Letters to the Editor

We have been seriously misled on wind projects

For the past several months of the wind turbine controversy, commissioners Holly Stacy and Shayne Thomas (who are very much in favor of the wind projects) have repeatedly stated that massive tax breaks for the 143 monster turbines had been approved by “former” commissioners and there was ...

Thanks for supporting Back-to-School Mixer

Thank you to everyone who supported Calvert Catholic Schools Aug. 9 Back-to-School Mixer held at Ralph’s Joy of Living. The time together allowed us to visit with many generations of Calvert supporters and families, and generated more than $500 for the school. We wish all our students and ...

Share at the Fair benefits seven organizations

About a year ago, Share at the Fair was born with the goal to raise funds and collect items to benefit local charities. I couldn’t be more grateful to announce that together we raised more than $3,000 and countless items to help those in need! Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom ...

Garrett backs amendment

Janet Garrett, congressional candidate in Ohio’s fourth district, has strong reasons to oppose corporate spending in elections and governing. According to an article in The Advertiser-Tribune, as a schoolteacher, she experienced the impact of the standardized “testing industry” that led ...

Perspective on windmills

As a former resident of Tiffin and current resident of Colorado, I’m watching the windmill controversy in Tiffin and would like to submit some observations/learnings from the West, where we have a lot of windmills. 1. Windmills kill birds of prey. A little-known fact is that birds of prey ...

All aboard

The Lake Shore Railway Association will be giving train rides today, Saturday and Sunday during the Lorain County Fair in Wellington. The train will be parked outside the main gate to the fairgrounds on Fairground Road. The train ride is 12 miles round trip through farm lands. The train is ...

Thanks for sponsoring sidewalk fundraiser

Thank you to the following local sponsors for donating to the Tiffin Eagles 402 sidewalk fundraiser: Pit Stop, Sauced of New Riegel, McCartan’s, Stiney’s, Lowe’s, Bob Evans, The Ritz Theater, Al’s Convenience, Madison Street Tavern, Paulette’s, Magee East Campground, Loudon Meadows ...

Donations = cookies

Aug. 4, the Sons of the American Legion Riders Post 404 in Republic had a poker run and block party to benefit Project Cookies from Home. Today, I was presented with a check. Thanks to these veterans and the donation of more than $900, I can send a lot of cookie boxes to our nations ...

Wise words on socialism

As we are fast approaching mid-term elections, we feel there has been an ever-increasing emphasis on socialism. There is no easy answer to why we are being sold this “ism,” but we feel it must be stopped before our great country falls like many of the other great societies in the past. We ...

Turbines a terrible sight

Some time back, I read a letter written by Ruth Hoepf concerning the wind turbines, and I totally agree. Take a drive to Van Wert — what a terrible sight, as far as the eye can see, one turbine after another. What happened to the beautiful landscape? God gave us something wonderful, what ...

Memories of commissioners

Isn’t it amazing when we are smart enough to elect public officials, but then suddenly they are smarter than we are? They forget we were in favor of them coming to work for us, but then they refuse to work for us. Is this because we don’t know what is good for us? Or perhaps they have ...

Windmills inobtrusive

At the risk of repeating myself, I’m driven to again speak in favor of wind turbines. After being on vacation for a few weeks, I was once again driving to Mansfield for my one day a week job. Won’t mention the name of the village I drive through on SR 100 as I drive down to get on US 30. In ...

Thanks for helping recovery from tornado

As all of you are aware, Nov. 5 of last year, Greenlawn Cemetery was hit by a very destructive tornado for the second time in 15 years. This tornado, however, changed the landscape of the cemetery by damaging or felling more than 50 trees, damaging over 250 markers, the roof (18 months old) and ...

It’s Not Just Opioids

While the opioid crisis continues to make headlines, we must ensure our responses focus not just on opioid addiction, but on all substance use disorders and other addictions. The benefit of having a local Mental Health and Recovery Services Board is to ensure that programs and services match ...

Thanks for contributing to Summer Home Tour

Seneca Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors and executive director would like to thank the Summer Home Tour Committee (Marcia Focht, Sheila Graham, Keesha Lawrence, Sarah Babione and Lisa McClellan) for their contributions and dedication implementing this year’s inaugural Seneca Habitat ...

Object to cut in Palestinian aid

As our U.S. military budget increases by $61 billion (more than the Pentagon’s entire budget) for this year and will increase again in 2019, the “squeeze” tightens even more on the Palestinians. The U.S. has just cut the U.N. agency UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for ...

Misdirection

The following letter to the editor appeared in The Advertiser-Tribune Sept. 30, 2016: “Should we believe everything being said about Hillary Clinton’s use of emails? Does it matter that email protocols put into play by Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell had marked similarities to email ...

Turbines growing

Here’s a new perspective on the proposed Seneca Wind turbines. An application with the Ohio Siting Board now lists a turbine’s height at 648 feet. Use your imagination: Place a football field of 100 yards (300 feet) end to end with another football field. Now add another 48 feet. Erect ...

Aren’t 143 wind turbines enough?

To Holly Stacy and Shayne Thomas, Over the past few months, you have been presented with the following verified information: 1. The total revenue coming into Seneca County from all sources associated with Republic Wind and Seneca Wind projects combined is less than 45 cents per day per ...

Greater good

In a recent email exchange with one of our county commissioners, I discovered what is at the core of their reluctance to rescind the alternative energy zone. It is this: They are in their position to do what is the “greater good” for the citizens of Seneca County. No matter what the ...