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Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Wants to know real cost of Front Street project

Sleight of hand. Under which shell is the real cost of the Front Street project? Is it $10 million, $13 million, $16 million? Does the cost include revamping the parking decks or doesn't it? What commitments does the administration have from potential businesses?

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Son brings out storytelling skills in 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 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Thanks mayor for showing fiscal responsibility

The Falls News-Press published an article on Jan. 29 explaining the result of a "fiscal physical" recently completed by the Ohio Auditor of State. All Ohio cities are given scores based on 17 separate criteria, and then rated critical, cautionary or positive.

Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says questions not answered at Falls Schools' forums

In the fall of 2014, the primary goal of the Cuyahoga Falls City School District forums was to communicate with our community and examine how, when, and where we plan to modernize our school buildings. What happened? At any cost, some promoters wanted to demolish and build new buildings.

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Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Capital News: Don't overlook the high-tech initiatives in the governor's budget proposal

COLUMBUS -- Gov. John Kasich was on the road the day after his biennial budget rollout, talking to an audience in suburban Dayton about some of the provisions included in the two-year spending plan.

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

Call for 'another Kent State' appalling

Dan Adamini, the Michigan Republican Party official whose social media posts calling for "another Kent State" spurred a firestorm, was right about one thing: "It was stupid, it was poorly done," he said of his posts on Twitter and Facebook.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Voices concerns about opening up Front Street

On Jan. 31, we heard the feel-good presentation on why we should spend $13 million to open up Front Street.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Smoke Signals: Cellphones need sound of silence button in workplace, public venues

I want to start this column off with a question for our readers. Do you know of a cellphone ring tone etiquette class? I know. That's a mouthful to say. If you know of one, please let me know.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jan 30, 2017 5:22 PM

Why Facebook's audience insights matters for all marketing

One of my jobs in writing this column is to pass on cool marketing tools to you all. Buckle up, because today we are discussing one of the most interesting and useful digital tools available to anyone the Facebook Audience Insights tool.

By Josh Gordon
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: 'Energized' and 'amazed' by visit to trio of cities

As the president of Triad Communications and the owner of The Foundry Building in downtown Cuyahoga Falls, I was fortunate to be asked to accompany city officials and other building and business owners on a site visit to Oak Park, Ill., Valapariso, Ind. and South Bend, Ind. on Jan. 20-21.

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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: 'Excited' about Menards' building project on Graham Road

In a recent article on the Falls News-Press website, I was very excited to see Menards' renewed commitment to begin building on Graham Road in 2017. It appears from the outside that Mayor Walters has been very committed to making sure that retailers continue to invest in Cuyahoga Falls.

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Residents invited to share thoughts on downtown project Jan. 31

As we kick off another exciting year of redevelopment and revitalization in the City of Cuyahoga Falls, you can feel the excitement that continues to build on Front Street. The initial phase of engineering is nearing completion, and downtown historic preservation efforts remain underway.

Jan 22, 2017 12:00 AM

Dealing with the post-holiday blues

January can be depressing. Many people get the post-holiday blues. You have this big long build-up to Christmas that begins in November (which includes Thanksgiving). There's the music, cards, gifts, parties, and food. It's festive and fun.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
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.

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?

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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.