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Victims in Nepal need help sent now

April 28, 2015 Nearly a million children in and near Nepal are in “urgent need” of humanitarian aid because of the massive earthquake Saturday, UNICEF said Sunday. more »»

 
 
 
Make records access easier

April 27, 2015 Taking Ohioans’ right to government information more seriously has been a long time coming to the General Assembl. more »»

Federal spending, debt still going up

April 26, 2015 Federal deficit spending is up only “slightly” from last year’s levels, according to a report this month. During the first six months of the fiscal year, deficit spending was $26. more »»

Project could be lifesaver

April 25, 2015 A tip of the cap to the Lions Clubs of Seneca County for working to bring Project Lifesaver here. more »»

Delaying primary date may be painful

April 24, 2015 A bill to delay Ohio’s 2016 primary date is working its way through the Ohio House. Remember, during presidential election years, Ohio’s primary date moves ahead from May to March. more »»

Register opinions in survey

April 23, 2015 Usually, this space is used to share our opinions. Instead, you can use it to share yours. Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp. more »»

Plan for downtown has many positives

April 22, 2015 With the presentation of a memorandum of understanding Monday night, it seems Tiffin officials and Seneca County commissioners again may be pulling in the same direction regarding a joint justice... more »»

Yost has plan to resolve records disputes

April 21, 2015 Ohioans should not have to bear the expense and aggravation of going to court to force government officials to comply with the open records law, state Auditor Dave Yost believe. more »»

Blame Congress, president for tax freedom day delay

April 17, 2015 Bad news about taxes for Ohioans came out this week, but don’t blame local and state officials. It is not their fault. more »»

Container law change should be more open

April 16, 2015 An Ohio Senate committee has approved a bill to allow entertainment districts where people could carry open containers of alcohol outside bars and restaurants — but only in larger cities. more »»

1st county joins state in putting spending on Internet

April 15, 2015 Last year, Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which makes all state spending information available for viewing via the Interne. more »»

Ensure evidence isn’t filed, forgotten

April 14, 2015 Ohioans should be pleased impressive progress has been made in clearing up a gigantic backlog of old evidence in rape cases. more »»

A sure method to lower cost of college

April 12, 2015 Too many plans to “make college more affordable” do nothing of the sort. Typical are nearly all such initiatives in Washington, which merely shift the burden of paying for higher education. more »»

Have a plan for a tornado

April 10, 2015 Springlike weather returned to our region this week, meaning it’s a good time to review tornado safety. more »»

Explore options regarding highway funding

April 9, 2015 In approving $7 billion in transportation spending for the next two years, Ohio legislators also agreed they need to find better ways to fund projects such as highways and bridges. more »»

An alert system is good; avoidance is better

April 8, 2015 The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced it will team with NASA, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. more »»

Collect more, not less, from casinos

April 7, 2015 Legalized casino gambling in Ohio has followed a trail worn well in other states. First, promise voters enormous riches if they approve table gambling and electronic slot machine. more »»

Ensure reform of charter schools in Ohio

April 5, 2015 When legislators allowed private, for-profit education in Ohio several years ago, it was almost as if they thought there was some sort of magic in the name: charter schools. more »»

Jury duty: Another service to our nation

April 4, 2015 Comedian Norm Crosby is credited with saying, “When you go into court, you are putting your fate into the hands of 12 people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty. more »»

Eliminate housing as a perk

April 3, 2015 There are plenty of ways to commune with nature in the Athens area. Strouds Run State Park comes to mind, as well as the four preserves in Athens County owned and managed by a local conservancy. more »»

Priority should be to sustain our park system

April 2, 2015 When Americans want to impress foreign guests, we sometimes take them to national parks. more »»

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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