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Two bald eaglets born in Brecksville Reservation near Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Sun Star Courier - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:00pm
Two healthy bald eaglets were born in late March in Cleveland Metroparks' Brecksville Reservation near Cuyahoga Valley National Park. The park areas around their nest will be closed to 10-12 weeks. Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bsandric/index.html
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Cause of RITA website logjam traced back a year, agency official says

Sun Star Courier - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:00pm
A redesign of the Regional Income Tax Agency website, completed nearly a year ago, led to last week’s website logjam that kept last-minute filers from completing their municipal tax returns. Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bsandric/index.html
Categories: Local News

Strongsville will seek $4 million in federal money for Foltz Parkway extension (live coverage)

Sun Star Courier - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:40am
Strongsville City Council may seek a $4 million federal grant that would help pay for the extension of Foltz Parkway, which is in an industrial district. Bob Sandrick, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/bsandric/index.html
Categories: Local News

Wild animals in suburbia: What animals call your yard home?

Sun Star Courier - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:39am
What wild animals have you seen this spring, as you venture into the gorgeous weather to tackle yard work and right the ravages of winter? Laura Johnston, Northeast Ohio Media Group http://connect.cleveland.com/user/ljohnsto/index.html
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Bundy's Rebellion

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 8:22am
Categories: Conservative News

Regulatory Overkill

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

Taking on Adam Smith

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

Missing the Military Life

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

A Tillman By Any Other Name

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

Taking Religion Seriously

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

From Passover to Easter

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News

Shut Up, He Explained

Real Clear Politics - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 12:19am
Categories: Conservative News
CVR Members In The News

CVR Member Robert Smith

A Man For All Seasons

"I don't find happiness in stuff, I find it in being  of service to others whether it is in the community or in a different country. Most stuff is a temporary fix," says CVR member Robert Smith.

And, he should know.  For the past 10 years, Bob has traveled to Honduras on mission trips with his church to help that area which was torn apart by Hurricane Mitch.  Each year, Bob spends 11 days in Honduras and, with the mission team, has: built latrines, built small chapels, worked in orphanages, and built water purification systems.  These systems are essential in preventing disease.

Bob has lived in Brecksville his whole life.  He is married to Lisa, a "soon to be retired" 8th grade math teacher.  The Smiths have three grown children, Emily, who also lives in Brecksville, Hannah, who lives in Toledo and Abram who lives in Brecksville.  The Smiths also have two grandchildren.



Bob graduated from Brecksville-Broadview Hts high and has been a concrete finisher for 35 years.  Bob has been a member of St. Basil's since it opened its doors.  He is a Republican because of what our party stands for, "smaller government, morals and freedom of religion."

A recovering Democrat, he clearly sees that the Obama administration is taking us down a path to socialism.  "Democrats say they are for the working class, but that is a facade."  He goes on to quote Allen West, "Democrats make people enslaved to the government."

Smith lost his parents early in life, but that just gave him more resolve to work hard.  He believes in our capitalist system, "Has a poor guy ever given you a job?"

Since becoming politically aware in the last 10 years, he is flabbergasted that more people don't want to talk about the issues that are going on in this country.  "We have gone from a country of strong individuals to a country of moral relativism.  How did we get here?"

He wonders if people in America just haven't seem enough hardship, which has contributed to complacency.  If more people had seen what he has seen in place like Honduras, maybe they would appreciate our country more.

That is why Bob sees that his conservative values and his charitable work go hand in hand.  And, that is why he is a member of CVR and gives so much of himself to help others in need.

          

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