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Weekly Sunday columns from Vindicator editor Todd Franko

Readers find fun with old Vindys

Opinion: Richard Price has been a fan of Idora Park since his dad’s company picnics. Mary Komsa’s


A win for the Valley

Opinion: A look down the win-loss column of the Mahoning Valley shows that we are short a few victories


You can own a vintage Vindy

Opinion: Vindicator books cost $30.


Phil Kidd will always ‘Defend Youngstown’

Opinion: Phil Kidd might be one of the most pivotal figures in the city of Youngstown in the last decade.


Chasing the green ghost

Opinion: Happy St. Patrick’s Day 2019. A year ago on this great day, I was able to write about perhaps

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A Rich downtown

Opinion: The newest version of downtown Youngstown we now see was in its beta stages in 2009. On a wintry


Ed O’Neill visits Vindy radio

Opinion: The 73-year-old actor is a Youngstown native.


Pulling together for local media

Opinion: There’s not much in common between Maine’s resident horror boss, author Stephen King, and tidy


Let’s drive it home

Opinion: In today’s edition of The Vindicator, we extend to you a full page poster for the “Drive It Home”

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Class dismissed in Warren

Opinion: The world got a great glimpse of today’s Washington when, a few weeks back, President Trump sparred


The Katrina of snow?

Opinion: If you’re reading this today, congratulations. It’s not that this is a good story. It’s not that


Adi, Krish, TJX and the 2018 Vindy

Opinion: In getting 2019 started, we spent a ton of newsroom time this week sifting through our 2018. The


Christmas wish for 2019: Shop locally

Opinion: I have a Christmas wish for the next year. Buying a Christmas gift for my parents is not easy for


Niles' double dribble

Opinion: Texas football today is better than ever, says author Seth Godin. He’s not comparing it to other parts of the U.S. He’s comparing Texas football to Texas football.


Mahoning Valley must try, try again

Opinion: In the $10 million Youngstown improvement plan announced last week, probably the coolest thing to


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