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Historic low voter turnout looms despite importance of the election

Opinion: I certainly don’t expect turnout for this election to rival the presidential one or almost any other


7th District Court of Appeals race will be exciting despite dropouts

Opinion: In the span of just two weeks, the potential candidates for a seat on the 7th District Court of


Marchionda’s legal troubles place downtown Y’town projects at risk

Opinion: Whether prominent developer Dominic Marchionda and his affiliated businesses are convicted of the


Local Judge DeGenaro gets a boost in her bid for Ohio Supreme Court

Opinion: The Ohio Republican Party state central committee is to meet today and endorse 7th District Court of


Republicans see an opportunity in two area legislative contests

Opinion: State Rep. John Boccieri’s decision to run for the Ohio Senate has changed the complexity of what


Harry Meshel dedicated his life to the betterment of the Valley

Opinion: I received the news of Harry Meshel’s death in a text message while driving home from a vacation


Legal battle looms over a couple of Youngstown ballot initiatives

Opinion: An attorney representing committees backing two Youngstown charter-amendment proposals is


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