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Editorial: Montgomery Co. is poised to spend money on schools that it will regret

THE FISCAL WOUNDS inflicted on local governments during the Great Recession have barely begun to heal, but already politicians in Montgomery County seem intent on taking a stroll down memory-impaired lane. They are poised to pump up per capita spending on public schools even...
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Editorial: Guns are a health-care issue

EVERY YEAR guns are used to kill thousands of people, and not always the bad guys. For decades, doctors and other public health experts have argued that preventing gun deaths, particularly from accidents and suicides, should be a priority — like curtailing car fatalities or...
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Editorial: Using U.S. natural gas as an energy wedge against Russia

DEBATE HAS raged over whether the United States can fight Vladimir Putin on the Russian president’s most favorable ground: energy politics. It can, and it should, particularly because there’s an obvious path forward that coincides with the United States’ —...

Robert J. Wilson

Robert James “Bob” Wilson, 59, of Tiffin, passed away on Wednesday evening, March 19, 2014 at St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center, Toledo. He was born on March 25, 1954, in Tiffin, to Jimmie B. and Marjorie A. (Moore) Wilson. On December 1, 1979, in St. Wendelin Catholic...

Roger D. Smith

Roger Dale Smith, age 65 of Fostoria, passed away, Thursday, March 20, 2014 at his home. He was born July 18, 1948 to the late Marion Dale Smith and Jacquelin M. (Brooker) Margraf. He married Ruth (Haubert) Smith on March 17, 1978 in Tiffin, Ohio and she survives him. Also...

William “Bo” Bohanon

William “Bo” Bohanon, 37, of Fostoria, passed away Thursday, March 20, 2014 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at the Harrold-Floriana Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Mercer dispatches Duke with stunning 78-71 upset

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Dunk City is long gone. Make way for the next bunch of bracket busters from the little-known Atlantic Sun Conference: Mercer. The 8,300-student school from Macon, Ga., delivered the biggest shocker in an already topsy-turvy NCAA tournament on Friday,...

LCC moves into final

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS — Martyce Kimbrough, an Associated Press co-player of the year, scored 19 points and Lima Central Catholic dominated the second half for a 63-44 victory against St. Bernard Roger Bacon Friday in a Division III boys state semifinal at Ohio...

BG to host St. Bonaventure in second round Monday

BOWLING GREEN — Tickets will go on sale today for Bowling Green State University’s second-round contest in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament, scheduled for Monday. The Falcons (28-4) will host the Bonnies (24-10), with tipoff at the Stroh Center...

Fostoria family of four displaced by evening fire

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER A family of four was displaced Thursday evening following a fire at their East Center Street home. Fostoria Fire Division and Fostoria Police Department responded to 317 E. Center St. shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday upon receiving a report of a fire...
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