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Trump campaign is surprisingly disengaged in Mahoning Valley; no recent visit by the candidate

Opinion: With Donald Trump’s success in the Mahoning Valley during the March Republican primary, several


Clinton’s victory will not change Ohio’s congressional delegation

Opinion: Even if Hillary Clinton were to win the presidential election by a large margin – and I seriously


Portman-Strickland debate today on WFMJ-TV may be revealing

Opinion: With U.S. Sen. Rob Portman, the incumbent Republican, and ex-Gov. Ted Strickland, his Democratic


Clinton blitzes through the Valley

Opinion: With the presidential election a month away – and early voting starting Wednesday – this has been a


Pence’s puzzling visit to Leetonia

Opinion: The planning of the Republican vice-presidential nominee Mike Pence visit to Leetonia High School


Miller quits Trump campaign after roiling the political waters with statements about racism

Opinion: Wow, that was fast. I was talking Thursday to Kathy Miller, chairwoman of Mahoning County for


US Senate race in Ohio failing to live up to pre-election hype

Opinion: Despite some vulnerability on issues, all signs point to Rob Portman winning a re-election bid in a


Canfield Fair made all the more exciting by Biden, Trump visits

Opinion: Bringing a sitting vice president and a major-party presidential nominee to a large, wide-open


Golden Week voting in Ohio not so golden in light of court ruling

Opinion: A federal appellate court panel rejected the reinstatement of Ohio’s so-called Golden Week that


Trump’s unscripted portions of national security speech in Youngstown roused the crowd

Opinion: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump isn’t a fan of Teleprompters, but he used one during


Anti-fracking proposal back on Youngstown ballot for 6th time; failure doesn’t faze proponents

Opinion: Two citizen-initiative charter-amendment proposals will be in front of Youngstown voters in the fall


Clinton’s supporters undaunted by candidate’s very late arrival

Opinion: There is a lot to take away from the recent Hillary Clinton rally at Youngstown’s East High School.


Trump’s promise to make US a winner resonating in Valley

Opinion: “We’re going to win. We’re going to win so much. We’re going to win at trade, we’re going to win at


Long days at GOP convention will bring in-depth Valley views

Opinion: I’ve covered the Republican and Democratic national conventions since 2004. But I’ve done so from


It was all sweetness – and fun – at July 4th parade in Austintown

Opinion: It’s been three years since I last wrote an entire column on my favorite annual political event –