September 2, 2014

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Letter to the Editor
Written by Information submitted   
Saturday, March 01, 2014 9:00 PM


There has been much controversy over the past several months regarding the potential building of a Dollar General just outside the Village of Ottoville.

I am writing this letter to let the public know that myself and others are NOT in favor of the proposed location, directly across from Ottoville Local School. US 224 is a 50-mph zone in front of the proposed location. In conversations with an engineer at ODOT, this stands to remain a 50-mph zone even with the development of a Dollar General. This is a matter of public safety when it comes to the children of Ottoville.

Letter to the Editor
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Saturday, February 22, 2014 9:00 PM


Just thought I would let our community know there are “snow angels” working hard here.

This winter, and it has sure been a long one, I have had two guys who have kept my driveway, sidewalks, steps and patio cleared off so this if I really want to go out, I have no problem. I thank Carl Kohorst and Charles Wauben for their frigid labors on my behalf. Thanks, you guys are deeply appreciated.

I’d like to thank two young ladies, Sammi and Katie Knepper, for their wonderful cookies. As Rachel Ray says ... YUMMO!


Mary Lou Wrocklage


Dems’ catch: Voters like their issues, not party
Written by Associated Press   
Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00 PM

CAMBRIDGE, Md. (AP) — Congressional Democrats held a retreat this week seeking inspiration. But they left as befuddled as ever by an America that arguably likes their issues but not always the party.

This fall’s elections seem likely to leave Democrats in the House minority, and may rob them of their Senate majority. Republicans hope to gain six net seats to control the Senate.

At a three-day retreat by the Chesapeake Bay, House Democrats struggled to explain this political landscape while also insisting the public supports their agenda on immigration, income, women’s rights and other priorities. Friday pep talks by President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden did little to solve the riddle.

Point of View — Once upon a time-ish
Written by Kathleen Parker   
Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00 PM


WASHINGTON — It is easy these days to imagine that one is living in a fairy tale, albeit a dreary one.

In fairy tales, as in Washington, things are true that can’t possibly be — and what is not true can be defended by tilting the facts a certain way and catching the light just so.

Objective truth, it seems, has gone the way of trolls, goblins and gremlins, by which one should not infer that Truth has taken up residence in the U.S. Congress.

Obamacare’s unintended consequences
Written by Rob Portman   
Saturday, February 15, 2014 9:00 PM




The more we learn about Obamacare, the worse it gets for the American people. We have become almost numb to the parade of bad news that has followed last year’s rollout of the President’s healthcare legislation — the failed website, the millions of Americans who lost their health insurance or their doctor, the millions more who’ve seen their premiums and deductibles go up, the businesses that aren’t hiring or are cutting hours because of the law’s provisions.

Take the small business owner who wrote to me about having to tell his 35 employees that their insurance would be cancelled and that the cheapest replacement policies would include a 35 percent increase in premiums as well as a 33 percent increase in deductibles. Or the father of five who saw the cost of his family’s insurance double under Obamacare. I’ve heard many similar stories repeated by moms and dads and small business owners across our state.