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Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says residents should learn about city finances 1

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.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Writer says support for Issue 3 is 'critical' for Macedonia

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.

Guest Column: Earth Day and when the Cuyahoga River burned
Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Guest Column: Earth Day and when the Cuyahoga River burned

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
Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Macedonia Councilor urges 'Yes' vote on city's Issue 3

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.

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Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Urges voters to investigate Issue 3, say 'Yes' to Macedonia

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.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Issue 3 called a 'no brainer'

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.

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says residents who don't want to pay for roads should 'move'

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.

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Grateful for services provided during power outage

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.

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Couple salutes Macedonia Fire Department inspector

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.

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Superintendent's Corner: Lots of great news for start of spring

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
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Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Sagamore Trustees call for support of 'Team Tessa'

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.

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Issue 3 'critical' to keep Macedonia 'a great place to be' 1

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.

Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Has 'zero confidence' in city's tax measure language

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.

Our View: Use Easter as an opportunity to be a better you
Apr 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: Use Easter as an opportunity to be a better you

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.

Capital News: Kasich on Ohio's Future -- Drones, Robots and other Driverless Vehicles
Apr 7, 2017 3:49 PM

Capital News: Kasich on Ohio's Future -- Drones, Robots and other Driverless Vehicles

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.

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

Capital News: As drug epidemic rages, more stories of addiction are told

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
Recalling fun on spring break
Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Recalling fun on spring break

A lot of college students from the northern parts of the United States flock to Florida annually for spring break in March. Kent State University was on break last week. One of the popular spots to go when I was in college was Fort Lauderdale, just up the Atlantic Ocean coast from Miami.

Apr 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Smoke Signals: Reporter's medications 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
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Mar 29, 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
Mar 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Doesn't like idea of taxing community for Cavs' 'playground'

Warren Buffet famously changed his mind and gifted each of his children $50 million. Why you might ask, because he had a realization that he is not able to take his vast wealth with him when he passes. Why not see the positive impact of his riches in the real world and in present day?