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More funding needed for bridge repairs

November 15, 2013 Ohioans should be able to take it for granted the highway bridges they travel are safe. Like so much of the nation’s infrastructure, a substantial investment will be necessary to ensure that is so. more »»

Speed up handling of vets’ claims

November 14, 2013 When our nation needed them, veterans of the armed forces responded quickly and decisively. more »»

Congress should conduct a premortem

November 13, 2013 It seemed like a good idea at the time. That statement could serve as the epitaph for many governmental programs, except such programs seem to never die. more »»

Help this peaceful mission overseas

November 12, 2013 Monday — Veterans Day — a dispatch from typhoon-ravage Philippines contained the following paragraph: “Philippine soldiers were distributing food and water in Tacloban, and assessment teams from the... more »»

Cost-benefit analysis requires knowing the costs

November 11, 2013 Obamacare may be one of those rare federal government programs that doesn’t provide a subsidy to specific Americans now while passing along all the costs to some unspecified Americans at some unknow... more »»

Hats off

November 9, 2013 Thank you, Mr. Buckley This evening, Joseph Buckley of Tiffin is to receive the veteran of the year award from the Seneca County Veterans Service Commission. Buckley served in the U.S. more »»

Casino revenues rise while Internet cafes close

November 8, 2013 Did Internet cafes in Ohio offer illegal gambling? That was the crux of the crack down on sweepstakes parlors this year. more »»

Floating lanterns can pose a danger

November 7, 2013 Sky lanterns — essentially miniature hot-air balloons constructed of plastic or paper bags and sent aloft with tea lights — can be an interesting sight individually and a visually stunning flotilla. more »»

Kasich reverses board’s oversight

November 6, 2013 The way Gov. John Kasich’s administration has used the State Controlling Board to allow expansion of Medicaid coverage in Ohio is ironic. more »»

Plenty of important decisions on ballot

November 5, 2013 The general election this year doesn’t feature a race for president or Congress, but the 2013 ballot does involve many key decisions. more »»

Vote for Shuff, Lepard, Hayes

November 1, 2013 Voters in Tiffin have another choice to make via balloting Tuesday in addition to council president. Four candidates are running for three at-large positions on Tiffin City Counci. more »»

Cline is better pick for council president

October 31, 2013 Last year, more than $2 billion was spent on the presidential election — and remember the choice voters faced last November. more »»

Prevent avoidable deaths in schools

October 30, 2013 For very good reasons, public schools have strict policies on administering medications to students. more »»

Glitches distract from real problems

October 28, 2013 The Obama administration, led by the president himself, still doesn’t get what the real issue that working Americans who already have health insurance fear about the Affordable Health Care Act:... more »»

Hats off

October 26, 2013 Park District grows via efficiency Despite lacking a continuous source of public funding such as a levy, the Seneca County Park District recently added what essentially would be the 10th nature... more »»

Senators are right; working is crucial to future

October 25, 2013 Both of Ohio’s senators were in the same city Thursday to discuss similar solutions to two issues. Sen. more »»

Limits could save lives of teens

October 24, 2013 Nearly one in five traffic accidents in Ohio involves a teenage driver. Thirteen percent of the fatal crashes include teen motorists. more »»

Focus will be on growth, not cuts

October 23, 2013 The federal government estimates it will collect almost $3 trillion in revenue for the current fiscal year, which is to end Sept. 30. Yet, $3 trillion apparently won’t be enough. more »»

Clever moves weaken the rules

October 22, 2013 No clever way to summarize what happened Monday immediately is apparent. “A switch in two saves ... Medicaid expansion” is even farther away from rhyming than “A switch in time saved nine. more »»

No win in battle over the budget

October 21, 2013 Surveys show people approve of their own congressman but disapprove of Congress in general have come home to roost. more »»



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