Peace by Piece offers opportunity to shop with purpose: It’s Your Business

Name of Business: Peace by PieceAddress: 39 W. Main St., SevillePhone: 330-975-4043Web address: noneOwner: Wendy JamesType of business: Global Fair Trade/Local Art GalleryNumber of employees: 1 (owner)Years in business: 1 Tell us what your business does: We offer customers an opportunity to “shop with purpose.” Global Fair Trade offers fair wages and good working conditions […]

Mark’s Cleaning Service Inc.:It’s Your Business

Name of Business: Mark’s Cleaning Service Inc.Address: 325 South Elmwood Ave., MedinaPhone: (330)725-5702Web address: www.markscleaning.comOwners: Mark Bonnie SkodaType of business: RestorationNumber of employees: 110Years in business: 30 Tell us what your business does: Carpet cleaning, oriental area rug cleaning, ceramic tile and grout cleaning, upholstery, air duct cleaning, window cleaning, maid service and pet urine […]

Spirit of Community dinner honors volunteers: Community Voices

BEREA, Ohio — The Spirit of Community dinner honors outstanding volunteers in the Berea community. Each year, individuals and organizations are named to receive the Spirit of Community Award for exceptional service. This year, Mayor Cyril Kleem presented the Spirit of Community award to the following volunteers during a ceremony and dinner at Father Garrity Hall […]

Seven at BW to get broadcasting awards: Around The Town

BW junior broadcasting major Kyle Susman (left) traffic, continuity and public service director at WBWC 88.3 “The Sting,” visits the station’s studio where BW senior public relations major Cory Newbould is on his afternoon shift.Rich Heileman, Special to Sun News BEREA, Ohio — College radio stations have been around in one form or another since […]

Man with chainsaw threatens Brook Park bar patrons

Sun News  FELONIOUS ASSAULT, BROOKPARK ROAD: During an altercation at a bar May 24, a Springfield man brandished a chainsaw and chased patrons and staff. The man could not get the chainsaw to start. When officers arrived, the man was running around the parking lot with it. Officers ordered the man to the ground and […]

Including creationism in public school curriculum part of well-rounded education: Ched Spellman, Cedarville University

Ched Spellman, Ph.D., teaches courses in biblical and theological studies at Cedarville University, a Baptist university in southwest Ohio.  Guest columnist Ched Spellman, Ph.D., teaches courses in biblical and theological studies at Cedarville University, a Baptist university in southwest Ohio with 3,600 students. His research includes theology, biblical hermeneutics, literary studies, and the discipline of […]

Where the wild things are? Obama seeks federal protection for oil exploration hotspot

JUNEAU, Alaska — President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government. “They’ve decided that today was the […]

Creationism isn’t a science and doesn’t belong in science class: Matt Marshall, Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio

Matt Marshall is a writer in Cleveland Heights. He serves on the board of the Center for Inquiry-Northeast Ohio.  Guest columnist Matt Marshall is a writer in Cleveland Heights. He serves on the board of the Center for Inquiry–Northeast Ohio, a nonprofit that promotes science, reason and secular values. He argues against teaching creationism in […]

Debit cards used as "credit" aren’t as safe as credit cards: Money Matters

Q: Please settle this argument! My son thinks that if he hands his debit card to a vendor telling the vendor to use it as “credit” because it has a MasterCard logo on it, he will be covered for losses as if it were his regular credit card with a MasterCard logo on it.  I […]

Lower gasoline prices and more jobs help consumers reduce late payments on loans, credit cards

Consumers are having fewer financial problems and managing their money better, partially thanks to lower gas prices and more jobs in recent months,  according to the American Bankers Association in Washington, D.C. Delinquencies on loans and credit cards continued to drop in the third quarter, falling in seven out of 11 categories, the ABA said […]