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Editorials

No one can afford to wait for internet

It was nearly a year ago when we used this space to address our disappointment in the timeline spelled out in a feasibility study on bringing high-speed internet to underserved areas of Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and possibly Columbiana counties. At that time, one of the experts that ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To McDonald and Weathersfield officials for agreeing to rename a section of McDonald Avenue from Ohltown McDonald Road at West Second Street south to Watson Marshall Road as “Dennis Johnston Memorial Boulevard.” Navy Seaman Johnston died in 1968 at age 20 in action during heavy ...

U.S. Congress should probe insurance rejections

According to the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Medicare Advantage plans denied 13 percent of services requested and 18 percent of payments requested, during a one-week test in 2019. Responding to the report, representatives of companies such as Aetna ...

Notice signs when someone is in despair

The death of a loved one by his or her own hand always is crushing to those left behind. Every suicide is a tragedy, and to some degree, each also is a mystery. That tragedy and mystery is multiplied exponentially when it involves the death of a child. Members of this newspaper’s ...

We must devote more effort to teen mental health help

Though it seems as though every day we hear more and more agencies acknowledging the terrible toll taken by COVID-19 on mental health, particularly for our children, it took a while to get to the point of action to reverse the problem. According to the National Academy for State Health ...

Warren City Council must delay plan for ARP funds

Warren City Council is expected Wednesday to vote on allocating millions of dollars in federal American Rescue Plan funds to be split evenly among council members for use as each elected official designates for the areas each governs. We opposed this method of distributing these funds because ...