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Editorials

Election season is upon us

Thumbs up to election season. Starting this week, the Advertiser-Tribune is focusing on local issues voters will see when casting their ballots in November. Election season is when we see democracy in action, and decisions made at the local level often affect all of our lives more than the ...

Thumbs up, Oct. 12

• Thumbs up to more fresh development in the Tiffin area. We applaud the creation of "131 Arcade" on South Washington, which announced Releve Barre Studio as its first business. Plans are in the works for a juice and smoothie bar and a modern, shared workspace in the building. We are excited ...

It’s a great time to be in Tiffin

Thumbs Up to Heidelberg University and its Patricia Adams Lecture Series, which brought in former First Lady Laura Bush and her daughter, Barbara Pierce Bush, this week for a lecture. Pat and John Adams have left a great legacy for Heidelberg, and it was neat to see speakers of this caliber ...

Fall is good in Seneca County

Thumbs up to the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, which continues to bring mental health to the forefront of community discussion by offering a series of events based around speaker and author Kevin Hines, who will speak at Tiffin University’s Marion Center Oct. 10. Thumbs up to the City of ...

Tiffin mourns the loss of great leaders

Thumbs down to last week, which was an awful one for the community, more specifically Tiffin City Council. On the heels of the word of council president Mark Hayes' death was news of the passing of First Ward Councilman Jim Roberts. Roberts was Seneca County's sheriff from 1970 to 1978 and ...

A week of fair fun

Thumbs up to the Wyandot County Fair, as the annual event closes “fair season” in this area. Kids, animals and all kind of fun things have been on display all week, and it has been fun to see smiles throughout the pages of the A-T this week, including on today’s Lifestyles page. Thumbs ...

Ohio secretary’s plan will help clean voting list

Tens of thousands of people on Ohio voter registration rolls should not be there. Some have changed addresses. Others have died. Some may not have cast ballots in many years. Getting those names off the registration lists is an important aspect of election security. Last week, a federal judge ...

Sept. 11 a yearly reminder of what we stand for

Very few students graduating from high school this year were alive when nearly 3,000 people were killed during terrorist attacks on the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. Even many college graduates have few, if any, memories of the day. Many of those who will vote next year do not recall the ...

The closing of Atlas

Thumbs down to Friday’s announced closure of the Atlas factory in Tiffin, which employed 60 people, and in Fremont, which employed 110 people. Our hearts go out to the workers at the plants and we hope they are able to find work elsewhere soon. Thumbs up to Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz, State ...

Finally, the start of fall sports

Thumbs up to the sports staff of The Advertiser-Tribune, for their efforts in putting together this year’s Fall Sports tab. If you mentioned this massive collection of athletic information in Thursday’s paper, stop by the A-T office and buy a copy. Thumbs down to the situation at Fostoria ...

Happy tails for rescued dogs

Thumbs up to those new dog owners who stepped up in the wake of an executed search warrant that found 150 dogs in Upper Sandusky last week. We are so thankful these dogs are finding good, loving homes. Also, thumbs up to the Wyandot County Animal Shelter, which has stepped up in a big way ...

Making employers responsible might curb illegal hiring

Law enforcement authorities agree that one key to curbing certain types of crime is to sever the supply-and-demand link. Fewer drug addicts means less demand for pushers and thus, fewer of them, for example. Federal officials don’t seem to be doing a very good job of that in regard to ...

Check out the new National Corner

Thumbs up to National Corner, the newest downtown must see in Tiffin that is highlighted by an already popular splash pad. The park will see a dedication ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. The East Green and adjacent amphitheater will then host a “Sunday Funday” at 3 p.m. with Wally and the ...

DeWine’s gun proposal should be debated

Gov. Mike DeWine wants Ohio legislators to consider new limits on firearms ownership. They include more background checks for gun buyers and potential power by courts to restrict access to weapons by those thought to be threats. It never hurts to talk about whether existing laws can be ...

Reasons to celebrate

Thumbs Up to the Seneca County General Health District unanimously voting to issue a 2019 operating license for Sunny Farms Landfill this week. We believe the settlement that resulted in Sunny Farms paying millions of dollars of fines and being subject to future scrutiny is enough, and that the ...

Time to give Sunny Farms benefit of the doubt

The whole Sunny Farms landfill issue has sure caused a stink, and Sunny Farms has had to pay a hefty price for fallout from the odor and other issues. But now that the Ohio EPA has weighed in and made Sunny Farms pay for its past transgressions, it’s time we join the Seneca County General ...

New things happening in Seneca County

Thumbs up to the resolution of the Sunny Farms Landfill alleged violations. We are hoping closure comes in the form of last week’s agreement that Sunny Farms would pay $1.71 million in civil penalties for the alleged past water pollution, as well as $2.01 million for under-reported and ...

Summer events in full swing

Thumbs up to the Seneca County Fair, which once again didn’t disappoint as this area’s showcase summer event. To boot, the weather this week couldn’t have been better. Job well done to all of those who worked hard to make the fair a reality. Thumbs down to the accident that occurred ...

It’s finally fair time!

Let’s hear it for the fair — it’s Seneca County Fair time, the premier event of the summer that brings the community together. Follow along all week in The A-T and “Let the good times grow!” See you at the fairgrounds. We’ve said it a lot before in the past few months, but thumbs ...

The illegal immigration battle

Arresting, detaining and deporting illegal immigrants is outrageous, many leading Democrats maintain. Some have called for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to be eliminated, in effect opening our borders to all comers. But where was the compassion for illegal immigrants during ...