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Can any method of execution really be humane?

A killer is to be executed today in Ohio. Robert Van Hook, condemned for fatally strangling and stabbing David Self in Cincinnati in 1985, was moved Tuesday to the death house in the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. It would be the state’s first execution since last ...

Japanese gracious in defeat

Some of the best stories in sports happen off the playing fields and courts. Consider the aftermath of a World Cup soccer match in Russia last week. Japan’s team had been leading Belgium, 2-0, during much of the game. Then, in the closing minutes, Belgium came back to win, 3-2. It was a ...

Claims at OSU are disturbing

Ohio State University’s investigation of a sports doctor alleged to have sexually abused athletes at several institutions of higher learning has turned over a commendable number of stones. What has come creeping out from under some of them is disturbing. Scores of people, including former ...

Miracles at home, abroad

Newspapers have to report so much bad, upsetting news that the occasional heart-warmer comes as a welcome pleasure. The good news this week was not all from Thailand, where rescuers were in the process of pulling off the rescue of members of a boys’ soccer team who had been trapped in a ...

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Extension and Outreach Dept. welcomes a new manager

Part of Tiffin-Seneca Public Library’s mission is to meet the needs of all who live, work or go to school in Seneca County. This includes providing services to those individuals in the community who cannot physically visit the library. The role of the Extension and Outreach Manager at T-SPL ...

An expatriated American writes to the president

Dear President @realDonaldTrump, It’s not like we’ve ever been pen-pals, but writing letters is a lost art and I’m fond of lost causes. Remember pen-pals, before the Twitternet came along? School kids from around the world exchanging old-fashioned pieces of paper with their Sunday best ...

Act supports grandparents raising grandchildren

We all know how devastating the addiction epidemic has been for our state and it has far-reaching consequences for Ohio families. It’s often grandparents who step in to care for kids when their parents can’t because of addiction or when parents are tragically taken from their family by a ...

Six months in, tax reform making big difference

The tax reform and tax cut legislation that passed at the end of last year has now been in place for six months. It’s time to take stock of how it’s working. Some of the tax relief expires in the next few years, and the debate is underway whether it should be made permanent. I think it ...

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Wind turbine controversy

Bravo to Stephen Lupton and Roger and Kathie Walters for their entertaining and informative letters to the editor printed in the Saturday edition of The Advertiser-Tribune. They wrote what many of us have been thinking and wondering about during this whole wind turbine controversy. I feel ...

Thanks for supporting garage sale

The 2018 Salvation Army annual garage sale fundraiser was a success! The annual garage sale fundraiser was at the Seneca County Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building the weekend of July 6. We are blessed to have had so many donations made. The community support was overwhelming! We could not have made ...

Thanks for sponsoring flag

July 3, The A-T had an insert of our American flag. On the back was an article about the symbolism of our flag and a list of sponsors. Thank you to Tiffin Brake and Wheel, The Medicine Shoppe, Traunero Funeral Home, Viewpoint Graphics, Stiney’s Tavern, Slate Real Estate, McDonald’s, Klay ...

Turn toward God

Former President Barack Obama said, “America is no longer a Christian nation.” Let us show him that our Founding Fathers came to this country to have freedom to worship as they choose, mostly Christians. Sorry to say, our churches have few members attending. Age group 65 and older, only ...