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May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Says Rep. Roegner 'does not understand' prevailing wage law

State Rep. Kristina Roegner recently wrote about Ohio's Prevailing Wage Law, (May 10, "Reforming Ohio's prevailing wage law.) She does not understand the purpose of the law. Often times in construction, contractors do not pay their workers legally or fairly.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

GOP selling health care 'Yugo while pretending it's a Cadillac'

When the Republicans promised to repeal and replace Obamacare, they said it would be just as good if not better than the "failing" law, and cheaper. If we imagine health insurance as a car, that would mean the same car would cost less.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Have fun on Memorial Day, but don't forget 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.

May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

A 'ridiculous display of immaturity' by the president

Unbelievable. We could improve the government by shutting it down. Health care would be better if we kicked 24 million off it. This country will gain in status by building larger detainment centers and a beautiful wall. Making peace in the Mideast shouldn't be all that hard.

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'Great War' left local legacy
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

'Great War' left local legacy

The message that came in the mail was brief, but contained welcome news. "On board the U.S.S Leviathan 5th day out of Brest, France. Due to land Friday, April 25th, 1919. I will send a telegram if I get a chance so you will no doubt know of my arrival by the time you get this card.

By John Sullivan
May 24, 2017 12:00 AM

Enough already with this 'Happy' Memorial Day nonsense

I started filing an annual Memorial Day column a few years back, after witnessing bad behavior at a Columbus-area service. Here's an updated version.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
May 19, 2017 9:02 AM

Capital News: Trip to Hawaii? Why not 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 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Calls Rep. Roegner 'incorrect' on prevailing wage law

If you are a construction worker in the 37th House District, your State Representative, Kristina Roegner, thinks you make too much money, (May 10, "Reforming Ohio's prevailing wage law.

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Rep. Dave Joyce's vote supported 'patient protections'

The current health law needs improvements and something needs to be done to help with affordability.

May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Wants to see more residents run for Board of Education

We need you! Are you an independent thinker? Are you strong-willed? What about doing the "right thing" even when unpopular? Are you willing to stand up to bullies? Do you care about the future of our community? If so, we need you on our Nordonia Hills School Board.

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A Different Perspective: When children played outside
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

A Different Perspective: When children played outside

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
May 17, 2017 12:00 AM

Some school year highlights

I can't believe another school year is coming to a close. This is the time the schools are busy wrapping up the year, which includes honoring a bunch of great kids, teachers and volunteers.

By Dr. Joe Clark | Superintendent Of Schools
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Reforming Ohio's Prevailing Wage law 1

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
May 10, 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks businesses for help with Humane Society's rummage sale

It took a community and three very special businesses to make a successful Humane Society of Summit County Rummage Sale.

May 3, 2017 12:00 AM

School Board meetings aren't just business

I have to be honest and admit that coming up as a reporter, covering school board meetings was one of my least favorite things to do.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

See our new look online

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
Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Think before you share online

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.

Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

State issues new policing policies: a few basic rules

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
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Apr 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Issue 3 needed for roads, to maintain city services

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.

Apr 24, 2017 2:54 PM

After the 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.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau