Anna McGrain Kern

Anna McGrain Kern, 95 of Windham, New Hampshire, died at her home Jan. 11, 2013. Surviving are two sons, Thomas and Jerry Kern; two daughters, Dianna Fallon and Bonnie Paglialunga; and two sisters, Marguerite McGrain Distel and Patricia McGrain. New Hampshire services were held...

Irene Anderson

Irene Anderson, 85, of Southgate, Michigan, passed away Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at her home. She was born November 1, 1928 in Fostoria to Austin Everett and Louise (Moon) Smith. She first married Kenneth Palmerton, and he passed away. She then married Willard...
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SW names enrollment manager

Katie Sakel is the new enrollment manager at St. Wendelin Catholic School. Sakel, a 2006 St. Wendelin graduate, returned to the school as a science teacher. Prior to teaching at SWCS, Sakel taught at Bowling Green State University as a graduate teaching assistant for the general...

Man able to stand trial in Carey deaths

A rural Tiffin man charged with killing two people inside a Carey sportsman’s club has been deemed competent to stand trial. A mental evaluation of Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, determined he is capable of standing trial and understanding the charges against him, according to...

Double-murder suspect competent to stand trial

A rural Tiffin man charged with killing two people inside a Carey sportsman’s club has been deemed competent to stand trial. A mental evaluation of Richard L. Clark Jr., 65, determined he is capable of standing trial and understanding the charges against him, according to the...

Editorial: U.S. dairy industry wants price protections in the farm bill

DOWN ON the farm, the latest news is the battle over dairy policy that thwarts passage of a new five-year package of federal subsidies for agriculture — and the nutrition aid for low-income families that is attached to the bill. The conflict pits the Democratic-majority Senate,...

Dionne: The lost art of tough liberalism

Can you be a tough liberal who knows how to work with the other side? Can you be unwavering in trying to lift the wages of the low-paid, bring health coverage to the uninsured, equalize educational opportunities and protect the environment — and still compromise enough to get all...

Will: Doubts over Common Core

Viewed from Washington, which often is the last to learn about important developments, opposition to the Common Core State Standards Initiative still seems as small as the biblical cloud that ariseth out of the sea, no larger than a man’s hand. Soon, however, this education...

Ignatius: America’s energy boom

For decades, Americans have talked about “energy policy” as if it were the political equivalent of a migraine. The phrase connoted pain — in ever-rising gas prices, costly government schemes and dependence on imports from precarious Middle East regimes. But recent developments...

Editorial: The District needs to tackle election reform

THE CROWDED field of candidates for D.C. mayor opens up the possibility that the winner of the upcoming Democratic primary will have less than a majority of votes. Perhaps as little as 30 percent of the total vote could spell victory. Obviously, that would not be ideal. More...