John R. Michaels Sr.

John R. Michaels Sr., 79, of Willard, passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 in Mercy Willard Hospital. He was born on September 29, 1934 in Tiffin to the late Raymond and Doris (Swander) Michaels and had been a resident of Richmond township for 47 years. He is survived by his...

Public Record

Fostoria accidents Thursday: • Complainant advised her vehicle was hit while parked at an East Lytle Street location; advised the other driver took off. • Complainant advised his neighbor drove his car through his garage at a West Jackson Street residence. •...

‘His Last Days’ performances set

St. James Choral Group from Kansas is on the road again presenting “His Last Days.” The group’s schedule is as follows: 6:30 p.m. Sunday at United Church of Christ, 1213 Washington St., Genoa; 6:30 p.m. March 23 at Trinity United Methodist, 200 E. Madison,...

Siren ‘burps’ may occur next week

Maintenance will be performed on some of the Outdoor Warning Sirens located throughout Seneca County during the next several weeks. Dan Stahl, Seneca County Emergency Management Director, announced that this may cause a siren to “burp.” Siren “burps” are...

Lighthouse concert set

The Lighthouse concert opens its doors at 5 p.m. Saturday. The concert starts at 6 p.m. and performing are: Jacob Reel of Upper Sandusky, The Baptist Brothers from Mt. Gilead, New Dawning from Indiana and Abby Paskvan from Bowling Green.

Ignatius: In Syria, rebel with a cause

With the Ukraine crisis, any fleeting hope that the U.S. and Russia could soon broker a political settlement in Syria has vanished. The United States needs an alternate strategy for strengthening Syrian moderates who can resist both the brutal Bashar al-Assad regime and al-Qaeda...

Krauthammer: How to stop — or slow — Putin

The president of the Los Angeles World Affairs Council challenges critics of President Obama’s Ukraine policy by saying, “What are you going to do, send the 101st Airborne into Crimea?” Not exactly subtle. And rather silly, considering that no one has proposed such a thing....

Gerson: Making the AIDS crisis worse

Some of America’s closest friends in Africa have turned with a vengeance on gay people. In Nigeria, President Goodluck Jonathan recently approved a law making homosexual acts punishable by up to a 14-year jail sentence and outlawing gay organizations. In Uganda, President...

Israel gets no credit from Obama for a year of moderate settlement construction

Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and was a deputy national security advisor in the George W. Bush administration. Uri Sadot is a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. Last week’s meeting between Benjamin Netanyahu and...

Putin’s interference has strengthened Ukraine

Adrian Karatnycky is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council and a former president of Freedom House. The outcome of Vladimir Putin’s aggression in the Crimean Peninsula is not yet settled, but one thing is clear: He will have few indigenous allies, should he attempt to...