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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


Rep. Ryan’s decision to forgo race for Ohio governor not surprising; Dems lose well-known candidate

Opinion: Despite his interest in running for governor, most political observers never expected U.S. Rep. Tim


Black Dems in Y’town upset over embrace of only white candidates

Opinion: Race has been a political issue in Mahoning County, particularly in Youngstown, for years. It came


President Trump signs coal bill, but it didn’t happen in the Valley

Opinion: As it turned out, President Donald Trump signed a bill Thursday that coal supporters say helps the


Scramble is on to succeed judges who can’t run again due to age

Opinion: Once a judge in Ohio has been elected a couple of times, that person usually has a job for life.


Large number of candidates for president of Youngstown council is today’s political head-scratcher

Opinion: For a position that’s largely ceremonial, Youngstown council president garnered a lot of candidates.


Area state Sen. Schiavoni laying foundation for a bid for governor

Opinion: In an effort to be the Democratic nominee for governor in 2018, Ohio Senate Minority Leader Joe