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Discovering the National Park's Virginia Kendall Hills
Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Discovering the National Park's Virginia Kendall Hills

When snow finally comes this winter, you won't want to miss your chance to get outside to play and enjoy the natural wonder of winter with your kids. Consider taking them sledding at the Virginia Kendall Hills in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi
Developing empathy is key to achieving Dr. King's dream
Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Developing empathy is key to achieving Dr. King's dream

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How close are we to achieving Dr. King's dream?

Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Tragic story of Columbus' first homicide victim of 2016

COLUMBUS -- I don't know a whole lot about Tarak Andrew Underiner. Reading the incident report posted by the Columbus Police Department a few day back, I know he was 20 years old and probably an Ohio State University student. And around 12:30 a.m. on Jan.

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Kasich's leadership supercedes politics

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed an ill-advised decision by the lame-duck legislature that would have effectively put a mandate on renewable energy development on hold for another two years.

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Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Grab some popcorn and get ready for more political drama in 2018

COLUMBUS -- The next six months are going to be fascinating, for so many reasons: Tight Budget: Gov. John Kasich and his administration have been warning for months that spending over the next two fiscal years is going to be tight.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Finding a right word to describe the past year
Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Finding a right word to describe the past year

How can I describe the past year? It's difficult to narrow it down into one word. Actually impossible. What do you think of when you think of 2016? I'm going to go alphabetically and come up with 26 words. AWESOME -- My son, who beat brain cancer, turned 4 this year.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Is Husted setting tone for possible gubernatorial bid?

COLUMBUS -- In what could be considered one of the first salvos of the 2018 gubernatorial contest, Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted announced this month that he doesn't want any taxpayer money in the next biennial budget cycle to pay for his office expenses.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Take a break from self-imposed holiday stress this Christmas

Editor's note: This column was written last holiday season, but it's being reprinted this year. Remember when you were a kid, and Christmas was a "break?

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

This season, renew your faith in the goodness of humanity

"We are not enemies, but friends ... The mystic chords of memory will swell when again touched, as surely they will be, by the better angels of our nature." -- Abraham Lincoln So what exactly is there to be merry about this Christmas, anyway?

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

LETTER: Peace can be attained by accepting Christmas gift

War and terror, dissention and disagreement. Struggles at home, struggles abroad, struggles within, and peace a dream. Is this your perspective this Christmas?

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He's back for Christmas again - the Elf on the Shelf
Dec 23, 2016 11:30 AM

He's back for Christmas again - the Elf on the Shelf

He said he’d be back. And he is. No, not Arnold Schwarzenegger. Elf on the Shelf. Yes, Santa’s little helper in the red outfit is back in my house to keep an eye on 3 1/2-year-old Andrew and 19-month-old Jack.

Andrew Adam | Editor, Hudson Hub-times
Remembering past favorite presents and hoping for another
Dec 23, 2016 11:27 AM

Remembering past favorite presents and hoping for another

Each year as I struggle to come up with a Christmas column, I think back on past holidays, searching for some tidbit to share with the readers. And each year I hope that the column is not too boring self-righteous or gooey sweet for the readers.

Tim Troglen | Reporter
Dec 19, 2016 2:30 PM

A holiday challenge that will transform your business

One of the reasons I love the holidays so much is that I take some time to think. Everything slows down. Everyone is usually a bit kinder. That’s the way I articulate “the magic” of the holidays. It’s a bit idealistic.

By Josh Gordon
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

NOTE OF THANKS: City hits 'home run' with holiday decorations

If the goal of our city leaders was to make Tallmadge "Merry and Bright" for the Christmas holiday season, I believe they got it just about right. Call it a home run, if you like. While presenting the traditional scene of mother and child, we also have a winter wonderland.

Cuyahoga Valley offers dramatic bird-watching opportunities
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Cuyahoga Valley offers dramatic bird-watching opportunities

One of nature's dramas occurs in Cuyahoga Valley National Park during winter. It is courtship and nest-building season for bald eagles.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Yet another session ends without more committee broadcasts

COLUMBUS -- State Reps. Wes Retherford (R-Hamilton) and Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) live on different sides of the political aisle.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Sawyer: There's no reasonto 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 11, 2016 12:00 AM

LETTER: Resident offers information on coyotes' habits, behavior

I am writing in response to a article which appeared on Page 22 of the Nov. 20 edition of the Express with the headline "Tallmadge resident complains about city's coyote problem.

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Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

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
Unifying country this Thanksgiving critical, possible
Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Unifying country this Thanksgiving critical, possible

In the midst of the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a national Day of Thanksgiving, which was to be observed on the last Thursday of November in 1863. His hope was to unify the country, and the holiday has been observed annually since.

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