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Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick

Boccieri, Rulli locked in intense battle for 33rd Ohio Senate seat

Opinion: Democrat John Boccieri and Republican Michael Rulli are likely in the most hotly contested local

Cordray, DeWine play nice during second debate; one more Monday

Opinion: In last week’s column I wrote: “You wouldn’t think a debate between Democrat Richard Cordray and

Race for Ohio governor turning out to be a bare knuckles battle

Opinion: You wouldn’t think a debate between Democrat Rich Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine would be

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