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Monthly Saturday columns from Vindicator regional editor Ernie Brown:

2 Valley natives making impact in politics

Opinion: Erica Crawley is a new Ohio House representative, and Rochelle Robinson is mayor of Georgia city.

Don’t be lazy: Get out to vote

Opinion: Early voting is available today, Sunday and Monday

‘Marriage Works’ workshop end of October at East Side church

Opinion: The facilitators are Youngstown natives, and the workshop is from Oct. 26-28.

Deadline to apply for Obama Fellows program is Sept. 18

Opinion: The fellowship is for leaders working to transform their communities.

ERNIE BROWN JR. | Wellness Walk, East High reunion picnic on tap this month

Opinion: The reunion picnic is today at East High School. The wellness walk is Aug. 11 beginning at the Covelli Centre.

Ohio’s congressional delegation helps secure funds for Central State

Opinion: CSU, one of Ohio’s two historically black colleges and universities, was denied funding through the federal land-grant process.

Youth programming on tap at McGuffey Centre

Opinion: The center’s part-time executive director said the center again will sponsor a youth football program.

Don’t be apathetic; get out to vote

Opinion: Voters are being asked to approve additional money for school districts in Boardman, Howland and Niles.

Sword of the Lord Founder’s Day is April 22

Opinion: The church began in 2006 with a service in a chapel room at the Salvation Army on the South Side.

Woman’s History Month underway

Opinion: The contributions of women to our country’s greatness must always be remembered and appreciated

Two events today are tied to black heritage

Opinion: The month always recalls contributions black folks have made in this country

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You can help the McGuffey Centre get a new roof

Opinion: The roof needs to be replaced on the iconic East Side building

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Hurray for HBCUs

Opinion: A new report shows HBCUs inject billions of dollars in economic impact into the national economy

Don’t be lazy: Get out and vote

Opinion: There are several key races and tax issues in Youngstown and Mahoning County on Tuesday’s ballot that require your vote

NAACP Freedom Fund banquet is Friday

Opinion: The venue this year is the Choffin Career & Technical Center in Youngstown