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Students, buses are returning this week

Classes at area schools are scheduled to begin this week. That means school buses will be carrying our children and grandchildren to and from their buildings. It also means motorists will have to adjust driving habits. The summer months of not exercising an extra measure of caution while ...

Liability could be personal

Allegations such as those claiming some Ohio State University students were sexually abused by those in positions of authority and/or trust invariably spawn many lawsuits. Those harmed understandably want some compensation for their suffering — and they want someone to be punished for ...

Synergy, momentum building downtown

If the riverfront development announced Thursday comes to fruition, Tiffin will realize another key part of downtown revitalization, and add housing options to complement that added earlier this year in the west side commercial district. The Tiffin River Front Project revealed this week is to ...

We are not the enemy

Early in his term, President Donald Trump amped up his “fake news” battle with several national media outlets, referring to them as the “enemy of the people.” A year and a half later, “fake news” has become a catch-all term used by many to dismiss news reports a person does not ...

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It helps to have friends

In life, it helps to have friends. That may not be an earth-shattering discovery, but if you’ve ever found yourself facing an empty rental truck in the driveway and your entire household staged in cardboard boxes stacked in the living room, you know it’s a rather important one. Friends ...

Guard against security threats from China, others

We need strong tools to guard against national security threats to our technology from countries like China. That’s why I’ve spent this year working with my Republican counterpart on the Banking Committee, Sen. Mike Crapo, to strengthen the tools the U.S. uses to block national security ...

Accidental encounter highlights need for caution

I was driving along, in a sunny mood and indulging in a bit of karaoke, when a car going the other way suddenly leaped off the road and jumped into the woods. This is not a fanciful description; to my eyes it literally did leap. There followed a very loud sound which could only be a car ...

American Cars, American Jobs Act has two parts

Earlier this summer, on the same day General Motors laid off workers at its historic plant in Lordstown, we got word that GM plans to build its new Chevy Blazer in Mexico — the company is bypassing American workers and sending more jobs to Mexico. In 2010, we worked hard to save the ...

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Donations = cookies

Aug. 4, the Sons of the American Legion Riders Post 404 in Republic had a poker run and block party to benefit Project Cookies from Home. Today, I was presented with a check. Thanks to these veterans and the donation of more than $900, I can send a lot of cookie boxes to our nations ...

Thanks for sponsoring sidewalk fundraiser

Thank you to the following local sponsors for donating to the Tiffin Eagles 402 sidewalk fundraiser: Pit Stop, Sauced of New Riegel, McCartan’s, Stiney’s, Lowe’s, Bob Evans, The Ritz Theater, Al’s Convenience, Madison Street Tavern, Paulette’s, Magee East Campground, Loudon Meadows ...

Wise words on socialism

As we are fast approaching mid-term elections, we feel there has been an ever-increasing emphasis on socialism. There is no easy answer to why we are being sold this “ism,” but we feel it must be stopped before our great country falls like many of the other great societies in the past. We ...

Turbines a terrible sight

Some time back, I read a letter written by Ruth Hoepf concerning the wind turbines, and I totally agree. Take a drive to Van Wert — what a terrible sight, as far as the eye can see, one turbine after another. What happened to the beautiful landscape? God gave us something wonderful, what ...