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West Life is transparent about errors. We rectify them promptly and clearly, whether in a story, a caption, a graphic or a script. It reads. “We do not disguise or bury corrections in subsequent leads or stories.”

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Dear Rusty: It is common knowledge that over the decades politicians have taken billions if not trillions of dollars out of the Social Security fund to finance other government programs. This information is never published or addressed and having the government repay this money back to SS is…

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There’s been discussion of team and organization nicknames since last week’s announcement that Cleveland’s baseball team will be dropping its Indians nickname, one that it’s had for 105 years.

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No good deed goes unpunished. And, in my case, no deed done after my husband has gone to bed comes to any good. That second statement is one that I should make my mantra. My spur-of-the-moment decisions, usually happening about 10 p.m., have gotten me into many a pickle. And most times, it’s…

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What does the term “baby boomer” mean to you? Most sources I’ve seen define baby boomers as the people born between 1946 and 1964. The debate was revived last month when Sen. Kamala Harris became vice president-elect. Harris was born Oct. 20, 1964. That makes her a boomer, but members of Gen…

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Political fighting. A worldwide pandemic. Our favorite restaurants closed or barely hanging on. Life full of restrictions. Masks. An overwhelming weariness and desire for things to “get back to normal.”

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Let’s get ready for a season of giving thanks by recognizing the selfless hard work of the Lorain County Office on Aging. Its Home Delivered Meals Northeast program is a true labor of love. This year, about 140 seniors in Avon, Avon Lake, Sheffield Lake and Sheffield Village are grateful for…

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Dear Rusty: I have a big 65th birthday coming up mid-March and would like your advice on registering for Social Security and Medicare. I am now unemployed, but I am seeking another gig to get me to age 67 before taking Social Security. Signed: Wondering Senior

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Fairview Park residents proved this week that they care for their school-age children and know they need to be fostered, challenged and given the absolute best tools to thrive in college and beyond. Residents last week approved Issue 72, the district’s first request for a new operating levy …

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When the weather was its early September peak of not-too-hot and not-too-cold perfection, my husband and I felt comfortable enough to have an outdoor visit with some friends of mine from grade school. Nell, Mike and I met when we were in elementary school at St. Angela Merici in Fairview Par…

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Social media and television are putting us into stress overload. Totally understandable. People are passionate about who will lead America for the next four years. If anything, we’ve been knocked out of our complacency that our democracy is strong and self-sustaining. It is neither. BUT this…

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Nearly 90,000 workers in Cuyahoga and Lorain counties are unemployed and over the past two weeks, nearly 37,000 Ohioans applied for unemployment benefits for the first time, as reported by the state to the U.S. Department of Labor. Continuing claims were filed by nearly 300,000 as well.

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Last Thursday, my family received some very welcome mail: our absentee ballots. We decided to go that route as a precaution against COVID-19. My husband and I are “of that age” and our children made the decision to also vote absentee to potentially protect us. They are good, empathetic (that…