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Editorials

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Seaborn Elementary School in Mineral Ridge, chosen among 13 schools in Ohio as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The designation is based on overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. Every year the U.S. ...

Do homework before inking legal contracts

Hundreds of calls have flooded the Veterans Services offices in Trumbull and Mahoning counties in recent weeks, triggered largely by advertisements placed by attorneys seeking out clients for lawsuits they want to launch against the government over contaminated water at Camp Lejeune. ...

We all should brace for more ‘pain’ from Fed

Lest anyone wonder whether unelected government officials can wield enormous power over our lives, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leaving no doubt while he declares his dedication to what he believes is the Fed’s mission. “Our responsibility to deliver price stability is ...

We all should brace for more ‘pain’ from Fed

Lest anyone wonder whether unelected government officials can wield enormous power over our lives, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell is leaving no doubt while he declares his dedication to what he believes is the Fed’s mission. “Our responsibility to deliver price stability is ...

Local colleges, students to gain from Intel growth

A report by the Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, or OACAA, shows Ohio’s poverty rate is 12.7 percent — that is 0.8 percent higher than the national rate. Sadly, that trend has been consistent over the past five years. That’s why we are so excited to see new jobs and ...

Sense of hope from Ohio’s chief justice

Ohio state Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor has a point. And, knowing her age means her time in that seat is coming to an end, it appears she feels freer to make it. Last week, she used her last annual judiciary speech to say the Buckeye State’s efforts to curb gerrymandering ...