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Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: Go check your voter registration status, right now

Columbus -- Maybe you're a regular voter, casting a ballot whenever the polls are open, whether a primary, general or special election.Maybe you send in an absentee ballot to avoid the lines on election days.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Sep 28, 2016 12:00 AM

The Way it Was: Stories remembered from growing up in the Catholic church

I was raised in a Catholic family, attended Catholic grade school and was an active member of my parish. At my age, I am not as active as I was in my younger days.

By John Straka
Dreaming Out Loud: Do your own research while you watch the debates Monday night
Sep 23, 2016 2:46 PM

Dreaming Out Loud: Do your own research while you watch the debates Monday night

The first presidential debate is this coming Monday night, Sept. 26. Living under a rock would not prevent you from knowing the two people running for office -- Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

By Andrew Adam | Hudson Hub-times Editor
Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Questions complicate marijuana use in Ohio

Use of legalized drug awaits drafting of state regulations

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Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM

The Way it Was: Can you match the company with the product?

Which is easier to remember -- a brand name, or the name of the product it represents? In a case such as Bayer aspirin, the two are very closely linked. In other cases, they're not. I wonder how successful my readers will be in attaching products to this list of brand names.

By John Straka
Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Heroin crisis requires all of Summit County to work together

The numbers are staggering. Since January of this year, emergency crews have responded to over 500 heroin overdose calls in Akron alone. And in the month of July, nearly 30 people died in Akron from taking heroin or heroin laced with fentanyl or even worse, carfentanil.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh | Summit County Prosecutor
Sep 21, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: Chief Justice: Get out, votes for judges (and tell others, too)

Columbus -- In less than two months, eligible Ohioans will help decide the next president of the United States.They'll also vote on a U.S. Senate race and a bunch of U.S. House races and for a whole slew of state Senate and House seats.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Critical of Singapore drug policy example

Your editorial comparing Singapore's drug enforcement policy to that of the United States must be the worst thought out in the history of newspapers, (Sept. 7, "Overdose trend indicates current policy not working.

Guest Column: Observing monarchs during monarch migration season
Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Observing monarchs during monarch migration season

September is monarch migration season. In 2015, monarchs came through northeast Ohio in greater numbers than they had in recent years. Their lifecycle of long-distance migration is impressive. It also provides a window into the challenges that wildlife faces to survive in a developed world.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Chief Of Interpretation, Education & Visitor Services; Cuyahoga Valley Nation
Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Capital News: Kasich facing another decision on execution dates

Columbus -- Gov. John Kasich has a decision to make in the relatively near future, and it probably won't be an easy one.Because in a few months, Ohio is supposed to restart lethal injections down at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville.

By Marc Kovac | Capital Bureau Chief
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Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Appreciates all who helped with Nordonia Hills Concerts

Thank you to the News Leader (Eric Marotta) for your support in advertising for our events.Thank you to Kimpton Printing (Dale Kimpton) for donating our fliers and more.Thank you to our local businesses for the sponsorships and donations.

Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Sagamore Hills Trustees recognize contributions of fire district

In 1928, the Northfield Center Fire Department first organized in a small garage still attached to the Northfield Center Township Hall. From those humble beginnings, in 2010 the department grew into the Northfield Center-Sagamore Hills First District.

Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

The Way it Was #1449: How's your knowledge of old-time brands and products? (Part I)

If I say to you, "Toyota," or "Honda," you will know that those are brand names for certain kinds of automobiles. But what if I say, "Gold Cross?" If you are younger than 30, you probably will not have even a good guess as to what the Gold Cross product is, or was.

By John Straka
Sep 14, 2016 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Closer look needed at student debt

State panel should examine notification rules, added fees

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Not happy with detour, traffic enforcement in village

I really don't think that the detour for the Ledge Road construction was planned out very well.Instead of turning onto N. Plaza Drive, they should have gone down to the next stop sign. People would have had to drive slower.I live on N.

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Feels two Sagamore Hills intersections are hazardous

Regarding Canyon View and Chaffee roads: It is just a matter of time until someone or more are going to be hurt or worse, killed, at the intersections mentioned above. The state of Ohio, Summit County and Sagamore Hills need to address these intersections off Route 82.

Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Superintendent's Corner: Middle Schools to include career-tech education; safety tip line available

School has started! I hope everyone had a great summer creating wonderful memories with your families.The Nordonia Schools are committed to giving your children the best education possible. Every day, nearly 4,000 kids walk through our doors.

By Dr. Joe Clark | Superintendent Of Schools
Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

The Way it Was: Tales from the contractor's boarding house in Akron

Leonard and I graduated from high school together in 1935. He was not only my classmate, but also a friend and neighbor. We had a Shopping News route. Shopping News was delivered to every household, free, and it was full of advertising. That is all done now by mail.

By John Straka
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Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Parks gone; what does future hold for Geauga Lake land?

For nearly 130 years, the land around Geauga Lake has been occupied by some kind of park.A picnic grounds back in the late 1880s was the first use on part of the acreage. Then came amusement, marine life and water parks.

By Ken Lahmers | Aurora Advocate Editor
Sep 7, 2016 12:00 AM

Our View: Overdose death trend in Ohio disturbing

Tough approach works in Singapore; should be considered by legislature