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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?

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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
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.

May 7, 2017 12:00 AM

Reforming Ohio's Prevailing Wage law

As Americans we value freedom and embrace competition. We recognize that the benefits of competition, lower prices and improved quality, drive our free markets and have propelled our economy to be one of the strongest in the world.

By Kristina Roegner Ohio House District 37 Representative
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Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

New look to our homepage

In the spirit of this beautiful spring weather we're having, we've freshened up our website a bit. In the past week, online readers may have noticed a tweak to the design of our homepage at fallsnewspress.com.

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Vote 'For' Falls City School District levy renewal May 2

The Cuyahoga Falls City School District is asking voters to approve Issue 12, the renewal of a five-year, 4.75-mill levy on the May 2 ballot.

Apr 30, 2017 12:00 AM

Get ready to say goodbye to the mall, and hello to a new era in the city

It's a great time to live in, or come visit, Cuyahoga Falls. Opening up Front Street to allow traffic has the potential to usher in a new era for the city. It's long overdue for the outdoor pedestrian mall area to be removed and the area to be opened up.

Apr 27, 2017 10:18 PM

Thinking about the legislative aftermath of the Facebook killing

COLUMBUS -- Stuff happens all the time to spotlight deficiencies in Ohio Revised Code, and lawmakers, when sufficiently provoked, will step up and offer legislation to address the shortcomings.

By Marc Kovaccapital Bureau
Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Cuyahoga Falls School Board needs to 'press' leader for fiscal plan

In the April 16 edition of the Falls News-Press there was an article about the upcoming 4.75-mill Cuyahoga Falls City School District renewal levy. In that article Superintendent Nichols mentioned savings this year that were expected to cut about $590,000 of the approximately $1.

Apr 23, 2017 12:00 AM

Killing on Facebook underscores need for responsibility on social media

Within hours Sunday, a video uploaded to Facebook spread like wildfire. It showed the random, heinous killing of a Cleveland man as he walked home after eating Easter dinner with his family.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Use Easter as a chance to be a better you

During Easter people make a better effort to remember their faith and be better a person to others, in a small way echoing Jesus' sacrifice of himself for the betterment of everyone on Earth. This desire to reach out to others is always welcome, and a great thing to see.

Apr 16, 2017 12:00 AM

Calls state representative's arguments 'vague'

I feel the need to respond to the March 26 opinion piece written by State Representative of the 37th District, Kristina Roegner, calling for a Convention of the States to change our U.S. Constitution ("What is a 'Convention of States'?" Page 8, Cuyahoga Falls News-Press).

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Apr 9, 2017 12:00 AM

Ohio START to help families affected by parents' drug abuse

Children traumatized as a result of their parents' drug abuse are often the invisible victims of the opioid epidemic. They may have gone days without food or adequate supervision. They may have been abused. And they may have witnessed a parent inject drugs, overdose or even die.

By Mike Dewine Ohio Attorney General
Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Says downtown project will improve aesthetics, economics

I've been a resident in the Falls for more than 10 years now, having lived all around the country and in some places where people generally move when they retire, in beautiful cities, some large, some small in Arizona, South Texas, Florida, and California.