Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick
Opinion: In June of last year, Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras said: “I think the time
Opinion: How much bad blood must there be between Mark A. Hanni and his sister, Holly? It appears to be a
Opinion: Just before he was to have his day in court, Sean McKinney withdrew his lawsuit against the Mahoning
Opinion: What happened on the Nov. 7, 2017, election night in Mahoning County should never happen again.
Opinion: As we get closer to the Feb. 7 filing deadline, we’re seeing a lot of changes in the gubernatorial
Opinion: “There’s never a wrong time to make a right decision.” That was the explanation then Youngstown
Opinion: Youngstown Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown made it crystal clear during and after the campaign that
Opinion: It appears Judge Mary DeGenaro will be a member of the Ohio Supreme Court sooner rather than later.
Opinion: The often sleepy political goings-on in the village of Poland were awakened by Sam Moffie, who will
Opinion: Beating an incumbent is hard. Beating U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, an eight-term congressman who runs – and
Opinion: It turns out that turnout was better in Mahoning and Trumbull counties than board of elections
Opinion: Money isn’t everything in politics, but it often plays a significant role in elections. During the
Opinion: I certainly don’t expect turnout for this election to rival the presidential one or almost any other
Opinion: In the span of just two weeks, the potential candidates for a seat on the 7th District Court of
Opinion: Whether prominent developer Dominic Marchionda and his affiliated businesses are convicted of the