Youngstown Vindicator Newspaper to Stop Printing After 150 Years

No more newspaper and no more website.

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

Christmas In Murdertown
The Mafia Conspiracy That Stunned America
By J. R. De Szigethy

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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.


Author: Donald

" is a commodity to be bought or not to be bought, a luxury in which we may either indulge or stint ourselves, like any other. And there are many luxuries that we may legitimately prefer to it, such as a grateful conscience, a country life, or the woman of our inclination." ~Robert Louis Stevenson

One thought on “Youngstown Vindicator Newspaper to Stop Printing After 150 Years”

  1. It’s sad to me how newspapers are going the way of the dodo bird. They were killed by the very minds they sought to feed, which created Internet and now feed on the likes of yahoo and msn. Yikes.

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