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Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Says mayor responsible for fixing utility bill problems

Editor: At a recent City Council meeting the Walters administration revealed previously undisclosed underbilling of thousands of city customers during the utility billing debacle last summer.

Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Sought information on utility billing issues

Editor: Last September my letter relating to the mismanagement of the utility billing implementation was published in the Falls News-Press.

Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Writer says everything is connected

Editor: The wars of the 1940s inspired many corporate moguls. The moguls (wheels at the top) added value with "hubs of activity." At that time corporations and customers exchanged value. But, the exchange scaled slowly and added value in a linear growth pattern.

Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Growing deer population prompts interesting calls to Silver Lake police 

Out with the old, in with the NEW! Happy 2017 to all! It is always with a little sadness that I determine that the Christmas tree has to come down. The kid in me still finds the twinkle of lights on the tree to be magical.

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Our View: Developing empathy key to achieving Dr. King's dream
Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: Developing empathy 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

Letter: Raises concerns about drilling for natural gas

I want to thank the Falls News-Press for its article on the Village Council's decision to entertain the idea of opening up the area between Silver Lake and the Cuyahoga River to fracking ("Village considers proposal to drill for natural gas," Jan. 1, 2017 Falls News-Press, Page 1).

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

A show of leadership over politics by Kasich

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed an ill-advised decision by the lame-duck legislature that would have effectively put a mandate on renewable energy development on hold for another two years.

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Offers thoughts on paper's 'Our View'

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

Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Reflections: Finding a right word to describe this 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
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Our View: This Christmas 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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What was your favorite holiday present when you were a child?
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

What was your favorite holiday present when you were a child?

An entire doll house full of furniture.

Jennie Elliot, Intervention Specialist
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Hold That Thought: Give yourself a break from holiday stress

Editor's note: This column was written last holiday season, but it's being reprinted this year. Remember when you were a kid, and Christmas was a "break?

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Guest Column: There are miracles, and then there are miracles
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Guest Column: 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.

Rabbi Jim Egolf Temple Beth Shalom
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Peace can be attained by accepting first Christmas gift, Jesus

War and terror, dissention and disagreement. Struggles at home, struggles abroad, struggles within, and peace a dream. Is this your perspective this Christmas?

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Says raise for village employees appears 'generous'

Is there anticipation that with the overage of monies in the Silver Lake finances there will be increased attention to repairs/ patching of roadways in the future?

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Writer says band's holiday concert was 'wonderful' 

I just received the greatest gift. It was a holiday concert by the Cuyahoga Falls Community Band at the Cuyahoga Falls Library. What a wonderful event. So many talented people volunteering their time for the rest of the community.

Dec 25, 2016 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.

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Reporter travels from home to go home for Christmas celebration

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
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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 23, 2016 12:37 PM

Guest Column: 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.

Rabbi Jim Egolf Temple Beth Shalom