Letters to the Editor

Fast, pray for peace

This weekend, Sept.7 and 8, has been designated by Pope Francis as a time of "Fasting and prayer for Peace in Syria, the Middle East and throughout the world." Bishop Marcus Lohrmann of the NW Ohio Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has asked its members to join their Roman ...

Map would be helpful

The Aug. 19 editorial, "Great Lakes' Water Level Not Rising," rejects a claim that no scientist is making. I'm confident that scientists who study the Great Lakes are well aware of the NOAA Great Lakes water level data. The function of the Graham Sustainability Institute map ...

Ten Commandments are for everyone

In response to Stephanie Osborn's letter: Many laws written in the Old Testament were for God's people of Israel in those times (civil, sacrificial laws). The Ten Commandments handed down to Moses are for all.When Jesus came down to Earth, he said to the people, "I did not come to abolish the ...

National Recovery Month

National Recovery Month is a national observance to educate Americans that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance abuse disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life. Its main focus is to share the gains made by those in recovery from ...

Religion vs. rights

An open letter to those opposed to marriage equality:The only argument against equality for all citizens is a religious one. According to the Bible, if you use the Lord's name in vain, you should be put to death. You should not eat pork or fat. You can't cut your hair or beard. If you are ...

Buy movie tickets

"A Strange Brand of Happy" movie is in jeopardy of not showing in Tiffin! This movie was written by Tiffin native Brad Wise. Please support him! It would be a real shame if his own hometown did not step up and buy enough tickets so that this movie is shown here. Come on, Tiffin! You can do it! ...

Stop signs removed

Traveling down Greenfield Street, I noticed the stops signs at Hedges Street on Greenfield were removed.The crosswalks were painted on all sides of the intersection, but with the stop signs removed, there is a greater risk of students crossing in front of moving traffic.It is bad enough with ...

Middle class is shrinking

In response to a recent letter to the editor, it's no secret that many auto industry workers and some public employees used to be overpaid with many fringe benefits. That is not the case anymore, at least in Ohio. That is why foreign auto companies faced low tariffs and were invited in to the ...

Management should be responsible

It seems the Riverbend Apartments is always in the news due to drug busts. So, what kind of background check is the management doing for a future renter? With the history of drug busts going on, you think the city of Tiffin would step in and do something about the Riverbend Apartments.This ...

Gluttony as a sport

Last month, I watched a Fourth of July celebration on TV that was, in my opinion, disgusting as well as immoral, and that's putting it politely. It was a hot dog eating contest! Yes, a bunch of people stuffing as many hot dogs and buns down their throat as they could.There were several people ...

Support makes a difference

Aug. 9, North Central Ohio Educational Service Center hosted our annual Opening Day Teacher Convocation at The Ritz Theatre. We had more than 700 guests, which included all of the ESC employees, guests from our member districts, sponsors, and community leaders and members. We would first like ...

Suggestions

I'd like to comment on the letter last week from Michael B. Lange. His connection with and firsthand knowledge of the city of Detroit in the past gives added credence to what we see and hear from there today. Mr. Lange failed to mention that Lyndon Johnson's "Great Society" in the 1960s ...

A satisfaction story

A new beginning after losing my husband of 64 years. I don't have any idea what it's going to be like, but I'm going to make the best of it.When we first met, I decided that he was the one whom I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. He was a gentle gentleman. If he ever had a fault, I ...

Assisting the president

Dear Mr. Editor,Definition: "Sycophant: One who attempts to win favor or advance himself by flattering persons of influence; a servile self-seeker." (The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language.)I believe The Associated Press (your newspaper's source of news articles) has taken on ...

Unborn babies denied a birthday

I would like to wish President Barack Obama a belated b-day. So, happy birthday, Mr. President. I hope you had a great day and hope you have enjoyed a great life - a life that so many aborted (murdered) babies never got a chance to live.I'm not blaming you for every abortion performed, but you ...

Personal exemption

The letter from Fred Spurck in Tuesday's A-T was encouraging, as more and more people are not only waking up but are speaking out.When most of us look for a provider or services, we generally look at their history and track record and talk to those who have dealt with them in the past. We ...

Suggesting benefits

During college and law school in Detroit, I met my wife, Sue, and we had our first two children there. Sue's family lived and worked in Detroit, and her siblings include two doctors, a nurse, two teachers, a businessman and a salesperson-caregiver.During the 1950s and 1960s, Detroit was a ...

Are we as smart as a frog?

Several years ago, I ran for Tiffin City School Board and gave a speech that used the frog experiment as an opener. The experiment drops a frog into a pan of boiling water and the frog immediately jumps out. You then take the frog and place it in a pan of cool water and slowly raise the ...

A pair of rebuttals

A "Birther" and a "Truther" in the same paper? Interesting.To the Truther: We do not need to give credence to people who believe our government demolished the World Trade Center. All your assertions have been disproved. We have numerous videos of the planes striking the buildings, and the man ...

Break the cycle

While in the process of writing today's editorial, this letter arrived. It does an effective job of stating a point we want to make - editor.This week, our community reportedly was rocked by a needless, senseless domestic violence murder and a family is in mourning. It is an unfortunate but ...