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Another reason to go to the fair

The Seneca County Fair doesn’t accept paying visitors until Monday, when the 175th edition officially opens. But with booths being set up, exhibits being moved in and some judging planned, the fair really gets under way today. However, for everyone involved in exhibiting — 4-H members ...

Solving Medicaid dilemma is crucial

Health care reformers, not to mention tens of millions of other Americans who understand money does not grow on trees, are caught between the proverbial rock and a hard place. The rock is this: President Barack Obama’s signature health care takeover law encouraged states to expand the ...

Safety clearance bars may be needed

The Washington Street viaduct was closed Wednesday morning after a semi trailer became wedged under the span. Perhaps the truck driver had taken a wrong turn due to the SR 67 detour routed through downtown. Still, the clearance to the railroad bridge — 11 feet — clearly is marked. A large ...

Taking care of business should come first

Most Americans have to stay at work until whatever tasks need to be completed are finished. The knowledge we have to do that makes us work harder and smarter. It makes our bosses schedule tasks realistically. That isn’t how life works on Capitol Hill. Regardless of how many critical issues ...

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Doctor at Firelands details dangers of opioids

In Ohio, 1,115 people died from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2015. According to data maintained by the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties, in Seneca County, there were six opioid-related drug overdose deaths in 2015, 10 in 2016 and six (three ...

Respect history

History class was not my favorite class when I attend high school, but I did learn quite of amount of history from the early years of the great nation, including the headaches of the useless wars. But, I did learn this nation was formed by the wars and our forefathers used their mistakes to ...

Protect health care for Ohioans

The latest Senate Republican bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating for rural Ohio. Last week, I released a county-by-county report detailing just how harmful repealing the Affordable Care Act could be in rural Ohio. From cuts to schools and nursing homes to hospital ...

Some complex issues have simpler solutions

“One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” — Bryant H. McGill I have a tendency to see things as they are now compared to the way they were when I was a kid — and that goes back a ways. Actually, some things have changed for the ...

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Open letter to Master Gardener, Janet Delturco

Dear Janet, I always enjoy reading your gardening column in The Advertiser-Tribune newspaper and find it very informative. I was especially interested in the column in the July 9 paper because it was all about weeds. You mentioned that thistles can reach two feet or more in height. Boy, can ...

Experience was wonderful

The Ohio Good Sam rally recently was at the Seneca County Fairgrounds, with 227 rigs on site. We wish to extend thanks and appreciation to the community and Mayor Aaron Montz for welcoming the campers from Ohio and surrounding states. A very special thanks for donations from local and area ...

Habitat building source of funds

Seneca Habitat for Humanity has served our community for more than 30 years by making it possible for families who cannot qualify for a bank loan to purchase safe, affordable homes. These homes are built affordably, mainly by the local support of volunteers and contributions of funds, materials ...

Salvation Army major grateful for help with garage sale …

What a great garage sale! We have many to thank. First, Mary Falin and her crew for coming on board with The Salvation Army to make it such a success. It was a pleasure to get to know such giving people. Thank you for our community who donated such large amounts of goods for us to ...