Ma Joad’s ‘git upright’ admonition means little when there’s no work to be had

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Income and taxes: The other side

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‘A Poet’s Glossary,’ by Edward Hirsch

Edward Hirsch’s “A Poet’s Glossary” is an instant classic that belongs on the bookshelf of every serious poet and literature student. This exhaustive resource surveys the landscape of poetry — its forms, devices and schools — and traces the development of the art form...

Unemployment rates drop in Hancock, Seneca, neighboring counties

Hancock County’s unemployment rate dropped to 4.7 percent in March from 5.2 percent in February, the state reported. Seneca County’s unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent in March from 6.7 percent in February, while Wood County’s rate dropped to 5.8 percent in...

Highway patrol seizes pills during Findlay traffic stop

Nearly $4,700 worth of prescription drugs were seized and two Michigan residents arrested during a traffic stop in Findlay on Saturday evening, according to the State Highway Patrol. Troopers stopped a 2013 Kia Optima, with Illinois registration, for marked lanes, speed and...

vanden Heuvel: Elizabeth Warren’s needed call for student loan reform

As commencement season approaches, graduating students will soon hear words of wisdom from speakers offering experience, advice and inspiration. One thing they’re not likely to hear about is the $1.08 trillion elephant on the quad — our nation’s student debt crisis....
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New Structure on the Eastern Division

Milepost 824 I learned something recently. Yes, that may come as a shock that I’d admit that there was something I didn’t know but that’s a different story. If you have been a reader of my musings for any period now, you know how much I like signal towers,...

George D. Ford

George D. Ford, 77, of Tiffin, died at 4:55 a.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at Mercy Tiffin Hospital. He was born August 23, 1936, in Floyd County, Ky., to Thomas L. and Molly Ford. He married Mindy Frase October 30, 1982, in Tiffin, and she survives. Also surviving are two...

Fostoria baseball bounces Eastwood for NBC win

Fostoria High School jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first inning and held on to defeat Eastwood 5-3 in Northern Buckeye Conference play Monday at Grant Jackson Field. Noah Hammer singled twice and Kaleb Bemis, Chris Hampton and Alex Souders each added a single as the Redmen...
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Browns’ Benjamin enjoys continued support of fans

By ANDY WOLF SPORTS WRITER Football can be broken down into three facets — offense, defense and special teams. Since returning to the NFL in 1999, the Cleveland Browns have struggled at putting together a complete team in all three areas, with only two winning seasons and...