Letters to the Editor

Commissioners out of control on wind

If you are not following the wind turbine saga and how your Seneca County commissioners are handling it, then you should be. Many thousands of county residents have come together in opposition to the wind projects after seeing the meager income to county and schools (18 cents per day for each ...

Wind projects bring moral turpitude to Seneca County

Being a lifelong resident of Seneca County, as well as a 37-year resident of Eden Township in particular, I am saddened at the current level of greed and dishonesty being exhibited by some in the community over the proposed wind turbine projects. The violation I felt last Friday is ...

Majority overruled

The county commissioners who are defending the rights of a few to put wind turbines on their property are doing so to the detriment of the majority. They are putting the profit of a few over the health, well-being and quality of life of those residing in the county. Commissioners who put profit ...

Thanks for supporting Tilly’s Christmas For Kids fundraiser

Tilly’s Christmas for Kids fundraiser committee (Tim and Marla Peiffer, Jeff and Gina Gaietto, Fred and Jodi Hade, and Tom Gibson) would like to thank everyone who attended and generously supported this event. The proceeds from this event will be used for a Christmas meal and gifts for ...

Thanks for stuffing the bus, supplying the store

More than 225 children in Seneca County will get a fresh start to the upcoming school year thanks to the support of our generous community. The Stuff the Bus event conducted again this year at Tiffin Walmart was a huge success. We wish to thank Manager Bobby Kadlubowski and his staff for ...

Barn was piece of history

I have a strong exception to your article on the front page of your paper of Aug. 10th, “Reclaimed.” What a tragedy to tear down something so beautiful and in good condition to destroy part of our American history! As Mr. (Eric) Miller pointed out, it is a big piece of history! It ...

Wind turbines built on foundation of lies

A few years back, in order to retain a friendship, I decided I would go along and sign my property next to a friend up for a wind agreement so he, not me, could have a turbine. The agent told me I also would have to sign my other property a mile or so away (where I live) as well. I did not want ...

Incorporating meditation as nonviolence principle

It seems at times that the world cannot become more violent than it is. Yet, at the next turn, we’re faced with another horrid shooting or shocking headline of the church or the country’s failures to protect human rights or to exercise environmental care. Some students here in Tiffin are ...

Stop for school buses

It’s that time of year again — time for school and big yellow buses! A driver needs to stop for a school bus that is stopped for pick up or drop off — the red lights flashing and the stop sign on the bus out. Stopping back 200 feet. This means all school buses, including the Seneca ...

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 ...