Irene E. Lowery

Irene E. Lowery, 88, of Fostoria, died Thursday, April 3, 2014 at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. Arrangements are pending at Hoening Funeral Home, Fostoria.

Blanchard River expected to reach 13.2 feet at Findlay

The Blanchard River is expected to reach moderate flood stage of 13.2 feet Friday at Findlay, after rainstorms drenched the region. About 1.5 inches of rain fell on the Findlay area Thursday, according to measurements taken at the Findlay airport, and more rain was expected...
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Editorial: Obamacare hits its target in final days

YOU CAN forgive a little football-spiking, even if Obamacare is far from the end zone. The White House this week announced that the number of people who enrolled in new individual health-care insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act topped 7 million and could still rise....

Krauthammer: Kerry’s folly, Chapter 3

When has a secretary of state been involved in so many disastrous, self-initiated negotiations? First, John Kerry convenes — against all advice and holding no cards — Geneva negotiations to resolve the Syria conflict and supposedly remove Bashar al-Assad from power. The talks...

Ignatius: The U.S. is still indispensable when it comes to free trade

Name a foreign policy issue on which China and most of the rest of the world’s nations are struggling to keep up with a U.S. initiative. If you guessed “free trade,” you’re correct. In a season that has mostly brought reversals for Obama administration efforts abroad,...

A Tunisian leader’s hope for democracy

Tunisia is the country where the Arab Spring began, and analysts are saying it might be the only country to emerge from that tumultuous experience as a democracy. This week interim Prime Minister Mehdi Jomaa is visiting Washington to ask the Obama administration to shore up his...

A Marine silent no longer on gay marriage

Roger Dean Huffstetler is a retired Marine Corps sergeant. I slept with a gay man for six months in Afghanistan. No one asked. He did not tell. In 2005, I and 200 Marines in my squadron deployed to Afghanistan to support the global war on terrorism. We were stationed at Bagram...

Rampell: Hiring women can boost the bottom line — they’re cheaper

There are many feel-good, fairness-based reasons to hire and invest in women. You’re probably familiar with at least a few of them: Women have historically had fewer opportunities in the workplace. They don’t get promoted as frequently. They are increasingly the sole...

Ukraine — not the United States or Russia — will determine its own future

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The promise of no more museums

The March 30 Sunday Arts list of organizations that believe they should have museums in Washington [“Which museums show real promise?”] was alarming. Most of the groups represented by proposed museums on the list (women, Latinos, gay people, Irish Americans, “the melting pot”)...