Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick
Opinion: The recent debate on Vindy.com over the merits of state Issue 1 is important viewing as the
Opinion: New corruption indictments roil Youngstown
Opinion: “Every time we take a step forward, we take two steps back. It takes us 30 seconds to take those
Opinion: The recent death of U.S. Sen. John McCain had me reflect on my experiences with him – and they were
Opinion: Youngstown voters will see three charter amendments on the Nov. 6 ballot. One of them is quite
Opinion: Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras has had his sights sets on Auditor Ralph T.
Opinion: There is no shortage of communities, school districts and other government entities in Mahoning and
Opinion: Youngstown Municipal Court Judge Elizabeth Kobly’s decision to retire before her term expires didn’t
Opinion: The state seems to be doing everything in its power to stop communities from using speed cameras.
Opinion: When it comes to congressional campaigns, money isn’t the only thing, but it sure is important.
Opinion: How much longer can Youngstown officials wait to take action needed to fix financial problems to
Opinion: In an appeal to the Ohio Supreme Court, prosecutors contend Martin Yavorcik didn’t need to commit a
Opinion: Youngstown is facing a general-fund crisis that needs to be addressed immediately. And city
Opinion: To paraphrase The Who, in Mahoning County, it’s meet the new party bosses, same as the old party
Opinion: There were issues between Youngstown Mayor Jamael Tito Brown and members of city council before the