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Here’s a thought

Opinion: Thought. It was among the poignant suggestions from one of the most memorable speeches of my time


The rise and fall of sports

Opinion: Amid the din of National Public Radio political news emerging from my phone app this week, this


Together in life – and death

Opinion: If you ever encountered Jessie Washington, there was a good chance that not far behind was her older


The cloud that looms ...

Opinion: Last Wednesday night, with one of the greatest decisions in a long time about to occur, a great


Pay for journalism or we’ll ‘all pay for it’

Opinion: What follows are three distinct events that share one looming community problem. A New Middletown


Clarence Robinson Park celebrates glorious past

Opinion: Clarence Robinson broke the color barrier for Youngstown’s parks and recreation board. That was in


This week, we pause

Opinion: This week, we pause. The sixth annual Ohio Nonviolence Week starts today in downtown Youngstown


The hero at Helmick house

Opinion: Kevin Helmick walks into a room and takes up the space of a football player. You might guess his


Judge Jones at 90

Opinion: Ask Judge Nathaniel R. Jones for a pivotal life moment from his


Blitz Live show ignites much enthusiasm with fans

Opinion: Three Fridays ago to open up the high school football season, a wild-west shootout took place


Things get done to the Hilt

Opinion: “... And I’m coming back.” That’s kind of how I met recent Youngstown State University graduate


Greatest started with luck and a hunch

Opinion: Starting Monday, we get great. Er, Greatest. The Vindicator is a proud founder and host for


Cheers to three new Yo efforts

Opinion: Dennis Schiraldi and DOYO. Adrienne and Jon Howell and Faces of our Future. RJ Thompson and City


Worst chapters ahead for Mill Creek?

Opinion: The KISS concert to take place Aug. 26 at Covelli Centre is just about sold out. The next night’s


Investing in ‘we’

Opinion: Amid the tough moments in the news this week, there was a bright spot to grab onto. And in light