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 …

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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.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Patricia Kangas, 74, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at the Ashtabula County Nursing Home in Kingsville, Ohio. Services are pending. Potti Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 1329 Lake Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio is handling arrangements. www.pottifuneralhome.com

LUGOFF [ndash] Francis J. Volk, 87, of Lugoff, husband of the late Joyce E. Volk passed away Thursday, August 22, 2019. He was born on February 12, 1932 in Conneaut, Ohio to the late William Garrett Volk and Virginia Louise Pitt Volk. Francis is survived by, one daughter, Vicki Baker; one so…

LENOX TWP. [ndash] Services for Gaylord Rodgers, who died Thursday, will be Monday, 12:00PM with visitation 10AM-12PM, Jefferson Home of Fleming&Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W.Jefferson St., Jefferson. Burial at Lenox Center Cemetery with military honors. fleming-billman.com