Letters to the Editor

Something To Consider

Community Actions for Reducing Substance Abuse (CARSA) is a coalition consisting of community agencies and organizations whose mission is the reduction of substance abuse among youth and adults in Seneca County. Our mission is implemented through the education, programming and information ...

Thank you, Representative Bill Reineke!

In July 2017, several of us met with State Rep. Bill Reineke to discuss a statutory impediment placing Ohio financial institutions at a competitive disadvantage as it relates to the issuance of network branded gift cards such as Visa, MasterCard or Discover. That disadvantage meant an Ohio ...

Wind farms

With a very open mind, we went to the meeting about wind farms on October 16, at Camden Falls. We wanted to find out the whole truth of their affect on all the lives in Seneca county. We’ve put a sign in our yard, and are writing this letter in hopes that many more people in the county will ...

Sorting through the propaganda

It’s that time again when we need to try to figure out who and what to vote for. It can be difficult because the majority of political ads are attack ads that tell us nothing about the actual candidate or issue. All they are designed to do is attack and attempt to demonize the opponent or the ...

The crime of mental illness

It’s difficult to turn on the TV without seeing ads against issue 1. Police and prosecutors making scary faces telling us we are not safe if we vote to stop locking up nonviolent drug offenders. To put this in perspective, we need realize that the U.S.A. already has more people behind bars ...

Dangerous Cities

With all the crime we see on TV, news, I was wondering just what are the most dangerous cities in the country. So I decided to do some research to see if my suspicions were correct that they were on the two coasts where the largest cities are located. Instead I found some surprises. The ...

Letter: Get Involved with wind turbines

As residents of Eden Township, we oppose the two proposed wind turbine projects for Seneca County. We are not opposed to renewable energy but we are opposed to an INDUSTRIAL wind project being placed in the RESIDENTIAL area in which we live. Concerned citizens, like ourselves are not motivated ...

A great Autumnfest

Thank you to all who made this year’s Seneca County Park District Autumn fest a tremendous event. The many sponsors and hard working volunteers enabled, as usual, our success. An extra special thank you to the youthful volunteers from Americorps and Vanguard-Sentinel. All your public ...

Teresa Kessler Scholarship says thanks

The Teresa Kessler Scholarship Big Cup scramble last Sunday at the Fostoria Country Club was a huge success. Despite the overnight rain, we thank Andy, Bud and Cheryl for allowing us to play. Twenty-four teams participated, with the winning team of Steve Lucius, Al Stephenson, Paul Gnepper and ...

Windmills, or hot air in action

I have been following the wind farm program here in Seneca County for some time now and have noticed quite few shall I say inconsistent FACTS. I would like to put them to paper and see where it leads. 1. Windmills have been around for over 1,000 years, probably much longer, as there are ...

Film opened her eyes

I had my eyes opened about money in politics when I went to the showing of “Dark Money” at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library with my sister from Tiffin. This film, co-sponsored by American Promise and Seneca County Rising, presented a well-documented, bipartisan look at unlimited and hidden ...

Vote no on Issue 1

Dear citizens of Seneca County: As elected officials, we have the honor and responsibility to serve our community to the best of our ability. In that vein, we collectively believe we have an obligation to speak out against Issue 1, the proposed Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and ...

Unintended consequences

I attended the Seneca County commissioner’s meeting Tuesday and read the following statement: I am really disappointed to see the commissioners continue to ignore how devastating the wind turbine debate has been in our rural communities. The debate has turned neighbor against neighbor, ...

Gadfly on wind

Recently, TiffinOhio.net posted a story on a hit piece written by a top-level pro-industry group. It attacked a non-politician local citizen for his work in pointing out to our county commissioners the reasons why the proposed wind projects are not a good fit for Seneca County. Somehow the ...

The high cost of being a ‘Good Neighbor’ to Big Wind

As representatives from “Big Wind” companies in our area go door to door, consider the following before signing a lease on the hood of your car. • “Good Neighbor Agreement” is a wind lease which allows the developer to place the turbines closer to occupied structures and property ...

What is next and what can I do?

If you have been following the highly contentious wind turbine projects, you will know there is so much happening at such a rapid rate that it is nearly impossible to keep up with the statuses of both of the proposed projects in Seneca County. I have had people tell me that they are voting ...

Opiate Task Force opposes Issue 1

The Seneca County Opiate Task Force firmly opposes the proposed Ohio Issue 1, the Neighborhood Safety, Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Amendment on the November’s ballot. This constitutional amendment absolutely would make Ohio an attraction hub for drug dealers, diminish the effective ...

Do your part to keep kids (and everyone) safe

We all need to do our part to keep kids and everyone safe! Sept. 10-14 was our sixth annual Safety Week at Lincoln Pre-K for all Tiffin City School and Calvert Catholic children grades K-3. Almost 1,000 students, with the help of more than 100 volunteers, worked with our Tiffin police and ...

United Way supports Family Counseling Service

I encourage people of Tiffin and Seneca County to donate to the Tiffin-Seneca United Way campaign to financially assist the agencies supported by the United Way. Family Counseling Service is one of the many agencies that received United Way support. United Way funds enabled our agency to ...

sPower go home

I attended a Seneca County commissioners meeting last week and it felt like we were being invaded by sPower. At least four good-sized men sat in the back and said not a word but made a very intimidating statement just by their presence. With all the bad publicity that sPower has been receiving ...