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Easter Seals Fashion Show celebrates 40 years

Opinion: The back dressing room at the annual Angels of Easter Seals Fashion Show event is a sight. To be


What would you do?

Opinion: When David Dao was dragged off a United Airlines plane, it triggered reactions worldwide. Oddly


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YSU journalists define leaders

Opinion: When Youngstown State University competes in anything, it is common to try to measure up to its Ohio


What is $286 million?

Opinion: The Vindicator rolled out a story last week that puzzled a bunch of us. “Stunned” might be a better


Making less government would show guts

Opinion: Local governments should merge when possible


For the love of O’Pete

Opinion: You might or might not see Pete Gabriel today at the 39th Mahoning Valley St. Patrick’s Day Parade


‘The Promise’ begins

Opinion: The Trump presidency is viewed through the eyes of typical Americans


Friends rally support for Youngstown crime victim

Opinion: Not all stories get the chance to get told as they need to or revisited as they could. This is


What our inner cities need most

Opinion: President Trump has stormed around Black History Month promising to fix inner cities for “the


Vindy curling in your hands?

Opinion: We’ve had more than a few readers call us in recent weeks about the same peculiar issue: “The


Challenging? Yes, but I have hope

Opinion: Next month will mark three years since Jim Tressel’s name was propelled by community leaders as the


Shining a spotlight on our public actions

Opinion: The weirdness that is the Youngstown Board of Education worked its way into media members and The


Starting to matter again

Opinion: Saturday was a great feeling with Youngstown State University championship football. Not the loss,


The 2016 Ralph Meacham Award winner is ...

Opinion: I decided to start an award in 2015 to honor the feat that is Ralph Meacham, Mahoning County


On the hunt for American WWII veterans’ stories

Opinion: If life was how we all wished, John Bistrica and Florent Plana would never have met. But this past

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