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My family and I would like to express our thanks for the outpouring of honor, remembrance, and patriotism shown to our son-in-law, Sgt. Thomas C. Walker; and for the support and comfort given by the entire community to our daughter, and Cole’s widow, Taylor Walker. It was an honor to accompa…

On Oct. 16, I attended the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit, celebrating 10 years of environmental accomplishments and setting new priorities for the Cleveland Climate Action Plan.

After 35 years of studying and researching evolution, I can honestly state that I can find NO evidence to support the theory of evolution.

I would like to send out a special thank you to the individuals who assisted making the dedication of my brother’s memorial plaque at the Conneaut Stadium Sept. 6. It was a pleasant and memorable experience for my family and myself. 

It was the end of a typical day at Jefferson Area High School; the sun was shining, the marching band was practicing, the buses were waiting and nothing could dampen Delightful Granddaughter’s mood. That is until she saw Principal Jeremy Huber walking to a lone vehicle parked in the wrong pl…

Billions of years in the making, but when trees branched off from the tree of life, life for us was possible. And later, when Chimpanzees did the same, were were on the horizon. We humans still retain over 25% of the DNA of trees and 99% of the Chimpanzee’s DNA (our closest relative). These …

Donald Trump stated he was “The Chosen One.” God help us all. As “American Pie” rhymed “The three men of I admire most, the Father Son and the Holy Ghost, they took the first train for the coast the day the music died.” Will you dance to Donald’s tune? Or ask the Trinity to take Donald with …

One in four women and one in seven men will be victims of domestic violence at some point in their life. On top of the abuse, 60% of these victims will lose their job as a direct result of this violence. This is because on average an individual experiencing domestic violence will miss about …

I wasn’t around at the time, but I am sure Ohio politicians did not consider bail outs for other failing technologies. I am sure a lot of ice companies went out of business when refrigerators were invented; what about the kerosene lamp and buggy whip companies. Coal and nuclear power plants …

Apparently I’m too dumb to understand people with smart phones. I have a flip phone with a slide-out keypad. To me that’s a new-fangled gadget, and, yes, the keypad is pretty slick.

I’d like to use this forum to express my gratitude to the Coast Guard, the gentleman running the boat launch at Lakeshore Park, and the man in the kayak that helped bring both of my children (ages 8 and 12) to shore after they drifted too far out in the lake on paddleboards, the morning of S…

The movie “The Blues Brothers” had a musical number by Aretha Franklin. She ended the song, pointing her finger and strongly says “Think!”

Democrat Elizabeth Warren has introduced a bill to excuse billions of dollars worth of college debt for people who owed but never intended to repay if they could avoid it.

For all I know, this could fall on deaf ears. Many of our country’s youth don’t pick up the newspaper anymore to get information. Everything is learned through social media and news is absorbed through online platforms.

There is no clarity in the presidential race at this point, no obvious favorite, no predictable outcome. Every factor that favors President Trump or the Democrats is balanced out by a negative trend. A victory — or a defeat — for either party is totally plausible.

One of the best things about the newspaper industry is the opportunity to share positive stories about the community that some people might not be aware of.

With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40 percent of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which i…

I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, etc.), but apparently the sky is the limit for Apollo 11 remembrances. And why not? This mileston…

It could be another disastrous year for Lake Erie, according to scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who said in a report issued Thursday that heavy spring rains will fuel another massive algae bloom in the western portion of the Great Lake this summer. 

If Alexander Acosta had done in South Florida what Geoffrey Berman just did in New York, Jeffrey Epstein, a sexual predator, might already be behind bars for the rest of his life instead of serving only 13 months.

If California Sen. Kamala Harris is elected president in 2020 and reelected in 2024, by the time she leaves office 114 months from now she might have a coherent answer to the question of whether Americans should be forbidden to have what 217 million of them currently have: private health ins…

This is a time of year when we reflect seriously upon our country, its beginnings and its future. We think, much like the Founding Fathers did 243 years ago, about what right looks like. We do not always get it correct and rarely on the first try. Yet, it is inherently American to strive to …

The day after his dismal showing in the first Democratic debates, former Vice President Joe Biden said in Chicago: “Folks, the discussion in this race shouldn’t be about the past.”

Just a decade after Democrats steamrolled Republicans and public opposition to upend the American health care system, they are ready to move on to the next phase on their plan to force every American into a government-run health care plan.

The toxicity of the resistance to President Trump has risen in recent days, with the nation’s most respected newspapers publishing rationalizations for denying Trump supporters public accommodation and for doxxing career federal employees, while a journalist found himself under physical atta…

On this 243rd anniversary of the beginning of the best thing that ever happened — “The Great Republic” was Winston Churchill’s tribute — many of today’s most interesting arguments about America’s nature and meaning are among conservatives. One concerns the relevance of the Declaration of Ind…

When faced with two women who each claimed to be the mother of the same child, King Solomon announced that he would slice the child in two and give half to each claimant.

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Obituaries

CONNEAUT [ndash] Sandra Seifert, 76, passed away November 8, 2019, at her home. Graveside service Friday, November 11, 2019, at 11:00AM at Evergreen Cemetery, Pierpont. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, Conneaut. Complete obituary at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com.

JEFFERSON-Eric Friedrich, 88, Jefferson, died Tuesday at Jefferson Healthcare Center. Lifetime Lenox Twp. & Jefferson resident. Husband to the late Marian (Poling). Father to Gary, Chris, & Linda Butcher. Fleming & Billman FH-Jefferson. Complete obituary at fleming-billman.com.