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State probe in Youngstown adds to the area’s negative reputation

Opinion: A state investigation into the legality of more than $2 million given by Youngstown from its water


Valley Rep. Ryan renews criticism of Pelosi and her leadership team

Opinion: After Democrats greatly underperformed in the November 2016 election, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan placed


Y’town voters may have a chance to embrace nonpartisan elections

Opinion: There are two petitions being circulated for the November general election ballot that would bring


Dem leader Betras looks to end endorsements after May disaster

Opinion: Based on the results of last month’s primary in Youngs-town, endorsements by the Mahoning County


Congressional districts in Ohio give Republicans clear advantage

Opinion: For the better part of the past two decades, Ohio has been a Republican state. Currently, all


Youngstown eager to go to ‘pot’ as source of medical marijuana

Opinion: Medical marijuana is coming to Ohio and it’s big business. How big? I listened to five groups


DeWine, Sutton look like early favorites in ’18 governor’s race

Opinion: With two more candidates announcing this week they are officially running in 2018 for the state’s


Mayor McNally isn’t impressed with those vying to replace him

Opinion: When I asked Youngstown Mayor John A. McNally, who lost the Democratic primary for his seat, if he


Race for Youngstown mayor pits two hopefuls who clashed before

Opinion: The most compelling race on Tuesday’s ballot is the Democratic primary for Youngstown mayor. It’s


Congressman Ryan has kicked his fundraising drive into high gear because the GOP is targeting him

Opinion: Using his newly gained national spotlight and being the target of Republicans in 2018, U.S. Rep. Tim


McNally, Brown will lock horns in Vindicator forum on Monday

Opinion: There are a number of interesting local races in the May 2 primary and it will feature a first for


Kasich’s State of the State speech filled with optimistic generalities

Opinion: Gov. John Kasich’s State of the State address looked to the past and the future, but didn’t offer


Mahoning County’s dirty laundry gets aired in court proceedings

Opinion: “Mahoning County [has a] rich history of corruption, and people in Mahoning County sell their


Republican primary for governor will feature several heavy hitters

Opinion: It appears the Republican Party has an embarrassment of riches when it comes to candidates running


Senate seat will be up for grabs in 2018 with Schiavoni leaving

Opinion: With Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni, a Democrat, unable to run next year – he’s making a