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Congress should approve VA move

Opponents of a measure to make it easier for military veterans to see private-sector health care providers instead of relying on the Department of Veterans Affairs have one big complaint: Doing that could lead to privatizing the VA, they complain. Horrors! Take control of veterans’ health ...

We’ve seen this before

For decades, North Korean leaders have been masters of using the carrot-and-stick approach to getting what they want. The key has been their ability to switch between the two with lightning speed. This week, dictator Kim Jong Un did just that. He called off high-level talks between his regime ...

Keep statue, honor victims

Terming a statue on the waterfront in Jersey City, N.J., “gruesome,” the leader of a group planning to renovate a plaza there, facing the New York City skyline, wants it removed. City officials have agreed. It is gruesome. And in some ways it may not be politically correct. But it needs ...

Clinton correct to shun givebacks

For once, Hillary Clinton is right on target. Her warning about negotiations over North Korea’s weapons buildup is absolutely correct. Clinton, during a visit to Australia last week, said U.S. officials should make no concessions to the North Korean regime without seeing concrete action ...

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A bit of British humor — could you be a royal?

You might think that marrying a member of the royal family would be enough to become a British citizen, but as good as that looks on an application, Meghan Markle is also going to have to take a test. This requirement came in after I got my own citizenship, which is just as well, because if ...

Library Notes: Books inspire movies

Books often inspire movies. It’s no wonder with all the great stories that have been published. Sometimes, it’s tempting to skip the book. Watching the movie takes less time, but is it the same as reading? Doing a little internet search will lead you to many articles which passionately ...

Officers need tools to instantly identify fentanyl

Unfortunately, we know that illegal, deadly fentanyl is all too common in Ohio — our local law enforcement must deal with it on a nearly daily basis. And because of the massive quantity of these drugs officers are seizing, state and local testing labs are facing big backlogs. Sometimes ...

Library Notes: Library providing screen-free living, activities this week

Tiffin-Seneca Public Library will be celebrating National Screen-Free Week Monday through Thursday. Screen-Free Week encourages families or individuals to celebrate the joys of life beyond the screen. With that in mind, the library is challenging families to put away their phones, tablets and ...

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Thanks for donation

On behalf of Sentinel Career & Technology Center, I would sincerely like to thank the Tiffin Eagles Aerie No. 402 and members for its most generous donation of $2,500. Your contribution will help make it possible for us to assist students in need. Thank you so much for your continued ...

Kudos for Commission on Aging

I would like to applaud the Commission on Aging for the work they are doing for senior citizens in Fostoria and the article in The Advertiser-Tribune Sunday, May 6, 2018. Fostoria has a beautiful building at the site of the former L & K Restaurant on Route 12.  It is a very positive ...

A misguided editorial

I would like to comment on the A-T editorial of 5/14/2018, a Breitbart-like harangue about “moving the US out of a corner” supposedly built by Democrats and President Obama. It seems you are as obsessed with our former president as is our current occupant of the White House. Granted, you ...

Lets talk

People who insist that it’s reality to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel or who cite ancient history when “proving” the city’s former status or who try to go with literal passages from the Hebrew Scriptures must also recognize the fact that we too then must give this land we ...