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Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Front Row Seat: Looking back 50 years into history shows many changes

A U.S. postage stamp was 5 cents in 1966. In 2016, it costs 47 cents.

By Mike Lesko | Reporter
Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: Sawyer: There's no reason to delay redistricting reform

Columbus -- In one of his last appearances before a state legislative committee in his present capacity as senator, Akron Democrat Tom Sawyer again urged the legislature to change the way the boundaries of congressional districts are redrawn ever decade.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Superintendent's Corner: Stars headline holiday season in Nordonia Hills Schools

As the holidays approach, it is not unusual to see decorative stars all over the community. We have many, many stars in the Nordonia Schools, too. Let me tell you about a few stars of which we are so proud.

By Dr. Joe Clark | Superintendent Of Schools
Superintendent's Corner: Stars headline holiday season in Nordonia Hills Schools
Dec 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Superintendent's Corner: Stars headline holiday season in Nordonia Hills Schools

As the holidays approach, it is not unusual to see decorative stars all over the community. We have many, many stars in the Nordonia Schools, too. Let me tell you about a few stars of which we are so proud.

By Dr. Joe Clark | Superintendent Of Schools
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Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Something Else: Columnist John Straka shared 'personal diary' for nearly 30 years

If there is a measure to gauge the worth of a writer, then it was made by a machinist named John Straka.I am sad to report that John died at Hillcrest Hospital early in the morning on Nov. 18, 2016.

By Eric Marotta | Editor
Nov 30, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: How about one last presidential poll before the holidays?

Columbus -- How about one last poll to close out this election season?I know you're sick and tired of them, and most of them this year were wrong, but Quinnipiac University's Polling Institute was pretty close with its Ohio results.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Something Else: Columnist John Straka shared 'personal diary' for nearly 30 years
Nov 22, 2016 5:34 PM

Something Else: Columnist John Straka shared 'personal diary' for nearly 30 years

If there is a measure to gauge the worth of a writer, then it was made by a machinist named John Straka.I am sad to report that John died at Hillcrest Hospital early in the morning on Nov. 18, 2016.

By Eric Marotta | Editor
Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: How will Trump's presidency affect Ohio's 2018 election?

Comments from Impact Ohio, a regular post-election gathering that provides analysis of results and speculation about future implications.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Nov 16, 2016 12:00 AM

Our View: Unifying nation is first task for President Trump

Confounding the pundits and pollsters, Donald Trump did what he said he would do: He won the White House.Now comes the hard part.

Guest column: A look at Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Beaver Marsh
Nov 15, 2016 12:00 AM

Guest column: A look at Cuyahoga Valley National Park's Beaver Marsh

Throughout the year, the Beaver Marsh in Cuyahoga Valley National Park teams with life. Depending on the month, you may be serenaded by frogs, watch turtles swim among lily pads, glimpse a beaver nibbling on a willow branch, or hear northern cardinals call from snowy trees.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi | Cuyahoga Valley National Park Interim Director
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Nov 14, 2016 6:08 PM

Our View: Unifying nation is first task for President Trump

Confounding the pundits and pollsters, Donald Trump did what he said he would do: He won the White House.Now comes the hard part.

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Resident thanks city workers at block party

On behalf of the residents of Lake Forest Estates in Macedonia, I would like to thank the police, fire/EMS and city workers who all participated in our block party in September.

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: Shifting from the Election to Budget, Marijuana and Lame Duck

Columbus -- It shouldn't be much longer before we put the 2016 Election to bed and focus on other things.Let's not think about possible legal challenges to the outcome, tie votes, court intervention, outright revolution etc.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Our View: An anthem for our veterans
Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Our View: An anthem for our veterans

This salute in the national anthem's closing verse points to a reality of war: That conflict will bring devastation, and brave fighters wielding the power of freedom are the nation's salvation.

Nov 9, 2016 12:00 AM

Superintendent's Corner: Nordonia Hills parents, students tweet what they're thankful for

November is here, which means it is time for my favorite holiday of the year, Thanksgiving. The pastor at my church, Fr. Bob, always reminds us of the four F's of Thanksgiving: Faith, Family, Food and Football.

By Dr. Joe Clark | Nordonia Hills City Schools Superintendent
The Way It Was: Indians baseball memories abound during Tribe's unique season
Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM

The Way It Was: Indians baseball memories abound during Tribe's unique season

I grew up playing baseball in the street in front of our house. First and third base were usually marked on the curb, second base would be a chalk marked square in the middle of the street and home plate would be a piece of wood or scrap metal.

By John Straka | Columnist
Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM

Aging death row population prompts prisoner move

Columbus -- Prison officials believe they've solved their execution issues, via a new three-drug lethal injection that they plan to put to use in January with the announced restart of capital punishment in the state.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
A sweet assignment: Reporter invited to be a celebrity judge for Girl Scout's Dessert First
Nov 2, 2016 12:00 AM

A sweet assignment: Reporter invited to be a celebrity judge for Girl Scout's Dessert First

Annual Dessert First a fundraiser for Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio; area chefs invited to create desserts using Girl Scout cookies

By April Helms | Reporter
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Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Family offers thanks following funeral service

The family of the late Mr. Jerry R.

Oct 26, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Says 'legal citizens' of state should vote on refugee relocation in Ohio 1

Regarding the relocation of as many as 100,000 Middle East 'refugees" within the borders of Ohio: Northfield, Ohio may be one of the communities that President Barack Obama has identified as an "emerging immigrant community.