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Democratic aspirants for governor have chance to reach out to voters

Opinion: The Democratic candidates for governor will debate for the first time Sept. 12 in Martins Ferry, a


Fracking issue in Youngstown could ignite fight in the courts

Opinion: A vote from the Mahoning County Board of Elections to keep a Youngstown anti-fracking charter


Republican hopefuls for governor beating Democrats in money race

Opinion: Looking at recent campaign finance reports, the Republican candidates for governor are raising


Trump gets rousing reception from supporters in the Valley

Opinion: The reception at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre for President Donald Trump was overwhelming. The


Congressmen Ryan and Johnson are raking in campaign money

Opinion: If U.S. Reps. Tim Ryan and Bill Johnson were looking to scare away potential competition by raising


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