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Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Guest Column: What is a 'Convention of States'

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
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Kimpton's student play 'an enjoyable experience'

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.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Encourages elimination of Stow primary

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.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: 'Fulfilling journey' for community gathering place

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.

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Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: It's like a dream you keep having over and over again

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
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Meijer 'not the answer' for the community

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?

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Shares a 'Prayer for the United States'

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

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Should we teach or curse cursive handwriting?

COLUMBUS -- When I was a kid, back before the Internet and computers and smart phones and driverless cars (which, really, wasn't that long ago), students at my elementary school focused part of their days on the Palmer Method.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Wage bill would give 'biggest bang' for tax dollars

As an Americans for Prosperity - Ohio activist, I have devoted my spare time over the past few years to educating Ohioans about a little known issue called prevailing wage.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Be on the lookout for IRS phone scam

Criminals work hard to try and get your money. They're always thinking of new ways to convince you to give them personal information. Not even our office is immune. Summit County Prosecutor's Office employees have received calls from scammers.

By Sherri Bevan Walsh Summit County Prosecutor
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Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Nation's 'Road to Oblivion' may hasten

Do you pledge allegiance to the United States of America?

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Failing to yield on nonpartisan slippery slope of unintended results

COLUMBUS -- Hang around the Statehouse long enough and you'll hear certain phrases repeated over and over again. Like "slippery slope.

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

Letter: Asks where Congressman was at meetings

On Monday, Feb. 27, I listened to the telephone "townhall" held by Congressman David Joyce, 14th Congressional District. The telephone call lasted about 30 minutes. All audience questions were pre-screened. Only six were asked publicly.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Reflections: Son brings out storytelling skills in his father

I am not a storyteller. I can write and report and tell stories in the paper, but when it comes to verbally telling a tale, true or made-up, I have a little trouble. Often after I tell a story, I think later, "I could have told that better.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Using words in an ugly manner

I love words. I love how you can combine a few letters of the alphabet to describe a beautiful day, a child's wonder, a painful remembrance. I have always loved to read and to write. When I was younger, I did creative writing, making up stories, poems and plays.

By Marsha Mckenna Senior Editor
Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Favors lawmakers serving 'externships' before making decisions

Gov. Kasich wants to change the law to require teachers in Ohio to complete externships with local businesses in order renew their teaching licenses and keep their jobs. I have a better idea.

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says recent posts reveal 'a clear lack of integrity'

After viewing the posts of Robert Kline (Stow Mayor Sara Kline's husband) on BP Politics at Facebook and observing Mr.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: You should be concerned about heroin and fentanyl

COLUMBUS -- Take a penny out of your pocket. Or borrow one from somebody. Heck, look around on the ground, and you'll probably find one. Now go get a salt shaker and carefully remove 32 grains. Yes, grains, as in the tiny specks that you sprinkle all over your french fries.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Leaky roof should have been repaired 'immediately' 1

A home is a living thing; so is a building. It has an inviolable right to care. A permanent reserve should be in the budget for maintenance, repair and replacement. That money should not be touched for any other purpose. A leaky roof should be repaired immediately!

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Looks at 'contentious' confirmation of DeVos

Betsy DeVos for head of the Department Education is one of many inspiring cabinet picks by President Trump. To understand why her confirmation was so contentious, a few facts have to be laid out.