When I first moved to the area in the early 90’s I read the Vindicator with regularity. I’d not previously lived anywhere that had local restaurants exploding in the dead of night and county prosecutors being shotgunned in Christmas Eve assassination plots. I wanted to know what was going on, and the Vindy had the best coverage.
You can still read about it at AmericanMafia.com
The Vindicator Building, formerly known as the Youngstown Telegram Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Constructed in 1931 to house the Telegram newspaper, the Telegram and Vindicator newspapers merged and shared this building after 1936, which was used to print daily newspapers until 1972.
Since 2017 the Art Deco style building has been a place for additive manufacturing for 3D printing.
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Six days after The Vindicator made its 150th anniversary front-page news, the announcement came Friday that the newspaper will be closing. The final edition will be printed on Saturday, August 31. The website will also be shut down.