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A step in the right direction for Delphi workers
Written by Rob Portman   
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM



Last week, we were able to win a small, but important victory for the 20,000 families of Delphi salaried retirees who lost up to 70 percent of their pensions because of the actions of the Obama Administration. I was able to secure an amendment in the Finance Committee that will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), legislation that will help Delphi retirees attain affordable healthcare. Often the HCTC serves as an important bridge for older Americans who lost their pensions until they become eligible for Medicare benefits, covering 72.5 percent of their premiums. But on January 1, 2014, that tax credit expired.

Extending this credit is the least we can do for these families who lost everything as a result of the auto bailout. In the summer of 2009, as the government took GM into bankruptcy, the Obama Administration terminated the pension plans covering thousands of Delphi workers.

Got Putin, yet?
Written by Kathleen Parker   
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM

By Kathleen Parker

WASHINGTON — The new “agreement” between Russia, the U.S. and our allies is exactly what the former KGB agent ordered.

This isn’t to say it’s not a good “prospect” for ending tensions in Ukraine, as President Obama has said. But neither should it surprise anyone that Vladimir Putin is willing to step back from that country — not to ease economic sanctions but to satisfy his own designs.

The handwriting was on the palm of Nina Khrushcheva’s hand, not that she needs notes.

Dance dad extraordinaire
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM

We are welcoming another writer to the family this month. My brother-in-law Tim has been fortunate enough to find someone to publish his book “All In: My Amazing Journey as a Dance Dad.”

Tim is the father of Lotus, our little dancer.

A little known fact about Tim is he was once a professional bowler. He was really good at it but it wasn’t his true passion so he moved on. He’s familiar with the feeling of doing something because you do it well, not because you love it.

When he met our little Lotus, he quickly became enamored. Who wouldn’t? She is awesome.

He slid into the role of father with ease. He was there for the right reasons and he was in for the long haul. We all embraced him because he made Lotus and her mother happy. After all, isn’t that what we all want?

Letter to the Editor
Written by Staff Reports   
Saturday, April 19, 2014 8:00 PM | Updated ( Friday, April 18, 2014 9:03 PM )


Voting day in May will be coming soon. As you know, the Delphos Council is trying to balance the budget after losing some of the big taxes from closed businesses.

We are urging you to vote for the .25-percent tax increase so Delphos can keep the swimming pool open and for the parks’ upkeep.

All children should learn to swim. It could be a matter of life or death some day. Our Delphos pool is a unique round pool. We have good lifeguards and the water is kept clean. There is also a nice concession stand for people who want to have a snack. People also bring coolers.

Letter to the Editor
Written by Information submitted   
Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:00 PM


$1.77 BILLION - This is how many American tax dollars Iberdrola has received under Section 1603 of the Recovery Act. President Obama claimed that the Act would help get Americans back to work. However, a 2013 congressional report (link below) compared the tax dollars that companies like Iberdrola received to the jobs created. The report concluded: