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Kaleidoscope: Many great places seen in decade of travel adventures
Feb 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Many great places seen in decade of travel adventures

In addition to reaching my 30th anniversary as editor of the Aurora Advocate in January, I hit the 10-year milestone of taking and writing about road trips to many places in Ohio, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

Guest column: Covered bridge in national park is a beautiful photographic relic
Feb 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Guest column: Covered bridge in national park is a beautiful photographic relic

Photography is popular among visitors to national parks, and many parks become known by their photographic icons. In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Everett Covered Bridge is one of the often-photographed destinations.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi Cuya. Valley National Park
Kaleidoscope: It's great to see grand structures saved, converted to other uses
Feb 15, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: It's great to see grand structures saved, converted to other uses

Because of the beautiful architecture featured on many old buildings, I love to see them renovated and not ripped from the landscape. Many throughout the world have been repurposed in creative ways, and I've seen many of those on my travels in the last few years.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Feb 13, 2017 5:18 PM

Capital News: You should be concerned about heroin and fentanyl

COLUMBUS — Take a penny out of your pocket. Or borrow one from somebody. Heck, look around on the ground, and you’ll probably find one.Now go get a salt shaker and carefully remove 32 grains.

By Marc Kovac | Rpc Capital Bureau Chief
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Guest column: Everett Covered Bridge a photogenic relic of horse-and-buggy days
Feb 13, 2017 5:09 PM

Guest column: Everett Covered Bridge a photogenic relic of horse-and-buggy days

Photography is popular amongst visitors to national parks, and many parks become known by their photographic icons. In Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Everett Covered Bridge is one of the often-photographed destinations.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi, Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Feb 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Dreaming Out Loud: Better safe than sorry; dealing with colonoscopy prep

A few weeks ago I successfully made it through my second colonoscopy. I know what you are all doing right now. You're looking at my column picture and wondering how out of date is it. Well, it's not from last week, but I still look pretty much the same.

By Andrew Adam | Hudson Hub-times Editor
Smoke Signals: Silence those cell phones in workplace, public venues
Feb 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Smoke Signals: Silence those cell phones in workplace, public venues

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

By Tim Troglen | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
Feb 6, 2017 7:40 PM

Capital News: Don't overlook high-tech initiatives in Ohio governor's budget plan

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 | Rpc Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 1, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Why put recycling fee on our taxes? 1

I thank the Portage County Recycling Center for going to a single container collection system. This will help us and many other residents.

Kaleidoscope: End of an era; many will miss Ringling circus
Feb 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: End of an era; many will miss Ringling circus

In just about 3 1/2 months, the end of an era will come for what has been billed for decades as "The Greatest Show on Earth." The Ringling Bros. and Barnum Bailey Circus will cease to operate after 146 years. The last opportunity for Ohioans to see the show is March 10-19 in Cincinnati.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
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Jan 30, 2017 8:01 PM

Capital News: Legislative leader finally moves to broadcast more committees

COLUMBUS — Ohio Senate President Larry Obhof (R-Medina) deserves public kudos for his decision to allow the broadcast of three additional legislative committees.It’s a big step in the right direction.

By Marc Kovac | Rpc Capital Bureau Chief
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 AM

Reflections: What to do to cure 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 | Cuyahoga Falls News Press Reporter
Kaleidoscope: Aurora officials get lot more money now
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Aurora officials get lot more money now

Today, Aurora City Council reps receive $9,900 a year for their services, the Council president gets $1,500 more than that and the mayor is paid $93,000. But 50 years ago, Council reps didn't receive any compensation and the mayor got a pittance.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Jan 25, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: Believes carbon fee, dividend needed 1

Ohio communities and culture have been strongly shaped by the climate. However, because of global warming caused by our heat-trapping emissions, drastic change is in the future. Severe heat in the summer, intense storming and flooding are new dangers to our production of agricultural goods.

Jan 19, 2017 12:18 PM

Guest column: Discovering the National Park's Virginia Kendall Hills

When snow finally comes this winter, you won’t want to miss your chance to get outside to play and enjoy the natural wonder of winter with your kids. Consider taking them sledding at the Virginia Kendall Hills in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi
Jan 19, 2017 12:15 PM

Capital News: Kasich offers potential preview of 'State of the State'

COLUMBUS — Gov. John Kasich offered what was called a “looking ahead” speech a few days ago before an audience of business leaders near the Statehouse.

By Marc Kovac | Rpc Capital Bureau Chief
Kaleidoscope: A look at Advocate's most read stories in 2016
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: A look at Advocate's most read stories in 2016

In this digital age, Aurora Advocate readers, and those of our sister newspapers, frequently check out our stories and other content online, and it's always fun for us to see which stories are the most read each year.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Jan 18, 2017 1:00 AM

LETTER: City should lighten up roadways

The Aurora Advocate reported recently that City Council enters 2017 with a $1 million surplus. I agree with the changes the city will institute to boost the local economy, but I also request that City Council consider important changes toward increased safety.

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Jan 13, 2017 11:16 AM

Smoke Signals: An open birthday letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Happy Birthday Dr. King.You didn’t know me.I was just 5 years old on April 4, 1968 when you were assassinated standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.But sir, you’ve influenced my life, and made me a better person.

Jan 12, 2017 12:26 PM

Guest column: Discovering the National Park's Virginia Kendall Hills

When snow finally comes this winter, you won’t want to miss your chance to get outside to play and enjoy the natural wonder of winter with your kids. Consider taking them sledding at the Virginia Kendall Hills in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

By Jennie Vasarhelyi