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Downtown businessman should get Trump pardon

Opinion: Downtown businessman should get Trump pardon I read the story in The Vindicator about Mr. Al Adi,


Police agencies play vital role in maximizing care at Youngstown hospital

Opinion: Police agencies play vital role in maximizing care at Youngstown hospital In observance of


‘Medicare for all’ plan could hurt Dems in ’18

Opinion: ‘Medicare for all’ plan could hurt Dems in ’18 Will President Trump block Democrats from


Fond year-end memories of Dickens-like McDonald

Opinion: Fond year-end memories of Dickens-like McDonald The closing out of another year makes me recall


Tax overhaul disrespects, disregards middle class

Opinion: Tax overhaul disrespects, disregards middle class In this season when bells should peal to


Enough already with the generic holiday greetings

Opinion: Enough already with the generic holiday greetings I’m with Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, when he said


National Guard always ready to serve

Opinion: By Maj. GEN. MARK E. BARTMAN The Vindicator COLUMBUS The National Guard’s heritage dates back


Americans truly weren’t all that virtuous 50 years ago

Opinion: Americans truly weren’t all that virtuous 50 years ago IIn his opinion piece published in The


Here’s WRTA’s promise now that voters OK’d tax

Opinion: Here’s WRTA’s promise now that voters OK’d tax On behalf of the Western Reserve Transit


Low voter turnout in Canfield is disgraceful

Opinion: Low voter turnout in Canfield is disgraceful I sincerely hope that those who need to will read


Arrows, chain saws hurt essence of Poland Forest

Opinion: Arrows, chain saws hurt essence of Poland Forest The white deer is dead. As the autumn leaves


Do your part to honor our military veterans on this national holiday

Opinion: Do your part to honor our military veterans on this national holiday Today is Veterans Day. Its


Riders and nonriders alike should vote for WRTA levy

Opinion: Riders and nonriders alike should vote for WRTA levy When I was a young child in the 1960s, my


Keep urban chickens out of Columbiana; vote ‘no’

Opinion: Keep urban chickens out of Columbiana; vote ‘no’ I am writing just a few days before the upcoming


Issue 2 would hurt Ohioans by cutting access to drugs

Opinion: Issue 2 would hurt Ohioans by cutting access to drugs On Nov. 7, vote “no” on state Issue 2. This


Health care workers, others need choice on flu vaccine

Opinion: Health care workers, others need choice on flu vaccine As the leaves begin to color and the


Niles schools have earned ‘yes’ votes on tax levy

Opinion: Niles schools have earned ‘yes’ votes on tax levy We all know the slogan of the real estate


9.25-mill Niles school levy deserves support of voters

Opinion: 9.25-mill Niles school levy deserves support of voters On Nov. 7, residents of the Niles City


Corruption rises anew

Opinion: Corruption rises anew First of all, is any one really surprised by the recent incident of a local


Americans get sanitized version of Vegas carnage

Opinion: Americans get sanitized version of Vegas carnage No gaping wounds. No shattered limbs or skulls.


Lariccia has left a lasting imprint on YSU’s campus

Opinion: Lariccia has left a lasting imprint on YSU’s campus Tony Lariccia was a giant, though short in


Lariccia has left a lasting imprint on YSU’s campus

Opinion: Lariccia has left a lasting imprint on YSU’s campus Tony Lariccia was a giant; though short in


Tirade on players shows Trump’s flawed thinking

Opinion: Tirade on players shows Trump’s flawed thinking I am a U.S. Army Special Forces veteran, and I am


New U.S. health care bill and Issue 2 deserve defeat

Opinion: New U.S. health care bill and Issue 2 deserve defeat Hurry to tell your legislators to vote “no”


YEARS AGO FOR SEPT. 21

Opinion: Today is Thursday, Sept. 21, the 264th day of 2017. There are 101 days left in the year.


YSU faculty pondering strike disrespect public

Opinion: YSU faculty pondering strike disrespect public Recent articles and editorials have provided


Harry Meshel did much to revitalize the downtown

Opinion: Harry Meshel did much to revitalize the downtown To add my two cents to the legacy of Harry


Many made 4th annual Run for Caitlin a success

Opinion: Many made 4th annual Run for Caitlin a success On behalf of Run for Caitlin and the Yager and


Static tuition, state-aid cuts hurt Ohio’s public colleges

Opinion: Static tuition, state-aid cuts hurt Ohio’s public colleges As university and college students


Add national anthem, invocation to make Panerathon even better

Opinion: Add national anthem, invocation to make Panerathon even better Unfortunately, the only thing


Not so fast on a ban on pet boa constrictors

Opinion: Not so fast on a ban on pet boa constrictors I agree with Jennifer O’Connor of PETA (Letter of


Richmond doesn’t belong in YSU’s football family

Opinion: Richmond doesn’t belong in YSU’s football family I completely agree with a recent letter


Don’t believe rhetoric of Trump on NAFTA

Opinion: Don’t believe rhetoric of Trump on NAFTA In preparation of North American Free Trade Agreement


With rapist on football team, YSU shows lack of integrity, leadership

Opinion: With rapist on football team, YSU shows lack of integrity, leadership In welcoming con- victed


Recent columns show de Souza’s detachment

Opinion: Recent columns show de Souza’s detachment In his column on June 11, 2017, titled “Why did Trump