Wednesday, May 9, 2012
What do you think about this Service Employees International union president's open letter to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
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…
Friday, October 14, 2011
No reason immediately available for cancellation.
Cuyahoga Falls school board candidate Mike Penta told Cuyahoga Falls Patch that the Cuyahoga Falls PTSA has canceled a Candidates Night session scheduled to take place Oct. 19 at Bolich Middle School. No reason for the cancellation was immediately available, but the PTA had said in a published announcement that no video or audio recording devices would be allowed at the session, a ban that most if not all of the candidates opposed. Such a ban apparently would have been in violation of Ohio "sunshine" laws, which do not allow public meetings to ban such media devices with very few exceptions (some parole hearings, executive sessions, matters involving minors). The candidates will be available together at the Cuyahoga Falls Library at 10 a.…
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Your guide to issues and candidates and polling places in Cuyahoga Falls.
It's not a major election year, but there are issues and candidates to be decided, including the contentious contest over SB5, which would limit the power of unionized public employees. Want to learn more about the candidates and issues? Or maybe you’d like to know when you can request an absentee ballot or where your polling location is. Cuyahoga Falls Patch will have all the information you need to stay up-to-date. Save this Election Central page and check back for links to relevant articles, profiles on the candidates and other election news. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and we'll keep you posted when we have updates on this page. And here is the Patch Voter Guide. As we report on candidates and issues listed below, …
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Get to know the Democratic incumbent running for re-election this November.
Editor's Note: As part of Cuyahoga Falls Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Name: Don Walters Age: 47 Occupation: Dock operations with YRC in Copley, Ohio. Education: 1981 graduate of Cuyahoga Falls High School. Office Sought: Ward 6 City Council Experience: 10 years as a member of City Council. Candidate Statement: Walters detailed his leadership goals and efforts, which include throwing block parties in his Ward and hosting neighborhood meetings to inform the residents about what services are available to…
Friday, September 2, 2011
As part of our election coverage, Cuyahoga Falls Patch will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office.
Editor's Note: As part of Cuyahoga Falls Patch's local election coverage, we will provide profiles of each of the candidates running for office. These profiles will offer biographical and issue-oriented details about each of the candidates to help you, the voters, make more-informed decisions at the ballot box. Name: Diana Colavecchio Age: 52 Occupation: Attorney; estate planning, probate and trust administration, real estate. Education: University of Akron Law School, University of Akron graduate, North High School alum (Akron). Office Sought: Ward 5 (incumbent) Elected Experience: Completing six years on Cuyahoga Falls City Council this fall, current council president. Candidate Statement: “I hope to be the continuing voice of reason …
Monday, August 29, 2011
Details on where and when you can meet face to face with the candidates Monday evening.
Voters are invited to meet the candidates for the two open seat on the Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education Monday night. Meet and Greet Details: Coffee and bagels will be served. Previous Coverage:
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Board seeks to have Holland successor in place Aug. 1.
The Cuyahoga Falls Board of Education has narrowed the field to two candidates for the position of district superintendent. Final interviews will take place June 14 and 15. Candidate Domenic Paolo, superintendent of Fairport Harbor Exempted Village School District, and Candidate Dr. Todd Nicholas, superintendent of Bucyrus City School District, have been selected from among 20 original applicants to the position. A previous finalist, Cara Riddle, New Albany-Plain Local School District director of human resources, withdrew her application to accept a superintendency elsewhere, said Dr. Paula Snyder, director of human resources for Cuyahoga Falls schools. Snyder said along with Nicholas, Paolo and Riddle, the previous, first-round candidates…