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Editorials

Listen well before making spending plan

After weeks of testimony in a Cleveland federal courtroom, followed by days of deliberations, a U.S. District Court jury last week agreed with plaintiffs, including Trumbull County, that some local pharmacies played a role in fanning the opioid epidemic. The jury determined that CVS, ...

Infrastructure costs outpacing revenue growth

Mahoning County voters earlier this month approved a measure that, come January, will increase the county’s sales tax rate by 0.25 percent to 7.5 percent, putting Mahoning County’s sales tax among the five highest sales tax rates in Ohio’s 88 counties. The additional quarter percent ...

Be safe and patient with holiday travels

Traditional activities celebrated with family and friends always have made the holiday season special. That includes the time-honored shopping sprees, visits with family and all the other errands that seem to make our lives much busier this time of year. Today, shoppers seem to always be ...

Ohio, Valley can lead reshoring efforts in US

While countries such as China and Taiwan worked for years to grow their technological prowess, Americans, sadly, have worked to send our manufacturing to other shores. Now, due in large part to the effects of a global pandemic, we are paying the price for those decisions. This holiday ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Howland High School junior Xavier Hileman for being selected from throngs of young people nationwide to join the Macy’s Great American Marching Band. Xavier marched proudly in the iconic parade playing the bass drum to a nationally televised audience. Greg Rezabek, Xavier’s ...

Supply-chain issues show need to buy American

It’s hard to believe that today already brings the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. Unlike last year, when we struggled with restrictions brought on by COVID-19, area residents eagerly have been anticipating the opportunity to, once again, experience holiday “door ...