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Summer vacation a fond memory
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, June 01, 2013 12:12 AM

Ah. Summer vacation.

Staying up late. Sleeping in. Hangin’ out with friends. Just doin’ nothin’.

Letter to the Editor
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:49 AM


Dear Northeastern Van Wert County,

Building on the success of our Blue Creek Wind Farm, the largest single private investment in Ohio in 2011, we are now in the early stages of developing the Dog Creek Wind Farm to the east of Blue Creek.

Letter to the Editor
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:48 AM

I want to give my deepest thanks to Steve Klausing, Andrea Rode and Eric Fritz of ACE Hardware for donating time and equipment to deliver books from Grove Port to Delphos.
The elementary schools were in need of a new reading series and these people saved the school the money that would have otherwise been spent on shipping and handling which would have been a substantial amount.
We are so fortunate to be in a school district where parents and businesses want to do things for the children of our community.
Thank you so much,
Mark Fuerst

The 25th hour
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, May 18, 2013 12:46 AM

My headline this week may be a bit misleading to some. I don’t want an hour to myself for meditation, relaxation, to read or live vicariously through others on Facebook. I don’t want an hour to take a skin-shriveling bath or work a word puzzle.

Congress caught red-handed
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:41 AM

Congress got caught this week trying to “Slick Willy” out of Obamacare. If this program is so great, why isn’t the president all about it? Why isn’t his family enrolling in the program?

Why was it all hush-hush? I read somewhere they wanted to send a message to Obama that the plan wasn’t working out so well. I have an idea; repeal it if it’s so bad.

Here is what Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) had to say Thursday about it:

“I did not support President Obama’s health care law because I did not believe it was the right approach to health care reform, but President Obama and his Democratic colleagues insisted upon ramming through a government takeover of our nation’s health care system against the will of the majority of Americans.

“If Members of Congress wish to exempt themselves from Obamacare so badly, then they should work to exempt all Americans through the repeal and replacement of this flawed law.

“I will continue to work towards repealing this faulty law and replacing it with meaningful health care reform that will give Americans real choices for affordable and accessible health care.”

Here’s the real deal. If Congress is against Obamacare, they can get rid of it. If Congress is against the deficit, they alone have the power to eliminate the deficit. If Congress doesn’t like the fact the budget isn’t balanced, only they can balance the budget. They alone have the power. I can’t do it. You can’t do it. Only they can.

We’ve already seen health-care insurance costs skyrocket since Obamacare’s inception. The insurance companies aren’t going to take the hit. We know that.

If an employer doesn’t supply health-care benefits next year, they do get penalized, but the first year, it’s such a small fine it will be worth it for most. The second year it gets quite a bit more expensive to pass on the option. By the end of the first year, the damage could be done.

I am totally confused as to how anyone, let alone the government, thinks the government, that can’t figure out where all their money goes in the first place, can afford to provide coverage to millions. My guess is it will be just like everything else — the already beleaguered and battle-scarred middle class will take care of it.

But who’s going to take care of us?