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Weekly Sunday columns from Vindicator editor Todd Franko

Niles' double dribble

Opinion: Texas football today is better than ever, says author Seth Godin. He’s not comparing it to other parts of the U.S. He’s comparing Texas football to Texas football.


Mahoning Valley must try, try again

Opinion: In the $10 million Youngstown improvement plan announced last week, probably the coolest thing to


Making the most out of The Vindicator

Opinion: Making the most out of The Vindicator


Still the biggest Vindy of the year

Opinion: Sandra Thomas has a Thanksgiving tradition for the past 21 years that’s different than most people.


We must cut into business of justice

Opinion: I wasn’t the smartest kid in grade school. Julius and Matthew were, and because of that, those


In challenging times, we need to stand up

Opinion: A profound theme shone through this week amid the foaming madness of our times. These days, we’re


READER RESPONSES | A sun rises at East High School

Opinion: A few years back, I was introduced to Brian Marrow. Not being from here, it took me a bit to learn


Issue 1 meets a ‘Serial’ force

Opinion: Over the next 30 days leading to the November elections, the best battle might not involve names


Kavanaugh situation raises a question

Opinion: The dramatic unfolding and unraveling of the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court nomination this past week


A summer job was an app

Opinion: Next Door proved to be a boom for business


Nice work, chief ...

Opinion: A golf coach called Friday looking to track down a Vindy staffer who had called him. “Why is she


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City has little to lose in exploring Y’town Thermal

Opinion: One of my favorite song lyrics goes like this: “Watch what you say to someone with nothing. It’s


Shutting down the press?

Opinion: When I get ID’d somewhere in public as “The Vindicator guy,” people will often come up to me with


For the love of moving traffic

Opinion: Our current headlines include the following: Looming economic strife for GM Lordstown. A


Olive Garden and your local school

Opinion: You will not see the company Darden Concepts on any business sign in our community, yet they run


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