Losing The Vindicator

How it felt for me to lose my newspaper.

From Kalea Hall’s family album: Loretta and Chuck Mound in June 2010. The Mounds had The Vindicator delivered to their south side Youngstown home for more than 50 years.

I came across a picture a few years ago of my grandparents, Chuck and Loretta “Lou” Mound.

It was more than just any picture. It was a picture of them on their 60th wedding anniversary taken not long before my grandpa died.

In this picture, I see my grandparents’ love for each other and I see how unwell my grandpa looks. My grandma’s…




The Vindicator, a 150-year-old daily paper of Youngstown, Ohio, closed in August 2019. This publication explores the legacy of The Vindicator, its loss and what happened after the last Vindicator printed. All stories are told by Kalea Hall, former Vindicator reporter.

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Kalea Hall

Kalea Hall

An experienced reporter with a background in covering business and government for daily papers in the Midwest.

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