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Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick

Turning spotlight on state Issue 1

Opinion: The recent debate on Vindy.com over the merits of state Issue 1 is important viewing as the


New corruption indictments roil Youngstown

Opinion: New corruption indictments roil Youngstown


Newest indictments roil Y’town

Opinion: “Every time we take a step forward, we take two steps back. It takes us 30 seconds to take those


John McCain fondly remembered for his professionalism, integrity

Opinion: The recent death of U.S. Sen. John McCain had me reflect on my experiences with him – and they were


Youngstown voters will decide if council term limits are fair

Opinion: Youngstown voters will see three charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. One of them is quite


Betras game plan for Dem hopeful for Mahoning auditor falls apart

Opinion: Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras has had his sights sets on Auditor Ralph T.


42 public entities in Valley seek local taxes as state aid dries up

Opinion: There is no shortage of communities, school districts and other government entities in Mahoning and


Candidates lining up quickly to fill unexpired term of city Judge Kobly

Opinion: Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Kobly’s decision to retire before her term expires didn’t


ODOT’s edict on speed cameras has local communities in a bind

Opinion: The state seems to be doing everything in its power to stop communities from using speed cameras.


Area Reps. Johnson, Ryan enjoy big advantage in campaign $$$

Opinion: When it comes to congressional campaigns, money isn’t the only thing, but it sure is important.


Youngstown city officials cannot ignore the ongoing budget crisis

Opinion: How much longer can Youngstown officials wait to take action needed to fix financial problems to


Prosecutors aren’t ready to let Yavorcik walk in Oakhill case

Opinion: In an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court, prosecutors contend Martin Yavorcik didn’t need to commit a


Youngstown’s budget crisis puts city council members in a bind

Opinion: Youngstown is facing a general-fund crisis that needs to be addressed immediately. And city


For Mahoning County political leaders, what’s old is new again

Opinion: To paraphrase The Who, in Mahoning County, it’s meet the new party bosses, same as the old party


Youngstown’s mayor, city council at loggerheads over major issues

Opinion: There were issues between Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and members of city council before the


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