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Letters to the Editor

No interest in defaulting

Congressman Jim Jordan,Oct. 16, you voted against a bill that would have temporarily re-opened the government and avoided a voluntary national default.In other words, you voted to keep the government closed and send the United States into default. In my estimation, you placed your own political ...

Cline supports education

Before he died, Congressman Paul Gillmor was able to secure federal earmarks to make improvements to Greenfield Street and Miami Street for Heidelberg and Tiffin universities. Councilman Rich Cline understands how important our institutions of higher learning are to our local economy. When the ...

More on National Bullying Prevention Month

Why should we be concerned about bullying? Because our children are dying! It is sad when you read that a student has completed her suicide attempt because of bullying, and that the bullies are posting hateful comments after her death. Let's look into this a bit more, OK?Bullying is aggressive ...

Evaluate judges

Please Mr. Judge Mark Repp, Tiffin Municipal Court, short of an apology which I know would never be forthcoming, would you offer up a written explanation made public so we can test and judge its validity why my $875 unpaid rent claim filed in your court has gone on now for 818 days without ...

United Way supports hospice

Community Hospice Care provides comprehensive family-oriented, physician-directed care for persons at the end of life. Compassionate care is provided without regard to the patient's ability to pay. A core group of registered professional nurses, hospice care aides and office staff is supported ...

Novel auction begins today

In observation of Be a Friend Month at the Tiffin-Seneca Public Library, the Friends of the Library are sponsoring a silent auction of novels signed by nationally known authors. The theme of the auction is "My favorite place." We selected novels with interesting plots that also provide a ...

Thanks is not enough

The following volunteers took part in this year's spring plantings and maintaining of the city entrance signage, city parks and the downtown landscape flower containers for the city of Tiffin. They have spent countless hours of their own time to make sure this city looks fantastic, and showing ...

Sponsors, volunteers made Oktoberfest a success

While we already are preparing for our 10th anniversary of the Oktoberfest next year, the Friends of Seneca County Park District would like to express our sincere gratitude to the following businesses and individuals who made the ninth annual Oktoberfest at Garlo Nature Preserve in Bloomville ...

It’s time to pause, reflect

As we are all very much aware, there has been a lot of violence in our cities these last few years. This is happening not only in the cities such as Chicago and Detroit, but in areas close to us - in our own back yard, so to speak.Some were killings for no apparent reason. We cannot deny this ...

Elect Cline

Tiffin is in need of leaders who are forward-thinking and encourage economic development. That is why I encourage the voters of Tiffin to elect Rich Cline to Tiffin City Council president.In the past five years, Rich Cline has been a leader on Council in regards to economic development. Rich ...

Give to United Way

I have seen firsthand as a Community Hospice Care volunteer and the spouse of the executive director of Community Hospice Care how Tiffin-Seneca United Way helps many patients in so many ways. I have been actively involved with hospice for more than 23 years. Tiffin Seneca United Way has ...

Consider giving for a brighter future

I have been executive director of Community Hospice Care for over 23 years. In these 23 years, I have seen first hand how the Tiffin-Seneca United Way works and how it makes a difference in so many lives - it literally has aided dozens of Community Hospice Care patients over the years. Our ...

Cline can make tough decisions

When Rich Cline took office in 2008, it was at the start of the worst financial environment our country had seen since the Great Depression. City income tax revenue was down 10 percent. Unfortunately, as a result of this, some difficult decisions had to be made.I bring this up because the ...

Smartphone overload — good or bad?

Do you have a smartphone? How about your children? According to the Pew Research Center, regardless of family income, more than one in three U.S. teens carried a smartphone in 2012. Among youth who have smartphones, rarely are they seen without it.Cell phones are teens' No. 1 means of ...

Lost dog shot, dies

This letter is dedicated to all those who unjustly lost a beloved companion.Tiffin's Hedges-Boyer Park: a place for children to play and for pets to be walked. But how safe is this area?Not even a cornfield away is a man firing guns at free range, legally. My best friend, Mya, who happened to ...

Thank you, Don Coletta

Several weeks ago, Don Coletta, superintendent of Tiffin City Schools, announced he was retiring at the end of December. Speaking for many, many people, I say thank you and congratulations! Mr. Coletta has provided exemplary leadership for Tiffin City Schools, and has done it with great ...

Thanks to all who made Oktoberfest a success

The 2013 Oktoberfest at the Garlo Heritage Nature Preserve is in the books. It was a small miracle that the weather cooperated and allowed us all to enjoy a wonderful day. Thank you for your "sunshine" prayers.We would like to thank all of our loyal and generous sponsors who came through again ...

Appreciation of signs

For all members of the Tiffin T-Square Dance Club, we wish to thank those businesses in Tiffin who helped display street signs advertising square dance lessons this fall. They were Rural King, Old Fort Bank, PNC, Tiffin Deluxe Services, Pizza Hut, Fast Cash, Rite Aid and Tiffin Community YMCA ...

Support was a blessing

St. Francis Home would like to thank the following business supporters of the annual pet blessing on Oct. 5: Animal Care Center of Tiffin, Edenwood Vet Clinic, Animal Hospital of Tiffin, McClung's Animal Hospital, Big Boy Restaurant, Denny's Restaurant, Burger King, Taco Bell, Wendy's, ...

Thanks for help with Safety week

On behalf of the students of Tiffin City Schools, we would like to thank the people who made our Safety Week project in September a success. The planning committee comprised of TCS administrators, the Tiffin Police Department and the Tiffin Fire Department developed a plan for implementation. ...