Letters to the Editor

Respect choice

I would like to comment on Doug Brown’s observations on saying “no” to wind turbines. My wife and I also worked in factories most of our adult lives to support our family. We support and agree with the statements made in Mr. Brown. There is no doubt turbines harvesting the wind is good ...

Fast feet raise money for FACT

Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment would like to thank Ty Cooper, Ray Wise and Mike Norwood from Jeffrey Jewelry and Brian Deats from Great Lakes Ace Hardware for their Fast Feet for FACT half marathon May 20 that FACT was a beneficiary of. We also would like to express our appreciation ...

Too close for comfort

How many of you who are in favor of the wind turbines are slated to be living close to one? And by close, I am talking within a quarter mile, or even less, because that is what is being proposed for many people living in this area. There are people from all over the world complaining about ...

Your land, your rules

The most terrifying words in the English language are, according to President Ronald Reagan, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” Reagan understood that the best government is a limited government, one that allows its citizens to utilize their land however they see fit. Our ...

The turbines of Madison County

Currently, a small number of our leaders and elected officials are supporting the development of wind farms in our county. Comparatively, such support seems to ignore the protests of well over 1,000 residents standing in opposition. This particular issue would not be the first important ...

Thanks for supporting Tiffin RTL geranium sale

Tiffin Right to Life sincerely thanks everyone involved for the successful annual geranium sale. We extend a tremendous “thank you” to the courteous owners and staff of Wagner Flower Shop and Greenhouse. Year after year, they supply the location, and once again this year they went above ...

We say ‘no’ to turbines

My wife and I have worked our entire lives in a factory and a side business to raise our family and have a good life for our children. No one in our family farmed or could have passed some land on down to us. God bless the farmers. We had to pay taxes before we received our paychecks. We never ...

Is it worth it?

I’m not going to waste any energy rebutting some of the pro-wind claims that recently have been expressed in letters to the editor, because I respect their opinions and perspective. However, I can’t resist responding to the suggestion to put up blinds or curtains to block the shadow flicker ...

Spare pets trauma from fireworks

With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, Phantom Fireworks would like to remind our friends and customers that some pets adversely react to the lights and noise of fireworks. With a little extra effort, our pets can be spared the trauma they sometimes experience from fireworks. Phantom ...

Don’t ignore responsibility

I had to respond to Sister Jane’s letter regarding immigrants. I understand her need to make this an issue of compassion, but it is also an issue of accountability and responsibility. Every person who comes into this country illegally is aware of the risk they are taking. That includes the ...

Try a little forgiveness

Try a little forgiveness A simple solution to a complex problem is called forgiveness. Some years ago, back in the middle 1950s, I knew two men who were good friends with each other and two of the nicest guys I had ever known. Since they enjoyed fishing together, why not buy a good boat ...

Shorten the summer slide

The summer slide is starting for most Ohio students. But it’s not the slippery steel slope kids enjoy on the playground. It’s the downward slide of skills, especially reading skills, that affects all children when they stop learning. They start sliding backward. Children can lose two ...

With the wind

No one living here in Seneca County has a guarantee there couldn’t be a hog or cattle barn, pipeline, new road, city dump, junk yard, airport, windmills, etc., built near them. People need to do what’s best for our schools, county and state, not complain because they don’t want to look at ...

It’s a moral issue

Sister Jacqueline and I represented the Sisters of St. Francis when we went to Norwalk June 11 with over 200 other concerned citizens to stand in solidarity with the 114 immigrants who were arrested in Sandusky last week. An eyewitness described the scene: 200 ICE and border patrol officers ...

Conflict isn’t worth the money

I’d like to say up front that I’m against the proposed wind farm in Seneca County. I’ll state the reason later. What I do find interesting in the debate about the wind farm is it seems that those here in the Old Fort School District who oppose the wind farm are the same folks who are ...

Turbine proponent says ‘harvest the wind’

After reading a multitude of anti-wind turbine letters in the paper, I would like to offer one with the alternate viewpoint. I am a landowner who happens to be signed up with the wind project between Republic, Clyde and Bellevue. First off, the subject of property rights comes up many times, ...

Seneca County history project

The intent in writing this letter is to announce to the public a project I have undertaken involving the history of Seneca County. Just over one year ago, a proposal I made before the Seneca County commissioners was accepted and funded by money received by the county from the Rover pipeline ...

Eden Township gets helping hands

May 2, 58 students from Mohawk High School who attend Sentinel Career and Technology Center brought their community service skills to Eden Township. They painted, landscaped, laid brick and helped manicure one of our most remote cemeteries. And again, we’re impressed. A.M. crew — Cole ...

Grateful for memorial

Dear veterans, friends, family and park board, Our family would like to convey our sincere appreciation to all of Tiffin and surrounding community members who gathered at Hedges-Boyer Park on Memorial Day for the dedication of the beautiful flag pole in honor of LeRoy Coleman. He will be ...

More than a ‘thank you’

I am a veteran of eight years in the Air Force during the Vietnam era. I have been thanked by people for my service. But Sunday, my wife and I were having breakfast at Rosie’s Diner when a young lady asked to shake my hand to thank me for my service. I said, “Yes” and my reply was, “I ...