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A week of fair fun

Thumbs up to the Wyandot County Fair, as the annual event closes “fair season” in this area. Kids, animals and all kind of fun things have been on display all week, and it has been fun to see smiles throughout the pages of the A-T this week, including on today’s Lifestyles page. Thumbs ...

Ohio secretary’s plan will help clean voting list

Tens of thousands of people on Ohio voter registration rolls should not be there. Some have changed addresses. Others have died. Some may not have cast ballots in many years. Getting those names off the registration lists is an important aspect of election security. Last week, a federal judge ...

Sept. 11 a yearly reminder of what we stand for

Very few students graduating from high school this year were alive when nearly 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Even many college graduates have few, if any, memories of the day. Many of those who will vote next year do not recall the ...

The closing of Atlas

Thumbs down to Friday’s announced closure of the Atlas factory in Tiffin, which employed 60 people, and in Fremont, which employed 110 people. Our hearts go out to the workers at the plants and we hope they are able to find work elsewhere soon. Thumbs up to Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, State ...

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Thoughts from Japan: Day six

I am writing this at 8:42 p.m. in my hotel room in downtown Nagoya, and now that our Japan trip is winding down, I have a few moments to collect and share my thoughts. What a whirlwind and action-packed schedule it has been! In the span of nine days, we will have travelled more than 12,400 ...

Community mourns the loss of a leader

I’m sad I won’t get the chance to meet Mark Hayes. I consider it my biggest regret thus far in Tiffin. I have made it a point to visit groups and community organizations but hadn’t yet been to a Tiffin City Council meeting. Mark reached out to me and invited me in a way I’ve come to ...

Tiffin schools continue tradition of excellence

Four years ago, when I joined the Tiffin City School Board of Education, we held a goal of transforming our district to destination status. This would require our administrators, teachers, and support staff to be directed by a board with vision and leadership. Our first step along that path was ...

Thoughts from Japan: Day five

Editor’s Note: We received this correspondence from Commissioner Mike Kerschner after Tuesday’s final session of the Midwest U.S.-Japan 51st Anniversary Conference entitled, “Growing Together in a Global Economy.” The topic of the discussion today was “Expanding Trade and ...

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9/11 ceremony thank you

Thank you to everyone who assisted with the annual ceremony to remember the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The words from Chief Fred Stevens of Tiffin Police Department, Chief Kevin Veletean of Tiffin Fire Rescue Division and Jody O’Millian of Seneca County United Veterans Council were ...

PRAY FOR A LATE FALL SO CROPS CAN MATURE

Summer is gone. Fall is upon us. Let us thank God for the beautiful growing season, even though all didn’t get planted as planned. Beans and some corn need good growing days to mature. God knows our every need. He wants us to ask, to pray. Prayer is powerful. It takes time, effort, belief ...

‘RED FLAG’ LAW SHOULD BE FOR MOTORISTS FIRST

I suggest that we try “Red Flag” law on motor vehicles first. Motor vehicles account for more deaths in the U.S. than firearms, even though there are many more firearms. This fact is often overlooked or ignored. Facts will, sometimes, mess with some people’s opinion. One popular ...

Letter to the Editor: Wind turbines have a place, but not necessarily here

There are days in our life that we will never forget. For many, our wedding day, the birth of our first child, and all those memories before, between, and after. There tend to be some unfortunate times in our lives as well. When I was small my Grandma Hughes spent hours reading me stories and ...