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Canfield Township -- a small government failure

No one can honestly debate the necessity of new Canfield Township job because it went to a trustee.

The DeBartolo: Monday dinner turns to Tuesday golf

It was another fun night for The Debartolo Monday night.  Officially, it's the Edward J. DeBartolo Memorial Scholarship Foundation dinner and golf outing.But when you have a dinner-golf event that's this cool, it's simply "The Debartolo," like The Preakness and The Masters and The Oscars.Quick notes:-- Kelly Pavlik's original Ray ...

Vindy introduces the king of the deal & the kid who's ideal

There are two items on that you must check out if you haven't already.Item One: We are currently running a series in The Vindicator and on called "How to Beat the High Cost of Living." And amid all the great stories being generated from staffers Denise Dick and ...

There's a gap between Youngstown and Frangos - and don't cover it with plywood

There are plenty of strange marriages in the world.Add to that list the union of the city and Lou Frangos.How is it that Frangos locks up some of the choicest downtown properties for his development ideas, is the toast of the town several weeks ago when he launches the long-awaited ...

Pavlik -- right back at ya'

Important to all we do with Pavlik coverage is the understanding of Team Pavlik. Consistent with Kelly himself, the management team remains just a bunch of local guys tending not just to Kelly, but to the community.

A SteelHounds funeral, or downtown hockey's second chance?

For SteelHounds-type hockey to succeed, a culture of hockey as a local sport needs to be developed that has kids as young as 3 and 4 years old playing, and their parents supporting it, and their siblings and grandparents watching it.

Our 'Team Pavlik' is Jersey-bound, and the N.Y. Times discovers Kelly

Thursday, Joe Scalzo and Bill Lewis will begin filing stories, photos and video from Atlantic City as Kelly Pavlik readies a defense of his middleweight boxing crown.

City, YSU must find way to work with Place and its $17M vision

YSU is welcome to have a strong voice and a seat at the table for student-targeted development. But in some ways, YSU is a quasi-competitor to Place. How much should Place work with a competitor? So YSU should save the student safety argument for further down the list of concerns.