Youngstown’s Only Daily Newspaper Closing Its Doors After 150 Years

  The Vindicator, the only daily newspaper for the community of Youngstown, announced Saturday that it will be closing its doors by the end of August after 150 years of publication. The news was first reported Friday night by 21-WFMJ-TV, and was confirmed Saturday in a letter from The Vindicator…

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‘Deadline’ May Pass As Ohio House and Senate Hit Impasse on HB 6

  First Energy Solutions, a subsidiary of First Energy, told legislators that June 30 was their deadline for getting House Bill 6 passed. The company insists it will need time to purchase fuel rods and after June it will be too late. They are threatening to close the Davis-Besse nuclear…

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AFP-OH Joins Nationwide Campaign Against Ex-Im Bank, Tax Extenders – Targets 3 Congressmen

  A national campaign called “Unrig the Economy” was just launched by Americans for Prosperity (AFP). The campaign seeks to inform voters about two issues: the Export-Import Bank and tax extenders. AFP-OH has joined the fight and is targeting three Ohio congressmen: Rep. Steve Stivers (R-OH-15), Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH-02), and…

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Commentary: For Liberal CEOs, Abortion Is Good for Business

by Doreen Denny   As more states pass restrictions on abortion, companies are coming out of the woodwork to oppose them. Recently, some 180 companies “employing more than 108,000 workers” purchased a full-page ad in The New York Times under the banner “Don’t Ban Equality: It’s time for companies to…

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Biden Says Race ‘Shouldn’t Be About the Past,’ Defends His Civil Rights Record

by Shelby Talcott   Former Vice President Joe Biden said the 2020 presidential race “shouldn’t be about the past” Friday before defending his civil rights record. “I want to be absolutely clear about my … position on racial justice, including busing. I never, never, never ever opposed voluntary busing,” Biden…

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Federal Judge Blocks Billions of Dollars for Border Wall Funding

by Kevin Daley   A federal judge in California barred the Trump administration Friday night from reallocating $2.5 billion to construct border barriers. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam, an Obama appointee, expanded an earlier order and forbade the government from moving forward with specific border wall projects in Arizona, California,…

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