Letters to the Editor

Safety setback

I continue to learn more about these planned industrial wind parks for our area. After the recent public information meeting by the Seneca Anti-Wind Union, I learned yet another negative aspect of these planned projects. A lot of discussion has involved setbacks. Ohio regulation currently ...

Against wind project

I am writing in opposition to the industrial wind project and, no, it is not in my backyard and I will not be personally affected. I do believe in property rights, but not when it can detrimentally affect neighbors even up to 5-10 miles away with lower property values. I was told by a ...

Wind turbines vs. wildlife

I read with interest the letter from Jodi Gibson: Wind turbines vs. bats; I am in agreement and must add owls. Did you know one owl can easily do the job of 12 cats as a mouser? All the owl needs is a house, that’s much cheaper than cat food or vet bills! We used to live on CR 50. In the ...

A different perspective

I have read all the letters to the editor about wind turbines. There are some other opinions and I want to share mine. My husband and I have been excited about wind energy since we toured the 5,000 turbine wind farm near Palm Springs, California. Granted, these were smaller than the proposed ...

Fossil fuels hurt wildlife, people, too

I read with sympathy the dozen letters from opponents of the proposed Seneca Wind project published in the last several weeks. From the deaths of bats and birds to the annoyance from blade flicker, some rural people have good reasons to wish the turbines elsewhere. From a different ...

Improve roads

My name is Kelcie Stone and I am a junior at Tiffin Columbian High School. I want to voice my concerns about the road conditions. The road conditions are terrible. For example, when I drive down West Perry Street, there are potholes all the way down the road. The streets are cracked and when ...

Middle school student issues

As the drug problem in our beloved city worsens with adults, it also is doing so with children. As an almost senior in high school, unfortunately I have heard of teenagers making bad decisions multiple times. Although, I have never heard of the drug problem being this bad, especially in the ...

Stop gender bullying

My name is Phylicia Mesna, I’m a senior at Columbian High School. In our government class we’re doing a project and I choose to write this letter. I’m writing this letter about a current issue: gender identity. Gender identity is someone’s personal experience of their gender. People are ...

Is it worth $65 per person?

If you are like most people in the area, you are just beginning to hear the noise surrounding the wind farms proposed to come into Seneca County. You have heard that the schools will get money from them and you are all for helping the schools, and you hear some of your trusted leaders ...

Wind turbines vs. bats

I work in the public health field. An area of increasing concern involves pestilence control. Mosquito-borne diseases are responsible for an estimated 3 percent of all worldwide deaths. Likewise, there exists growing public criticism regarding the large amount of pesticides used in an effort to ...

We all are neighbors

I am writing this letter as a lifelong resident of Seneca County. I am totally opposed to wind turbines in Seneca County. They are unsightly, invasive and hazardous in so many ways to people, property and animals (domestic and wild). I encourage everyone to read Deb Hay’s article in ...

Protest off the clock

First, I must identify myself as a WASP woman and one of the masses. With that said, I wanted to give my opinion about the NFL’s new policy to stand or sit in the locker room during the national anthem. I have worked all of my adult life and part of my adolescence and never was permitted to ...

Big Wind has big plans

Big wind has big plans for Seneca County. There are now at least four possible wind farms that would cover almost the entire eastern half of the county. If these projects all go forward, more than 200 industrial wind turbines could cover Adams, Pleasant, Reed, Scipio, Thompson, Venice, Eden and ...

Let’s save our treasures

Mother’s Day is just behind us, Father’s Day is upon us, and students are graduating from high school and college. And we again have had a tragedy with a school shooting. People are looking for answers, how do we protect our children? There are lots of suggestions out there, a great ...

Endorses academy

I recently had the privilege of graduating from the Tiffin Citizen Academy. The class, which runs approximately 11 weeks, shows ordinary citizens such as myself various aspects of police operations not generally known to the public. The topics of discussion that we covered over the 11 weeks ...

Keep wind turbines out

I’m thinking, sitting here this morning, of the quagmire that we are letting ourselves into, the monstrosities being placed in and around our community if we allow it. What are the farmers for it thinking? I can’t believe it. Earth is a gift from God. Why do we want to scar it? There is ...

The rich get richer

Investment tycoon, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and multi-billionaire Warren Buffett was quoted as saying: “I will do anything that is basically covered by the law to reduce Berkshire’s tax rate. For example, on wind energy, we get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the ...

Be an active voter

Fellow citizens of Seneca County, Many of you might be offended by this letter, and that’s fine; luckily, we all have a right in this country to be offended at whatever the heck we want. I am offended by the fact 79 percent of the registered voters in this county could not find 10 minutes ...

Kudos for Commission on Aging

I would like to applaud the Commission on Aging for the work they are doing for senior citizens in Fostoria and the article in The Advertiser-Tribune Sunday, May 6, 2018. Fostoria has a beautiful building at the site of the former L & K Restaurant on Route 12.  It is a very positive ...

Thanks for donation

On behalf of Sentinel Career & Technology Center, I would sincerely like to thank the Tiffin Eagles Aerie No. 402 and members for its most generous donation of $2,500. Your contribution will help make it possible for us to assist students in need. Thank you so much for your continued ...