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Discovering the National Park's Virginia Kendall Hills
Jan 18, 2017 12:04 AM

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
Capital News: Kasich offers potential preview of State of the State
Jan 18, 2017 12:02 AM

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 Capital Bureau Chief
Smoke Signals: An open birthday letter to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Jan 15, 2017 12:04 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.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jan 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: Developing empathy is key to achieving Dr. King's dream

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. How close are we to achieving Dr. King's dream?

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Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Toast of Hudson celebrates 10 years in Feb.

This year is the 10th anniversary of the Toast to Hudson event sponsored by Hudson Community First and Hudson Community Foundation. Akron Children's Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the 2017 celebration which will take place at Western Reserve Academy's Murdough Athletic Center on Feb. 3.

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: Battle lines forming on repeal of Obamacare

The first major battle of the coming Trump presidency is likely to center on the fate of the signature achievement of the Obama presidency, the Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare.

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Boycotts and bullying

We've been hearing a lot about the bullying that is expected under Donald Trump. Meanwhile, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli was forced to decline President-elect Trump's invitation to sing at the inauguration because of boycott threats.

Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

New Year resolutions begin with small changes

It's the time of year when people make New Year resolutions. The most common are to lose weight, eat healthier and save money. Some will succeed and some will fail, but we can learn a lesson from a Boy Scout I wrote about last year.

By Laura Freeman Reporter
Jan 8, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Middle School should be preserved for integrity of downtown fabric

The historic Hudson Middle School, a venerable feature of Hudson, should be preserved for the integrity of the downtown fabric. It is a charming and dignified neighbor on Oviatt Street.

Capital News: Grab some popcorn and get ready for more political drama in 2018
Jan 4, 2017 12:01 AM

Capital News: Grab some popcorn and get ready for more political drama in 2018

COLUMBUS -- The next six months are going to be fascinating, for so many reasons: Tight Budget: Gov. John Kasich and his administration have been warning for months that spending over the next two fiscal years is going to be tight.

By Marc Kovac Capital Bureau Chief
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Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Thanks community for holiday donations

Thank you to the Twinsburg community. The seventh-annual Santa's Smiling Elves drive is complete and was another great success. Approximately 620 presents, 50 gift cards and more than $500 in cash donations were collected.

Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Our View: A show of leadership over politics by Kasich

Gov. John Kasich has vetoed an ill-advised decision by the lame-duck legislature that would have effectively put a mandate on renewable energy development on hold for another two years.

Jan 4, 2017 12:00 AM

Letter: Doesn't want service garage near downtown Hudson

For the life of me, I cannot figure out the City Council's logic behind wanting to build their services garage in the center of Downtown Hudson.

Kaleidoscope: Hooray for all those who aid needy in our communities
Jan 1, 2017 12:00 AM

Kaleidoscope: Hooray for all those who aid needy in our communities

It never ceases to amaze me how people come together over the year-end holidays to help those who are not as well off as most of us are.

By Ken Lahmers And Andrew Adam
Reflections: Finding a right word to describe 2016
Dec 28, 2016 12:02 AM

Reflections: Finding a right word to describe 2016

How can I describe the past year? It's difficult to narrow it down into one word. Actually impossible. What do you think of when you think of 2016? I'm going to go alphabetically and come up with 26 words. AWESOME My son, who beat brain cancer, turned 4 this year.

By Steve Wiandt Reporter
Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Wonders if all options for bus garage were researched

According to the Nov. 30 Hudson Hub-Times, the city is researching spots for its new Municipal Service Center. And there are plenty of options: Veterans Way, Ravenna and Oviatt Streets, as well as private property options and possible swaps of land. Which has me wondering.

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM

Letter: Good Neighbors leader praise community for help

Cuyahoga Falls Good Neighbors wants to thank the communities of Cuyahoga Falls, Stow, Munroe Falls, Hudson and Peninsula for all the donations we received for our Christmas Drive. This year we helped 509 families consisting of 823 adults and seniors and 535 children.

Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Put the cell phones away for the holidays

My personal holiday challenge - when spending time with friends, family, coworkers, neighbors this holiday season, please put your cell phones away! It is extremely rude constantly responding to messages or checking Facebook or ... no excuses.

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Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Reporter travels from home to go home

Growing up, Christmas was always about family at home. We never traveled. We woke up in our own beds, went down to our own tree in our own living room and home was where we were for the day.

By Jeff Saunders Reporter
Dec 25, 2016 12:00 AM

Give yourself a break from some of the self-imposed holiday stress

Editor's note: This column was written last holiday season, but it's being reprinted this year. Remember when you were a kid, and Christmas was a "break?

By Scott Shriner Executive Editor