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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


Only in death, you know Irwin’s deeds

Opinion: On Monday night, a 10-minute video will roll out at the Jewish Community Center during a special


How did I get here?

Opinion: Type into Google “How did I ..” And the first completion option that pops up is “How did I get


A look into young life of Mary Wick

Opinion: Peeking out from a random box in an obscure antique mall in Brookfield is not where you’d expect to


The process of letting go

Opinion: This weekend is an exercise in letting go. I will be among the hundreds of parents letting go of


Our broken internet

Opinion: Raspberry Pi is a program on Youngstown’s South Side that allows city school children to build their


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