This past Monday (June 18), I attended the War of 1812 ceremony that was conducted on Frost Parkway at the site of Fort Ball.
I can't imagine the hours of work that Jim Roberts, Mark Steinmetz, Tonya Hoffert and members of the Seneca County Historical Society and Seneca County Museum devoted to make this such a beautiful ceremony. The men who volunteered their time to form the color guard and fire the 21-rifle salute on such a hot day need to be commended.
I expected to see pictures on the front page of this paper to recognize their efforts. Imagine my surprise to see nothing, zero, mentioned. You had a story from The Associated Press on what happened in Columbus and a picture of some Olympic hopeful from Washington state. Unbelievable.
Even the mayor and one of the commissioners took the time to attend. This was the actual war that determined our freedom from British rule and Fort Ball was the beginning of what is now Tiffin and you couldn't send a reporter or photographer? Really? You can send people miles for accident and house fire pictures but not downtown.
Your story priorities are questionable at times and this was one of those times.