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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 shutdown leaves void in Valley

Opinion: Vindicator shutdown leaves void in Valley With the final edition today of The Vindicator, I want

EDITOR’S NOTE: Many of these letters are written by long-time contributors of the Letters to

Opinion: EDITOR’S NOTE: Many of these letters are written by long-time contributors of the Letters to the


Editorial: The one item in The Vindicator that elicited the most enthusiastic response – in support or in opposition – was The Editorial.

Heart-wrenching ending to a 150-year institution

Editorial: A daily newspaper is a living organism that’s renewed each day with a new edition. Thus, when a

State health director’s passion come from Youngstown

Opinion: A state officials roots were planted in Youngstown.

Politicians, parades, tons of toys defined my 24 years at Vindy

Opinion: Whenever anyone asks how I ended up in Youngstown, I tell them I answered an ad in the back of a

Workers in the US need power

Opinion: By Finn Collom OtherWords This Labor Day, Democratic presidential candidates will no doubt be

Parliament should declare no confidence in Johnson

Editorial: Financial Times of Britain: Boris Johnson has detonated a bomb under the constitutional apparatus of

We cannot afford to ignore climate change

Opinion: We cannot afford to ignore climate change An article in the Aug. 21 Vindicator was titled, “End

Looming shortfall in Social Security

Opinion: By Tom Purcell Cagle Cartoons “Sometimes I worry that if I ever can retire and do get Social

Misguided nuclear bailout has cost the Valley dearly

Editorial: The disheartening news last week that Clean Energy Future has put the kabosh on plans to construct a

Who got Trump’s farm bailouts?

Opinion: By Jim Hightower OtherWords Donald Trump loves farmers. We know this because he says so.

Troubling poll for Donald Trump

Opinion: During a December 2015 debate among Republican presidential candidates in Las Vegas, former Florida

Does fishing have a future?

Opinion: DANNY Tyree Cagle Cartoons July 5, 1970, was a red- letter day in my childhood. On a Sunday