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Making employers responsible might curb illegal hiring

Law enforcement authorities agree that one key to curbing certain types of crime is to sever the supply-and-demand link. Fewer drug addicts means less demand for pushers and thus, fewer of them, for example. Federal officials don’t seem to be doing a very good job of that in regard to ...

Check out the new National Corner

Thumbs up to National Corner, the newest downtown must see in Tiffin that is highlighted by an already popular splash pad. The park will see a dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The East Green and adjacent amphitheater will then host a “Sunday Funday” at 3 p.m. with Wally and the ...

DeWine’s gun proposal should be debated

Gov. Mike DeWine wants Ohio legislators to consider new limits on firearms ownership. They include more background checks for gun buyers and potential power by courts to restrict access to weapons by those thought to be threats. It never hurts to talk about whether existing laws can be ...

Reasons to celebrate

Thumbs Up to the Seneca County General Health District unanimously voting to issue a 2019 operating license for Sunny Farms Landfill this week. We believe the settlement that resulted in Sunny Farms paying millions of dollars of fines and being subject to future scrutiny is enough, and that the ...

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Tiffin most definitely a college town

“It’s time Tiffin quits being a community with two colleges, and we start becoming a college town.” This quote from Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz some six years ago intrigued me when it was mentioned in a conversation I had with Heidelberg University President Rob Huntington. It was spoken ...

Controversial topics cause stress and anxiety

Is your Facebook feed full of intense arguments? Have you found yourself avoiding certain social situations because you know the conversation will turn controversial? The dialogue around controversial topics can be a real source of stress and anxiety! Controversial issues, such as abortion, gay ...

State budget will benefit students and employers

Ohio comprises many different regions, people and pursuits. Part of our strength comes from this diversity coupled with key commonalities that unite us. Those of us lucky enough to call Ohio home share a work ethic, creative problem-solving and a penchant for tenacity that makes our state a ...

Thank you for showing me around my new town

I’m impressed. It isn’t the easiest thing to up and move to a new place, and while I knew I had a good crew at The Advertiser-Tribune, I knew very few people around here. But, boy, was the red carpet rolled out. I’ve tried to make it a point to meet with one new person or group ...

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Are Apologies Necessary?

In response to the letter written about whether our country has apologized to Japan for the dropping of atomic bombs. Our response would be to ask the question, did the Japanese government ever apologize for attacking Pearl Harbor on a Sunday when people were at a day of rest, and off guard? ...

You stopped “big wind”

Congratulations! You did it, you stopped them. You stopped what you consider to be an invasion of Seneca County by “big wind” and halted what you saw as a plan to take over the county by big industry. What now? You’d probably say that you’d go back to your normal lives and that in ...

Our Country Under God

I see by the Saturday paper we still have some liberals who have not gotten over the choice of a Republican in the last Presidential election. They are upset that the 35 million spent to get something on Trump failed. They will never accept the results. They are so upset they lost control of ...

Trump for Our Future

I was reading in the paper today, another Democrat is mad at Trump. People do not realize that the condition of our country that has been run by liberals for 8 years before Trump is a real mess. It takes tough talk and tough decisions to correct the problems caused by the last ...