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Sweeping answers to mass murders absent

There are no easy answers to preventing massacres such as that carried out by Nikolas Cruz at a Florida high school. Unless that is recognized, it will be impossible to forestall mass killings. One thing about Cruz does appear clear, however. It is that had his mother, Lynda, not died last ...

Provide adequate funds for cleanup

President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal is right and wrong when it comes to an ongoing project to clean up the Great Lakes. Trump proposes to slash federal funding for the project by about 90 percent. That could jeopardize progress already made in dealing with pollution, invasive ...

Act to preserve US park system

America’s national parks are the envy of the world. Blessed with incredible beauty, ecological diversity and historical significance, our ancestors were wise to protect them for posterity. The National Park Service manages 417 parks, heritage areas, monuments and other important sites. In ...

How do you blow through 20 trillion dollars?

One of the key points of Andy Andrews’ 2012 book “How Do You Kill 11 Million People?” is that citizens will believe the lies of their leaders as long as they are told lies they want to believe. This explains why so many we elect to national office claim they want to balance the federal ...

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These Civil War heroes deserve more statues

Leading figures in the African-American history of our nation take the spotlight each February, during Black History Month. We learn more about people such as Martin Luther King Jr., Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and others whose names are in the history books. But what of the single ...

Musical score collection, books await discovery

Many people come to the library for the newest books or DVDs. There is one collection of song books many patrons do not know are on the library shelves and are amazed when they are discovered. This is Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s musical score collection. This collection of music books ...

Protect vets from VA’s accounting mistakes

One of my most important jobs as your senator is listening to the Ohioans I represent. The best ideas don’t come out of Washington — they come from conversations with Ohioans, such as Massillon veteran James Powers. I first met Powers last July, when he came to the coffee my office hosts ...

Congress should save pensions Ohioans earned

Right now, the pensions of more than a million Americans are at risk of massive cuts. If we truly value a hard day’s work in this country, our government must keep the promise made to these workers, who could lose the lifeline they sacrificed for and worked to earn. It’s bad enough Wall ...

Letters to the Editor | VIEW ALL

Why?

A heinous act happened in Florida! Another school shooting. These events have been happening on a more frequent basis. The question is, why? Almost immediately the politicians and media got on their soap boxes and started placing blame. It didn’t take long for sides to start forming and ...

Society, parents failed

I just finished reading the letter from Ginny Bursa, and I agree with everything she stated. Her research is appreciated and needed. I believe abortion could be cut down if only people knew how the abortion is performed. I once stated in a letter to the editor how it is done (which was a mild ...

Turn to the Bible

On Wednesday following the shootings at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, Bret Baier of Fox News commented, “Why haven’t we figured out a way to prevent these shootings yet?” I’d like to offer a solution. Let us put God back into our schools. Let us be able to give ...

Mardi Gras event raises $36,000

St. Francis Community would like to recognize everyone who contributed to the success of our 7th Annual Mardi Gras fundraiser Feb. 2. More than $36,000 was raised and will benefit the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center, St. Francis Senior Ministries, St. Francis Spirituality Center and the ...