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Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Safeguards for young victims of trafficking

Human trafficking is a horrible form of slavery and the sense of violation experienced by those victimized by it can be profound.

Where the work gets done
Feb 19, 2017 12:00 AM

Where the work gets done

Before an idea becomes law, the bill needs to pass both chambers of the legislature: The Ohio House and the Ohio Senate. From there, it goes to the Governor's desk for his signature or veto.

By Kristina Roegner State Rep. 37th District
Capital News: You should be concerned about heroin and fentanyl
Feb 15, 2017 12:02 AM

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. Yes, grains, as in the tiny specks that you sprinkle all over your french fries.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 15, 2017 12:01 AM

Letter: Not happy with Portman's 'yes' vote of DeVos

I would like to thank Senator Rob Portman (R) of Ohio for putting money above the interests of the schoolchildren of the United States. Despite the fact that over 90 percent of U.S. children attend public schools, Portman voted yes for a woefully ignorant Betsy DeVos.

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Feb 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: 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 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: Making it easier to register to vote

An engaged electorate is the backbone of a strong democracy, and making it easier to vote is the best way to encourage participation at the polls. House Bill 14, a measure introduced by State Rep.

Everett Covered Bridge a photogenic relic of horse-and-buggy days
Feb 12, 2017 12:02 AM

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 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Thinks Trump needs to adjust how he brings about change

Donald Trump is our president and the emperor with no clothes. He states what's on his mind without subterfuge. He is provocative, profane, coarse, insulting, mocking those who disagree with him. He displays little compassion.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: City should take holistic approach to YDC property

I was dismayed to read City Manager Howington's recent comments about the future of the YDC property, saying it was good the project is now on the back burner because if it had been developed sooner, the city would have gotten "assisted living or some kind of senior living, which would not have really added to the city's income tax sources.

Feb 12, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Obama did not help gender wage gap

Here is clear evidence that President Barack Obama has been engaged in unequal treatment of women for his entire tenure in government; however, I don't recall seeing the marches during his first few weeks in office? In either of his two terms?

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Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Don't overlook high-tech initiatives in 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
Next Exit History -- Hudson!
Feb 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Next Exit History -- Hudson!

Have you explored the Next Exit History app yet? My columns this year will focus on the 25 key historic sites and plaques that will be uploaded onto Hudson's portion of the app. Some of these places have been featured in previous columns, but I'll try to add some new details.

By Liz Murphy Destination Hudson
Feb 7, 2017 11:54 AM

Our View: Kasich strategy: Cut taxes, cap costs

In his budget for Ohio’s coming biennium, Governor Kasich is continuing his strategy of cutting income taxes to make the state more competitive for business, but sensibly hedging his bets since no one knows for sure what direction President Donald Trump will take the federal government.

Kaleidoscope: End of an era, Many will miss Ringling circus
Feb 5, 2017 12:01 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.

Feb 5, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Against the demolition of Hudson Middle School

On behalf of the David Hudson Chapter of Questers, an international organization dedicated to preserving buildings and landmarks of historical interest, I wish to speak out against the demolition of the Hudson Middle School on Oviatt Street.

Dreaming Out Loud: Better safe than sorry, dealing with colonoscopy prep
Feb 1, 2017 12:02 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 Editor
Capital News: Legislative leader finally moves to broadcast more committees
Feb 1, 2017 12:01 AM

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 Capital Bureau Chief
Feb 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Glad to see Hudson supporting renewable energy

According to the World Economic Forum, solar and wind are now the same price or cheaper than fossil fuels. Elon Musk just released a line of solar shingles that he claims are less expensive and last longer than traditional asphalt shingles. According to the U.S.

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Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

2017 looks to be an exciting year for Hudson

City Manager Jane Howington's State of the City address earlier this month painted an exciting picture of what's to come in Hudson this year. Residents are probably going to be very interested to see what the Downtown Phase II plans look like.

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor
Book club offers opportunity to share history
Jan 29, 2017 12:00 AM

Book club offers opportunity to share history

A Hudson book club, with a little prodding from Barbara Bos, read my first book, "Impending Love and War" in my Impending Love series. Barbara is a trustee for Case-Barlow Farm, and we share a love of history and old barns.

By Laura Freeman Reporter