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Expose abusive spending by local entities

May 27, 2015 Thanks to whistleblowers and government inspectors general, taxpayers often are alerted when state and federal officials spend our money wastefully. more »»

Get kids outside to play in summer

May 24, 2015 With the national psyche turning toward summer over Memorial Day weekend, it’s a good time to remember summer isn’t a reason to become a thoughtless vegetable for the youngest members of our familie... more »»

Provide graduates safe ways to party

May 22, 2015 Important activities will take place in Seneca County over this holiday weekend. Foremost, Memorial?Day is a time to remember members of the U.. more »»

Assure Ohioans of nursing homes’ quality

May 21, 2015 When faced with the difficult decisions of finding the best place for an aging, perhaps ailing, loved one to live, many people find themselves considering nursing homes as some of the options. more »»

Online testing not yet realistic

May 20, 2015 Among complaints educators make about the federally driven Common Core school standards is that administering required tests is an enormous challenge. more »»

Auditor wants help in finding fraud

May 19, 2015 Many Ohioans believe — or at least hope — their local public officials are honest. Most of the time, such confidence is well placed. more »»

Slow down for work zones

May 13, 2015 Highway construction and maintenance workers ought to be able to concentrate on doing a good job — not staying alive. more »»

Focus on criminals, instead of legal gun owners

May 8, 2015 Too often, law-abiding gun owners are the targets of those who want to reduce violent crime. That makes no sense. As many gun enthusiasts point out, criminals don’t obey the law anyway. more »»

Pursue safe place to store nuclear waste

May 7, 2015 Radioactive waste will not go away, as much as President Barack Obama tries to ignore the problem. Nearly one-fifth of the electricity generated in the United States comes from nuclear power plants. more »»

Report data on overdose fatalities

May 6, 2015 Throughout Ohio, people are dying after overdosing on heroin or other illegal drugs. more »»

If there is a contest in your precinct, go vote

May 5, 2015 Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. more »»

Release of gov’t data wise move

May 2, 2015 We tip a cap this week to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for supporting transparency in government and its faith in the marketplace of ideas. more »»

We need to lower stats on overdose deaths

May 1, 2015 Sometimes, it’s better to be below average. The Ohio Department of Health has released figures for unintentional drug overdose deaths. more »»

Customer service isn’t IRS priority

April 30, 2015 More than 8 million times during the past few months, the Internal Revenue Service’s telephone system hung up on taxpayers who wanted help. more »»

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 »»



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