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Opinion

Native Americans deserve reparations

DEAR EDITOR: Lately there has been talk by some ethnic groups that they deserve and should receive some sort of reparations because their ancestors were forced to work as slaves in the South. Shame on them. What makes them think they are deserving of any sort of reparations? The slaves of ...

Shouldn’t we be making voting easier?

With just under 50 days until Election Day, nearly 1.4 million absentee ballot applications have been received by county boards of elections in Ohio. Ballots requested by military and overseas voters — about 15,800 of them — were to begin being mailed out Friday. All other ballots will ...

Ohio’s energy industry primed to drive growth

By Dan Brouillette U.S. Secretary of Energy In 1788, the same year as the ratification of the Constitution, settlers with the Ohio Company made their way into southeastern Ohio. The men and women who first crossed the Appalachian Mountains were pioneers, yes, but they were also the leading ...

Find family-friendly Halloween choices

DEAR EDITOR: Imagine, if you will, a 3-year-old being pushed in his stroller on a cool, autumn evening. The toddler is with his parents, but he is in an unfamiliar environment. It is dark, noisy and there are crowds of people shuffling around him. His parents push the stroller towards a ...

Let convicted workers pay back salaries

There is so much wrong about the case in which a former Youngstown police officer who also worked as a high school assistant track coach used his position to gain trust and then sexually assault three young women. The crimes committed by Arthur Carter are horrific, to say the least. They ...

Newspaper seeks information on local political candidates

Questionnaires have been mailed to all local political candidates who are certified for contested races in the Nov. 3 general election. The Vindicator uses this information in its coverage of election races and also, in some cases, as part of the political endorsement process. Questionnaires ...

Sound off!

Who is the unidentified woman who whined to the governor about Austintown’s open-air concerts? Is she one of the two women who messed with Peaberry’s in Boardman about masks? And more importantly, who made her boss? We don’t need a local Madalyn Murray O’Hair deciding who should be shut ...

Orchids and onions

ORCHID: To Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for all it does, and to its network of volunteers, including the Ohio National Guard. The food bank extended a special thanks to the Guard this week, noting that the agency is serving some 20,000 people per week, numbers that have ...

Signs, signs, everywhere signs

There’s a saying in politics that signs don’t vote. I don’t necessarily agree with that. Sure, signs in ditches or on vacant properties don’t mean anything. But if you’ve got a Donald Trump or a Joe Biden sign in your yard, there’s a very strong chance you’re voting for ...

Now expand new protections against COVID lawsuits

It is human nature to want to blame someone or something for a tragedy in one’s life. It is the nature of some attorneys to seek to capitalize on that by filing lawsuits. COVID-19 has claimed more than 4,200 lives in Ohio. The toll will grow. As it does, so does the likelihood of lawsuits ...