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Limit underage drinker immunity

June 12, 2015 Minors who seek medical help for others because they have been drinking should not have to worry they will be arrested because they, too, have imbibed. more »»

Marijuana monopoly just not acceptable

June 10, 2015 As it stands, a proposed Ohio constitutional amendment legalizing marijuana is a get-rich-quick scheme for a handful of investors — who, incredible as it may seem, want to use tax money to expand... more »»

Shuttle service worthy of study

June 10, 2015 A study is to determine the feasibility of a flexible shuttle service in Tiffin that could be operated by Seneca County Agency Transportatio. more »»

Social Security must do better

June 9, 2015 Seventeen billion dollars is a drop in the bucket compared to the long-term fiscal challenges facing the Social Security program. more »»

Athletes already have made us proud

June 6, 2015 A tip of the cap to the New Riegel softball team and all track-and-field athletes from our area who qualified for state competition this weekend in Akron and Columbu. more »»

Entities should try to be part of project

June 5, 2015 After helping usher the concept of a joint justice center to the verge of being on the drawing board, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center and North Central Ohio Regional Council of... more »»

Review, amend rules on snooping

June 4, 2015 Intelligence agencies want unfettered authority to invade our privacy. It is in the very nature of spying organizations such as the National Security Agency. more »»

ODA not playing chicken with bird flu virus

June 3, 2015 A decision by the Ohio Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday is cause for disappointment for some 4-H club members. more »»

Time for fresh look at Iraq situation

May 28, 2015 Defense Secretary Ashton Carter’s assessment of why the Islamic State terrorist army took Ramadi — “the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight” — probably destroyed his popularity in Baghdad. more »»

Expose abusive spending by local entities

May 27, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

Get kids outside to play in summer

May 24, 2015 With the national psyche turning toward summer over Memorial Day weekend, it’s a good time to remember summer isn’t a reason to become a thoughtless vegetable for the youngest members of our familie... more »»

Provide graduates safe ways to party

May 22, 2015 Important activities will take place in Seneca County over this holiday weekend. Foremost, Memorial?Day is a time to remember members of the U.. more »»

Assure Ohioans of nursing homes’ quality

May 21, 2015 When faced with the difficult decisions of finding the best place for an aging, perhaps ailing, loved one to live, many people find themselves considering nursing homes as some of the options. more »»

Online testing not yet realistic

May 20, 2015 Among complaints educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Auditor wants help in finding fraud

May 19, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Slow down for work zones

May 13, 2015 Highway construction and maintenance workers ought to be able to concentrate on doing a good job — not staying alive. more »»

Focus on criminals, instead of legal gun owners

May 8, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Pursue safe place to store nuclear waste

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Report data on overdose fatalities

May 6, 2015 Throughout Ohio, people are dying after overdosing on heroin or other illegal drugs. more »»

If there is a contest in your precinct, go vote

May 5, 2015 Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. more »»



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