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Best Bet: Seger and a disability awareness dance

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I grew up about an hour north of Detroit, Michigan, and like most teenagers, I was big into music. I used my allowance to...

Sending Owsley files to FBI needed for family

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Questions surrounding the death of Cary Owsley have loomed over Columbus for nearly two years. It has involved disciplinary action against three Bartholomew County...

Maintaining balance between common good, individual liberties challenging

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There is a thread that runs through most of the opinions that you find on the pages of The Republic. It underlies most of...

Engage kids in learning through service education

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An integral part of any educational course is ensuring students are engaged in learning the objectives and materials presented. Typically, lecture and learn formats...

Letter: Democrat-leaning, but backing Lienhoop

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From: William H. Griffith Columbus The Republic issue on April 21, 2011, quotes mayoral candidate Kristen Brown saying, “I tend,...

Restore sanity to tax lures

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Most communities entice businesses with subsidies or “incentives” to locate in their jurisdiction versus another. It’s seen as a necessary measure of competition. But...

Moravec owning Pump House makes great sense

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Columbus would be hard-pressed to find a more suitable buyer of the historic Pump House than Tony Moravec. Columbus-based Moravec Realty LLC...

Various music programs good opportunities

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Snow birds are returning and so glad to be back, albeit with a little whiteness abounding but on the wane. I love this time...

Clarity on hospice care aids decisions

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As hospice and palliative Care are increasingly in the news, it is important to clarify several points. First, hospice is not a place; it...

Letter: Lienhoop learned leadership from employer

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From: Katy Ritter Columbus I have worked for Blue & Co. LLC for 23 years, my entire professional career in...