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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 –


Golf event keeps getting Greater

Opinion: How can work become tedious and joyous at once? A word: Greatest. Our eighth annual Greatest


The school of redemption

Opinion: We forgive. We hate. They are two polarizing traits that distinguish humans from all other


Green Gene – changing lots and lives

Opinion: There are two things about Gene Shonce that Sharon Letson of Youngstown CityScape can guarantee when


Changing fortunes and politics

Opinion: If a $1 million wager were placed last year about the news on The Vindy’s Thursday front page


The Pete & Linda we knew

Opinion: The streets of Poland were crowded on this one Saturday afternoon. It was Celebrate Poland


Opening Wick vault reveals even more

Opinion: I had the great chance and luck to bump into a new book about Youngstown’s Wick family written by