Letters to the Editor

Wise words on socialism

As we are fast approaching mid-term elections, we feel there has been an ever-increasing emphasis on socialism. There is no easy answer to why we are being sold this “ism,” but we feel it must be stopped before our great country falls like many of the other great societies in the past. We ...

Turbines a terrible sight

Some time back, I read a letter written by Ruth Hoepf concerning the wind turbines, and I totally agree. Take a drive to Van Wert — what a terrible sight, as far as the eye can see, one turbine after another. What happened to the beautiful landscape? God gave us something wonderful, what ...

Memories of commissioners

Isn’t it amazing when we are smart enough to elect public officials, but then suddenly they are smarter than we are? They forget we were in favor of them coming to work for us, but then they refuse to work for us. Is this because we don’t know what is good for us? Or perhaps they have ...

Windmills inobtrusive

At the risk of repeating myself, I’m driven to again speak in favor of wind turbines. After being on vacation for a few weeks, I was once again driving to Mansfield for my one day a week job. Won’t mention the name of the village I drive through on SR 100 as I drive down to get on US 30. In ...

Thanks for helping recovery from tornado

As all of you are aware, Nov. 5 of last year, Greenlawn Cemetery was hit by a very destructive tornado for the second time in 15 years. This tornado, however, changed the landscape of the cemetery by damaging or felling more than 50 trees, damaging over 250 markers, the roof (18 months old) and ...

It’s Not Just Opioids

While the opioid crisis continues to make headlines, we must ensure our responses focus not just on opioid addiction, but on all substance use disorders and other addictions. The benefit of having a local Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is to ensure that programs and services match ...

Thanks for contributing to Summer Home Tour

Seneca Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and executive director would like to thank the Summer Home Tour Committee (Marcia Focht, Sheila Graham, Keesha Lawrence, Sarah Babione and Lisa McClellan) for their contributions and dedication implementing this year’s inaugural Seneca Habitat ...

Object to cut in Palestinian aid

As our U.S. military budget increases by $61 billion (more than the Pentagon’s entire budget) for this year and will increase again in 2019, the “squeeze” tightens even more on the Palestinians. The U.S. has just cut the U.N. agency UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for ...

Misdirection

The following letter to the editor appeared in The Advertiser-Tribune Sept. 30, 2016: “Should we believe everything being said about Hillary Clinton’s use of emails? Does it matter that email protocols put into play by Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell had marked similarities to email ...

Turbines growing

Here’s a new perspective on the proposed Seneca Wind turbines. An application with the Ohio Siting Board now lists a turbine’s height at 648 feet. Use your imagination: Place a football field of 100 yards (300 feet) end to end with another football field. Now add another 48 feet. Erect ...

Aren’t 143 wind turbines enough?

To Holly Stacy and Shayne Thomas, Over the past few months, you have been presented with the following verified information: 1. The total revenue coming into Seneca County from all sources associated with Republic Wind and Seneca Wind projects combined is less than 45 cents per day per ...

Greater good

In a recent email exchange with one of our county commissioners, I discovered what is at the core of their reluctance to rescind the alternative energy zone. It is this: They are in their position to do what is the “greater good” for the citizens of Seneca County. No matter what the ...

‘Good Neighbor’ agreement may not be so good

Dear landowners who live within the two proposed wind turbine projects in Seneca County, Thankfully, the proposed changes to the wind turbine setback laws which would have allowed wind turbines to be located closer to your home appear to have stalled in Senate committee in Columbus. This ...

Here you go, kids

Here’s what we leave you kids It might not seem so fair We’ve made decisions good for U.S.? Dirty rivers, streams and air We had a chance to make it right For you, kids, we gave no thought We had a chance to clean it up Instead, yard signs we bought We did our best to fight ...

Rally around wind

Have you noticed that most people organize and rally behind something they are against, not something they are for? Thus, we have the anti-wind movement in Seneca County, not the pro-wind movement. It’s easier to be against something than to be for it. Please consider this. Consider water. ...

Wind turbine controversy

Bravo to Stephen Lupton and Roger and Kathie Walters for their entertaining and informative letters to the editor printed in the Saturday edition of The Advertiser-Tribune. They wrote what many of us have been thinking and wondering about during this whole wind turbine controversy. I feel ...

Turn toward God

Former President Barack Obama said, “America is no longer a Christian nation.” Let us show him that our Founding Fathers came to this country to have freedom to worship as they choose, mostly Christians. Sorry to say, our churches have few members attending. Age group 65 and older, only ...

Thanks for sponsoring flag

July 3, The A-T had an insert of our American flag. On the back was an article about the symbolism of our flag and a list of sponsors. Thank you to Tiffin Brake and Wheel, The Medicine Shoppe, Traunero Funeral Home, Viewpoint Graphics, Stiney’s Tavern, Slate Real Estate, McDonald’s, Klay ...

Thanks for supporting garage sale

The 2018 Salvation Army annual garage sale fundraiser was a success! The annual garage sale fundraiser was at the Seneca County Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building the weekend of July 6. We are blessed to have had so many donations made. The community support was overwhelming! We could not have made ...

Who is the good neighbor?

As I listen to the ongoing wind turbine debate, I don’t feel the problem is with the concerns of the adjacent landowners but rather the problem is with the wind developers and the wind lease holders. The developers recruit lease holders all based on the power and appeal of money. People talk ...