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Jul 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Retired pastor expresses gratitude for recognition

On June 30, 2017, I retired from 39 years of ordained pastoral ministry, the last twenty years at First Congregational Church of Tallmadge, UCC with 17 ° as the Senior Pastor.

Do you think the minimum wage should be increased in Ohio?
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Do you think the minimum wage should be increased in Ohio?

I think it should be raised based on the job, not every job, but it does need to be raised to between $10 to $12. We need a fair living wage.

Vince Richards, Insurance
Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Fulbright Scholar shares his gratitude

I'd like to share with the Tallmadge community my gratitude and admiration for a inspiring group of amazing Tallmadge Middle School Students and one of their teachers, Mr. Chad Nash.

Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

No 'Coffee withthe Editor' in July

July's Coffee with the Editor, scheduled for July 18, has been canceled. Coffee with the Editor usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tallmadge Branch Library, 90 Community Road.

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Jul 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Other universities should follow smoke-free lead of Kent and Akron

More teens are kicking a deadly habit before it begins. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released last month shows teen smoking rates have dropped to new lows in the United States. The decline is doubly important.

Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Why do people break the law to celebrate independence?

It's been a long time since I've set off fireworks. I don't have to nowadays, as several of my neighbors choose to purchase and illegally fire off starbursts, mortar bombs and other explosives just a half a block or so from my back yard. The explosives never used to be so big.

By Eric Marotta News Leader Editor
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

No 'Coffee withthe Editor' in July

July's Coffee with the Editor, scheduled for July 18, has been canceled. Coffee with the Editor usually meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tallmadge Branch Library, 90 Community Road.

Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Wouldn't be a budget debate without talk of fracking, taxing

COLUMBUS -- It wouldn't be a biennial budget debate without a little final talk of raising taxes on oil and gas produced via horizontal hydraulic fracturing.

By Marc Kovac Gatehouse Ohio Media
Jul 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Continue to strive for freedoms

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.

SCRIBBLES & BITS: Reporter lists the many reasons as to why she loves her 'Dad'
Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

SCRIBBLES & BITS: Reporter lists the many reasons as to why she loves her '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
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Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: 'Insane' still in for legislators, but commission may be out

COLUMBUS -- There was a point during what could have been the final Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission meeting where there was a motion, a call for a vote, questions about a quorum and voiced confusion about the process.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

No 'Coffee with the Editor' in June

June's Coffee with the Editor, scheduled for June 20, has been canceled. Coffee with the Editor, which meets on the third Tuesday of the month, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Tallmadge Branch Library, 90 Community Road, will return July 18.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: Junior Achievement thankful to Goodyear for investment in future

At Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio (JANCO), our mission -- and the missions of scores of other nonprofit organizations -- is aided by the strong commitment to community service that is part of the corporate DNA at The Goodyear Tire Rubber Co.

Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Crazy idea: Combine Pastor Protection, Ohio Fairness acts

COLUMBUS -- I don't know very many people who think discrimination is a good thing. I also don't know very many who think people of faith should be forced to allow those with opposing viewpoints to set up shop in others' places of worship.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau
GUEST COLUMN: 'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in CV National Park
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

GUEST COLUMN: 'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in CV National Park

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
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: Attention turned to immigrant amendment in 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
Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

NOTE OF APPRECIATION: Garden Club grateful for support of memorial

Members of the Northeast Garden Club of Tallmadge had the privilege of unveiling the Blue Star Memorial last weekend. On behalf of our members, I would like to thank all the generous people who helped make this tribute possible.

Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

CAPITAL NEWS: 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
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Jun 4, 2017 12:00 AM

EVERYTHING ELSE: Note to graduates: Time is most definitely 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
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

AS WE SEE IT: Good move by city to look into creating columbarium standards

Columbarium is a word some Tallmadge residents have heard a lot recently, and they may be hearing it more.