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Weekly Sunday columns from Vindicator editor Todd Franko

Shutting down the press?

Opinion: When I get ID’d somewhere in public as “The Vindicator guy,” people will often come up to me with


For the love of moving traffic

Opinion: Our current headlines include the following: Looming economic strife for GM Lordstown. A


Olive Garden and your local school

Opinion: You will not see the company Darden Concepts on any business sign in our community, yet they run


Amid dark, hold the light

Opinion: Chase Cook, Joshua McKerrow and E.B. Furgurson III did what many would think was unfathomable. To


Love, Lansingville

Opinion: The Lansingville neighborhood of Youngstown could go back to the farmland it once was, says Ken


Fore dads ...

Opinion: Golf – with all its highs and lows over hours and hours of play – can tell you many things about


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Disrupt, politely

Opinion: Perhaps you’ve been in this following situation I’m about to outline. I suppose I’ve been there


Uncle Dewey and WWII

Opinion: Much of what’s printed in The Vindicator is what we gather or you provide. But some comes from other


When was your last official indicted?

Opinion: A year ago, a three-member panel of the 8th District Court of Appeals reviewed the conviction of


TJX project introduced to residents butt first

Opinion: You don't enter a home butt first


Strudders proud

Opinion: Kalea Hall represents how it used to work so well for communities and the daily newspapers that


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CEO. Mom. Addict.

Opinion: Owner. CEO. Mom. Addict.


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Where's Joe's Gang of 32?

Opinion: One of the more popular recent items The Vindicator has ever sold (outside of the daily newspaper)


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Someone had to lead first

Opinion: A few new restaurants will be giving it a go in downtown Youngstown in upcoming weeks, and the


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School walkout was a day of learning

Opinion: Wednesday’s National School Walkout became a great lesson. But oddly, the lesson was for the


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