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Projects could aid industrial, commercial activities

A tip of the cap this week to the transportation committee that prioritized a list of potential road projects in Seneca County. The possibility of another road between US 224 and Market Street in Tiffin is getting the most attention, but don’t overlook the suggestion for improvements to CR ...

Action ‘nothing short of criminal’

Former President Barack Obama is infamous for his claim that, “If you’ve got a business, you didn’t build that.” Not only does government not build businesses, it also seems intent at times on destroying them. Howard Root, who owns a medical device company in Minnesota, wrote about ...

McMaster right pick as security adviser

Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, named by President Donald Trump to be his new national security adviser, has been described as “a prominent military strategist known as a creative thinker.” That is precisely what the nation needs. McMaster replaces Gen. Mike Flynn, who lost his job because ...

Be open about overdose fatalities

There’s much to like about Gov. John Kasich’s proposal concerning county-level study of overdose fatalities. The idea is to let a county form a committee to investigate each overdose death, and build a database that would include demographic information of victims, where the overdoses ...

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Volunteer Link

Community Hospice Care Community Hospice Care is to offer a volunteer training class 6-8:30 p.m. Feb. 27 for people who are interested in volunteering in the office. Volunteers can assist with fundraising and office duties. If you are interested or for further information, call Community ...

Now is not the time to lift sanctions on Russia

Last week, we sent a clear, bipartisan message to President Donald Trump that we should strengthen — not weaken — Russian sanctions, and that Congress must have a say on Russia policy. I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues, including Republicans John McCain, Marco Rubio and Lindsay ...

Former Tiffinite in UK still getting used to having a queen

The hardest thing to get used to when living in the UK as an American is having a queen. Although it doesn’t measurably affect your life, it is a mental obstacle that you find yourself occasionally grappling with, uncertain if amusement or bemusement is the order of the day. The main ...

Modern economy needs modern infrastructure

Our parents and grandparents left us with a transportation system that was the envy of the world. They dreamed it, they planned it and they built it – but we haven’t maintained it. Too many of our roads, bridges and railways have fallen into disrepair. The quality of U.S. ...

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Energy policy a danger

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan co-sponsored House Resolution 637, which would deregulate greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants emitted by coal-fired power plants. This would allow the greenhouse gases emitted by the fossil fuel industry to continue to be dumped into the atmosphere and oceans ...

Love must trump hate

This letter is written because, once again, our country and the freedoms for which it stands are being threatened by what is perhaps democracy’s greatest enemy, demagoguery, the use of words to gain power by taking advantage of people’s fears and prejudices. In the McCarthy era, the ...

Get used to it

I’m sick and tired of Hollywood (celebrities) constantly in the crosshairs for their opinions. It’s our right to speak out. Pro sports players are speaking out constantly! I say more power to the masses. All the Bible babble in the world won’t change our minds. Buddhists, Sikhs, Hari ...

It works for me

Some years ago, there was a popular TV show called “Hee-Haw” with a segment where several of the regulars would join together in a pathetic lament singing, “Gloom, Despair and Agony On Me.” I’m reminded of that today by the media, the entertainment community and even numerous ...