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Effort to ban fracking in Y’town returns to Ohio Supreme Court

Opinion: For the third time, the Ohio Supreme Court will decide whether an initiative to ban fracking in


Philosophy and theology upstage Ohio themes in State of the State

Opinion: Before delivering it, Gov. John Kasich said his final State of the State address would be “odd” and


Mahoning Dems’ endorsements contain intriguing back stories

Opinion: While the outcome of the Mahoning County Democratic Party’s endorsements weren’t surprising, there


Despite the 2017 debacle, Betras says endorsements here to stay

Opinion: In June of last year, Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras said: “I think the time


Hanni family feud spills over into the race for appeals court

Opinion: How much bad blood must there be between Mark A. Hanni and his sister, Holly? It appears to be a


McKinney ends legal challenge of mayor’s race but still insists ’17 election ‘tainted with fraud’

Opinion: Just before he was to have his day in court, Sean McKinney withdrew his lawsuit against the Mahoning


Mahoning County elections board taking steps to rebuild reputation

Opinion: What happened on the Nov. 7, 2017, election night in Mahoning County should never happen again.


Major moves made by candidates in the races for governor, Senate

Opinion: As we get closer to the Feb. 7 filing deadline, we’re seeing a lot of changes in the gubernatorial


Youngstown Mayor Brown scraps raises granted by his predecessor

Opinion: “There’s never a wrong time to make a right decision.” That was the explanation then Youngstown


Youngstown finance director’s resignation of no consequence

Opinion: Youngstown Mayor-elect Jamael Tito Brown made it crystal clear during and after the campaign that


Local Judge DeGenaro’s bid for Ohio’s high court looking good

Opinion: It appears Judge Mary DeGenaro will be a member of the Ohio Supreme Court sooner rather than later.


Councilman-elect Moffie roils the political waters in Poland village

Opinion: The often sleepy political goings-on in the village of Poland were awakened by Sam Moffie, who will


Democratic Congressman Ryan picks up Republican challenger

Opinion: Beating an incumbent is hard. Beating U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan, an eight-term congressman who runs – and


Tuesday's election brought out more area voters than expected

Opinion: It turns out that turnout was better in Mahoning and Trumbull counties than board of elections


Brown, McKinney spending a lot in the race for Youngstown mayor

Opinion: Money isn’t everything in politics, but it often plays a significant role in elections. During the