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We should be fostering innovative opportunities for Ohioans

About a year ago, a respected national university began offering Ohioans new options for higher education. They can take online courses to obtain bachelor’s and master’s degrees in fields where there are excellent career opportunities. They can save money in the process. What’s not to ...

Does AOC know the meaning of ‘concentration camp’?

Give U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez credit for one thing: She is highly intelligent — enough so to understand entirely how most people interpret the term, “concentration camp.” Ocasio-Cortez, a frequent critic of U.S. immigration policy, posted this on Twitter a few days ago: ...

New holidays and special observances including Juneteenth

New holidays and special observances are a dime a dozen. Sometimes, it seems we have too many. But one gaining popularity is well worth noting — and celebration by each and every American. It is Juneteenth, to be observed today (June 19). It is a celebration of the end of slavery in the ...

Sharing the wealth with Buckeye state taxpayers

Things are picking up for state government in Ohio and, fortunately, legislators of both parties seem to agree some of the wealth ought to be shared with Buckeye State taxpayers. State House of Representatives members already have approved a budget calling for a 6.6% tax cut. Now, state ...

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Weather fun to talk about, but is livelihood for many

Gaylord, Michigan, the town that I lived in the past 14 years before coming here, averages 136 inches of snow per year. The local schools had 19 (not a typo!) snow days between January and March this year. These are facts that seem to entertain people in Ohio, where I have found weather ...

Summer reading offers host of benefits for kids, adults

At the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program is underway. Summer reading programs encourage children, teens and adults to read during the summer. Educational and fun activities are offered throughout the summer. They are an important part of our library ...

We’re saying goodbye to a darn good editor

“Be a good editor. The world needs more good editors, God knows.” These were the words Kurt Vonnegut used in “Letters,” and they’ve rang true in the building of The Advertiser-Tribune for years. Rob Weaver is a good editor. I’ve worked with Rob for just under three weeks at the ...

America’s longest war is being fought at home

America’s longest war — neither Vietnam nor Afghanistan — shows no sign of even winding down, much less ending. To the contrary, the death toll may continue to increase. Veterans of military service rightly point to the Vietnam and Afghan wars as the longest, in most respects, in U.S. ...

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A big thank you

The Seneca East Baseball Club would like to thank everyone for their support with this years raffle. The continued support of the people and businesses in our local communities is greatly appreciated! It is because of this that the summer baseball program is still getting our children on the ...

Socialism and Constitutionalism

The new political trend for many is a move towards socialism, especially with the millenial. The belief that there can be free college, free health care, free this or free that, is getting riduculous. When we were young we learned that everything costs time, money or energy. Things were not ...

Privileged to know Ralph Kieffer

I read with great interest your June 8th Obituary on Ralph K. Kieffer. I had the privilege of knowing Ralph Kieffer as he was my science teacher and basketball coach during the 1964 time frame at Mohawk Jr. High School in Sycamore. Ralph Kieffer was one of the great ones as a techer and ...