Obama will rally at the John S. Knight Center. Look for coverage on Patch after the event.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
What do you think about this Service Employees International union president's open letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney?
Dear Mr. Romney: Your welcoming letter to President Obama felt a little sketchy to me. I remember, as I am certain my fellow Ohioans remember, you supporting actions, or in many cases inaction, which would have cost Ohioans their jobs, their homes and their rights. You, Mr. Romney, made it clear that you don't understand how average Ohioans live and support their families. That is why you did not support the auto industry bail out and in fact said "Let Detroit go bankrupt." Unlike you, President Obama understands that the auto industry is the backbone of livable-wage jobs for Ohio's middle class and without those jobs they could not feed their families or pay their mortgages. That is why President Obama bet on the America worker and as…
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Karen Powers and Karen Wright were selected to be the school board's president and vice president, respectively.
During the first Stow-Munroe Falls Board of Education meeting at the high school Jan. 9 Karen Powers was selected to be board president and Karen Wright was selected to be board vice president.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Now is the time to remember the words of the great orator.
When I graduated from high school in the late 1980s, the world seemed to be filled with hope. I had not known war, my family was prosperous even in the era of Reaganomics and it felt like the world was shifting toward permanent change for good. Racism seemed to have been eradicated by the panacea of education and time. I know now that I was young and naïve, convinced that I could make the world a better place simply by dreaming it. Then came the Persian Gulf War, Rodney King and Sept. 11. I am the first to admit that these events--as well as many others--have left me cynical and jaded. That flame of hope kindled long ago and that had once burned so brightly is now only faintly flickering. But there are moments when I can still feel it, and…
Sunday, January 16, 2011
University owns property in Stow for airport.
Although a hiring freeze was recently instituted at Kent State University, the airport it owns on Kent Road in Stow is unlikely to feel the chill. The site of the annual Aviation Heritage Fair, Kent State University Airport currently has more than 90 faculty and staff, not all of whom are university employees. Operation of the airport is contracted out to Al Beckwith Leasing Co. and Commercial Aviation Corporation. In an e-mail last month to all university faculty and staff, Kent State President Lester Lefton stated that a projected shortfall in the state budget would lead to “serious budget reductions” for higher education, necessitating “contingency planning” that involved an immediate, university-wide hiring restrictions. “If there are …
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
President, vice-president and pro tem remain the same in 2011.
Janet D'Antonio, Sara Drew and Matt Riehl are all keeping their respective titles on City Council in 2011. D'Antonio, who served as Council's president in 2010, was again voted in as president during the Jan. 3 meeting. The president of council may only serve two consecutive terms, said D'Antonio, who is in her 16th year on council. "[D'Antonio] did an excellent job last year," said Mayor Karen Fritschel. "There were some contentious times last year ... but [she] handles it very well." Drew, in her sixth year on council, will remain vice president and Riehl will continue to be president pro tem, in case Drew or D'Antonio are not available. Councilor Joe Hickin nominated Councilor Mike Rasor to be president but council voted 5-2 to keep D…