Letters to the Editor

Disinvited

When he won the election, Sen. Rob Portman stated that he would be the senator of all Ohioans and he will hear them whenever they so desire. Yet, yesterday at the Lincoln Day Dinner he showed part of his constituents the other side of Rob Portman. Our newly formed group Seneca County Rising ...

Immigrate legally

For weeks, I have been watching several different TV stations to get an idea of what all the problems are that concern immigrants to this country. Because most of the readers of this newspaper were born and raised in this country, immigration and its laws do not impact their lives as it does ...

Balloons provide lift

The residents and staff of St. Francis Home would like to once again thank those in Tiffin and the surrounding communities who donated their purchase of balloons at the Tiffin Kroger store for Valentine’s Day. The balloons were then distributed to area care facilities with St. Francis Home ...

One nation under God

There have been many articles written in our local newspaper about the problems we are facing here in America, but I have yet to read any that get to the real cause. “God shed his grace on thee,” the famous words from the classic song “America the Beautiful, ”still ring true today. ...

Keep political views out of lesson plan

Last night, listening to the news, one piece really caught our attention. It was about an 11-year-old girl and her spelling homework. She was asked in the assignment to fill in the blanks from words that would describe how President Donald Trump speaks, and the next blank was how he should ...

Rude awakening

I was deeply troubled reading Sister Paulette’s letter about “An Awakening.” References are made to citizens marching who have never marched before being “courageous” in an effort to “unite us” and help our “brothers and sisters in danger.” Those marching and demonstrating ...

Catholic priests seek end to Ohio death penalty

An Ohio resident and chair of the leadership team of a national priests’ association has written to Ohio Gov. John Kasich, thanking him for delaying executions for 2017 and asking him to reduce all death sentences to life in prison without parole. The Rev. Bernard “Bob” Bonnot of ...

The life of a refugee

How would you feel if you were a Sudanese mother of five children and living in a refugee camp in Kenya for four years? You have spent two of those years going through numerous background checks, intensive interviews, health checks and finally passed the extreme vetting procedure demanded by ...

Space donated

FISH of Tiffin Inc. would like to thank M.J. and Carol Brown and family for providing a rent-free space for the FISH pantry for more than 15 years. Their generosity has benefitted the entire community and especially the FISH volunteers and clients. It has been an easily accessible and secure ...

Pizza appreciated

Sincere thanks goes out to Webster Industries Inc. for gifting the Calvert High School students with a pizza party in celebration of Catholic Schools Week over the past 15 year! Their continued support is greatly appreciated. On behalf of the CCS students and staff, thank you! Carolyn ...

An awakening

I personally take comfort in parts of the “chaos theory” during these days of national turbulence. The two main components of the “chaos theory” state that systems — no matter how complex they may be — rely upon an underlying order, and that very simple or small systems and events ...

Give Trump a chance

To Linda Hayman: I do not know you, but I read your letter and I want to say, “thank you.” I am happy President Donald Trump won, and I think he’s doing great for the amount of time he’s been in office. Some people will not give him a chance for the time he’s been in office. I ...

Fatality Review

The Seneca County Safe Communities Fatality Review Committee met to review the fatal crashes from October through December 2016. There was one fatal crash that was reviewed during the meeting. Seneca County continued to stay at lower numbers, with a total of three fatalities in CY2016 compared ...

What was lost is nothing next to what was found

My name is Joni Hill. I was a resident at 50 W. CR 6 until a blazing fire took our home Jan. 9. It has been a turbulent time for my family since then. My sister and brother-in-law, the owners of the country home, have worked around the clock to put their lives back together. This fire displaced ...

Gift appreciated

On behalf of Sentinel Career and Technology Center, I would sincerely like to thank the Tiffin Eagles Aerie 402 for its truly generous donation of $2,500 to Sentinel. Your contribution will help to make it possible for us to assist students in need. Your continued support of Sentinel Career ...

Hope for the hopeless

Over the past several months, the number of families looking for rental assistance or emergency shelter has increased considerably. We at Tiffin-Seneca United Way and First Call For Help have worked with many individuals and families who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless due to ...

Thanks for donation

Calvert Catholic Schools sends a bouquet of thanks to Diana Warnement for her recent variety of donated items for school use. Thanks to her generosity, the March Right to Read Week will challenge the elementary students with a very special project to enrich their reading and creative writing ...

Do not support H.R. 785

I urge you to not support H.R.785, The National Right to Work (is wrong) Legislation. I believe H.R. 785 would lower my wages, weaken my pension and create a less-safe working environment for my co-workers and me. Ignoring the facts about “right to work,” far-right politicians ...

Thanks for signing on

We would like to thank everyone who so willingly collected signatures for our Right To Life ad that was in the Jan. 22 Advertiser-Tribune, which happened to be the 44th anniversary of Roe vs Wade becoming law, legalizing abortion in our country. We would like to thank Father Joe Szybka and ...

Packages appreciated

Dear Eric and Jennifer, We wanted to take this opportunity to tell you how much the kindness of the Engle-Shook Funeral Home was appreciated at Christmas for those who serve our nation. Our son, Capt. Dustin USAF/JTAC (2009 USAF Academy grad, deployed to Afghanistan) relayed to us ...