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OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don'tforget its purpose
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Have fun on Memorial Day, but don'tforget its purpose

Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend. Although it did not become an official federal holiday until 1971, Americans have been honoring military veterans who died in wars since after the Civil War.

GUEST COLUMN: Memorial Day is sacred to those who honor the dead
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

GUEST COLUMN: Memorial Day is sacred to those who honor the dead

To many veterans of war every day is memorial day -- a day of remembrance. The Memorial Day we know wasn't always called Memorial Day. For a time it was Decoration Day remembering the soldiers killed in the Civil War.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Asks cyclists to alert others when approaching from rear

We who live in Tallmadge and are very fortunate to have a "hike and bike" trail close by. Now that the trail is being improved and lengthened, it is tremendously important to remind bikers to let walkers/joggers know they are approaching from the rear.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: OLV Knights of Columbus thank community for generosity

On behalf of the Our Lady of Victory Parish Knights of Columbus, I would like to thank members of the community for their generous donations during our annual Measure-Up campaign collection.

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May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Trip to Hawaii? Why not make it Cleveland?

COLUMBUS -- Remember that time the governor urged people to consider Ohio for their vacation destinations, rather than heading to exotic places outside of the state's borders? "We are stressing stay-cations in Ohio this year," he told a crowd. No, not that governor.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Say no yo 'Yellow'

Smartphones provide us with new experiences, helping connect people and making the world seem smaller. We rely on social media to check in with family and friends and to keep up on the latest information. However, that openness can also lead to danger.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: Children once played games outdoors

Nature's earthy aroma and tricky weather hint at spring and I hear doctors suggest children do at least one hour of physical activity daily, despite the season. I remember when kids played outdoors year round. They invented their own fun.

By Lynn Jones
COLUMN: Preserving rural landscape through support of local farms
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: Preserving rural landscape through support of local farms

Beautiful scenery is part of the appeal of Cuyahoga Valley National Park. In many national parks, nature dominates the views. However, Cuyahoga Valley scenery blends nature and history You can see this at a place like Everett Covered Bridge.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park
May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Thoughts prompted by kid in dirty jeans with a gun

COLUMBUS -- I came upon a tragic scene outside the Statehouse a few days ago that I can't stop thinking about. It was the start of rush hour, cars were backed up, and there was a city bus stopped near the east-side door, not too far from the parking garage exit.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Halftime in Ohio's biennial budget process

COLUMBUS -- The Ohio House is poised to further amend the biennial operating budget, with a midweek floor vote expected. Just how seriously should you take the initial version that leaves the chamber in coming days? That's a good question.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
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May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: Time to look into reforming Ohio's Prevailing Wage law

As Americans we value freedom and embrace competition. We recognize that the benefits of competition, lower prices and improved quality, drive our free markets and have propelled our economy to be one of the strongest in the world.

By Kristina Roegner | Ohio House District 37 Representative
Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

COLUMN: A new look to our homepage

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 tallmadgeexpress.com.

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

LETTER: Postmaster urges residents to restrain dogs

In April, the United States Postal Service promoted National Dog Bite Prevention Week. I am writing to ask our customers to extend their efforts and help make this "National Dog Bite Prevention Year.

Apr 27, 2017 1:52 PM

Legislative aftermath of Facebook killing

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.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Killing on Facebook underscores need for responsibility on social media

Within hours 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.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

OUR VIEW: Make this Easter the most important time in your life

The three most important times of the world have been: Creation, Christmas and Easter. All have to do with God giving man life and providing a way for relationship with Him. This Easter do we recognize the reality of God's existence, goodness, and place in our life?

Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

GUEST COLUMN: Ohio START to help families affected by parents' drug abuse

Children traumatized as a result of their parents' drug abuse are often the invisible victims of the opioid epidemic. They may have gone days without food or adequate supervision. They may have been abused. And they may have witnessed a parent inject drugs, overdose or even die.

By Mike Dewine Ohio Attorney General
Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: As drug epidemic rages, more stories of addiction come to light

COLUMBUS -- Do you know somebody addicted to drugs? Or who has died as a result, either through an unintentional overdose or other destructive behavior that resulted? I'm betting you probably do. Not too long ago, we might have a conversation about those folks, using hushed terms.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

SMOKE SIGNALS: Reporter's meds become casualty in war on heroin

Recently I became a casualty in the war raging against opiates. No, I didn't lose a loved one to a heroin overdose. Nor did I decide to shoot narcotics into my veins.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Updated poverty report doesn't paint a pretty picture for Ohio

COLUMBUS -- More than 1.6 million Ohioans -- that's about 14.8 percent of the population in the state -- were living below the federal poverty line in 2015, according to a new report issued a couple of days ago by groups that advocate on behalf of the needy.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief