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Change in law would let wind turbines sprout

Just as one domestic energy option finishes being buried beneath Seneca and surrounding counties, pursuit of another energy source above ground might resume. The ET Rover pipeline project, which could be completed this fall, is to transfer 3.25 billion cubic feet of domestically produced ...

Join the Days of Caring starting today

Tiffin-Seneca United Way is to host the annual Day of Caring Saturday at Seneca County Opportunity Center, 780 E. CR 20. But the effort deserves a modified name this year. Perhaps we should think of it as the Days of Caring. It’s appropriate the event begins at the Opportunity Center, ...

Prepare now for a natural disaster

The Florida woman in the televised interview sounded dumbfounded. She knew she had to clean up after Hurricane Irma ravaged her property. She just didn’t know where to begin. That’s a good question to contemplate now, even while the weather is calm in Ohio. Nine years ago this month, the ...

Improve security of security clearance

Certain positions in government involve handling of sensitive material. To get such a job, one has to obtain security clearance. How deeply investigators look into one’s background depends on the level of clearance required. It can require as long as 10 months to be approved for ...

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Protect consumers affected by Equifax breach for 10 years

This month, we learned 143 million Americans — about half the country — had their personal information exposed to criminals by the company Equifax during a massive data breach. That’s dates of birth, Social Security numbers, addresses and more. I’m doing everything in my power to ...

Two simple words help dispatch complex issue of bullying

The 2016 Seneca County Health Assessment revealed that 44 percent of area youth reported being bullied in the past year. Youth violence/bullying was identified as one of the priorities to be addressed by the Seneca County Health Alliance’s Community Health Improvement Plan. For that reason, a ...

Tax cut sought for small biz, tax hike for others

It’s time American companies invest in their greatest asset: the American worker. As Washington turns its attention to tax reform, I want to cut taxes for working families and for businesses that support good-paying American jobs — not multinational corporations that ship our jobs ...

Program policies spell out expectations for children, adults

The 2016 Seneca County Health Assessment revealed that 44 percent of area youth reported being bullied in the past year. Youth violence/bullying was identified as one of the priorities to be addressed by the Seneca County Health Alliance’s Community Health Improvement Plan. For that reason, a ...

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Don’t focus on cost, focus on doing the right thing

Recently, there was a letter in this space questioning the logic of repeatedly giving Narcan to people who had overdosed. Our answer would be that every life is important and, as far as second chances, we would say the Bible gives us the answer, as when Jesus was asked about the number times ...

Appreciative of benefit

To VFW Post & Auxiliary 2858 and community, We never could express in words how appreciative our family is to everyone who came together to make the inaugural Help a Vet benefit successful. As you know, we were hesitant to hold the benefit in his honor because of LeRoy’s refusal to ...

Let’s pull together

If anyone watched “Hand in Hand” on TV Tuesday evening, it was very heart-wrenching watching all those people in Texas, Florida and other southern states suffering the loss of everything they owned. As difficult as is was watching the adults, the worse part was seeing the faces of all the ...

Mosquito season is not over; don’t drop your guard

Summer is not over, so there is still much time to be spent in backyards, parks and campgrounds. With summer comes mosquitoes. Although most are just a nuisance and do not carry diseases that can cause illness in humans, it is always advisable to take preventive measures to protect yourself and ...