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Opinion

Election letter deadline soon

Editorials

Letters from local writers about the upcoming election candidates and issues will be published as space permits on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuesday is the deadline for the newspaper to receive letters to the editor about the Nov. 2 general election for publication in the ...

Human trafficking remains a serious problem in Ohio

Editorials

For three years now, Ohio law enforcement agencies have teamed up to conduct human-trafficking stings. But this year’s effort turned out to be the largest in state history — Operation Ohio Knows. State Attorney General Dave Yost said 51 potential human-trafficking victims were helped, and ...

Hazing rules are a start, but more is needed

Editorials

Collin Wiant was an Ohio University freshman who was pledging Sigma Pi in 2018. Hazing activities and other decisions made by fraternity members killed him. It took the loss of another life — Stone Foltz, who was a Bowling Green State University sophomore pledging Pi Kappa Alpha this year — ...

It’s past time city reopens Dana Street

Editorials

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

Editorials

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 ...

Still work to be done in Appalachia

Guest Columnists

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part of a series of commentaries from representatives of the Appalachian Regional Commission, an economic development agency for the region. Since 1965, the Appalachian Regional Commission has collaborated with local and state partners to transform communities, create ...