Letters to the Editor 5-2-18

IT’S TIME TO DO MORE As chairperson of the “Yes on Issue 7 Committee,” I would like to address some of the concerns that have been raised in recent Readers’ Views. By Ohio law, a human services agency can only seek additional revenue to support, improve,...
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Ask the Experts 5/1

The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ advice column May 1st edition! Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ advice column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise.

Letters to the Editor 05-01-18

LOOK BEYOND ATTACK ADS It is amazing to see the vicious attacks perpetrated on the true, new conservative candidates by the establishment conservatives through the so-called Conservative Alliance PAC. They are pouring thousands of dollars into untrue advertisements because they...

Many will be sharing rural roads

It is crunch time for local farmers. By May 1, farmers usually are done with activities such as spraying fields with herbicides, applying fertilizer, and tillage. They also have begun to plant corn and soybeans. However, the cold and wet April provided farmers with few days for...

Letters to the Editor 04-30-2018

SYSTEM SERVES SPECIAL INTERESTS The recently reported campaign funds raised in the governor’s race reflect which of the candidates the big-money interests are backing, whose voices will thus be heard the most by voters through paid political ads, and who will therefore...

Letters to the Editor 04-28-18

CRAUN HELPING SHAPE COUNTY It has been my pleasure to work with Paul Craun on the Hancock Regional Planning Commission since he joined over two years ago. His participation has been professional and thoughtful, often bringing insightful questions to the group that are helping to...

5th U.S. House

In some election, someone may be able to dethrone U.S. Rep. Bob Latta in Ohio’s 5th Congressional District. But that doesn’t appear likely to happen this primary, in our view, not because of a lack of qualified candidates, but because of Latta’s solid base of...

The fisher cat is neither feline nor fisherman

While attending a recent Ohio Wildlife Council meeting, I had the opportunity to talk to Dr. Paul Mechling, who was appointed to the board in 2011. Mechling is a doctor of veterinary medicine in Ashtabula County, where he is also the owner of the 365-acre Snowy Oak Tree Farm near...

Letters to the Editor 04-27-18

VOTE YOUR INTERESTS Considering all politics is local, we should understand how to vote for our own interests on May 8. While many folks in the country are focused on the Mueller investigation or the Stormy Daniels lawsuit or the raid on Michael Cohen’s “law”...

For governor

The Republican and Democratic primaries for Ohio governor provide voters a mix of seasoned and youthful politicians and hard-right and hard-left candidates from which to choose. The Republican primary started off with a handful of candidates, but is down to just two: Attorney...