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Northwood council nixes proposed ban on firearms in city

The exits on the Nostalgia Highway are in 10-year increments. Enjoy this trip through the pages of The Press.

March, 2006
News: Northwood City Council defeated a proposal that would have charged fees to motorists cited in traffic accidents. The proposal would have charged fees for police and fire services. For instance, one police responding would have cost a motorist $154.

“Inform me. Make me laugh, care and cry. Most of all make me so angry I’ll throw my paper against the wall.”

That quote has been on my desk for 30-some years. It reminds me of the role I, as General Manager of The Press, wanted this newspaper to have in our community. As I prepare to leave you, I hope you too have thrown your paper against the wall angry at what we have reported about government malfeasance and skullduggery.

Our duty, under the U.S. Constitution, is to act as the watchdog on public institutions. Over the years, Press reporters have written numerous investigative stories about misuse of political power or taxpayer dollars. They have produced in-depth reports on topical issues such as toxic algae in Lake Erie, the decline of housing values in East Toledo and how student-loan debt restricts the ability of the young to reach the middle class.

Donald Trump loves free speech.

As long as his mouth is the one running free.

Trump has dominated the stage at the Republican Presidential debates with his uninhibited barroom repartee. This macho verbosity vocalizes the anger many Americans feel. It also serves another purpose. When he insults his fellow candidates they attack in kind and this word warfare benefits all who engage in it because the rules give additional face time to those attacked. Trump kicked-off this Jerry Springer Light mini-series, but he was soon joined by Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. Meanwhile, Ohio Governor John Kasich and Dr. Ben Carson are seldom seen, so much so that at one debate Carson quipped, “I wish someone would attack me.” His comment drew a laugh, but not one more minute of air time. And, now he’s gone, too much of a gentleman for the highest office in the land.

 

border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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