hard look at downsizing the scope of the college’s huge and vibrant presence in the Mahoning Valley is at once disconcerting and understandable. It is disconcerting because YSU for decades has remained one constant ...

Transparency key to keeping public’s trust

It’s open for debate whether a routine staff meeting for workers in the Trumbull County commissioners office to discuss in-house administrative issues should be considered a “public meeting” if it’s attended by a majority of Trumbull County commissioners. If the commissioners are only ...

Eagles defy convention, win state title

Talent, teamwork and tenacity combined this week in Akron to power the mighty Warren John F. Kennedy High School baseball team to the school’s first state baseball championship in its history. We heartily congratulate the Eagles on their stellar 4-0 victory over Van Wert Lincolnview. The ...