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Let local decisions rule wind projects

November 19, 2015 The answer to energy needs, apparently, is not blowing in the wind. Sure, natural gas prices can impact the feasibility of wind energy. more »»

Improved ability to identify threats is crucial

November 18, 2015 Are U.S. intelligence agencies any better at “connecting the dots” regarding Islamic terrorists than they were before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on America? Let us hope so. more »»

Be wary of falling into trap set by IS

November 17, 2015 The coordinated attacks Friday on civilians in Paris may not be just evil acts. They likely also are tactical. Ohio’s governor joined a dozen others Monday urging a halt to accepting Syrian refugee. more »»

Families can steer juveniles in right direction

November 15, 2015 In some ways, juvenile offenders should be handled with kid gloves. Opportunities to redirect their lives away from crime should not be squandered. more »»

Vivitrol could be helpful in beating addiction

November 12, 2015 For years, the standard approach to treating addiction to heroin and other opiates was like fighting fire with fire. more »»

Thanks, veterans, for your service

November 11, 2015 The work of the United States service man or woman never ends. So long as there are people oppressed or in need, the armed forces of the United States of America stand ready. more »»

Medical marijuana worthy of discussion

November 10, 2015 When voters rejected a ballot measure to legalize marijuana in Ohio, it caused long faces among more than the pothead crowd. more »»

Apply robocall rules to public sector, too

November 9, 2015 Many of us are aggravated by “robocalls” to our cell phones from people attempting to sell us things or convince us to donate to allegedly worthy cause. more »»

Majority of voters head to the polls

November 7, 2015 A tip of the cap to all 16,839 Seneca County residents who cast a ballot in Tuesday’s election, That is 51.03 percent of registered voters, reversing a two-year decline. more »»

Greater technology requires greater oversight

November 6, 2015 Many people still remember a time when it was the number of hours children spent in front of “the boob tube” that was worrisome. Technology has made that an old-fashioned concern. more »»

Pot issue could return, but with changes

November 5, 2015 Issue 3, a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize medical and recreational uses of marijuana in Ohio, was defeated soundly by voters Tuesday, by a 64-36 percent margin. more »»

Bill gives leverage to reform spending

November 4, 2015 Conservatives in Congress made a mistake by approving a two-year federal budget. President Barack Obama could barely contain his glee over the measur. more »»

A single vote can make a difference

November 3, 2015 Today is Election Day and, while the ballot is full of reasons to go to the polls — Issue 1 alone is worth the trip — we offer one more. You could cast the deciding vot. more »»

Options needed besides long-term sentences

November 1, 2015 Simply telling thousands of convicts they will be released from prison before their sentences have been served, as the federal government apparently plans to do, is a recipe for more violence on the... more »»

Cast vote to keep Tiffin growing

October 30, 2015 The question for most Tiffin residents this election season is simple: Is their city better today than it was four years ago? The answer should be obvious. more »»

Retain Ritzler

October 28, 2015 In the race for Tiffin’s Third Ward council seat, both candidates express a desire to see economic growth in the west side commercial district — Westgate and Tiffin Mall are in the ward — as well as... more »»

Reasons to reject Issue 3

October 27, 2015 Thoughtful Ohio voters would not think of granting a monopoly to a few people to grow corn and sell it on the wholesale market. more »»

Congress can work to reduce spending

October 26, 2015 During the next several weeks, conservative members of Congress will face a perfect storm of politics over government spending. more »»

Four local entities join state’s checkbook

October 24, 2015 This week, we tip our cap — in this case, a green eyeshade — to the villages of Bettsville and Green Springs, and the Mohawk and New Riegel school districts, for embracing technology and transparency. more »»

More tax revenue? Gov’t is getting it

October 23, 2015 The government needs more of our money, liberal politicians insist. Really? During the fiscal year that ended Sep. more »»



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