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
I share with my fellow Munroe Falls City Councilmembers the importance of Issue 5. Issue 5 is a police levy and identical in nature to the police levy we attempted to pass in 2014. I believe the police department needs an assured funding stream without total reliance on the General Fund.
We are submitting this Letter to the Editor on behalf of ourselves and our fellow Munroe Falls City Councilmembers, John Hegnauer, Gary Toth, Jenny Markovich and Jim Iona. The Ohio Auditor has issued a financial warning for the city of Munroe Falls for the year 2015.
Approaching Easter, perennial memorial celebrated by Christians, imbedded culturally, joined by Christmas and by recognition of diversity of religious landmarks, the symbolic message of life everlasting comes amid chaos, poverty, hate crimes, mayhem, and nations engaged in what they consider justified narratives of wars or rumors of wars.
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The last issue that Letters to the Editor regarding election issues on the May 2 ballot can be published is the April 23 issue. No Letters to the Editor regarding election issues will be published in the April 30 edition of the Stow Sentry.
The city of Munroe Falls is in a dire financial situation. The director of finance in 2003 accurately forecasted a very bleak future by 2008 unless steps were taken to increase the revenue in our city.
Since February, I have been birding at Stow's Silver Springs Park/Bow Wow Beach where a variety of birds enjoy a cattail marsh, a lake and a brook.
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.
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
While I was disappointed in Congress' recent failure to replace and repeal the Affordable Care Act, I was encouraged by the comments of our Congressman Dave Joyce who serves Stow and the 14th District.
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Marc Kovac's article on poverty (Capital News, April 2 issue) will elicit calls from anti-poverty warriors to throw more money into social programs. Before doing that, note that trillions of dollars have been spent on such efforts since the mid-1960s.
As CEO at Stow-Glen Retirement Village, I am angry and disappointed to see that a large newspaper/website in Cleveland (the Plain Dealer) is again taking a broad brush approach to sensationalize a negative story on nursing homes and caregivers like myself.
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
Federalism: A constitutionally designed, conservative balance of power. It is time for the states to embrace the constitutional principle of federalism and rein in a federal government that has over the last century become overbearing and overreached its constitutional authority.
By Kristina Daley Roegner Ohio House District 27 Representative
Hats off to the students and staff at Kimpton Middle School for a fantastic play: "Fair Exchange." More than 80 students participated in this major production. It was amazing.
I was encouraged to see that someone is finally proposing to save the residents of Stow money instead of attempting to spend dollars the city does not have on dubious ventures that have come to the forefront recently.
On behalf of the Stow-Munroe Falls Community Foundation, I would like to thank all the civic organizations including churches, schools and service groups that participated in our inaugural meeting to study the viability of a community gathering place in the City of Stow.
COLUMBUS -- I could say something about Yogi Berra and "deja vu all over again," but that would be too easy, so I won't mention it.
By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Well, according to the recent article in the Stow Sentry, it seems like we're still on the Meijer's kick. What a hassle this is becoming. Really - is it worth it?
I wanted to share "George Washington's Prayer for the United States of America": "Almighty God: We make our earnest prayer that Thou wilt keep the United States in Thy holy protection; that Thou wilt incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to