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Writer lists many reasons why she loves 'Dad'
Jun 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Writer lists many reasons why she loves 'Dad'

It will come as no surprise to my dad that this column is running after Father's Day. After all, his card is never on time and this year is no exception. It's not a dad thing; it's just me. I am never on time with things like that.

By Briana Barker Reporter
Bantam Jeep's birthplace is not far away in Butler, Pa.
Jun 19, 2017 1:17 PM

Bantam Jeep's birthplace is not far away in Butler, Pa.

For several Saturdays in April, I wanted to start my road trip season by heading 90 miles east to Butler County, Pa., just north of Pittsburgh. But the unusually rainy weather prevented me from doing so until last month.

By Ken Lahmers Aurora Advocate Editor
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Public records destruction no substitute for judicial oversight

As a lobbyist for the Ohio News Media Association, I sometimes see things in politics that make me want to cry, but I've only teared up once in seven years. That happened April 26 at a hearing of the House Community and Family Advancement Committee.

By Dennis Hetzel Ohio News Media Association
Jun 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Superintendent offers end-of-year notes

The 2016-17 school year is over, and it ended with a bang! The Nordonia High School Class of 2017 earned more than $7.6 million in scholarships and completed more than 13,000 hours of community service.

By Dr. Joe Clark Superintendent Of Schools
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Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Note to graduates: Time is on your side

The end of this school year marks the beginning of a new phase in your life. You've made it this far, but you've still got a long way to go. You may or may not have been one of the top achievers -- those with the gold and silver flair on their caps and gowns at graduation.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Senators turn attention to immigrant amendment in state BWC budget

COLUMBUS -- You can generally count on a few hot-button issues surfacing during every general assembly. Abortion-, right-to-work and gun-related legislation come immediately to mind.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in Cuyahoga Valley
Jun 7, 2017 12:00 AM

'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in Cuyahoga Valley

Do you like solving puzzles? Discovering the natural and historical gems of Northeast Ohio? If so, Canalway Questing might be for you. Quests are treasure hunts with rhyming clues that lead step-by- step to a hidden box.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

More than 600 Ohio children still have not made it home

COLUMBUS -- Beverly Rose Potts disappeared from a neighborhood park in Cleveland back in 1951. There's a picture of her in overalls, riding a swing, smiling. Erica Baker was last seen taking her dog for a walk in suburban Dayton in 1999.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
Reporter pays tribute to Ernie Pyle
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Reporter pays tribute to Ernie Pyle

On my office desk is a row of books, most either journalism texts or reference books. But two are collections of writings by a man who, while not exactly a fighting member of the military, though technically a Navy enlisted man, deserves to be remembered for his service.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
May 31, 2017 12:00 AM

Open the shades on charter spending

No function of state government is more important than its constitutional obligation to "secure a thorough and efficient system of common schools throughout the state." Education is the bedrock of democracy.

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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.

'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.

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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.