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Thanks to those who clear the road

By the time this newspaper is delivered, a winter storm should be underway. Snowfall forecasts vary, with some calling for 4-8 inches by the time the white stuff stops falling. Some predict 8-12 inches. Worse, the flakes are to be accompanied by and followed by wind. It’s like in the ...

State of the Union is a time to deal

At first glance, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson’s idea to end the partial shutdown of federal government and address concerns about illegal immigration may sound, well, a bit wild and crazy. But in the context of the theatrics that already have occurred on the matter, it may be worth a ...

DeWine has work to do for Ohioans

Mike DeWine became Ohio’s governor Monday, as John Kasich leaves Columbus, perhaps to consider his options in 2020. DeWine has a lot of work ahead of him, and the hopes of a lot of Ohioans resting on his shoulders. There are positive signs already: He has appointed one of the most diverse ...

Reinvent to create more jobs

Ohio faces its share of economic struggles. Its unemployment rate in November was 4.6 percent, while the U.S. as a whole saw unemployment at just 3.7 percent. Some regions of the state see unemployment considerably higher. Meanwhile, in one of those unusual polls conducted once in a while by ...

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End shutdown, put 6,569 Ohioans back to work

The president must immediately reopen the government, so workers can get back on the job earning a paycheck and serving Ohioans. Now, 6,569 Ohio workers — including 1,590 at NASA Glenn alone — are either furloughed or working without pay. Either way, they’re missing paychecks because of ...

Trip to Hawaii reveals rusting wind turbines

Recently, my wife and I were blessed with an early Christmas gift from our son. We spent a week in the beautiful state of Hawaii. I would like to share with you some of our experiences. I will not excite you with details about Pearl Harbor, the volcano, nor the Space Observatory located at ...

Library offering kinship care classes

Kinship care is on the rise. Our nation’s opioid epidemic has left many parents unable to care for their children, and grandparents and other family members are stepping into the gap. Add those numbers to family members caring for relatives’ children for other reasons, and the results are ...

Say ‘no’ to industrial wind turbines in county

I want to thank Commissioner Mike Kerschner for listening to residents of Seneca County and their concerns about the application Seneca Wind LLC has submitted to the Ohio Power Siting Board asking OPSB to approve installation of 70 large-scale industrial wind turbines in Seneca County. At the ...

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Expand facade program

As the New Year begins, we can look back with satisfaction for the many blessings bestowed upon our town. The ongoing revival of downtown, completion of the new justice center and the numerous facade improvements along Washington Street have renewed our pride in our beloved hometown. With ...

Is it littering?

We’re not supposed to litter, right? Well, what about Rumpke littering all the way down the street? My husband and I were behind a Rumpke truck while it was picking up trash, the stuff was just flying out of the truck going everywhere. Some of the trash hit a passing car. The guy doesn’t ...

Who are we?

“Who are we?” is a question that has plagued many of us when we see or hear of shocking, inhumane happenings within our family or city or country. Such events first throw us into a stupor, then raise the temperature within us and finally evoke action from us. More recently in our ...

Fostering awareness: Using marijuana as a medicine – dosage

Ohio now allows registered patients limited access to marijuana for specific uses as a medicine. We have learned from the current opiate epidemic the importance of understanding the risks when taking medications, of considering the possible side effects and of following doctors’ orders. ...