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When will debt leave US broken?

We Americans are failing to cope with a serious crisis, and it has little to do with border security. It is the national debt, which topped $22 trillion this week. For most people, it is difficult to become too concerned about mere numbers on paper or expressed digitally. But the debt is more ...

Brown may not be radical enough for party

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, continues to explore his potential as a candidate for president. Recently, during his “Dignity of Work” tour, he visited New Hampshire. True to form — and his record — he stuck to issues of interest to working men and women. Higher wages, improved ...

Avoid deadly medical errors

We go to hospitals to get well, not to be killed by incompetence or worse. State and federal governments have a critical role in protecting us in that regard. Federal officials have notified Mount Carmel Health, of Columbus, that Medicare will cease paying for patients at two of the firm’s ...

Tonight’s speech could offer start to accord

President Donald Trump may have much to say on a great number of topics today, when he delivers his postponed State of the Union speech. But many listeners, perhaps including the woman who is to be seated directly behind Trump, may be listening closely for comments on a single subject: “the ...

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How Sunny Farms is responding to residents’ concerns

When I took leadership as CEO in December 2017, I saw a number of things that I wanted to do to make Sunny Farms Landfill the best facility it could be. I hired a new management team last year, chosen from among the best in the industry. I told them we needed to meet standards expected of a ...

Thinking outside the box – and other annoying business clichés

Anyone who has worked anywhere knows every organization has its own jargon that sounds like a foreign language to a new employee. In addition, there are common business expressions that have become a little too common. Many of these terms are difficult to define or don’t mean anything at ...

Examine the ethical line of lying in business

People aren’t supposed to lie ... yet almost everyone does it at least once in a while. Most Americans lie twice a day. Entrepreneurs are no different from others when it comes to lying. They all do it at least sometimes. “Everyone lies at one time or another,” according to Jonathan ...

Library features braille, talking book program

The number of people with disabilities is growing. About 56.7 million people, 19 percent of the population, had a disability in 2010. More than half of those individuals reported the disability as being severe, according to a comprehensive report released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Of those ...

Letters to the Editor | VIEW ALL

A discussion of our argumentive state

“Don’t trade your authenticity for approval.” - unknown Right on, Ron. Paul! You sure did hit the nail on the head with that answer! Paul seems to be a man who doesn’t waste words. I may not agree with everything he says, but I certainly do with his answer to a question he was ...

Is our downtown Tiffin success for naught?

Last weekend, The A-T and another publication heralded the recognition of downtown Tiffin for the third year in a row as a “National Main Street Community.” This is for good reason. This prestigious distinction is bestowed on a select group of communities by Heritage Ohio because of their ...

Abortion bill

I hope you were totally dismayed at Virginia’s state delegate, Kathy Tran, to propose a bill to kill a baby after it is born. This is the cause Democratic Socialists politicians are taking. For a long time, the Democratic Party has been the party of death. This is just one of the many ...

No on DORA

I have been watching the newspaper, hoping to see more letters against the downtown outdoor refreshment area, but unfortunately, there have not been any. Yet, every person I talk to is against it. At the second reading, again, there were business owners pushing for it. I truly cannot see how ...