Letters to the Editor

Thanks for help

To the Calvert and Tiffin communities, We extend our deep gratitude for your continued support of the Athletic Boosters through the recent Paul Miletti Memorial Golf Tournament. His ceaseless and untiring dedication to the program and student athletes is legendary, and we so appreciate your ...

Giving makes a difference

You learned in Monday’s (June 18) editorial, titled “Politics does not govern giving,” that Americans gave $410 billion in charitable contributions last year. Let’s break that down a little more with information specific to giving in Ohio. According to Philanthropy Ohio, Ohioans gave ...

In favor of legal immigration

The current debate on immigration really is nothing new, it has been going on for at least 100 years, except now we are talking about illegal immigration instead. It is a real insult to the many people, including our ancestors who came here legally, with the efforts of due process, time and ...

Blown away by Mr. wind

Pro-wind or no-wind? At this point, we cannot drive through our county, hop on social media or read the paper without hearing a testimony. Unless you live under a rock, chances are you have made up your mind on your stance and there is little anyone can do to steer your opinion one way or ...

Local jobs for the Local 18

As a union heavy equipment operator, I often am required to work away from my home in Attica for a month at a time. Construction on the Republic Wind project will bring 100 local jobs and several long-term operational jobs after construction. A job like that would allow workers like me to come ...

Gone with the wind

June 15, this paper published a letter to the editor from Katherine Meyers. I am taking this opportunity to correct some misconceptions in her letter. The first is that Ms. Meyers wrote that “no one ... in Seneca County has a guarantee there couldn’t be a hog or cattle barn” or another ...

Don’t ignore facts

Why are the facts about wind turbines being ignored? Fact: They are being put up by a Canadian company. The money to put them up is coming from the taxpayer. The rush to get many of them up as soon as they can is so they can get the production tax credit from the federal government which is our ...

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 ...