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SCRIBBLES & BITS: Reporter lists the many reasons as to why she loves her 'Dad'
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

SCRIBBLES & BITS: Reporter lists the many reasons as to why she loves her 'Dad'

It will come as no surprise to my dad that this column is running after Father's Day. After all, his card is never on time and this year is no exception. It's not a dad thing; it's just me. I am never on time with things like that.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: 'Insane' still in for legislators, but commission may be out

COLUMBUS -- There was a point during what could have been the final Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission meeting where there was a motion, a call for a vote, questions about a quorum and voiced confusion about the process.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

No 'Coffee with the Editor' in June

June's Coffee with the Editor, scheduled for June 20, has been canceled. Coffee with the Editor, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tallmadge Branch Library, 90 Community Road, will return July 18.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: Junior Achievement thankful to Goodyear for investment in future

At Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (JANCO), our mission -- and the missions of scores of other nonprofit organizations -- is aided by the strong commitment to community service that is part of the corporate DNA at The Goodyear Tire Rubber Co.

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Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Crazy idea: Combine Pastor Protection, Ohio Fairness acts

COLUMBUS -- I don't know very many people who think discrimination is a good thing. I also don't know very many who think people of faith should be forced to allow those with opposing viewpoints to set up shop in others' places of worship.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
GUEST COLUMN: 'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in CV National Park
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

GUEST COLUMN: 'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in CV National Park

Do you like solving puzzles? Discovering the natural and historical gems of Northeast Ohio? If so, Canalway Questing might be for you. Quests are treasure hunts with rhyming clues that lead step-by- step to a hidden box.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Attention turned to immigrant amendment in BWC budget

COLUMBUS -- You can generally count on a few hot-button issues surfacing during every general assembly. Abortion, right-to-work and gun-related legislation come immediately to mind.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: Garden Club grateful for support of memorial

Members of the Northeast Garden Club of Tallmadge had the privilege of unveiling the Blue Star Memorial last weekend. On behalf of our members, I would like to thank all the generous people who helped make this tribute possible.

Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: More than 600 Ohio children still have not made it home

COLUMBUS -- Beverly Rose Potts disappeared from a neighborhood park in Cleveland back in 1951. There's a picture of her in overalls, riding a swing, smiling. Erica Baker was last seen taking her dog for a walk in suburban Dayton in 1999.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

EVERYTHING ELSE: Note to graduates: Time is most definitely on your side

The end of this school year marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. You've made it this far, but you've still got a long way to go. You may or may not have been one of the top achievers -- those with the gold and silver flair on their caps and gowns at graduation.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
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May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

AS WE SEE IT: Good move by city to look into creating columbarium standards

Columbarium is a word some Tallmadge residents have heard a lot recently, and they may be hearing it more.

OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don'tforget its purpose
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don'tforget its purpose

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend. Although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971, Americans have been honoring military veterans who died in wars since after the Civil War.

GUEST COLUMN: Memorial Day is sacred to those who honor the dead
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

GUEST COLUMN: Memorial Day is sacred to those who honor the dead

To many veterans of war every day is memorial day -- a day of remembrance. The Memorial Day we know wasn't always called Memorial Day. For a time it was Decoration Day remembering the soldiers killed in the Civil War.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Asks cyclists to alert others when approaching from rear

We who live in Tallmadge and are very fortunate to have a "hike and bike" trail close by. Now that the trail is being improved and lengthened, it is tremendously important to remind bikers to let walkers/joggers know they are approaching from the rear.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: OLV Knights of Columbus thank community for generosity

On behalf of the Our Lady of Victory Parish Knights of Columbus, I would like to thank members of the community for their generous donations during our annual Measure-Up campaign collection.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Trip to Hawaii? Why not make it Cleveland?

COLUMBUS -- Remember that time the governor urged people to consider Ohio for their vacation destinations, rather than heading to exotic places outside of the state's borders? "We are stressing stay-cations in Ohio this year," he told a crowd. No, not that governor.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Say no yo 'Yellow'

Smartphones provide us with new experiences, helping connect people and making the world seem smaller. We rely on social media to check in with family and friends and to keep up on the latest information. However, that openness can also lead to danger.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: Children once played games outdoors

Nature's earthy aroma and tricky weather hint at spring and I hear doctors suggest children do at least one hour of physical activity daily, despite the season. I remember when kids played outdoors year round. They invented their own fun.

By Lynn Jones
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COLUMN: Preserving rural landscape through support of local farms
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: Preserving rural landscape through support of local farms

Beautiful scenery is part of the appeal of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In many national parks, nature dominates the views. However, Cuyahoga Valley scenery blends nature and history You can see this at a place like Everett Covered Bridge.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Thoughts prompted by kid in dirty jeans with a gun

COLUMBUS -- I came upon a tragic scene outside the Statehouse a few days ago that I can't stop thinking about. It was the start of rush hour, cars were backed up, and there was a city bus stopped near the east-side door, not too far from the parking garage exit.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau