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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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Seeking Youngstown's special Irishman

Opinion: The 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration parade embarks today in Boardman, with Pete Gabriel

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Is this the time for gun change?

Opinion: America – from lawmakers to police to citizens – had a cavalier attitude toward drunken driving.


Change won’t come from people in power

Opinion: My youngest son was not the first in his pack of friends to get his driver’s license. We were in


Journalism when leadership falters

Opinion: This week, Michigan continued to buckle under the weight of so many institutions that failed in the


Popular columnist John Rosemond returns to Vindicator

Opinion: The family psychologist’s columns offer advice about children and grandchildren


Bullied by a government

Opinion: “U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services employees are expected to practice high ethical standards


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