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Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

A look back at the early days of Northfield Center's Eleanor Block

Some know me as the "peat bog gal" who finds out about Summit County and Olde Route Eight's chain of lakes. These former peat bogs were dug up for topsoil profits by property owners. One of those smart businessmen was Bill Lockhart, whose peat bog lake was the town skating pond for years.

By Lynn Jones
Committees: where the work gets done
Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Committees: where the work gets done

Before an idea becomes law, the bill needs to pass both chambers of the legislature: The Ohio House and the Ohio Senate. From there, it goes to the Governor's desk for his signature or veto.

By Kristina Roegner State Rep. 37th District
Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Says Mandel should not broadcast opinions during work hours

The contentious 2016 election is barely in the rearview, but it appears as though Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel is already on the campaign trail.

Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Feels automatic voter registration could go even further

I read with interest State Rep. Kathleen Clyde's (D-Kent) proposal to have automatic voter registration as a "solution to voter purging and to voter oppression." (Feb. 15, "Bill would mean automatic voter registration for Ohioans.

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Feb 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Says state analysis of city finances means Macedonia must 'catch up'

I'm writing in response to the article referencing State Auditor Dave Yost's analysis of our financial health, (Feb. 15, "'Critical,' 'cautionary' outlooks in fiscal study of city.'") There is much to be learned from this report as we consider the upcoming income tax issue.

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

'Another Kent State' post was 'spawning of hatred'

Dan Adamini, the Michigan Republican Party official whose social media posts calling for "another Kent State" spurred a firestorm, was right about one thing: "It was stupid, it was poorly done," he said of his posts on Twitter and Facebook.

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Feels superintendent's contract shouldn't be renewed

Let's look at some facts. When the Ohio Elections Commission found Superintendent Clark guilty of violating state election law in 2013, he equated it to running a red light in the middle of nowhere. Is he saying it's OK to break the law if no one is watching?

Something Else: Cull of the wild deer herd: Does anyone care?
Feb 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Something Else: Cull of the wild deer herd: Does anyone care?

There are some things that will always be news, and there are others that, well, it depends.

By Eric Marotta | Editor
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Better safe than sorry, dealing with colonoscopy preparation

A few weeks ago I successfully made it through my second colonoscopy. I know what you are all doing right now. You're looking at my column picture and wondering how out of date is it. Well, it's not from last week, but I still look pretty much the same.

By Andrew Adam Hudson Hub-times Editor
Everett Covered Bridge a photogenic relic of horse-and-buggy days
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Everett Covered Bridge a photogenic relic of horse-and-buggy days

Photography is popular amongst visitors to national parks, and many parks become known by their photographic icons. In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Everett Covered Bridge is one of the often-photographed destinations.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Outlining some of the school district's ongoing initiatives

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, which means six more weeks of winter. Fortunately, there is a lot going on in the schools to keep our minds off the gross weather.

By Joe Clark Superintendent Of Schools
What are you doing to beat cabin fever or the winter blues?
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

What are you doing to beat cabin fever or the winter blues?

We have family game night with my grown children.

Sue Harris, Fifth-grade Teacher
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Has questions about proposed leaf fee

After reading the article last week (Jan. 25 "Macedonia Council considering fee for leaf pick") about the consideration of a $3 monthly fee for leaf pick-up I have a couple of questions. 1.

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Cellphones need sound of silence button in workplace, public venues

I want to start this column off with a question for our readers. Do you know of a cell phone ring tone etiquette class? I know. That's a mouthful to say. If you know of one, please let me know.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Says proposed city leaf program fee 'stinks'

At the Jan. 12 Macedonia City Council meeting, a first reading of Ord. 9-2017 was made. Under it, the city would impose a permanent charge of $3 per month, per residential unit for the leaf removal program. I have lived here 44 years and never raked my leaves to the street.

Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Wants answers regarding fire station vandalism

As many are aware, the Northfield Center Fire Station was vandalized shortly after a 6-mill levy did not pass, with 1,072 voting against and only 223 voting for back in August of 2016. I was proud to be a part of that victory and supported the vote "against" at the polls that day.

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Sen. Portman, GOP replacing 'care with chaos'

Last week Sen. Rob Portman tried to allay the concerns of Ohioans who are "worried" about the Republicans' plan to repeal the ACA, telling Ohio Public Radio that the Medicaid expansion will be transitioned into something new.

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM

How do you beat the post-holiday blues?

January can be depressing. Many people get the post-holiday blues. You have this big long build-up to Christmas that begins in November (which includes Thanksgiving). There's the music, cards, gifts, parties, and food. It's festive and fun.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
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Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says city has not addressed drainage concerns

Over three years years ago at a public hearing I mentioned (and showed photos) that tons of dirt were being drained into The Preserves at Valley View's lake from Faith Fellowship Church's property. Mayor Kuchta was unaware of it prior to the hearing but said it is a serious problem.

Jan 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Here are some tips toavoid identity theft

2017 is here! Are you ready to stay safe? Many times we make New Year's resolutions focusing on our health and family, but does that include keeping yourself and your identity safe? Now is the time to keep scammers away and protect your family.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor