In the spirit of this beautiful spring weather we're having, we've freshened up our website a bit. In the past week, online readers may have noticed a tweak to the design of our homepage at the-news-leader.com.
By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Within hours on Easter Sunday, a video uploaded to Facebook spread like wildfire. It showed the random, heinous killing of a Cleveland man as he walked home after eating Easter dinner with his family.
Area police departments are revamping their policies to comply with state recommendations in several areas, with Sagamore Hills being the first in Nordonia Hills to be certified as having adopted standards related to the use of force, use of deadly force, and agency recruitment and hiring.
By Eric Marotta Editor
It has been said "You get what you pay for," but when it comes to Macedonia's Issue 3, city residents won't have to pay. Issue 3 is a 0.
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COLUMBUS -- Stuff happens all the time to spotlight deficiencies in Ohio Revised Code, and lawmakers, when sufficiently provoked, will step up and offer legislation to address the shortcomings.
By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Ignore the bickering and know the facts on Issue 3. Macedonia ended 2016 with around $650,000 in the bank. Over $21 million in road work is needed now with more in coming years. The city's total budget for 2017 is $19.4 million, which is 7 percent less than 2016.
I urge Macedonia residents to please vote "Yes" for Issue 3. Macedonia needs this to pass so we can continue to support our city services, our rec center and fix our roads. The financial state that our city is in is not a pretty picture. There is no conspiracy going on. This is not a new tax.
Saturday, April 22, is Earth Day. This annual event spotlights environmental protection. It started in 1970 in the United States and now takes place in over 190 countries.
By Jennie Vasarhelyi, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
As chair of Macedonia City Council's finance committee, I feel residents should vote "Yes" on Issue 3 based on the facts. Our roads need a $20 million dollar program to bring our roads up to the level residents deserve.
On May 2, Macedonia voters have the great task of deciding the future of our city. We live in a time when less federal tax dollars are passed back to the states; thus state budgets allow for less and less money to be passed back to local communities.
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It is absolutely imperative to vote a huge "yes" for Macedonia Issue 3 on the ballot. In case you haven't noticed, many of the roads in Macedonia look and feel like you're driving in a poor "third world" nation. They may actually be the worst roads in Summit County.
I am so sick of what two people on our city Council, along with their supporters, are doing to try and destroy our city. I believe they are still mad about the last mayoral election. Take one look around town and I don't think anyone can argue that our roads are falling apart.
I would like to thank our trustees, the Macedonia Fire Department, the Sheriff's department and Ohio Edison for their kindness and concern during the recent three-hour power outage. They came to the house to make sure I was okay, which meant a lot to me.
Last week my husband decided we should have a safety inspection of our home. We had not updated or changed much for a long time. We called the Macedonia Fire Department and were told someone would contact us soon. We were very promptly contacted by Inspector Don Bell.
April showers bring May flowers! April also brings state testing, spring sports, high school musicals, and many other activities. Spring Break is over, and we are in the stretch to end the year on a positive note. There are plenty of school events for you to partake in this spring.
By Dr. Joe Clark, Nordonia Hills Superintendent
Recently, Sagamore Hills township was contacted by a group of parents from Nordonia called "Team Tessa." Their objective is to raise money for the Puma family. Team Tessa is sponsoring a 5K run/walk at Sagamore Hills Township Park on April 29 from 9 a.m. to noon.
Residents of Macedonia must vote "yes" on Issue 3 on May 2. Residents shouldn't stay home because it's not November, or vote "no" in protest because one does't like the mayor.
Macedonia's "Pay the Same" campaign: The devil is in the details When city Council passed ordinance 11-2017 to put Issue 3 on the ballot they created a convoluted tax refund system.
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During Easter people make a better effort to remember their faith and be better a person to others, in a small way echoing Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the betterment of everyone on Earth. This desire to reach out to others is always welcome, and a great thing to see.
ETNA, Ohio — Gov. John Kasich was at Amazon’s 800,000-plus-square-foot fulfillment center just outside of Columbus a few days back for a celebration of sorts of the new facility.