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Take a hike with this local series

We give a tip of the cap to Seneca County’s Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist program for sponsoring a series of hikes for adults and teens. The first one hits the trail at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Schekelhoff Nature Preserve in Tiffin and be led by local master bird bander Jim Coffman. The ...

Female veterans’ needs are not met

After generations of foolish failure to understand the contributions women can make to national defense, the U.S. armed forces finally seem to have awakened to the previously untapped potential. Important issues regarding how females can serve the nation best in uniform may remain to be ...

Personal issue has political, economic impact

Whether to have children is an intensely personal decision for women and couples. But it is becoming a social, economic — and political — issue, too. Birth rates in the United States have dipped to historic lows. Last year’s rate was the lowest in 32 years. And analysts point out that ...

Notice the real heroes among us

At a time when skepticism about those to whom we look up is high, Ohioans are fortunate to have two heroes about whom there is no question at all. They are Annie Glenn and her husband, the late John Glenn. Sunday, the John and Annie Glenn Museum in New Concord is to be dedicated as a site on ...

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Tattoos becoming more acceptable in the workplace

At one point in time, sailors were about the only ones known for wearing tattoos. Today, they are becoming more accepted in society and the workplace. But does every employer think they are OK? A total of 36% of Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have at least one tattoo. For those ...

A new day dawns for The A-T and community

Hello, Seneca County. Today I awake amid a new sunrise that offers few hints of familiarity. The comforting rhythms of yesterday and the past have given way to a brilliant, unique landscape. This is my new home, and I couldn’t be happier to be here. After 14 professional years and my ...

Standards would support nurses and patients

Every day, nurses in Ohio communities work long hours doing vital work in our health care system, keeping patients safe and providing the highest quality of care. Yet too often, nurses are forced to do the impossible, caring for more patients than they have the time or capacity to ...

Wind turbine setbacks not ‘burdensome’

Industrial wind turbine setbacks have been a hot topic for several years. Developers have uttered words like “overly burdensome,” “effective moratorium” and “unreasonable” when describing Ohio’s current setbacks. We even have seen on at least two accounts in the last year where ...

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Thanks for help with Senior Prom

Area seniors enjoyed attending the Senior Prom May 2 at Columbian High School, sponsored by Seneca County Community Council. Guests received corsages, enjoyed refreshments and dancing to some “oldies” music, making memories in the photo booth, looking through old yearbooks from Columbian ...

Strike Out Cancer raises $3,253.10

Columbian baseball and softball programs would like to thank the Bucyrus Redmen baseball and softball programs in helping us raise funds for our 11th annual Strike Out Cancer benefit games May 11. In total, our efforts were able to raise $3,253.10 for Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment ...

Keep children safe

This past Mother’s Day, Toledo news media reported an incident no mother should ever have to read or fear; yet another child was shot to death with a firearm. A four-year old boy shot himself with his father’s gun. The report stated it was an “accident.” The toddler “shot himself in ...

Wind turbines and crazy people

A few years ago, I signed a setback waiver agreement so my neighbors could have a wind turbine on their property. It wasn’t the smartest thing I ever did. But because I did, I am very wary of where sPower is wanting to build these new turbines. Just the other day, I read where Ohio Power ...