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Weekly Sunday columns from Vindicator editor Todd Franko

Facebook: Rethink your role in our lives

Opinion: Vindicator editor weighs in on FB changes

2 award-winning 2017 efforts

Opinion: One person started a program in 2017 that had been stopped and dismissed a few years ago despite

Mr. Blasko’s Brownlee tradition

Opinion: On the Friday before Christmas, a mother knocked on the door of a home on Sheridan Road at Thalia

America, the gift ...

Opinion: Of the many foreign foes that President Trump has amassed in his first year, do not count among his

The ripples of Simeon

Opinion: Simeon Booker was a pebble. When he dropped himself into 1950s America, he created ripples that

The parade of two mayors

Opinion: On our Vindicator Facebook page this morning, one of the top attractions from our weekend coverage

Who will be watching or playing football five years from now?

Opinion: Time and change may lessen the desire to watch professional football and turn to something else

Taiwan — complicated beauty

Opinion: If you are reading this first thing this morning, I am back again with you in this time zone. A

We can learn from Taiwan

Opinion: So, if you are reading this first thing Sunday morning around 6 a.m., I will just be arriving in

The decency in tragedy

Opinion: There was a unique sense amid the difficult week of news. Youngstown lost Ron Russo, longtime

Dropping the gloves over addiction

Opinion: The grip that opioid abuse has on society reached into one of my favorite spaces – my hockey locker

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What’s that clicking noise?

Opinion: Lisa Walters has seen the routine enough. “I have had unpleasant experiences as a customer, and I

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Pearls of wisdom

Opinion: Ruth Vukovich is mad at me. It’s not that she’s a hothead, but more a hophead. In a letter, she

The magic of Don and the Indians

Opinion: As the Cleveland Indians rolled into the Major League Baseball record books with a 22-game winning

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Nonviolence week honors 'Hugs' activist, Vicars

Opinion: This is the talk of Ken Nwadike Jr. in and around the U.S. this year: “This man gave me a hug –