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Editorials

It’s past time city reopens Dana Street

We still are scratching our heads at why a public thoroughfare on Warren’s northeast side has remained closed to traffic since 2016, reportedly so a business owner in the neighborhood can continue renovations on an industrial building there. Last week, council approved a request by the ...

Blind eye to R. Kelly now will end

Recently, singer R. Kelly was convicted in a sex-trafficking trial, found guilty of nine counts, including racketeering. Two people from his entourage also are facing charges in a separate federal case, accused of helping him meet girls. Kelly also is facing more sex charges in Illinois and ...

Have renewed faith in future of Voltage Valley

It was two years ago this month when our Mahoning Valley and thousands of dedicated autoworkers here received numbing confirmation that General Motors wasn’t returning the manufacture of vehicles to its Lordstown complex. The finality of the plant’s closure, at that time, was described ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Hartford Township for its successful implementation of fundraising efforts and planning that led to construction of the Hartford Community Pavilion in the town’s square. Years of collecting donations and contributions, grant seeking and coordination with the township’s park ...

Legal debate now turns to collections

For years we have been using this space to criticize operations at a now-defunct online community school and demanding our state recover upward of $80 million from the school known as the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. ECOT, once Ohio’s largest online charter school, had been ...

MacPherson, Rucker earn at-Large seats

Only two of the five Warren Council at-Large candidates sought this newspaper’s endorsement this year. Of course, that’s their prerogative. What we consider much more concerning is the apparent lack of interest by so many Warren political candidates about making public their goals, ...