Area counties issue snow emergencies

Sandusky and Williams counties have issued a level 1 snow emergency. Roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow, along with icy conditions. Motorists are urged to drive cautiously, leave early, and allow extra space between vehicles. Seneca county has raised its snow...

Mobile food pantry location changed

Due to the extreme cold, the location of a mobile food pantry scheduled at the University of Findlay today has been changed. The pantry will now be held at the Family Center, 1800 N. Blanchard St.  People coming for food are not to arrive before 7 a.m. in order to give snowplows...
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‘Out of the Woods: A Memoir of Wayfinding’ by Lynn Darling

“Out of the Woods” is journalist Lynn Darling’s memoir about exploring her landscape and her life at a critical point in later middle age. When Darling, already many years a widow, sent her only child to college, she was faced with what is commonly called “empty nest...
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‘The Monkey’s Voyage: Improbable Journeys Shaped the History of Life’ by Alan de Queiroz

In June 2000, Alan de Queiroz became curious about an enormous, ragged-looking garter snake that lived on the tip of Baja California. Like many other biologists of his generation, de Quieroz had been taught that species traveled the Earth to new habitats on slowly drifting...
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‘Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History’ by Glen Berger

SONG OFSPIDER-MAN The Inside Storyof the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History By Glen Berger Simon & Schuster. 370 pp. $25 While there are obvious pleasures to be derived from a truly great work of art — a luminous song, a movie with impeccable acting and...
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Yardley: ‘Pat and Dick: The Nixons, an Intimate Portrait of a Marriage’ b y Will Swift

The inner workings of any marriage are usually a mystery to those outside it, and often to those inside as well, but it’s likely that few marriages in history have been more of a mystery to more people than that of Richard and Patricia Nixon. Most of the 53 years of their...

‘Ping-pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World’ by Nicholas Griffin

The date: April 5, 1971. The setting: the world table tennis championships in Nagoya, Japan. A young American player, Glenn Cowan, needs a ride. The Chinese say Cowan accidentally “stumbled up the steps” of their bus. Cowan gave a different version: “I was invited actually to...
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‘The Parthenon Enigma,’ by Joan Breton Connelly

The Parthenon, that ancient wonder built to honor the goddess Athena, has a history of making visitors swoon. “The repository of the sacred standard, the basis for all measurement in art,” Le Corbusier called it. Its architectural echoes can be seen in our modern-day democratic...

Milbank: Apologize, then blame someone else

I am sorry. I am sorry that so many people have been making insincere apologies. I hasten to add that I am not to blame for these terrible apologies, but I regret them deeply, all the same. Chris Christie is terribly sorry that his staff lied to him about things they did without...

UPDATE: Counties issue roadway advisories

Putnam and Seneca counties have declared Level 2 roadway advisories today as blowing and drifting snow plugs up area roads. Level 2 means “roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. Only those who feel it is necessary to drive should be out on the roadways....