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Jun 25, 2017 12:00 AM

Construction in 'full swing' in Falls

The construction season is in full swing, and our paving projects are well underway. We were proud to realize additional savings this year which means that we are able to address more roads proactively. This year, our contracted street paving program consists of 22.2 lane miles, 3.

By Anthony Zumbo
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

A 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 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Crazy idea: Combine the 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
Jun 18, 2017 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks

Appreciates Goodyear's 'investment' in community 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 Company.

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Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Says grieving is 'natural, necessary part of life'

I greatly appreciated Marc Kovac's column published on May 28 regarding "Happy Memorial Day." In a society that is obsessed with pleasure, this was a refreshing reminder of the missing balance. Grieving is a natural, necessary part of life. Everyone is affected by loss.

'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in National Park
Jun 11, 2017 12:00 AM

'Treasure' unearthed through 'Questing' in 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 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Praises Boy Scouts for service during parade

On behalf of our staff and residents at Freedom House I would like to publicly thank the young men of Boy Scout Troop 154 for their service to veterans. Freedom House is a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans in our community.

Jun 4, 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
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Memorial Day sacred to those who honor the dead

To many veterans of war every day is memorial day -- a day of remembrance. The Memorial Day we know wasn't always called Memorial Day. For a time it was Decoration Day remembering the soldiers killed in the Civil War.

By Rev. Dr. John Schluep
May 28, 2017 12:00 AM

Appreciates support in filling the bus for Good Neighbors

Thank you to all the Cuyahoga Falls residents and Cuyahoga Falls schools that donated to the PTA Council's Annual Fill-a-Bus Food Drive, making it a huge success. Kudos to the CFHS National Honor Society for also collecting and donating to the drive.

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May 28, 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 26, 2017 12:25 PM

Memorial Day sacred to those who honor the dead

To many veterans of war every day is memorial day — a day of remembrance. The Memorial Day we know wasn’t always called Memorial Day. For a time it was Decoration Day remembering the soldiers killed in the Civil War.

By Rev. Dr. John Schluep
May 26, 2017 11:58 AM

Our View: 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 26, 2017 11:26 AM

Enough already with 'Happy' Memorial Day

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 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Wonders what state rep has done to address public school funding

After reading the very depressing article regarding the RIF situation in the Falls Schools, I'm curious what State Rep. Kristina Roegner has to say to the students, parents and staff of our school district. What has she done to rectify the ill-conceived ideas of funding public schools?

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Praises mayor on Neighborhood Excellence program 2

On April 22, Mayor Walters hosted a meeting for the Neighborhood Excellence program at the Natatorium. There were close to 100 people there, all energetic and excited to learn and share information with their fellow Cuyahoga Falls residents.

May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Trip to Hawaii? Why not head to 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
Falls Service Director shares updates on city projects
May 21, 2017 12:00 AM

Falls Service Director shares updates on city projects

Warmer weather is finally upon us. I hope you and your family are out and about enjoying the warm temperatures and beautiful sunshine. I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you about some exciting projects we have going on in the city of Cuyahoga Falls.

By Anthony Zumbo
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May 14, 2017 12:00 AM

Writer has 'confidence' taxes used wisely on open enrollment

A letter to the editor published in the April 23, 2017 Falls News-Press represented open enrollment in a misleading and inaccurate manner ("Says Falls School Board should'reconsider' open enrollment," Page 9). The School District has participated in open enrollment for many years.

May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Praises Neighborhood Ambassador program

I recently had the opportunity to attend a Neighborhood Ambassador meeting. It was eye opening. I have never heard so many reasons why people love Cuyahoga Falls. Neighborhood Ambassadors is a remarkable initiative put together by Mayor Walters and his administration.