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Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: It's like a dream you keep having over and over again

COLUMBUS -- I could say something about Yogi Berra and "deja vu all over again," but that would be too easy, so I won't mention it.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Concerned development will negatively impact area

I and many others have read with dismay that Brimfield Trustees (seemingly with the blessing of Tallmadge officials) have voted to rezone Maplecrest Golf Club, once a premier golf course, for commercial and industrial use.

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Should we teach or curse cursive handwriting?

COLUMBUS -- When I was a kid, back before the Internet and computers and smart phones and driverless cars (which, really, wasn't that long ago), students at my elementary school focused part of their days on the Palmer Method.

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

County Prosecutor: Be on the lookout for IRS phone scam

Criminals work hard to try and get your money. They're always thinking of new ways to convince you to give them personal information. Not even our office is immune. Summit County Prosecutor's Office employees have received calls from scammers.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
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Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Lauds School Board for selecting cross section of community to discuss building design

On Feb. 24, I joined a group of teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community members who gathered to begin discussing the design phase of Tallmadge's new K-5 and middle school buildings. The architects of Sol Harris/Day led this "Educational Visioning Session.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

SIDELINES: Using words in an ugly manner

I love words. I love how you can combine a few letters of the alphabet to describe a beautiful day, a child's wonder, a painful remembrance. I have always loved to read and to write. When I was younger, I did creative writing, making up stories, poems and plays.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Failing to yield on nonpartisan slippery slope of unintended consequences

COLUMBUS -- Hang around the Statehouse long enough and you'll hear certain phrases repeated over and over again. Like "slippery slope.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Getting down to budget details

COLUMBUS -- It takes a few weeks to really get to know the proposed state budget.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
REFLECTIONS: Son brings out storyteller in father
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

REFLECTIONS: Son brings out storyteller in father

I am not a storyteller. I can write and report and tell stories in the paper, but when it comes to verbally telling a tale, true or made-up, I have a little trouble. Often after I tell a story, I think later, "I could have told that better.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Everyone should be concerned about heroin and fentanyl

COLUMBUS -- Take a penny out of your pocket. Or borrow one from somebody. Heck, look around on the ground, and you'll probably find one. Now go get a salt shaker and carefully remove 32 grains. Yes, grains, as in the tiny specks that you sprinkle all over your french fries.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Not happy with Portman's 'yes' vote of DeVos

I would like to thank Senator Rob Portman(R) of Ohio for putting money above the interests of the schoolchildren of the United States. Despite the fact that over 90 percent of U.S. children attend public schools, Portman voted yes for a woefully ignorant Betsy DeVos.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Trump needs to adjust how he brings about change

Donald Trump is our president and the emperor with no clothes. He states what's on his mind without subterfuge. He is provocative, profane, coarse, insulting, mocking those who disagree with him. He displays little compassion.

Everett Covered Bridge photogenic relic of the horse-and-buggy days
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Everett Covered Bridge photogenic relic of the 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
Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Don't overlook the high-tech initiatives in governor's plan

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich was on the road the day after his biennial budget rollout, talking to an audience in suburban Dayton about some of the provisions included in the two-year spending plan.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Better safe than sorry, when dealing with colonoscopy prep

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
Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Legislative leader finally moves to broadcast more committees

COLUMBUS -- Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) deserves public kudos for his decision to allow the broadcast of three additional legislative committees. It's a big step in the right direction.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Cell phones in need of sound of silence button
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Cell phones in need of sound of silence button

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
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

PUCO nominees, school standards, taxes

COLUMBUS -- Eight of 24 people who submitted applications for consideration for two seats on the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio will be interviewed for the posts.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Jan 22, 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
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Kasich offers potential preview of State of the State

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich offered what was called a "looking ahead" speech a few days ago before an audience of business leaders near the Statehouse.