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Marcus: What the Supreme Court got wrong on prayer

The genius of the Constitution is to establish zones in which the rights of the minority are protected against majority oppression: freedom of speech and religion, for example, or equal protection of the laws. The role of the Supreme Court is, to borrow Chief Justice John...

Samuelson: The disturbing decline in Americans’ geographic mobility

One disturbing trend of recent decades is the decline in Americans’ geographic mobility. We pride ourselves on being a get-up-and-go people. In particular, we see ourselves as willing to move for opportunity. If there aren’t jobs here, we’ll go there. O...

Reineke wins GOP nomination in 88th House District

FREMONT — Bill Reineke Jr. won the Republican nomination Tuesday to represent the Ohio 88th House District, which covers Sandusky County and most of Seneca County. Propelled by a strong Seneca County voter turnout, the Tiffin car dealer garnered 49 percent of the vote in a...

Tiffin man sentenced to life in prison for Carey killings

Richard L. Clark Jr. will spend the rest of his life in prison for fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and another man inside a Carey clubhouse. Clark, 65, of rural Tiffin,  was sentenced this morning on two counts of aggravated murder in Wyandot County Common Pleas Court....
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Model Power is Going out of Business

Milepost 828 Model Power, a model railroad manufacturer for over sixty years is closing its doors forever. Among other things, they have manufactured lower-end train sets, locomotives and rolling stock as well as a variety of plastic buildings. Recently, they acquired the old...

SWHS nonrenews Jim Rutter

By SCOTT COTTOS SPORTS EDITOR With athletic director Scott Brickner saying insufficient progress had been made in the program, Jim Rutter has been dismissed as St. Wendelin’s boys basketball coach after three seasons. “I’m just very surprised at the way it...
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State-ranked Jackets post softball win over Mohawks

St. Wendelin led 4-1 after one inning, but state-ranked New Riegel scored the game’s next 11 runs and grabbed a 15-6 Midland Athletic League softball win Tuesday at Foundation Park. Taylor Arbogast had a home run, two singles and four RBIs, while Taylor Kirian hit four...

EMS director outlines new contract

By JIM MAURER STAFF WRITER TIFFIN — Ken Majors, emergency medical service director, outlined a new contract with the Seneca County Commissioners during the board’s work session Tuesday. The previous contract was approved in 1978, and with possible changes as townships...
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It’s official

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER It’s official. After two years, Fostoria Police Department has its new top cop. Keith Loreno was sworn in as the city’s new chief of police Tuesday night during a meeting of Fostoria City Council. Loreno, who has served as chief of...

Circle K bandit pleads guilty

By BRIAN BOHNERT STAFF WRITER The suspect accused of robbing an East Lytle Street convenience store in February is awaiting sentencing out of Seneca County Common Pleas Court. Dakota M. Sharninghouse, 19, withdrew his former plea of not guilty and entered a written, negotiated...