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Substance abuse issue is evolving

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 39.2 of every 100,000 deaths in Ohio in 2017 were opioid-related overdoses. That rate is second only to West Virginia’s. To combat the problem, Ohio State University will lead a group of experts and six universities in spending a ...

So, what is going on in N Korea?

What was North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s game last Wednesday, in publicizing the fact his military had test-fired a new type of rocket? That is difficult to discern — but it is clear his intent was not to reassure anyone he is eager to dismantle his arsenal. One interesting aspect of ...

Is gun control a one-sided fight?

Is gun control a one-sided fight? Gun control is not the one-sided argument its proponents claim. In addition to the Second Amendment, there are practical considerations. For example, as a federal judge in California recognized recently, there is the very real potential for new limits on ...

The Mueller Report

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...

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T-SPL talks trauma

Last fall, Tiffin-Seneca Public Library hosted several programs to create awareness and educate the public about the opiate epidemic in Seneca County. Through the conversations that took place at these events, the library identified additional ways we could connect the community to needed ...

Volunteer Link, April 13

Autumnwood Autumnwood is looking for individuals willing to volunteer an hour of their time twice a week to assist resident with playing bingo. Games are held 1:30-2:30 p.m. every Monday and Saturday. Interested individuals should contact Mary Lee Creeger at (419) 447-7151 or by email at ...

POWER Act to help police identify fentanyl

There’s not a community in Ohio that hasn’t been touched by the opioid crisis, and law enforcement is on the front lines. Because of the massive quantities of fentanyl officers are seizing, state and local testing labs face big backlogs. Seizures of fentanyl by the state agency that ...

Imagine a week without using social media

Imagine being without social media for a month. (You say you’ve managed without it all your life? Consider this an exercise in empathy.) No quickie Facebook updates, or notifications on what friends real or imagined are up to. That video on Instagram will have to find a way to be shared ...

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Action delayed

Republican State Rep. Bill Reineke entered the 2020 race for the Ohio Senate’s 26th District seat April 8 just as Ohio taxpayers were learning they may never fully recoup $137 million lost to e-charter attendance scams. This serves as a reminder that Reineke accepted more than $12,000 in ...

Grateful for Tiffin community

I would like to invite all my Tiffin friends to reconnect with my wife Cindy and I at her new book signing at the Tiffin library at 6:30 p.m. April 23. It was really a twist of fate that I ended up in Tiffin for 35 years. Back in 1972, a high school friend invited me to go with him on a ...

Thanks for helping with park cleanup

Thank you to all who helped clean up leaves and sticks from Oakley Park April 6. It was a great sight to see more than 50 people working together to basically rake all the park. We had a great combination of all ages of workers, from neighbors, friends, members of STAND, Seneca County ...

Look in your backyard

What has happened to our elected officials in the House and Senate? The Mueller report is finished and President Donald Trump has been exonerated of collusion. Why are the liberals in Congress so upset? They were planning on a big report that would let them impeach Trump of wrongdoing and ...