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Opinion

Happy Mother’s Day to all the good moms

Editorial

Tomorrow is Mother’s Day. We offer moms our heartfelt and happy wishes. Along with roses, hugs and smooches on their cheeks for all the good moms out there. From the first-time mothers to elderly moms who realized that being a parent did not end when a child became an adult. Granted, there ...

Resource honors our fallen police officers

Editorial

Have you ever heard of Gordon William Best, Daniel Marcus Mobley, Jeff Bain, Nicholas Howell or Randall Sims? No? How about Jonathan David Price, Jay Hughes, David Sicknick, David G. Crumpler or William Lyle Gardner? Perhaps Steven Reighard, Arturo Villegas, Luis X. Salaman-Conde or maybe ...

Do what is right with sports betting in Ohio

Editorial

“Ohio is at the cusp of catching up with its neighbors by legalizing sports wagering and providing them with a regulated and safe alternative that will move them away from the black market,” said Rick Limardo, vice president of government affairs for MGM Resorts in recent testimony to the ...

Cleaning up retired coal power plants

Editorial

Federal and state officials have another question to answer, as communities across the country — but particularly in parts of our very region — face the realities of a changing economic and energy landscape. What happens to the shuttered coal-fired power plants once they are no longer ...

Flag — and our country in need of repair

Letters To The Editor

To the editor: While stopped at the traffic light of Park Way and Smith Ferry Road I happened to view our nation’s flag on display in the yard of a home on the corner. As I looked at the flag I could not help but think that this is how our nation is today. Although the colors of the flag ...

Region must keep united voice heard on Capitol Hill

Editorial

Don’t look now, but the Mahoning Valley could face a severe identity crisis come the 2022 congressional elections. As a result of 2020 U.S. Census data released last week, Ohio will lose one of its 16 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives. That’s because the new Census figures show ...

It’s time to get back to work for those able

Editorial

Talk to any business owner, manager or HR supervisor and you will hear the same story: “We can’t find people to work. We have jobs but no applicants. In most cases this lack of workforce is hampering a business’s ability to grow and service customers.” As the area, region, state and ...

Radio call made during Capitol breach disturbing

Editorial

For months, many have wondered what in the world was going on with law enforcement at the U.S. Capitol Complex that would have allowed the Jan. 6 breach by Trump supporters. Last week, we got some insight. In a radio transmission heard by members of the House Administration Committee, a U.S. ...

Pushing back on Biden’s energy plan

Editorial

It must have been quite a victory for President Joe Biden to receive the backing of the United Mine Workers in his plan to move away from coal and other fossil fuels in exchange for a “true energy transition.” Biden claims that transition will include thousands of jobs in renewable energy ...

Reminder to be cautious around construction zones

Editorial

Orange work-zone barrels are appearing all around us, and while construction projects often can lead to traffic delays, we remind everyone about the importance of driving safely through construction zones. That’s the message being shared once again during National Work Zone Safety Awareness ...