Letters to the Editor

2018 Legacy Ride

The 2018 Legacy Bike Ride committee would like to acknowledge all who generously donated, sponsored a sign or who gave their time and volunteered to help out with the Legacy Bike Ride which was held Sept. 8. Despite the rain, we raised over $5,000. The entire proceeds went to Financial Aid for ...

A big thank-you to volunteers, donors and the city of Tiffin

The 2018 Tiffin Cross Country Carnival again was another huge success. In our ninth year of managing the carnival, we would like to thank the following people, groups and donors for helping us make this meet a successful community event. We would like to thank the current and past cross ...

Honesty and decency

More than honest, just plain decent, this is how I would describe my service from Courtesy Auto Care of Tiffin. Today, I had an appointment at 3 p.m. to get front brakes on my wife’s car, which I thought it needed because it had over 61,000 miles on it. I called in the morning to confirm my ...

Supporters aid car show

Faith United Methodist would like to thank the community for the support of our Classics for Christ car show Aug. 5. Dunkin’ Donuts, Welty Insurance, Fat Heads, Flippin Jimmies, Buffalo Wild Wings, Buffalo Trading Post, Molyet’s, Wendy’s, Put-n-Pita, Burger King, Reino’s, ...

Small-town generosity

We are overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity extended to us by our community, friends and family. Thank you does not seem like enough. To the Republic Lions Club, thank you for the chicken barbecue benefit. We really appreciate the members giving up their time. To the Scipio-Republic ...

Thank you, Verne Shellhouse 

To Verne Shellhouse, On behalf of the residents of Eden Township, we wish to express our gratitude for your many years as township trustee. Your dedication and hard work did not go unnoticed. You are an acquaintance to all and called a friend by many and were always the “go-to” man ...

Living with a monster

My name is Mark Nusbaum and I am one of millions who suffer from bi-polar depression. I am now 63 years old and was diagnosed at age 30, so I have lived with it for over half of my life. Most mental illness, if not all, are what you call a closet illness. No one to talk to about it, no one ...

Hark the Eagle’s Cry

The wind man came and looked over the sky said this will work fine as the eagle flew by. Then came the slick talkers with their dollar signs of many great things did they opine. We’ll put 60 turbines here another 90 over there 600 feet tall they’ll reach into the ...

Carpetbaggers and their turbines

You have read here previously of how sPower refused to cancel my wind lease agreement even after learning their agents had used misrepresentation to get me to sign it. Now comes the story that a great many other people are having problems with them as well. Through the second half of this ...

Rachel Crooks will work for the people

A reform movement is growing in Ohio, and American Promise is leading the way toward a 28th amendment to the U.S. Constitution to get unlimited and hidden money out of politics. American Promise is a citizen-led effort to overturn the 2010 Citizen’s United Supreme Court ruling that allowed ...

True awareness about violence

Inside each of us, there is the seed of both good and evil. It’s a constant struggle as to which one will win — Eric Burdon It has been brought to my attention that the month of October has been designated as Violence Awareness Month. We all know what violence is, don’t we? That is, ...

Protect the land

I admire people who speak up. Those were excellent and well-researched letters to the editor written by Jim Feasel, Rick Coffman, Bob and Sandy Kennard and others concerning the proposed wind farms. We must keep informed and press for what we believe is best for our community and county. A ...

Money for schools (again)

As I now drive around the county, I am beginning to see these blue signs saying “Yes” in the shape of a windmill. On the flip side of these signs, it says, “Money for Schools.” Well, I’m old enough to remember when State Sen. Ron Mottl and Gov. John Gilligan, both Democrats, sold us ...

Thank you, gala supporters

The 11th annual Summer Harvest Gourmet Gala benefiting the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center was a huge success! Following the afternoon storms, the sun reappeared and over 200 guests enjoyed a warm summer evening attending the gala in support of the Franciscan Earth Literacy Center. This year, ...

Grade A Celebration

The Tiffin and Fostoria Kiwanis Clubs hosted Junior Fair participants, parents and advisers Aug. 26 for the 10th annual Grade A Celebration. The Good Shepherd Home sponsored the picnic-style meal. The celebration honors members who have chosen at least one project and received an “A” grade. ...

A different approach to addiction

What is addiction? It is a dependence upon substances or destructive behaviors to cope with underlying conditions. Addictions can be extremely thorny and troublesome, but in reality, they are not the problem. The problem is not the addiction. It is actually the symptom. The bondage that they ...

Are wind turbines good for the county?

Every time I hear commissioners Holly Stacy or Shayne Thomas say they think wind turbines are good for Seneca County, I get nauseated. Because of the way they have handled this issue, most people in the county are getting sick over it. If they would just rescind the alternative energy zone ...

Deal with parking issue

I’ve been a lifelong resident of Tiffin. Now that we have seen a lot of interest in the downtown area that has been positive, there still is an elephant in the room. Parking! I do believe the judges who are behind a long-term solution are on the correct path. One idea that seemed to be viable ...

Put it up for a vote

After reading the numerous letters, both pros and cons, about the wind turbines, we would like to suggest the county commissioners postpone their decision until after all tax incentives are off the table. If the project is that beneficial to all Seneca County residents, it will sell itself ...

Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As this year’s event co-chair, I am joining participants of all ages in the fight against this disease at our local Walk to End ...