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Wildflowers over three seasons in Cuyahoga Valley
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Wildflowers over three seasons in Cuyahoga Valley

March begins the wildflower year in Cuyahoga Valley National Park -- a year that extends well into late fall. Watching the progression of wildflowers can deepen your awareness of nature through the changing seasons.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Note of Thanks: Praises all involved with Battle of the Badges game

The Falls Cancer Club and the members of the Police and Fire department basketball teams would like to thank everyone who attended the Battle of the Badges basketball game on March 3. The fire and police teams battled it out on the court with the police team coming out the winners.

Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Mayor's Message: Primer offered on city's outdoor warning system 

The last few weeks have produced some extreme weather events throughout the region. When the alarm sounds on the city of Cuyahoga Falls Outdoor Warning System, do you know how to respond? You can immediately tune into 96.1 WCFI-FM for information on the nature of the activation.

By Don Walters Cuyahoga Falls Mayor
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
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Mar 19, 2017 12:00 AM

THUMBS UP (March 19, 2017)

THUMBS UP to the four local athletes who won state championships last weekend.

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Praises all involved with game to support The Falls Cancer Club Inc.

There was great community and family support of the annual Battle of the Badges, Fireman vs. Police basketball game. This annual event took place March 3 at Cuyahoga Falls High School. This annual event helps raise monies to support the patients of The Falls Cancer Club Inc.

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Raises questions about Cuyahoga Falls' utility billing practice

Today when we buy something one of the first things we do is look at the price. We shop around to find the best deals. Some things you can't do this with but we still want to know how much we are paying for it. Milk, chicken, beef, it's all listed before we buy it.

Mar 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Sidelines: 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
Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Village News: Plenty of activities in Silver Lake

Indoors or out, no one relaxes In March, that month of wind and taxes The wind will presently disappear The taxes last us all the year -- Ogden Nash March certainly arrived like the proverbial lion. I awoke this morning to find tornado warnings on my cell phone.

Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says citizens 'deserve better' from School Board member

With disappointment, I read coverage of the Ohio Election Commission's investigation of the Building Our Futures Together PAC ("State panel finds one violation against Falls school levy committee," Feb. 26 Falls News-Press, Page 3).

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Mar 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Wants roads fixed before Front Street project starts

I would like to comment on the Front Street project. How does the city justify spending $13-plus million on removing all the bricks and opening the street up to traffic when just about every side street in the city is riddled with potholes?

Feb 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: 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

Reflections: 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.

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.

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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