Bugs look for winter homes — yours

Corn and soybean fields are excellent places for insects to feed, reproduce, and hide. These insects become displaced once the harvest begins and have to move to other fields or new areas. After the first frost or as temperatures drop, many of these insects will be looking for...

Letters to the Editor 11-07-17

COOPERATIVE SPIRIT MISSING I believe Tom Murphy (letter, Nov. 3) misses my point concerning Washington insiders vis-à-vis the president. For millions, President Trump, warts and all, represents us with straightforward bully pulpit opinions and solutions to national ills, while...

Issue recap

Tuesday is Election Day and, among other things on area ballots, three important issues will be decided. Below are summaries of previously published Courier Views on Issue 1, Issue 2 and Issue 4. Issue 1 Victims’ rights would be strengthened if Ohio voters approve Issue 1,...

Letters to the Editor 11-06-17

DON’T FORGET OUR VETS Some time ago, I wrote a letter to the editor questioning if anyone remembers World War II. While I explained most veterans hesitate to talk about their bad war experiences, I can understand why. But I also stated that I, an Air Force veteran, would...

Thumbs

DOWN: Local politics seems to have hit a new low with a robocall that was anonymously dispatched Thursday and received by an unknown number of people in Hancock County. Most people are familiar with robocalls, the pre-recorded messages that can be programmed to autodial to...

Letters to the Editor 11-04-17

DRIVERS NEED TO KEEP FOCUS A question for the woman driving the white sedan northbound in the left-hand lane on Blanchard Street that ran the red light at Sandusky Street at about 11 a.m. Wednesday with the cellphone firmly ensconced in her left ear: Was that phone call so...

Nature’s creatures serve up several superstitions

The black and brown woolly bear caterpillars are out in force, preparing for the upcoming winter and their eventual transformation into the Isabella tiger moth. While that’s indeed itself a miracle of nature, are those fuzzy little guys also predicting winter’s...

Letters to the Editor 11-03-17

LET’S EXAMINE THE EVIDENCE The letters column is not a good place for this discussion. I could take us through the evidence, which has been clear for almost two centuries, that the earth has been kept from freezing by carbon dioxide since its beginning — and that our...

Letters to the Editor 11-02-17

GO AHEAD, ROCK THE BOAT! It’s been a very rough year for this country, and November voting is upon us. I just want to tell everyone to vote and please don’t fall into the political trap known as “party line” voting. I understand loyalty to a...

Letters to the Editor 11-01-17

CAN WE HAVE IT ALL? Most people seem to agree that the sheriff needs more jail space. The disagreement comes from the 20-year quarter-percent sales tax request. To my knowledge, the last time the sheriff had an audit was in 2005. The county’s last audit was in 2012. Sources...