If Ukraine wins against Russian aggression, freedom wins

David J. Kramer is president of Freedom House. He was deputy assistant secretary of state for Russia and Ukraine in the George W. Bush administration. The Obama administration took a good first step Monday when it announced sanctions against Russian officials involved in the...
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Editorial: Western sanctions deliver only a slap on the wrist to Mr. Putin

THE SANCTIONS President Obama announced Monday to punish Russia and its collaborators in Ukraine are intended to inflict economic pain. So a fair measure of their adequacy was the reaction Monday of the Russian stock and currency markets: Both spiked upward in celebration. While...
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Editorial: D.C.’s Office of Campaign Finance is failing its mission

BY THE time the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance gets around to releasing its audit on Mayor Vincent C. Gray’s 2010 campaign, the findings may well have lost any relevance. But then, that is perfectly in keeping with an agency that increasingly has shown itself to be...

Robinson: Democrats should play offense on Obamacare

Here is what Democrats should learn from their party’s loss in a special House election in Florida last week: Wishy-washy won’t work. Republicans obviously are going to make opposition to the Affordable Care Act the main theme of their campaigns this fall. Democrats...

Cohen: Illogical hostility toward charter schools

In the war between the rich and the poor, I’m enlisting on the side of the underdog — the rich. What a drubbing they’ve been taking! Across the nation, but particularly in cities such as New York and Washington, the rich are incessantly accused of being slyly...

New AEP substation approved

American Electric Power won state approval Monday to build an $11-million substation on farmland two miles northeast of Findlay. The 138-kilovolt substation, to be built in 2015, will aid development and reduce power outages in Hancock County and northwestern Ohio, American...
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If it says Nickel Plate, You KNOW that I’m Interested!

Milepost 812 This one is for real! While this is a drawing and not a photo, it is a drawing of a REAL Nickel Plate Line car. But note that it is not Nickel Plate Road; there is a difference. Back in the late 1800s, there were many, many small railroads and they weren’t...

Lifeguarding class signup under way

The Geary Family YMCA Lifeguarding class sign up has begun. Classes will be April 7, 8 10, 14, 15, 17, 21 and 22 for those 16 years of age and older. Classes will include water pre-test, class work, e-learnings, water skills, written tests, CPR /AED for the Professional Rescuer,...

Fostoria man shot

Police are continuing to investigate the shooting of a 19-year-old Fostoria man this weekend, despite limited cooperation by the victim and witnesses. According to Capt. Patrick Brooks, officers responded to the 1200 block of Beier Drive shortly before 4:30 a.m. Saturday and...

Public Record

Fostoria arrests Saturday: • Floyd A. Baker III, 37, 5473 N. TR 63 Lot 406, was arrested on a warrant out of Wood County Sheriff’s Office. • Derrick V. Harris, 42, 620 Lexington Ave., was arrested. No further information available. Friday: • Amber Michelle Wonder was...
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