Letters to the Editor

Obama’s scare tactics

I wrote this in reply to our president's response to the shrinking of government. He is more worried about all those government jobs than the ones who fund the government. It is just scare tactics. It is his way to hold us hostage, just like the schools and busing our kids to school! I never ...

What is the value of public health?

Public health in Ohio serves many purposes for which we can be thankful. Some of the achievements include vaccination campaigns, clean water and sanitation, motor vehicle safety, tobacco control and increased life expectancy.It's likely we can expect our public health system to address the ...

Unwrap the traffic lights

Maybe funding can be found for the two traffic lights that are bagged. I can't recall driving through any other towns where the lights are bagged but the school signs remain. Some drivers have increased their speed in these areas. The Ohio Safe Routes to Schools program is to encourage walking ...

Unchain the CPI

I am one of the many AARP volunteers in Ohio who is making visits to our congressional district offices this week to implore our representatives not to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits by adopting the chained Consumer Price Index.Adopting a chained CPI is not just a technical change ...

Change fest site, not rules

I would like to applaud Nathan Mullins and Mark Wade on their tremendous undertaking of planning the music fest scheduled for June. What a wonderful plan to support the fireworks for the city. I remember how much I enjoyed listening to my children and grandchildren and the "oohs" and "ahhs' ...

Never treat soil like dirt

In the past, when working with farmers on soil conservation practices, I always advised them to "never treat the soil like dirt. Dirt is something that lies under your bed or discolors your carpet. Soil is a living organism required for optimal crop production."March 14, farmers and crop ...

Thoughts on Kasich’s budget

Gov. John Kasich's proposed budget plan is "Are you kidding me?" Wow! This budget plan proposal gets you coming and going. It is unbelievable at a time when the economy is slowly moving out of a down economic time.Now, I don't know about you, but if you drop sales tax from 5.5 percent to 5 ...

Where are we going?

It would appear as if the gap between Main Street America and Pennsylvania Avenue is getting ever wider. A great majority of politicians think if they are elected, they have a mandate and they should tell the electorate what they are going to do for us, whether we want it or not.We have become ...

We had a safe way to school

I see they are trying to find a safe way to get the kids to school. I thought they had one with the crossing guards and stoplights. Oh, they took the guards off and removed the light at Melmore and Glenn streets.At this time, I would like to thank National Machinery Foundation for taking care ...

Your relationship with meds

May I preface this message with this: It is not intended to serve as medical advice, but only meant to get individuals thinking about the role medication plays in their lives and how it impacts their children's views and behaviors.Do you medicate appropriately and responsibly? Or are you ...

Media, drugmakers to blame

This letter puts forward some vital parameters that the press and government people rarely talk about when discussing gun control. First, they jump on the idea of removing guns from the population. However, they rarely discuss the subjects of our negative press, violent Hollywood movies, trashy ...

More on evolution

This letter is in response to the Rev. Pam Easterday. By accepting evolution over creation, you are watering down God's word. Science has never disproven God's word or the new earth (6,000 years), science only has reinforced. Using parts of the Bible to either fit your lifestyle, political ...

Detentions in Israel

Administrative prison detentions are a big problem in Israeli prisons! During my three-year stay in Hebron, I heard many stories of Palestinian imprisonment from people in my neighborhood. I witnessed six Israeli soldiers with M16s break into the home I was visiting, search for the son and drag ...

Grant helps create SMYLs

The Seneca County Family & Children First Council would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Tiffin Charitable Foundation for the generous grant from the Betty Jane Memorial Foundation. These funds will help create a new mentoring program for youth in need of a positive ...

Eagles give $2K to center

Many thanks to Tiffin Eagles for its $2,000 donation to Allen Eiry Center. The Eagles donation will be used to help fund AEC's mission of providing social and educational opportunities to people age 50 and older. Programs are designed to offer socialization for participants, as well as to ...

NCOESC gives many thanks

Wednesday, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center hosted an all boards meeting. Invitations were extended to the schools in Seneca, Sandusky, Marion, Wyandot and Union counties.First, thank you to those superintendents, treasurers and school board members who attended. We sincerely hope ...

What will it take?

May of last year, Mohawk High School lost a beloved student. I personally did not know her; however, I witnessed her effect on many Mohawk students. She was loved by all and kind to all, no matter who they were.Unfortunately, some students did not follow in her footsteps. They treat their ...

Fools or knaves

The distance from the base of the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., to the top is said to be 555 feet. Access to the top is by stairs or elevator.The top of the monument, which is under the control of the U.S. Department of Commerce, is a great tourist attraction. It seems whenever there ...

Respect for Marriage Act

Marriage is unique and special. It says "we're family" in a way no other word can. It's the ultimate expression of love, commitment and responsibility for taking care of each other.However, tens of thousands of lawfully married same-sex couples are excluded from federal protections and ...

Marching for life

I recently attended the March for Life in Washington, D.C. It was my first time participating in the March and was also my first-ever visit to our nation's capital.It proved to be a very emotional and inspirational trip! Our first stop upon arrival was the Basilica of the National Shrine of the ...