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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
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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).

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.

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Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Offers thoughts on Solon City School District

The Solon City School District ranks No. 1 in academics in the state of Ohio. I have started to attend their Board of Education meetings. I hope to report to the Falls News-Press regarding what Solon does that Cuyahoga Falls could do at zero cost.

Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Opposes proposed four-story apartment project

I live in a condo at Northpoint at Hunters Crossing in Cuyahoga Falls. I attended a meeting of the Planning Commission concerning the building of a four-story, 61-unit apartment building between our condo complex and our Reserve condo neighbors.

Apr 2, 2017 12:00 AM

Reporter's meds become casualty in war on heroin

Recently I became a casualty in the war raging against opiates. No, I didn't lose a loved one to a heroin overdose. Nor did I decide to shoot narcotics into my veins.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Praises City Councilman for helping with programs

I recently found out about the Veterans Resources section of our city website and I was so excited to see this new addition. I want to thank our City Councilman Adam Miller for spearheading this effort and taking an active role in empowering veterans in Cuyahoga Falls.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Says Portage Crossing is 'not distinctive'

I like Portage Crossing. It's okay. But I want to love it. Sure, it is aesthetically pleasing and looks great. But the selection of retailers is frankly pathetic. I thought the vape shop was bad enough.

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Agrees that roads need to be fixed in the city

I am writing about the letter, "Wants roads fixed before Front Street project starts" (March 5 Falls News-Press, Page 8).

Mar 26, 2017 12:00 AM

Guest Column: What is a 'Convention of States'?

Federalism: A constitutionally designed, conservative balance of power. It is time for the states to embrace the constitutional principle of federalism and rein in a federal government that has over the last century become overbearing and overreached its constitutional authority.

By Kristina Daley Roegner Ohio House District 27 Representative
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
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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