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Opinion

Nurses want change

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Every year, between May 6 and 12, National Nurses Week recognizes the important work of nurses. As a local nurse, it’s nice to receive the recognition. A pat on the back here, a pizza party there, and maybe little trinkets that attempt to say, “thanks for all you do.” ...

Primary election voters support majority of levies

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Voters across Ohio approved 68% of the school tax issues on the 2021 primary election ballot. The passage of 50 of 73issues marked a small uptick from the 2020 primary election, when voters approved 63 of 99 school tax issues for a passage rate of 64%. Fifty percent of new ...

Second Chance Act proves worthwhile

Columns

Spring is a time of new beginnings, so it is a fitting time to hold up those who have started new lives of meaning and purpose after being convicted of a crime and serving their time. Helping formerly incarcerated individuals overcome their past mistakes and reenter society as productive ...

Happy Mother’s Day to all the good moms

Editorials

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

Editorials

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

Editorials

“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

Editorials

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

Flag — and our country in need of repair 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 ...

Unhappy with our politicans

Letters to the Editor

To the editor: Two editorials in your April 13 issue caught my eye. Diane Dimond comments entitled “Readers to Politicians: You’re not listening!” And Tim Graham’s “Green fraud and climate lockdown.” First, Diane Dimond. I frequently write and call my three representatives: Rob ...

Region must keep united voice heard on Capitol Hill

Editorials

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 ...