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Editorials

Ohio schools must work with state government

Ohio school districts know there is plenty of room for improvement in their relationship with state government — as lawmakers continue to choose NOT to develop a constitutional school funding formula, for example. A new research paper presented by the Fordham Institute’s Director Aaron ...

Pandemic still setting back Ohio students

As we all could have expected, evidence released last week in annual school report cards proves that online learning prompted by the pandemic took a great toll on Ohio students’ progress. The 2022 Ohio School Report Cards, released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education, proved that ...

Orchids and onions

• ORCHID: To Weathersfield Township and the Weathersfield Board of Education for working together to help keep school buildings secure. The two public bodies this week entered a three-year agreement that will supply a school resource officer for Mineral Ridge High School and Seaborn ...

Shavers to be recalled here in his home

Earnie Shavers grew up in Braceville, graduated in 1963 from Newton Falls High School, married his high school sweetheart Laverne Payne Shavers and worked in the late 1960s at the General Motors Lordstown plant. He became best known, however, as a professional boxing legend who devoted more ...

Time is getting thin to register to vote this year

Ohio is doing everything it can to encourage those who are eligible to register and then vote in this November’s general election. Among the efforts back in the spring were the Grads Vote program, which sent out voter registration packets to graduating high school seniors. There’s also ...

County should renew Chamber partnership

Trumbull County commissioners today are expected to consider renewing the economic development pact the county has held with the Youngstown / Warren Regional Chamber for more than two decades. We encourage commissioners to approve the agreement. The long-standing partnership began July ...