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Today, we can give thanks for liberty

Thanksgiving can be challenging to navigate for those who are grieving after a profound loss. The entire holiday season, and its accompanying tidings of good cheer, may seem inaccessible to those who have suffered the loss of a family member. That’s true whether the tragedy occurred in the ...

Buckle up, drive safely this holiday

Thursday is Thanksgiving Day, but the holiday really gets under way today; the Thanksgiving holiday travel period is defined as the Wednesday before turkey day through the following Sunday. So, it’s not too early to give thanks — for seat belts, traffic laws you can live with and checking ...

Proceed with tax reform

Money does not grow on trees, even if some politicians want you to believe it does. For that reason, tax reform bills in Congress include some “losers.” For some people to get tax relief, someone else has to pay. But the bottom line on the reform bill approved last week by the House of ...

Personal interaction may halt turmoil

Suicide rates for teenagers increased substantially from 2010-15, while at the same time use of social media by young people shot up. A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study hints the two phenomena may be linked. It would be foolish to suggest, based on this one study, that social ...

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Beatrice learns to adjust to changes in friend

Dear Readers, Beatrice Zinker prefers being upside down and actually does her best thinking that way. She sees the world differently than those around her. Even in her own family she sticks out, being the middle child with a sister who is exactly like their mother and a brother who is exactly ...

November still busy time for gardeners

November is a fairly miserable month, redeemed only for me by my birthday and Thanksgiving, but for the gardener it is a busier time than we may think. I was outside all morning today, cutting back some very overgrown Knockout roses and trimming up hydrangeas and other worn-out perennials to ...

Branding is important to businesses big and small

Branding is an important aspect of marketing. Most of the time, branding is associated with larger companies that manufacture consumer goods. Recently, however, small organizations have become more concerned with what their own brands mean in the market. The brand is the promise the ...

Victims’ rights important — but so are rights of the accused

Most of the time, there is nothing we as a society can do to repair the harm criminals do to their victims. Judges can order restitution be made, but that frequently doesn’t happen. And in the worst offenses — rape and murder come to mind — the harm cannot be undone. What we can do ...

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World has gone to hell

When our life ends, we have his concept that we will either go to heaven or hell. I feel this is wrong, because it sure feels like hell to me with the current situations happening in our county and the rest of the world. I am not a believer that our creator is coming back to cleanse this world ...

A respectful response

Over the past months, I have read with interest the various letters Frank SanGregory has written in The Advertiser-Tribune. I have agreed with a number of his observations and disagreed with others. Though we come from different backgrounds, different political perspectives and different ...

Rock on

There is a local group on Facebook called Seneca County Rocks! Members spend time and money painting small rocks, which then are hidden in the open to be found and enjoyed. Some rocks are works of art, others have inspirational words or sayings and others look like they were painted by a ...

Thanks for help with giveaway

The Knights of Columbus Tiffin Council No. 608 and New Riegel Council No. 10749 would like to thank Catherine and John Gase from FISH for all their help, West Ohio Food Bank for two large trucks loaded with more than 20,000 pounds of food, and Tony Paulus, Kevin Maiberger and Tom Maiberger from ...