Letters to the Editor

Make railroad yard walkways safer

Ohio House Transportation Committee members: I am requesting that you please consider supporting HB 186. One component of this legislation concerns proper walkways in railroad yards. The SMART-TD and the Ohio State Legislative Board represents the crafts of railroad employees known as ...

Invest in local schools

Voters in the Clyde-Green Springs Exempted Village School District will be asked to support an emergency operating levy to avoid deficit spending in the coming years. The levy would generate $1 million annually over the next 10 years for day-to-day expenses, such as personnel, school ...

Celebrate Arbor Day

Dear citizens of Tiffin, The eternal promise of spring has arrived. April is when we celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day, both falling during the last week of the month. In celebration of Arbor Day, the Tiffin Tree Commission invites the community to participate in the planting of trees at ...

A taste of the past

Today, I visited my past to a place my parents took my brother, sister and I quite often. Jolly’s. The location is different and the female carhops are now long gone. Jolly’s opened in 1947, still family owned. Yes, I fell prey to all of the big-name burger shops and restaurants now ...

Build the wall

I see by the April 4 paper, Jonah Goldberg has taken on the role of personal immigration expert who thinks he knows all about the border crisis. He again gets his information from whoever. The president is right there. There is a crisis at the border, he has been there and talked to the people ...

Action delayed

Republican State Rep. Bill Reineke entered the 2020 race for the Ohio Senate’s 26th District seat April 8 just as Ohio taxpayers were learning they may never fully recoup $137 million lost to e-charter attendance scams. This serves as a reminder that Reineke accepted more than $12,000 in ...

Upset with coverage

Calvert Elementary School would like to recognize the efforts of everyone from the Tiffin Police Department earlier this week regarding an incident which occurred on our playground. Their swift and immediate response was impressive, to say the least. Sgt. Rob Bour and Lt. Jason Windsor took ...

Look in your backyard

What has happened to our elected officials in the House and Senate? The Mueller report is finished and President Donald Trump has been exonerated of collusion. Why are the liberals in Congress so upset? They were planning on a big report that would let them impeach Trump of wrongdoing and ...

Thanks for helping with park cleanup

Thank you to all who helped clean up leaves and sticks from Oakley Park April 6. It was a great sight to see more than 50 people working together to basically rake all the park. We had a great combination of all ages of workers, from neighbors, friends, members of STAND, Seneca County ...

Grateful for Tiffin community

I would like to invite all my Tiffin friends to reconnect with my wife Cindy and I at her new book signing at the Tiffin library at 6:30 p.m. April 23. It was really a twist of fate that I ended up in Tiffin for 35 years. Back in 1972, a high school friend invited me to go with him on a ...

Where is uproar over tearing apart babies?

Unbelievable! Amazing! Shocking! Unheard of! These are just a few of the thoughts that went racing through my head when I just read the front page of March 29, The A-T’s “sidebar” article. It appears New York is all up in arms over “Bread sliced bagels!” Are you kidding me? ...

Thanks for help with luncheon

Tiffin-Seneca United Way and First Call For Help would like to thank the following individuals and their families for their role in setting up and running this year’s Bunny Luncheon: Christy and Randy Wiser, Judy and Chris Hafley, Susie Smith, Jacob Smith and Lindsey Work. We appreciate ...

Universal dividend

American workers continue to work longer hours while their share of the nation’s wealth declines. The top 1% of income earners now control more wealth than everyone in the bottom 90%, and this issue becomes even more dire as automation continues to replace the manufacturing jobs upon which ...

Can we afford not to adopt national health care?

In the Friday issue of The Advertiser-Tribune, Rebecca Orians claims, “We can’t afford it.” She is speaking of a national health care system as enjoyed by the citizens of almost every industrialized country in the world except the United States. Instead of a tax-supported NHC program, we ...

How time has changed

Some years ago, I thought I would like to get into politics. There was an election coming in Tiffin for Third Ward councilman. I looked into a possible run for that office. I had been a Democrat from the time I was old enough to vote. I ran in the primary and general election and won. I was ...

Thank you, SFSC Christmas 365 raffle sponsors and participants

The 2019 raffle fundraiser, Christmas 365, now being held by the St. Francis Spirituality Center, is proving to be a wonderful success. More than 15 local businesses helped sponsor this, and for that, we are very grateful. We wish to thank all who purchased a ticket for this fundraiser and ...

We can’t afford it

In The Advertiser-Tribune March 9, section 7A, was a page of Democratic Socialists utopia wish lists. Election Day would be a holiday, have the public pay for their campaigns, make sure states can’t purge the voter rolls, let ex-felons vote. Another article has Sen. Bernie Sanders wanting ...

Check your facts first

I don’t know where the so-called syndicated columnists came from, but Erick Erickson has shown he is part of the fake news crew. I assume he is a liberal and as such would like to get his lick in on our president, truth be damned. He has to know the Democratic Party was in favor of a wall ...

Let’s have a discussion

An argument is to find out who is right: a discussion is to find out what is right. With all of the violence we are experiencing in this country, what we need is to enforce gun control — total gun control! That would do much to solve our problems. Really? But, there are others who say ...

First responders are amazing individuals

Our first responders are very amazing individuals. They are always there for us, day or night. They risk their lives from the time they take a call, being dispatched out, till they return back to their station. Always staying focused for the commitment they have taken on. The other day, I was ...