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Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Board remains committed to service 

We would like to respond to the article regarding the Portage County Board of Disabilities that appeared on Page 1 of the Record-Courier on March 22.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Republicans must resist abandoning Western Europe  4

President Trump's lack of enthusiasm for NATO, the European Union, the values espoused by Western Europe and his openings toward the Russia ruled by Vladimir Putin reverses American foreign policy and should concern the Republican Party every bit as much as the Democrats.

Mar 24, 2017 4:00 AM

Trump should cooperate with probe 

At the end of the House Intelligence Committee's long hearing on the FBI investigation of Russian meddling in the presidential election this week, the Republican chairman, Devin Nunes of California, made a last, vain attempt to clear the White House of suspicion.

By Doyle Mcmanus Los Angeles Times (tns)
Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

A fair hearing in order for Gorsuch 

Judge Neil Gorsuch appears to be following what has become the standard script for Supreme Court nominees at their confirmation hearings: Dodging any questions dealing with past high court decisions.

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Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Help with MS fight 

On Sunday, March 19, I ran in the United Airlines New York Half Marathon. This run will always hold a special place in my heart. I ran for the Race to Stop MS. I ran for my dear college roommate, Raena, and many others that suffer from Multiple Sclerosis.

Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Move to city manager costly idea  1

To city of Ravenna voters: Please do not fall for the proposed idea of a city manager for your city. He or she will receive a modest salary at first, but in a few short years it will skyrocket out of sight.

Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Say 'no' to health plan  2

The Congressional Budget Office, the independent arm of the government that scores (evaluates) the effects of pending legislation, has come up with two thumbs down for the so-called American Heath Care Act, which would repeal certain parts of Obamacare (ACA or Affordable Care Act.

Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Narrowing the focus 

Questions about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election have evolved into a cluster of allegations -- wiretaps, national security leaks, British spying in America. The cluster doesn't even have a name, a la Watergate, Whitewater or Benghazi.

Chicago Tribune
Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Don't expand historic district 

I read in the Record-Courier that the City of Ravenna is considering putting in a larger historical district. I agree with Larry Silenius that these types of things are too restrictive to the homeowners. Ravenna's zoning laws are bad enough.

Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Against Field levy 

In response to Jon Little (Record-Courier letters, March 14), I, too, will visit my voting place and will vote "No" on the Field school levy. I will also vote with my heart, which is attached to my wallet. But my heart has more than one chamber, and my wallet only has one check that goes into it.

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Mar 23, 2017 4:00 AM

Suffield League grateful 

We want to extend a great big "Thank you" to everyone who attended our seventh annual "Laugh at the Lake" event on March 4 at Paradise Lake. We want to especially thank all of the staff at Paradise Lake for their help and cooperation while accommodating our many requests.

Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Balancing school funding vs. history 

School officials in Ravenna have taken the first step toward seeking funding from the Ohio School Facilities Commission for new facilities, while cautioning that the process will be a lengthy one that could take five years to complete.

Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Iran looks to deepen presence in Iraq 

MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi forces helped by U.S. airpower have clawed back much of this broken city from the Islamic State. But as you approach East Mosul, the military checkpoints on the rutted road aren't manned by the Iraqi army. Nor are they flying the flag of Iraq.

By Trudy Rubin The Philadelphia Inquirer (tns)
Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Don't change court 

In the March 12 edition of the Record-Courier, there was an article by Alan Morrison about changing the life tenure of Supreme Court justices.

Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Lauds coverage of KSU sports 

We have followed the Kent State men's and women's basketball teams this season. Allen Moff's feature stories about the teams and individual players have been interesting and very informative. Keep up the good work!

Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

Slavery vs. segregation 

For some time I have been annoyed with the fact that Martin Luther King's great contribution to our culture was his idea that segregation was the basic cause of any failures by blacks or other minorities to achieve success.

Mar 22, 2017 4:00 AM

ACA and health costs 

Last January, I experienced open heart surgery. The procedure may have been life-saving, and my recovery has gone extremely well. Happily, I'm back to almost all my regular activities and looking forward to the warmer weather that will soon be here.

Mar 21, 2017 4:00 AM

America First: Quit funding Great Lakes restoration  3

Ohio's Senators, Sherrod Brown and Rob Portman, and our state's representatives to Congress should speak out loudly and clearly against the elimination of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative as proposed in President Trump's budget.

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Mar 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Health care bill flawed 

While the zeal to replace Obamacare with a system that is more sustainable and doesn't penalize working Americans has been in place since the legislation became law several years ago, the effort should not be hasty.

Mar 21, 2017 4:00 AM

Microwave claim latest whopper cooked up by team Trump 

WASHINGTON -- My relationship with my microwave has dramatically changed. I can no longer look at it as a convenient way to make a quick cup of coffee or tea. Now, it's an evil instrument capable of allowing outsiders to intrude my life.

By Dan K. Thomasson Tribune News Service (tns)