Weekly columns from Vindicator politics writer David Skolnick
Opinion: This quote from Stephanie Penrose, Trumbull County Board of Elections director, sums up the primary
Opinion: The previous Democratic gubernatorial debates have not been terribly exciting and the one held
Opinion: The Republican race for governor between Attorney General Mike DeWine, the front-runner, and Lt.
Opinion: For the third time, the Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether an initiative to ban fracking in
Opinion: Before delivering it, Gov. John Kasich said his final State of the State address would be “odd” and
Opinion: While the outcome of the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s endorsements weren’t surprising, there
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