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Gene Grime has been writing for almost 40 years, starting with covering sporting events, and then expanding to feature stories about seven years ago and to this column in late January of 2014. In a previous life, he taught high school mathematics at Napoleon (1960-1972) and then Archbold (1972-1999).

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I am sure than many readers remember “Kukla, Fran, and Ollie” from early television. Well, it premiered on this date in 1947 on WBKB in Chicago. The program was a show using puppets. It was created for children, but was soon watched by more adults than children. It did not have a script and …

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“If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.” (Kurt Lewin)

Opinion

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TOLEDO — Bishop Daniel E. Thomas, the Catholic Diocese of Toledo, participated in a worldwide consecration of Russia and Ukraine to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during Friday’s Celebration of the Penance.

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Enrollment for this year’s Henry County 4-H Program is currently open.

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The legendary progressive rock band Rush once sang, and probably still does I imagine, “If you choose not to decide, you still have made a choice.”

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When a politician stands on a stage, in front of a podium all alone and says what he is telling you is not about him trying to get attention, you can bet it’s about him trying to get attention.

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Much to my dog’s chagrin, the booming of fireworks will again be heard in Napoleon and other surrounding communities as the nation celebrates Independence Day.

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It will not come as any great shock to anyone who has lived in Henry County for, I don’t know, about five minutes that this area is blessed with an incredible citizenry.

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Well, Ohio made national political news again this week, and this time it didn't have anything to do with Republican members of the state legislature allegedly taking bribes to pass bills or Democratic members of Toledo council allegedly taking money for favors.

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It's not often as a journalist you get the privilege of seeing something important and good for the community come together from the very beginning, but that's what is happening now for me.

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It’s going to be a busy, hectic and hopefully fruitful next month or two for the City of Napoleon, and, by extension, the rest of the county and area.

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I haven't been able to watch all of it, but I have been watching as much of the Derek Chauvin trial as I can this week.

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I guess you never really know what you’re going to do until the actual time to make a decision comes.

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No matter who is the person being installed, the inauguration of a U.S. president is something I always get goosebumps watching.

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It is no secret that Google has secured a near monopoly in the search and local advertising world. However, the impact on newspapers hasn’t been quite as obvious.

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Seems like we’re all frustrated with politicians these days, and it’s quite understandable.

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Does anybody else remember when free speech was just free speech?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has produced staggering levels of suffering and loss. It has caused nearly 250,000 deaths in the United States while devastating the national economy. In addition, our failure to respond effectively has damaged America’s standing in the world.

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Like millions of Americans, I watched with increasing frustration last week as President Trump tweeted statement after contradictory statement about the new coronavirus relief package that our nation so desperately needs. First, he abruptly declared an end to negotiations; hours later, he ca…

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In a heated election season, it’s encouraging to see President Trump and former Vice President Biden agree on some key issues. The Trump administration has shown that tariffs can bring back important manufacturing sectors. And the Biden campaign has pledged to reshore U.S. manufacturing.

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The toll the COVID-19 pandemic has had on daily life, both in terms of lives lost and economic damage, is well known and not up for debate.

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For the last couple of weeks, I have born witness to a national argument playing out on a smaller scale involving Ohio's two senators.

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It was a nice change of pace a couple of weeks ago to see much of the community come together to celebrate a bit of history in Henry County.

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Following the Democratic National Convention that was held virtually last week, President Donald Trump expressed his opinion the convention was a lot of gloom and doom, and that his, the Republican National Convention, would be a lot more upbeat.

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I'll admit, I have not been watching the 2020 Democratic National Convention as much as I probably should have, but I also feel like from what I have seen I prefer this virtual format.

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Perspective. It’s important to remember, especially in these days.

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A few months ago, in the halcyon days of everyone coming together to survive a new deadly virus, my daughter asked if I thought this would usher in a new era of people coming together.

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I think it’s no understatement that 2020 has been a dumpster fire, and that dumpster is filled with the stinkiest trash and dung ever known to offend the olfactory system of humans.

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Officer Dale Woods, Det. William Brewer, Det. Jorge Del Rio and Officer Kaia Grant. My guess is not many of you reading this know those names, but I'll bet anyone wearing a badge in Henry County or elsewhere in Ohio does.

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My social media feed the last couple of days has been filling up with theories on the coronavirus, including its origins and who is actually behind it.

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Working from home has been a challenge for many, but for the people responsible for educating our youth, there have been special obstacles.

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It’s been interesting the last few weeks watching folks switch from conducting public meetings in chambers to a digital format in light of the stay-at-home orders.

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Last week, the Senate passed and the president signed into law an unprecedented bipartisan rescue package called the CARES Act that devotes $2 trillion towards helping the United States weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. Here in Ohio, where families, businesses, and our health sy…