Letters to the Editor

Is it littering?

We’re not supposed to litter, right? Well, what about Rumpke littering all the way down the street? My husband and I were behind a Rumpke truck while it was picking up trash, the stuff was just flying out of the truck going everywhere. Some of the trash hit a passing car. The guy doesn’t ...

Expand facade program

As the New Year begins, we can look back with satisfaction for the many blessings bestowed upon our town. The ongoing revival of downtown, completion of the new justice center and the numerous facade improvements along Washington Street have renewed our pride in our beloved hometown. With ...

Who are we?

“Who are we?” is a question that has plagued many of us when we see or hear of shocking, inhumane happenings within our family or city or country. Such events first throw us into a stupor, then raise the temperature within us and finally evoke action from us. More recently in our ...

Fostering awareness: Using marijuana as a medicine – dosage

Ohio now allows registered patients limited access to marijuana for specific uses as a medicine. We have learned from the current opiate epidemic the importance of understanding the risks when taking medications, of considering the possible side effects and of following doctors’ orders. ...

The risks of ripping out the roots

I reside in central Virginia, where I’m raising three sons with firm Ohio roots. I’ve had my eye and ear on the wind turbine projects for some time and was actually, initially, for the idea! In fact, the company trying to move their skyscrapers into Seneca County is based out of the town ...

Vocal opposition can drown out money

Recently, there have been several letters published here emphasizing potential revenue the wind industry could provide local school districts, particularly Seneca East. I appreciate the intent expressed in those letters. But in response, I would like to make clear that opposition to the wind ...

Wind farms and stinky farms

On the west side of Seneca County there is a huge landfill, run by a company called Sunny Farms, only as it turns out, it has become “stinky farms.” This started as a local landfill that has now changed hands several times. It now takes out-of-county and out-of-state waste, including ...

Walk your dog

January is National Walk Your Dog Month, and if you haven’t already, it’s a great time to start a healthy new habit with your canine companion. Daily dog walks are part of being a responsible guardian, and they’re vital to dogs’ health and happiness. They’re a great bonding ...

Is Big Wind just another face of Big Oil?

Much is said and repeated about wind turbines being necessary because of the evil effects of Big Oil on the environment from drilling, fracking, pollution, supplies running out, etc. But are wind turbines being touted to relieve our dependence on Big Oil or to get us further addicted? Until ...

Thanks for helping to stuff stockings for vets

This letter is in regards to our ninth year of providing a stocking full of goodies with a homemade bag full of fruits and snacks and, with a $1,000 grant from the VFW Foundation, a twin-sized plush blanket at Christmas for our 105 Seneca County veterans who are in our Seneca County assisted ...

Christmas spirit alive at Camden Falls

The 11th annual Community Christmas Day dinner again was held this past Christmas Day at Camden Falls. More than 1,030 meals were served to guests and volunteers. The buffet-style dinner included roasted turkey, honey-glazed ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, garden salad, dinner ...

Allen Eiry’s gift continues to give

The Seneca County Home Auxiliary has received funding for 2019. Susie Smith continues her job as the activity director, driving the seniors to many “fun and entertaining destinations.” We are “celebrating years and still going strong.” We are going strong because of Allen Eiry’s ...

Fundraiser provided Christmas for 32 kids

The 2018 Tilly’s Christmas for Kids was held at Tilly’s Banquet Hall Dec. 14. This year’s event hosted 15 families along with 32 children. A dinner was provided, followed by a visit from Santa, who handed out Christmas gifts to each child. At the end of the evening, each family was given ...

Christmas Angels help 14 families

This was the fourth year for our program, Christmas Angels. Many “angels” came together to help families facing unexpected difficulties at Christmas time, including loss of job, health issues such as cancer and/or financial struggles. This season, we were able to help 14 families who ...

Anti-corruption group comes to Tiffin

The first meeting of Represent.NWOH was Sunday at Tiffin-Seneca Public Library. Represent.NWOH is the newly begun NW Ohio chapter of Represent.US. Rep.NWOH is a non-partisan campaign that is working to fix America’s corrupt political system. Co-founder Julie Harmon explains, “We all ...

Support stays local

Dear friends, members and donors, We understand that you may have heard the news reports regarding the National Council, Boy Scouts of America’s financial position. The National Council, BSA organization is exploring all options to ensure that it can continue to provide the foremost program ...

Help non-food pantry

Something new is happening in Tiffin. This fall, the First Presbyterian Church in Tiffin began to provide a way for people in need to get items such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, razors, disinfectant wipes, body wash, and shampoo, to name a few, through its Community Non-Food ...

Once-in-a-lifetime opportunity

From June 3-14, please consider joining a delegation with me to the Holy Land/Palestine to understand the struggle: i.e. to meet with nonviolent leaders, enjoy Palestinian food, travel to and explore Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Bi'lin, Hebron and the Bedouin people and many more places. You will ...

Thanks for helping with Operation Elf

Last weekend, the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library hosted the eighth annual Operation Elf: A Community Christmas Party and we are happy to say that once again it was a huge success! Over 700 people had a great time making crafts, playing games, listening to holiday music, snacking on delicious ...

Give thanks to God

The holidays are upon us. Let us take time to count our many blessings, our beautiful farming community, the fertile soil and all its people. Let’s pray to God that we can keep it that way. It has been a bountiful harvest of grain. Let us give thanks to God. There are still some crops in ...