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Believe your gift can have an impact

The age at which youngsters reach a certain logical conclusion regarding Santa Claus varies, of course. In 2011, a poll of adults by The Associated Press found 84 percent had believed in Santa, but the mean age at which they stopped thinking he was real was 8.8. An earlier AP poll ...

Trump should be wary of Putin

Let us hope President-elect Donald Trump’s interaction with Russian leader Vladimir Putin on business deals has not blinded him to the very different way in which the Kremlin handles diplomacy. Lavish receptions, posh accommodations, gracious words and even state awards for business partners ...

Identify terrorists among us

Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly told U.S. senators last week that if they confirm him as the nation’s next leader of the Department of Homeland Security, his top priority will be closing the nation’s borders to “illegal movement of people and things.” Given what his potential boss, ...

Develop fair plan to redraw districts

Surely, Ohio legislators can do the same thing for the state’s congressional districts that they did for themselves in 2015 — find a more nonpartisan method of redistricting in reaction to population changes. Republican leaders in the General Assembly reportedly have little interest in ...

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Politics isn’t only arena Putin tried to influence

Among some liberals, two contentions have become virtual articles of faith: 1. The Russians elected Donald Trump president. 2. Hydraulic fracturing science is settled, and the practice is bad for human beings and our environment. But you can’t have it both ways. What if the ...

Brown reflects on session

Ohioans, regardless of political party, expect their elected officials to represent the best interests of their constituents and to produce results on their behalf. When it comes to my work as a senator, the state of Ohio always comes first. Medill News Service recently released an article ...

Just put a clear board over the problem

I have to say I‘m looking forward eagerly to the wonderful, massive improvement coming to some neighborhoods of Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati and other big cities in Ohio. For many years, a drive through those places was an exercise in depression. Signs of urban decay and neglect were ...

England, Britain, UK, British Isles explained

  \When I moved across the pond, I wasn’t just moving to England. I was also taking up residence in Great Britain and the United Kingdom, not to mention the British Isles. Some of these might seem to be the same thing, but they’re not. Allow me to explain the difference, and along the ...

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Equality

When we hear some young woman is “expecting,” without further words we all understand she is going to have a human baby. We also know from biology it takes a man and a woman to create that life, but when it comes to ending that life, only the woman is granted the “right” to terminate ...

Thanks for help with meal

The Community Christmas Day dinner again was hosted this past Christmas Day at Camden Falls. More than 700 meals were served to guests. The buffet-style dinner included roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, garden salad, dinner rolls and various desserts. ...

Eagles gives Hospice $2,500

Community Hospice Care would like to thank the Tiffin Eagles Club for the more than generous donation of $2,500. A big thank you to all of the Eagles members who so generously worked to raise this money to benefit charities! Many charities in our community benefit from their ...

Library grateful for gift

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s Board of Trustees and staff would like to thank the B.A. Seitz Fund for the generous donation of $1,000 to the library. It will be used to purchase an up-to-date video gaming system that will provide the library a greater opportunity to serve the teens of Seneca ...