Letters to the Editor

Experience was wonderful

The Ohio Good Sam rally recently was at the Seneca County Fairgrounds, with 227 rigs on site. We wish to extend thanks and appreciation to the community and Mayor Aaron Montz for welcoming the campers from Ohio and surrounding states. A very special thanks for donations from local and area ...

Open letter to Master Gardener, Janet Delturco

Dear Janet, I always enjoy reading your gardening column in The Advertiser-Tribune newspaper and find it very informative. I was especially interested in the column in the July 9 paper because it was all about weeds. You mentioned that thistles can reach two feet or more in height. Boy, can ...

Habitat building source of funds

Seneca Habitat for Humanity has served our community for more than 30 years by making it possible for families who cannot qualify for a bank loan to purchase safe, affordable homes. These homes are built affordably, mainly by the local support of volunteers and contributions of funds, materials ...

Salvation Army major grateful for help with garage sale …

What a great garage sale! We have many to thank. First, Mary Falin and her crew for coming on board with The Salvation Army to make it such a success. It was a pleasure to get to know such giving people. Thank you for our community who donated such large amounts of goods for us to ...

… as is the Salvation Army Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of The Salvation Army, Tiffin Citadel, would like to extend our most grateful thanks to all who made the garage sale July 7-8 such a huge success. First and foremost, thanks goes to Mary Falin and the numerous volunteers who organized, gathered and set up the garage sale. ...

Investment in children’s behavioral health

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services has selected 16 counties across the state for an opportunity to improve and implement mobile response and stabilization services for children ages 0 to 21 with severe emotional disturbances and their families. We are fortunate to have ...

Time for change

Our family has struggled with the mishandling of this case for more than eight months. We have serious concerns (and the documentation to support them) about the inner workings of Sandusky County Job and Family Services. This agency acts with impunity, with no transparency or oversight. This ...

New Riegel GOBA stop top-notch

New Riegel American Legion hosted the Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure riders for breakfast 6:30-11 a.m. June 20. More than 1,000 riders were served by 50 volunteers consisting of legion members, auxillary members, Cub Scouts, 4-H group and youth members, Rosary Altar Society and family members who ...

Lessons learned

“Bullying” was a word I never heard of going to a one-room country school in the late ’30s. I don’t even remember a discipline problem. This is the way it was as we stepped into our new Hopewell-Loudon school in the fall of 1939. We were in luxury! Bathrooms replaced the outdoor ...

Farewell to a friend

“Whoever we are, we are enough.” Though we didn’t see each other very frequently these last years of Lindsay Kagy’s life, her death has struck some chords within me that teach me a great deal about the dignity, the power and preciousness of each person’s life. Lindsay, I think, ...

Sponsors support golf scramble

The Miletti Open Golf Scramble, supporting Calvert athletics, was a great success this year, thanks to the generous support of our local benefactors: Presenting sponsors: Fred Zoeller and Laminate Technologies, Schubach Chiropractic, MJ Recruiters, TiffinApartments.com, Mike Kerschner, Your ...

Increase access to mental health in-patient beds

Access to mental health in-patient beds has been a struggle in the mental health field for a long time. Since the 1960s, care for clients with severe mental illness has been the responsibility of local communities instead of state institutionalized psychiatric hospitals. It is the right of ...

Alternative medicine

I have a tale to tell and I think it is worth telling. I was told a few years ago by my family doctor, “You have a heart murmur.” As time went on, tests showed it was getting worse. He referred me to a heart specialist. I was finally encouraged to have a valve replacement. I’ll never ...

Outing achieves goal

I just wanted to take the time to thank everyone who came out to the 2017 Glenn Turner Memorial Golf Outing this year. With the support of our great community and the many sponsors for the event, we were able to reach our goal in supporting the fight against leukemia. With the money raised for ...

A parade of support

The Bloomville Lions wish to thank everyone who turned out to support those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country during the Bloomville Memorial Day Parade May 27. Leading the parade was Bob Levans, who served our great nation in the U.S. Army’s Armored Calvary Regiment during the ...

Volunteers make GOBA stop a success

As the Tiffin stop in this year’s Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure comes to a close, we would like to thank all those who participated in the event, whether planning or during their visit. Thanks to those who helped in the planning and implementation of the campground and food: Denny and Janel ...

Volunteers make GOBA stop a success

As the Tiffin stop in this year’s Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure comes to a close, we would like to thank all those who participated in the event, whether planning or during their visit. Thanks to those who helped in the planning and implementation of the campground and food: Denny and Janel ...

Sense the common good

Senate Republicans are drafting a bill in response to the House’s passage of the American Health Care Act. The main goal of both chambers, dominated as they are by Republican majorities, is to repeal the Affordable Care Act and ultimately convert to a wholly private insurance system. But ...

Set a positive example

Being a school board member is not an easy job, but likewise, the voters elected them to represent them, and to do the best for the children of whatever school they represent. The job each elector thought you were responsible enough to handle. A recent letter to this forum by Roland Zimmerman ...

Raffle helps purchase bicycles

The Leadership Seneca County Class of 2017 would like to thank the following generous donors who gave items for a basket to be raffled off today. The proceeds from the fundraiser went toward the class project “Pedal Forward” growing our bike community in which the class purchased bikes for ...