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Patients will have to remain patient

Ohio will miss yet another mark in its march toward the sale of medical marijuana — this one an assurance that sales could begin by the end of November. That is not going to happen. According to Mark Hamlin, of the Ohio Department of Commerce, the two testing labs closest to opening are ...

It’s time to gather signs from campaign

For weeks, small forests of signs promoting dozens of political candidates have been demonstrations of the vigor of our system of government. Now, they are just clutter. Some candidates and their supporters started the process of picking up their signs Tuesday evening. It is pleasing to ...

Look at voting as defending yourself

No doubt you will be going to the polls today if you are a registered voter who has not yet cast a ballot through one of the early voting systems in Ohio. Right? You understand how important this year’s general election is, regardless of where you live, of course. So you will be voting, ...

Vote ‘no’ Tuesday on Issue 1

In many ways, the most important decision Ohioans will make in the election Tuesday has nothing to do with candidates for public office. It will be whether to declare defeat in the war against substance abuse. A proposed amendment to the state constitution, Issue 1, is on the ballot. Its ...

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Visit underscores importance of an upbringing

This afternoon, I was sitting in my room here at Autumnwood when a group of youngsters from Hopewell-Loudon school, along with two adults, came in. One of the kids looked to be about 6 years old and the others a little older. They were here in honor of Veterans Day. Actually, it was a very ...

Community Foundation Week offers open house

In 2006, the city of Tiffin was named as a recipient for a gift of about $750,000 from the estate of Clive Lupton for improvements to Hedges-Boyer Park. Clive Lupton grew up in Tiffin, graduating from Columbian High School. He retired from the General Electric Co. and lived on Prospect Street ...

Pondering the avoidance of an untimely reaping

When Princess Diana died, mourners outside Buckingham Palace left flowers piled high enough to be seen from space, or so my fake news feed tells me. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother, (that’s one ‘Queen’ more than the one who actually sits on the throne, if anybody’s counting) was not ...

sPower director stresses benefits of wind energy

The residents of Seneca County are smart, engaging and passionate in their advocacy of their families and their community. During my frequent visits to Seneca County on behalf of sPower and our Seneca Wind project, I’ve had an opportunity to meet and hear from many of them. Several of the ...

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Learn more about Fatima, rosary

People have the attitude that there is no need to put forth hardly any effort for salvation, as if everyone will be saved, or worse, they call “evil” good, like abortion and gay marriage. Or are people forgetting the words right from the mouth of the only true authority in all of creation, ...

Take a look at land-use plan

In order to promote positive economic growth countywide, there should be a cooperative understanding between all agencies, citizens and public officials so all parties can be involved in new industry proposals. Economic development must be considered within a land-use framework in order to ...

Rescind the AEZ

First off, I’d like to ask everyone to join me in thanking and congratulating Commissioner Mike Kerschner on his huge victory Tuesday night, where Seneca County showed that no matter how much dirty money the outside big wind lobby spends, we, the people of Seneca County make the decisions ...

Thanks for help

I would like to thank, first, my House Committee members, Joe and Theresa Feasel and Kathy Renninger, for all their help in organizing our second annual Leroy Coleman Help a Vet Benefit. The recipient of this benefit this year is Darrell Stump, a Korean War veteran who is encountering many ...