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Editorials

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 ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To the 717 Credit Union for its decision to open a new branch on Courthouse Square in Warren, contributing to the renaissance of the downtown area. The move particularly is heartening considering it bucks the strong trend of closings of brick-and-mortar banks as consumers ...

Give Howland historical group seat at the table

Safety improvements are crucial for a high traffic Howland road where many fatal and injury crashes have occurred over the years. But preservation of our history is crucial, too, to future generations. The two issues have intersected as the Ohio Department of Transportation works to ...

We cannot afford to wait for broadband

We were thrilled to see the feasibility study commissioned by Eastgate Regional Council of Governments lay out a plan to bring high-speed broadband to Mahoning, Trumbull, Ashtabula and possibly Columbiana counties. What we aren’t so thrilled with, though, is the plan’s timeline that ...

Colleges now must enforce ‘Collin’s law’

For too long, colleges have had a look-the-other-way mentality when it came to fraternity (and sorority) hazing. For generations, these practices have gone beyond simple bullying of students or stunts to prove “worthiness” for joining — though that is bad enough. Hazing too often moves ...

Trumbull Fair returns today; don’t miss it!

Trumbull County residents will get an opportunity to experience a big event today that hasn’t occurred for two years — the noon opening ceremony of the Trumbull County Fair, now in its 175th year. After the cancellation of last year’s Trumbull County Fair, triggered by the COVID-19 ...