Letters to the Editor

Many hands make parish festival work

On behalf of the St. Joseph Parish, the steering committee wishes to thank all those who helped make the 61st parish festival a success! Many thanks to those who prepared for, worked at or contributed to our festival. A special thanks to the booth chairpersons, grounds crew and kitchen help. It ...

They’re depending on you

After attending a very special Mass at Holy Rosary Cathedral, Toledo, June 13, during which we celebrated the closing of an abortion clinic in Toledo, this special poem written by the "Nuns of the Precious Blood" which was recited. This poem says it all!My Life Depends on YouMamma, please don't ...

Do not gloss over details

I do not agree with Sister Paulette Schroeder's opinion that I should strive for solidarity with Muslims. Peace, yes. Solidarity, no. To have solidarity would mean that I (and this Christian-based nation) share a common structure of beliefs with Islam, but I don't think we do.Terribly evil ...

Insurance bill increases

I hope all the Democratic, socialist Obama lovers don't suffer the same fate I have with my recently received August health insurance bill. I was almost brought to tears when I opened the envelope and saw that my health insurance premium increased just over 21 percent. As a self-employed, ...

Revisit that fateful day

America has been in a very dark place for many years. Washington, D.C., has created political conditions that involve the clear abuse of power. Massive surveillance, indefinite detention, torture, targeted assassination and the continued erosion of our civil liberties have become routine. The ...

Worried about strays

I live in rural Seneca County and recently noticed two stray dogs on the road where I live. I had called to try to get the dog warden to pick them up because of the excessive heat. I was told nothing could be done unless the dogs were being violent or dangerous.Two days later, the dogs still ...

Some facts about traumatic brain injury

Well, I'm late in letting you know the Ohio legislature designated July 9 as "Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day" to increase public awareness of traumatic brain injury.Traumatic brain injury has been referred as the "silent epidemic," because it is a major cause of death and disability in ...

He’s coming back

Yes, he is back by popular demand. Danny Albani, popular entertainer in the Fort Myers and Fort Myers Beach, Fla., area, is returning to Tiffin for another enjoyable engagement Aug. 16.One year ago, Danny appeared at Camden Falls in Tiffin to put on his show of '50s, '60s, '70s, doo-wop, rock ...

Storms and staffing

Some of the residents living behind the shopping center have had flooding problems for quite a while. That needs to be resolved. Also, as the result of the recent severe storm, the city has offered to pick up limbs and branches that are put on the boulevard. That might be a mixed blessing, ...

Focus on what we share

It is Ramadan, July 8-Aug. 7, the ninth month of the year for Muslims and the most sacred month of the year to fast, to pray, to give alms. I lived in Palestine in a neighborhood of Muslim families. The people I knew took the duty of Ramadan very seriously. At times, I saw someone almost faint ...

Yoga and religion

In response to the "Secular Yoga" article in the Religion section of the July 6 Advertiser-Tribune, I want to give a few thoughts from my 15 years of teaching hatha yoga in the Tiffin area. I will use some quotes from the greats in the yoga tradition and then will reflect with you on my own ...

Excellent reasons for compensation

After reading a disheartening letter to the editor regarding decisions made by the Old Fort Board of Education, we thought it was only fair to the voters of Old Fort to hear a factual explanation of the resolution that was passed at the June board meeting.As a fringe benefit of being the ...

Moral living gone

I have not written for a while, but I think it's about time somebody did.Get your Bible (King James version) and start to read it, if you haven't already. The Lord is trying to get our attention. No, the world will not end in a flood, but you can believe me, it's coming close. Same-sex ...

Advisory board suggested

The League of Women Voters of the Tiffin Area recently announced the completion of a year-long study of the local youth detention center. The membership of the league adopted the position statement at the organization's annual meeting in May.The study committee researched Ohio's minimum ...

League spells out position

During the 2012-2013 program year, the League of Women Voters of the Tiffin Area reviewed and updated its position on funding Tiffin City Schools. Following the required policies and procedures, league members first studied and then came to consensus on their recommendations for how the Tiffin ...

Smoke is bad, even outdoors

Last month, I hosted family for a week, many of whom are smokers. Because my husband died from small cell lung cancer - almost always associated with cigarette smoking - my home is (now) a smoke-free environment. As I sat on the porch where all the smokers congregated, I noticed I stank of ...

Drone warfare unjust

In the July issue of "Sojourners," there are several enlightening articles; one by Duane Shank, who explains, "Under Christian ethics, drone warfare is neither just nor moral."An article by David Swanson states how "Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., the world's largest Christian University, ...

Administrators pick up raise

Taxpayers of Old Fort School District, while you were "sleeping," your elected school board decided to reward poor performance with monetary gain. The board decided at its June meeting to "pick up" the payment of the superintendent's and principal's retirement contribution.All this boils down ...

Thanks for the celebration

The Clinton Township Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone who attended the 50-year anniversary celebration June 23. Without the support of our community and the residents of Clinton Township, the department would not have become the department it is today.We also would like to ...

ECI grateful for support

I am proud to announce our purchase of the Clinton Elementary School building located at 2036 E. TR 122. Our corporate offices, Inspirations Day Program, Baskets By ECI employment opportunity and our transportation services will call this new location home. With about 26,000 square feet of ...