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Survivor exhibits courage

We tip our cap today to the courageous survivor of human trafficking who shared her story Thursday evening. Lindsay — who was trafficked for seven years and has been free for about the past two — addressed students, professors and community members on the Heidelberg University campus. ...

Dewine trying a different approach to drugs

Ohioans may remember that while serving as the attorney general, Mike DeWine said of the drug abuse epidemic: “We can’t arrest our way out of this.” Now, DeWine is governor and he wants to put the state’s money where his mouth is — with a well thought-out, comprehensive campaign ...

DeWine lets locals decide priorities

Give Gov. Mike DeWine credit for recognizing something that all too many officials in state capitals throughout the nation do not. In his words, spoken Tuesday in Belmont County: “All wisdom does not reside in Columbus, Ohio.” DeWine was in Belmont County to talk with local officials ...

Don’t rely on luck this weekend

For some celebrants, not all of whom are Irish, St. Patrick’s Day weekend has begun. That’s right, weekend. Especially because St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday this year, some people will be celebrating it well before March 17. As our friends at Seneca County Safe Communities note, St. ...

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Reduce the cost of college for students

If we want hard work to pay off, we have to get the cost of college under control. When Connie and I went to college, a part-time job often was enough to put you through school. The idea that you could afford that today without mountains of debt would be laughable, if it weren’t one of the ...

Communist Cuba embracing entrepreneurship, with limits

I was fortunate enough to spend some time in Cuba recently and saw the changes that have occurred due to an increase in entrepreneurial activity. The U.S. reestablished relations with Cuba in 2015. Diplomatic efforts with Cuba ended in 1961, after Fidel Castro took control of the country. ...

Act seeks to save American cars, jobs

It’s time for the president to keep his promises to Ohio autoworkers. As GM began laying off workers in Lordstown last week, we also heard the company is planning to close its West Chester processing center this spring, laying off another 100 workers. This news has been devastating for ...

Library recommends 1,000 books before kindergarten

Have you ever noticed that children are like sponges that absorb everything around them? Because of this, parents and caregivers are a child’s first education provider. They hear what you say and watch what you do, so it’s important to make those early years together count. One way the ...

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Reclaim It ‘Flip-Off’ raises over $8,000

Last Saturday evening, Reclaim It sponsored an auction to raise funds for the upcycled and repurposed furniture store located in downtown Tiffin. Nearly 100 people participated in the evening’s event, which included a silent auction from noon until 8 p.m., a wine and beer reception 6-7 p.m. ...

March is Developmental Disabilities Month

There have been articles in the paper recently making people aware of individuals with developmental disabilities. It is good to see the promotions and the community involvement. I, personally want to talk about the state facility, Tiffin Developmental Center, and the Seneca County Opportunity ...

First responders are amazing individuals

Our first responders are very amazing individuals. They are always there for us, day or night. They risk their lives from the time they take a call, being dispatched out, till they return back to their station. Always staying focused for the commitment they have taken on. The other day, I was ...

Treat Clinton like Trump

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored. -Aldous Huxley- As investigations of misconduct mount, can Hillary Clinton avoid jail? That’s a good question, isn’t it? And, considering what has been going on the last few years, so is how much the former director of the FBI has ...