Letters to the Editor

Don’t focus on cost, focus on doing the right thing

Recently, there was a letter in this space questioning the logic of repeatedly giving Narcan to people who had overdosed. Our answer would be that every life is important and, as far as second chances, we would say the Bible gives us the answer, as when Jesus was asked about the number times ...

Appreciative of benefit

To VFW Post & Auxiliary 2858 and community, We never could express in words how appreciative our family is to everyone who came together to make the inaugural Help a Vet benefit successful. As you know, we were hesitant to hold the benefit in his honor because of LeRoy’s refusal to ...

Mosquito season is not over; don’t drop your guard

Summer is not over, so there is still much time to be spent in backyards, parks and campgrounds. With summer comes mosquitoes. Although most are just a nuisance and do not carry diseases that can cause illness in humans, it is always advisable to take preventive measures to protect yourself and ...

Let’s pull together

If anyone watched “Hand in Hand” on TV Tuesday evening, it was very heart-wrenching watching all those people in Texas, Florida and other southern states suffering the loss of everything they owned. As difficult as is was watching the adults, the worse part was seeing the faces of all the ...

A different perspective

With all due respect to Paul Pospisil, I would like to respond to his letter of Sept. 11, “Don’t spend tax money on overdose antidote.” Let me start by saying that, in all honesty, I cannot say I disagree with everything he had to say. As a matter of fact, it was not too many years ago ...

New house number signs available

Dear Hopewell Township residents, Hopewell Township recently finished assembling new blue house number signs. The numbers on the original signs, which were distributed years ago, have lost their reflectivity. Because the signs are used by our fire and EMS districts to identify locations in ...

Don’t spend tax money on overdose antidote

Every day, we continue to read our local and national news and continue to face the crises of activities happening in our society. A majority of the news we are faced with is dealing with reality and issues with our country. If the news isn’t about the dictatorship of Trumpism, then it’s ...

Patriot Day Salute DVD to debut Sept. 16

It has been nearly a year since the Patriot Day Salute took place in Tiffin, drawing thousands of people throughout not just Seneca County but northwest and central Ohio. Sept. 11, 2016, will be a day that will never be forgotten in Seneca County, as we celebrated our freedom in a special way ...

Let’s replace PC with common sense

Prejudice, not being founded on reason, cannot be removed by argument.” —Samuel Johnson If someone were to ask me to come up with just one sentence and very few words that would have a positive effect on some of the issues we deal with in our country, I would say, “Replace political ...

Thanks for help with celebration

The Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis Clubs hosted Junior Fair participants, parents and advisors Aug. 27 for the ninth annual Grade A Celebration. The Good Shepherd Home sponsored the picnic-style meal. The celebration honors members who have chosen at least one project and received an “A” ...

Don’t hide from Democrats

I just read Frank SanGregory’s letter about tolerance and communication. I was particularly interested in his “what if” on the subject of Democrat-Republican civil discourse. Here’s my “what if.” What if our Republican representatives would come and speak to all of their ...

Stuff the Bus event was a success

More than 174 children in Seneca County will get a fresh start to the upcoming school year thanks to the support of our generous community. The Stuff the Bus event conducted again this year at Tiffin Walmart was a huge success. We wish to thank Manager Bobby Kadlubowski and his staff at Walmart ...

Thanks for supporting Gourmet Gala

The 10th Annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala benefitting the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center was a huge success! We are grateful to: Corporate major sponsor: Clouse Construction Corp. Corporate gold sponsors: Clouse Electric and Sacksteder Worland Insurance Agency. Corporate silver ...

Seeking change in district leadership

I sit looking out of my window at the playground and former site of the McCutchenville School. It was the heart and soul of McCutchenville for many decades. I wish we would have kept the old buildings. They would have needed some repairs, but they probably were better built, with higher-quality ...

Learn from the past

In light of the recent events in Charlottesville, there appears to be a real division of thought on keeping or tearing down statues, monuments or plaques that were put up in the past. They are all part of our past, whether it be good, bad or ugly. A lesson is to be learned from all of the ...

Will a Dollar General help the community?

As the village of Sycamore celebrates its 175th birthday, we find ourselves embroiled in a rezoning effort that, if passed, will have a devastating effect on the social and economic fabric of our community for years to come. Small villages have been on a sad and slow death march for ...

Waking up in fear

As Americans, we know the history of how this country was formed. April 12, 1861, to May 9, 1865, this nation was in turmoil with the Civil War which brought the citizens of America the loss of many lives. This war is one of the many wars we fought on the soil of this nation; we know the past ...

Condemn hatred, bigotry

To Tiffinites and others, We obviously do not live in the year 1965. A neo-Nazi, Ku Klux Klan and white-supremacist riot lead to violence and death in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 12. A woman and two officers were killed and 19 people were injured. A driver ran into a crowd of ...

Support passage of Daniel’s Law

Our society continues to seek fast answers to the current drug epidemic, which is killing more and more people in the state of Ohio. But, the current epidemic didn’t appear overnight and I believe it will take some time to see a consistent decrease in overdose deaths and drug-addicted ...

Thanks for supporting Ohio Flags of Honor

Ohio Flags of Honor, a traveling memorial for Ohio’s casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan, was in Tiffin June 30-July 2. More than 750 flags paid tribute to Ohio’s fallen. It was a solemn yet beautiful weekend, and we are honored to have hosted the memorial at Hedges-Boyer Park. First, ...