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Eyeing cable TV alternatives

This week, I stopped by the downtown Tiffin AT&T/Spectrum office to shift to a minimal channel package my spouse had discussed with the service manager roughly six weeks ago. She was told she could not make the service change because the service was in my name. But today, all had changed. ...

Recycling reduction requires review

The time for Americans to be honest about “recycling” may have arrived. Thank the Chinese for forcing us into a discussion we should have had years ago. Millions of Americans separate materials such as paper and plastic from their garbage, placing the items in recycling bins. Then, ...

Politics does not govern giving

Americans are famously compassionate people. When we learn of someone in need, we tend to dig into our pockets to help them. Last year, we set a new record: about $410 billion in charitable giving, according to an authoritative report by the Giving USA organization. It totaled donations from ...

Act helps kids fight cancer

It happens too frequently, right here in our communities. We see it in the collection cans at local stores, where we can donate money to help children battling cancer. We see it in newspaper stories about fundraising events to help their families. And we see it in obituaries of children whose ...

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In UK, you’re lucky if there’s a left to drive on

Buckle up. Comfortable? OK, you know we drive on the left in the UK. Driving on the “wrong” side isn’t the greatest challenge for an American. You get used to that quickly, even as you look longingly at the right lane for the first few days. What takes more getting used to is finding ...

Introduce our next generation to modern factories

This summer marks the sixth year my office is partnering with local companies and organizations to host summer manufacturing camps for young Ohioans across the state. Each year, more and more students attend these camps — this year we have at least 19 camps in 15 counties across Ohio. ...

Learn and explore with book bundles

Are you ever in a rush to pick up a movie and a few books? How does a movie and two books with a related activity sound to you? One answer may be Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s junior department Book Bundles. Each of the 17 Book Bundles kits contain two books and a DVD in a blue zippered ...

Bill would guard against China’s security threats

Last month in the Senate Banking Committee, we passed my bipartisan legislation to give our country more tools to respond to foreign investments from countries such as China that could pose a threat to our national security. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, also known ...

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Fast feet raise money for FACT

Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment would like to thank Ty Cooper, Ray Wise and Mike Norwood from Jeffrey Jewelry and Brian Deats from Great Lakes Ace Hardware for their Fast Feet for FACT half marathon May 20 that FACT was a beneficiary of. We also would like to express our appreciation ...

Too close for comfort

How many of you who are in favor of the wind turbines are slated to be living close to one? And by close, I am talking within a quarter mile, or even less, because that is what is being proposed for many people living in this area. There are people from all over the world complaining about ...

Your land, your rules

The most terrifying words in the English language are, according to President Ronald Reagan, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan understood that the best government is a limited government, one that allows its citizens to utilize their land however they see fit. Our ...

Respect choice

I would like to comment on Doug Brown’s observations on saying “no” to wind turbines. My wife and I also worked in factories most of our adult lives to support our family. We support and agree with the statements made in Mr. Brown. There is no doubt turbines harvesting the wind is good ...