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Nonviolent activist to be in Tiffin Friday

Nonviolent Tiffin is to host John Dear, an international speaker, at 7 p.m. Friday in the Elizabeth Schaefer Auditorium on the campus of St. Francis, 190 St. Francis Ave.

Dear is to discuss the launch of Tiffin as the 51st nonviolent (peace city) in the United States.

Refreshments are to be provided, and art pieces submitted by people in recovery from opioids, students and community members are to be on display.

CERT selling roses for Mother’s Day

The Seneca County Community Emergency Response Team is taking orders for Mother’s Day roses.

Roses can be ordered using a form on the Seneca County CERT Facebook page or by calling (567) 938-9550 by April 30.

Roses cost $18 a dozen or $1.50 each. You can select from red or pink roses.

Orders are to be available for pick-up 11 a.m.-3 p.m. May 12 at the Seneca County Fairgrounds in the Public Safety Building.

All proceeds are to support Seneca County CERT.

FDA puts new restrictions on birth control implant but no recall

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials Monday placed new restrictions on a permanent contraceptive implant that has been subject to reports of painful complications from thousands of women. But the metal implant, called Essure, will remain on the market.

The Food and Drug Administration said only women who read and sign a brochure about the risks of the device will be able to receive the implant made by Bayer. The checklist of risks must also be signed by the woman’s doctor.

The new requirement comes almost two years after the FDA added its strongest warning to Essure. The agency also ordered Bayer to conduct a study of the device’s safety.

Report: Airlines

getting better in key areas except delays

(AP) — U.S. airlines are getting better at many things except getting you to your destination on time.

They are losing fewer bags. Complaints are down.

And on the anniversary of a man getting dragged off a plane because a crew member needed his seat, airlines are bumping fewer passengers.

That’s the upshot of a report issued by academics who analyze numbers compiled by the Transportation Department.

The authors ranked Alaska Airlines first, followed closely by Delta Air Lines in a report released Monday. Budget carriers Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines finished at the bottom.

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