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Opinion: Mahoning Valley Congressman James A. Traficant Jr. was riding high. His election victories were landslides; most area politicians feared him; his national reputation kept growing because of his profane (rather than profound) one-minute speeches on the floor of the House; and his war with The Vindicator was reaching new heights.

Vindicator staffers reflect on their own stories

The past two months have been difficult for The Vindicator’s newsroom staff, as reporters and


OUR HISTORY Feb. 28, 1850: William F. Maag born to Johannes and Catherine Maag, Ebingen, Germany.

Making headlines for 150 years

A look back at some major news events covered by The Vindicator for a century and a half.

Some great local, national photography features in ‘The Roto’

The Vindicator printed its first Rotogravure section in 1926.

15 memories worth advertising

Ads were often as colorful as the news stories

‘Funny pages’: long part of Vindicator tradition

While newspapers are traditionally where readers turn for hard news, information, sports and features, one of the more popular pages in the newspaper is what readers affectionately refer to as ‘the funny pages.’

Valley entertainment spanned opera house to amphitheater

When it comes to producing entertainment, Youngstown has never taken a back seat to any city.

Ella Maag led the way as Society department grew

There’s so much to be said for being at the right place at the right time.

ESTHER HAMILTON | Dedicated to my employer, The Vindicator

Written from her retirement home in Lake Park, Fla. Aug. 7, 1977

Area leaders, business owners, artists

Tressel, Strasfeld, Sutman, MOHN, O’Neill, Giordani, Pernotto, Ewing, Klim

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The end of our story: The Vindicator's 150-year run ends today

In the end, The Vindicator staff consisted of more than 140 employees, which included editorial – reporters, editors, photographers, copy editors/designers, artists and editorial writers; accounting; creative services; and the executive team. Today’s edition is the last Vindicator brought to you by all of the people in the photo. Vindicator owner Mark Brown said the decision to close is the toughest he’s ever had to make.

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Fall TV preview

Jimmy Smits returns to TV Sept. 23 on Bluff City Law on NBC.

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Browns not clowns, maybe title contenders

Cleveland Browns quarterback Garrett Gilbert scrambles during the first half of an NFL preseason football game against the Detroit Lions, Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Colleagues, co-workers, friends recall great community newspaper

Many journalists honed their craft or even had full careers in The Vindicator’s newsroom. Here are