Letters to the Editor

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 ...

‘Good Neighbor’ agreement may not be so good

Dear landowners who live within the two proposed wind turbine projects in Seneca County, Thankfully, the proposed changes to the wind turbine setback laws which would have allowed wind turbines to be located closer to your home appear to have stalled in Senate committee in Columbus. This ...

Here you go, kids

Here’s what we leave you kids It might not seem so fair We’ve made decisions good for U.S.? Dirty rivers, streams and air We had a chance to make it right For you, kids, we gave no thought We had a chance to clean it up Instead, yard signs we bought We did our best to fight ...

Rally around wind

Have you noticed that most people organize and rally behind something they are against, not something they are for? Thus, we have the anti-wind movement in Seneca County, not the pro-wind movement. It’s easier to be against something than to be for it. Please consider this. Consider water. ...

Wind turbine controversy

Bravo to Stephen Lupton and Roger and Kathie Walters for their entertaining and informative letters to the editor printed in the Saturday edition of The Advertiser-Tribune. They wrote what many of us have been thinking and wondering about during this whole wind turbine controversy. I feel ...

Turn toward God

Former President Barack Obama said, “America is no longer a Christian nation.” Let us show him that our Founding Fathers came to this country to have freedom to worship as they choose, mostly Christians. Sorry to say, our churches have few members attending. Age group 65 and older, only ...

Thanks for sponsoring flag

July 3, The A-T had an insert of our American flag. On the back was an article about the symbolism of our flag and a list of sponsors. Thank you to Tiffin Brake and Wheel, The Medicine Shoppe, Traunero Funeral Home, Viewpoint Graphics, Stiney’s Tavern, Slate Real Estate, McDonald’s, Klay ...

Thanks for supporting garage sale

The 2018 Salvation Army annual garage sale fundraiser was a success! The annual garage sale fundraiser was at the Seneca County Fairgrounds Fine Arts Building the weekend of July 6. We are blessed to have had so many donations made. The community support was overwhelming! We could not have made ...

Who is the good neighbor?

As I listen to the ongoing wind turbine debate, I don’t feel the problem is with the concerns of the adjacent landowners but rather the problem is with the wind developers and the wind lease holders. The developers recruit lease holders all based on the power and appeal of money. People talk ...

Comments about a wind energy project

Two years ago, I received an invitation from Apex Clean Energy to an Emerson West open house. The evening was to include a short presentation as well as an opportunity to meet members of the Apex project development team and to ask questions. On the front of that invitation was a nice rural ...

Bascom Lions bloodmobile

The Bascom Lions would like to publicly thank the American Red Cross and its mobile unit. Thank you also goes out for the use of Meadowbrook Park and its facilities, and to the Bascom Carry-Out for its donation of the ham salad for those delicious sandwiches. Bascom Lions Club

Bascom Lions Club Parade

The Bascom Lions Club would like to thank all who were present for the 53rd annual parade that took place June 3. We had a very successful parade thanks to the Bascom Fire Department, Seneca County Sheriff’s Department and all others who gave their time and energy. A round of applause goes ...