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ODNR to recognize conservation leaders in agriculture

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is accepting nominations to honor Ohio farm families who are leaders in conservation for the 2014 Conservation Farm Family Awards.“Many Ohio farmers are committed to conservation, and we want to honor them for efforts they have made to protect Ohio’s natural resources,” said ODNR Director James Zehringer. “With these awards, ODNR is able to recognize farmers who have taken extra steps toward protecting the land...

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Writer supporting Wesler in primary

Editor:David Wesler prides himself on helping people solve problems. I have observed David as he uses this skill to forge workable solutions within his home of Preble County and our state. A dedicated administrator, he has attended every meeting of the CCAO Executive Board in the past three years. I have had discussions with David about our economic recovery, and he has always displayed the willingness to work hard to make things happen for Preble County.David, his wife,...

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National Service: Strengthening Ohio’s Communities

Five years ago this month – during the height of the economic downturn – Democrats and Republicans came together to invest in a bedrock of the American spirit: serving others.Five years later and Ohioans have truly exemplified what it means to serve. 10,000 Ohioans work to improve their local communities by serving at one of our state’s 1500 national service locations, made possible by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

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AAA gives spring break tips

As many families prepare for spring break after the harsh winter, things are heating up at area AAA Travel offices.While some travelers may be going on a week-long vacation, others are looking for budget-friendly get-away ideas for a long weekend. Popular Spring Break destinations include: Disney World, Gatlinburg, Hilton Head, S.C., and Chicago.April Spring Break travelers will be greeted by lower gas prices as the national average of $3.53 is 11 cents lower than the $3...

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DeWine joins effort to stop pharmacies selling tobacco

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine recently joined New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in leading an effort to convince the largest pharmacy chains in the United States to stop selling tobacco products. Led by DeWine and Schneiderman, the Attorneys General of 28 states and territories have written to the CEOs of Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Rite-Aid, Safeway and Kroger, asking them to remove any and all tobacco products from their shelves. In addition, 32 Attorneys General have commended CVS C...

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By Congressman John Boehner

The brave men and women who have put their lives on the line for our country shouldn’t face a bureaucratic nightmare to get the benefits they have so rightfully earned.And when senior leaders in the Veterans Administration fail those who have put their lives on the line for our country, they deserve a pink slip – not a bonus.So imagine my disbelief when I learned that – despite the persistent backlog and other widespread problems identified by the VA...

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The Horse and His Rider

Spring is a great time to check out the Big Dipper and its most famous star. Look high in the west above Polaris, the North Star.At the bend of the dipper handle is its most celebrated member, Mizar. Like most of the brighter stars in the northern sky, Mizar was named by Arab astronomers. Its name means “girdle.”Close to Mizar is the somewhat fainter Alcor, which means “brassiere.” Oops. My mistake. It probably comes from the Arabic Al-jat, which ...

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Around the ‘burg

Hello Lewisburg!Spring is finally here! Driving past Janet’s dad’s house this week, we were thrilled to see the side yard covered with crocuses. Now if the cold temps will just go away, everyone will be in a much better mood. We kid about barely surviving dark, gloomy days, but in reality, we all need the sunshine to power up our “solar cells.” I am definitely ready to complain about the heat.What’s happening in Lewisburg?Wednesda...

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Hawkins thanks fire fighters for job well done

Editor:Friday, March 14, could have been an infamous day in Eaton’s history. An early morning fire alarm in the 200 block of North Barron Street could have easily become a man-made disaster.The structures there are butted up against one another and are made of multiple building materials. The entire block could have been destroyed if it weren’t for the professional response of the Eaton Fire Department. Instead, a large fire was knocked down in a short time w...

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Whispering Christmas group expresses appreciation

The Whispering Christmas Committee wishes to express its heartfelt gratitude to the community for their generous support in 2013. Attendance and donations were excellent for our 27th year!As many of you already know, the Whispering Christmas drive-thru lights display is held at Ft. St. Clair Park, Eaton, Ohio, annually Dec. 1-31, 6-10 p.m., with refreshments served nightly in Santa’s Cabin December 1-24. As many of you may not know, this spectacular presentation is provided t...

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Thanks given for Operation Christmas Child help

Editor:I’m writing to thank Eaton residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to collect 943 shoeboxes — filled with toys, school supplies and hygiene items — for Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. These simple gift-filled shoeboxes communicate to needy children that they are loved and not forgotten.

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St. Anne’s says thanks

Editor:St. Anne’s Sodality of Visitation Church wishes to thank Boy Scout Troop 78 for their help at the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper. The scouts help us each year with clearing tables and cleanup after the supper. Their help is greatly appreciated.Sandy SchimlEaton

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Creating a clear path to the middle class by strengthening Ohio manufacturing

In Ohio, we know manufacturing can create a path to the middle class. But during the Great Recession, that path became turbulent as plants across the country shuttered their doors and devastated local communities that depended on their jobs.But today, due to smart investments and a renewed effort in manufacturing, we are adding jobs in that sector for the first time since the 1990s. Since December 2009, the manufacturing sector has added more than 300,000 jobs to the economy. This ...

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Boehner: We’re holding the President accountable

Congressman John Boehner (R-West Chester) released the following column.“As the weeks go by, I’m receiving more and more calls and emails from people in our local area sharing horror stories about their experiences with the president’s health care law.“Whether it’s families seeing their policies cancelled, seniors losing access to their doctors and other benefits because of ObamaCare’s cuts to Medicare Advantage, or higher premiums for...

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Columns

The Horse and His Rider

Spring is a great time to check out the Big Dipper and...

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Editorials

By Justice Paul E. Pfeifer

On November 6, 2007, Anthony P. Capretta was elected to...

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