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Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Thanks all for sucessful Breakfast with Santa

A big "thank you" to Applebee's on Kent Road in Stow for helping make the Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 10 a huge success. This Applebee's restaurant has hosted this event for more than 15 years.

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 8, 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

Note of Thanks: Good Neighbors leader praises community for help

Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors wants to thank the communities of Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Munroe Falls, Hudson and Peninsula for all the donations we received for our Christmas Drive. This year we helped 509 families consisting of 823 adults and seniors and 535 children.

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Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter to the Editor: Thoughts on Sentry's 'Our View'

Stow Sentry's Our View states. "We've slipped a little in 2016...[W]e pray that you rediscover the goodness of humanity." Curious. Stow Sentry slipped? Our local officials slipped? Ohio slipped? Our nation slipped? Did you slip?

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Is Husted setting a 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
Dreaming Out Loud: He's back for Christmas again - the Elf on the Shelf
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Dreaming Out Loud: 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. Last year I told you about how Elf works. Quick summary.

By Andrew Adam Hudson-hub Times Editor
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Put the cell phones away for the holidays

My personal holiday challenge - when spending time with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors this holiday season, please put your cell phones away! It is extremely rude constantly responding to messages or checking Facebook or...no excuses.

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

C'est La Vie: Reporter travels from home to go home

Growing up, Christmas was always about family at home. We never traveled. We woke up in our own beds, went down to our own tree in our own living room and home was where we were for the day.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Our View: This season, renew your faith in the goodness of humanity
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Our View: 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?

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There are miracles, and then there are miracles
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

There are miracles, and then there are miracles

There are few holidays which have a richer history than Hanukkah. This year, Jews around the world will begin to light tapers and place them in their windows. We do this so that we can proclaim the miracle of the Maccabees to the world, but the nature of that miraclethis is the rest of the story.

By Rabbi Jim Egolf Temple Beth Shalom
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

Thank you to those who served on the frontlines of democracy

Editor: As we reflect on one of the smoothest presidential elections in recent memory, I want to thank everyone who was involved in this success, beginning with the poll workers who answered the call to work on the frontlines of our democracy.

Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

'Well satistified' with President-elect Trump's cabinet choices

Editor: I'm one of the 16 percent of respondents to the Stow Sentry Web Poll who is well satisfied with President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet selections. Trump ran as an outside,promising to drain the swamp that is Washington, D.C.

What special holiday event do you look forward to most each year?
Dec 18, 2016 12:00 AM

What special holiday event do you look forward to most each year?

Every year, we spend an entire day in downtown Cleveland as a family at Tower City and other city sites to see decorations. Then we take a trip to the Westside Market for sweets.

Kim Deltorto, Real Estate Agent
Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Appreciates assistance after auto accident

On Nov. 29, 2016, I was involved in an auto accident on Route 91 in Stow. I would like to thank the Stow Police Department and Stow Fire Department, including the EMTs, for their professionalism and caring actions to make me feel less stressed about it.

Dec 11, 2016 12:00 AM

Writer has questions on regional, Council of Governments plan

Editor: The state of Ohio is mandating the call centers in Ohio update their mechanical and computer programs by 2018. The city of Stow has a call center that is already adequate and can be updated. The safety building has room as was planned to expand for any future needs.

Dec 4, 2016 12:00 AM

Comments on Nov. 8 voting breakdown 1

The Nov. 20 issue of the Stow Sentry contained an interesting breakdown of the local voting of the Nov. 8 General Election, particularly related to the Stow-Munroe Falls School District permanent improvement levy.

Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Retiring Goddard leaves large legacy after 50-plus years on TV

For 55 years, Dick Goddard has been a guest of sorts in the evening in countless northeast Ohio homes, providing TV weather forecasts.

By Mike Lesko Reporter
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Nov 27, 2016 12:00 AM

Becker taking a page from Kasich's budget playbook

Columbus -- If you've spent any time listening to Gov. John Kasich over the past six years (or longer), you've no doubt heard him talk about his time in Congress.

By Marc Kovac Dix Capital Bureau
Nov 20, 2016 12:00 AM

How will Trump's presidency affect Ohio's 2018 election?

Columbus -- A panel of political insiders was asked a few days ago how President-elect Donald Trump's historic election would affect Ohio's governor's race and other statewide and legislative office campaigns two years from now.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief