U.S. foreign policy comes home to roost with Russia’s action in Ukraine

David J. Kramer is president of Freedom House and a former deputy assistant secretary of state for Russia and Ukraine in the George W. Bush administration. President Obama faces the gravest challenge of his presidency in figuring out how to respond to Russia’s invasion of...

Editorial: The litmus test in the gay rights fight

A FEDERAL JUDGE on Wednesday struck down Texas’s ban on same-sex marriages, the latest in a string of conservative states where judges have condemned discriminatory laws. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia ruled that even under the laxest standard of judicial review, the...

Editorial: Maryland pension proposal breaks trust with state’s retirees

THREE YEARS AGO, Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) made a deal with the state’s public-employee unions. Under its terms, state workers agreed to pay more of their salaries into Maryland’s underfunded pension system and accept lower benefits for new hires. In...

Editorial: Spell out the consequences for Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

IT TOOK Vladimir Putin less than a day to trample on President Obama’s warning against a Russian military intervention in Ukraine. On Saturday, the Russian president orchestrated a unanimous vote by his rubber-stamp upper house of parliament authorizing invasion not just of...

UPDATE: Oh, no! More snow!

The National Weather Service says a total of 2 to 5 inches of snow could fall on Hancock and most surrounding counties tonight and Sunday. The snow is expected to taper off early Sunday afternoon. For Findlay specifically, the weather service says 1 to 3 inches of snow is...

Black Knights fall to Panthers, 73-40

DEFIANCE — Kyle Kauser popped in a game-high 19 points Friday night as Paulding cruised past Van Buren 73-40 in a Division-III sectional title game. Paulding (17-6) advances to Thursday’s district semifinals at Bowling Green State University’s Stroh Center. Van...

Area pair secure state placements

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER COLUMBUS — Last year, Van Buren’s Chance Sonnenberg fought his way to a fifth place finish at 160 pounds in the Division III state wrestling tournament at Value City Arena. This year, Sonnenberg is in position to top last year’s result...

Stockaders run away from Mohawks, 87-55

By MATT NYE SPORTS WRITER Sometimes a team can get on a roll at tournament time and make a deep run. However, St. Wendelin’s aspirations of a run were halted after a semifinal win two days ago as Old Fort ran off with an 87-55 win in a Division IV sectional championship...

Walker indicted on four felonies

A Fostoria woman was indicted on four felonies out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. April L. Walker, 38, 850 S. Wood St., is charged with two counts of child endangerment, a third-degree felony, one count of abduction, a third-degree felony, and one count of attempted...

Kindergarten screening set

Fostoria City Schools has set March 18 and 19 as the dates of kindergarten registration for students who reside in the district. Children must be 5 years old by Aug. 1 in order to be eligible for kindergarten during the 2014-2015 school year. Parents/legal guardians must bring...
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