If members of Youngstown City Council have the audacity to replace the judgment of the voters with
What was the message delivered Tuesday by voters in Wisconsin, San Diego and San Jose? Quite simply
Family fragmentation costs American taxpayers a mind-boggling $112 billion a year, or more than $1
Just days after law enforcement officials in Mahoning County had warned of possible gang violence at
By one calculation, Ohio’s five public pension plans have unfunded liabilities of $66 billion. And
It would be a grave injustice to equate the unprovoked beating of the owner of a neighborhood store
In the annals of dumb decisions made on the hallowed grounds of Youngstown State University, the one
To understand just how difficult it will be to change the court system in Mahoning County below the
Democrats in the Ohio General Assembly will be held up to public ridicule if they’re taken in by the
Ohio Sen. Nina Turner, a Democrat from Cleveland, was so touched by the concern of her Republican
It isn’t just the sliver of his margin of victory in Tuesday’s Democratic primary that should keep
It’s possible that Youngstown City Prosecutor Jay Macejko could win the Democratic Party nomination
If ever there was a year for the Republican parties in Mahoning and Trumbull counties to chip away
Does Mahoning County Prosecutor Paul Gains show up for work drunk — when he does show up, that is?
Two and a half years ago, the judge assigned to the case of Youngstown killer Anthony Caulton was
Perhaps in the rarefied air of academia a decline in enrollment isn’t worth losing sleep over. But
“Ungaro pushes to cut judge” “Abolition of post is target — Leaders seek just two judges” Those
By Elise Franco and Ashley Luthern email@example.com Austintown Both Austintown and Boardman
Youngstown City Prosecutor Jay Macejko insists he has no ties whatsoever to members of the Cafaro
During a recent candidate forum in Boardman hosted by the Fraternal Order of Police, Youngstown City
His career has spanned decades, and yet he had never come across anything like it. The color, the
Although former congressman and ex-convict James A. Traficant Jr. has kept out of the public
Don’t look for Republicans in Columbus to fast-track legislation dealing with public employees’
Private sector working stiffs (those in the public sector defy description) could be forgiven for
Let there be no doubt that if State Issue 2 (a referendum on Ohio’s new collective bargaining reform
The Youngstown State University business-size envelope was addressed (handwritten) thusly:
Mahoning County Democratic Party Chairman David Betras appears to have been bladed by Republicans
It was a political smack down that resonated throughout the state of Ohio. But the ramifications go way beyond House Minority Leader Armond Budish, D-Beachwood, refusing to be a patsy for Speaker William Batchelder, R-Medina.
As Jay Williams was departing Youngstown and giving up the office of mayor for bigger and better things in Washington, D.C., a 17-year-old black youth was lying in the morgue another victim of the citys cycle of violence.
We can now add the re-election of a criminally indicted officeholder and the thousands of votes cast for a former congressman with a federal prison record to the annals of political corruption in the Mahoning Valley.
It was the “kaboom” moment of this election season. Congressman Tim Ryan, former congressman and now
Traficant (top). Chance (center). Strollo (bottom). Philomena (not pictured). Will the latest targets of the latest corruption probe add to the Mahoning Valley’s legacy? When will the corruption end and justice prevail?
It was just about a year ago when thoughtful residents of the Mahoning Valley watched in dismay as
A Poland McKinley Elementary School teacher let her students chew gum for a cause.
In sharp contrast to Monday’s circuslike atmosphere created by the Mahoning Valley’s political jokester, James A. Traficant Jr., thousands of area voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election in a demonstration of true democracy.
1. BRITAIN The Times, London, March 3: What was she thinking? By taking a last-minute detour, on
Today is Monday, March 8, the 67th day of 2010. There are 298 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED
Today is Sunday, March 7, the 66th day of 2010. There are 299 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED
On Valentine’s Day, The Vindicator’s news desk gave Eric Ryan, director of the Covelli Centre, the
Chicago Tribune: Finally, Democrats and Republicans in Washington have found common ground: They’re
Today is Saturday, March 6, the 65th day of 2010. There are 300 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED
Today is Friday, March 5, the 64th day of 2010. There are 301 days left in the year. ASSOCIATED
“We know that our success as a nation depends on the success of communities just like this one. We
How can you tell a retired public employee from a private sector retiree? The man laughing all the
Only In the Mahoning Valley In just about any other region of the country, the decision by
In just about any other region of the country, the decision by General Motors Corp. to tie its
It didn’t take long in 2000 for this column to become the beacon of all that’s bright and beautiful
The Mahoning Valley’s No. 1 Con Man — con as in convict and con as in conniver — must still be
The two words in the New York Times and Washington Post stories literally jumped off the pages:
First, an apology to federal prosecutors in Cleveland who kept mum about the identity of the