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The voters of Woodmere have spoken. In the Tuesday election, three of four council members up for recall lost their seats.

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Identity theft is often linked to stolen credit cards, false loan applications or unauthorized bank account withdrawals. Now the incidents of unemployment fraud are mounting at alarming rates in Ohio, with cases hitting close to home.

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In May of 2020, when Ohio had been plunged into recession by the COVID-19 pandemic, state budget analysts were wringing their hands trying to make ends meet in the wake of the worst fiscal crisis since the Great Recession.

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Woodmere Village is in a conundrum. The solution, however, seems to be within reach if elected officials could find a way to cooperate with each other.

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Filling the void. That’s what local agencies, charities and religious groups are doing right now to help families keep food on their tables. Often, food drives are associated with the winter holidays. But the need is year-round for senior citizens on fixed incomes, families facing economic d…

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That old briefcase, you know, the one you threw in the back seat months ago, the one that has become your forever passenger for all to see.That beat-up bag could tempt a passer-by to smash your window just to see if there is something valuable inside.

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I can’t stop thinking about it. I never will. The Soviet Union poured billions of dollars of weaponry into Vietnam to help their communist brethren kill my American brothers. More than 11,000 of them were sent home in body bags during my year in country, and well over 58,000 of them perished…

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On Monday, the nation will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day to celebrate the legacy of the beloved civil rights leader. MLK Day is marked with prayer services, speeches and concerts. It has become a national day of service for many across the U.S. with a goal of Americans helping each other.

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We keep hearing “there’s light at the end of the tunnel” with respect to the coronavirus pandemic now that there are approved vaccines being delivered across the country. A subtle sense of optimism surfaces as we anticipate our lives returning to some form of normalcy perhaps by summer or, m…

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President-elect Joe Biden has introduced his foreign policy and national security team, and it is certainly a far cry from the haphazardly organized group assembled under current President Donald Trump.  These people - seven nominated so far – include Antony Blinken for secretary of state; A…

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We ended 2019 optimistic that a major step was being taken to support the recycling effort when national food chains joined local governments to eliminate single-use plastic bags. These bags clog waterways, endanger animals and take up valuable space in landfills.

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This year more than ever, people coping with the coronavirus pandemic are looking to capture the magic of the holiday season. Because of health advisories, there likely won’t be large family gatherings or crowded pews in churches during Christmas services.

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I admit it. I did not want to see a Starbucks in the Village. I was a regular at the Rosecart Café – that charming little bistro in a century house on East Washington Street where Ginny Rosen and Guy Cartwright served up coffee drinks and light breakfast from 1994 to 2001. The Rosecart was m…

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We live in hope. After more than 10 months of living under the threat of the novel coronavirus, scientists have come up with vaccines that gained emergency approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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As everyone hunkers down in various levels of COVID-19 shutdown mode, there is no shortage of jokes about how we will have to relearn normal societal behavior once we are in each other’s company again. For one thing, many people will have to get used to wearing pants again. For me, if I ever…

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A few disruptions from residents attending a virtual Woodmere session last month has prompted some Village Council members to consider permanently eliminating one of the two public comment segments of all meetings.

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Let’s go to Kari’s Play World. That is what children and parents in Bainbridge will be saying when the playground at River Run Park is replaced in the coming weeks.