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Letters to the Editor

It’s their right

I read an interesting letter to the editor today. It was submitted by Stanly Hoffman and it was in regards to the church in Fort Seneca. Seems the writer was concerned about how the pastor there conducted services and what version of the Bible was used. I’d like to say beforehand that I, too, ...

Stop listening to hate

The recent comments made by Congresswoman Ilhan Omar concerning the nation of Israel has prompted decades-old accusations of anti-semitism. If you critize the government of Israel or the country itself, then one is automatically speaking anti-Semitic views, and the two accusations could not be ...

Congregants reply

We are writing in response to the letter, “Change is Needed,” in the March 8 Advertiser-Tribune. One opinion does not speak for the congregation of Fort Seneca Community Church. Pastor Nathan and his family came to us two years ago when we were in need of a pastor. We continue to grow ...

Goals, incentive, motivation

I have been watching the Democratic Party prepping for the 2020 presidential campaign. There are quite a few of them who seem to have basically the same desire. They want to change our country into a socialist-type government. They would like to have almost everything free. Free health care, ...

Another look at wind turbines

After reading the articles and letters to the editor about wind turbines, I decided to visit some while driving to see my niece in Williams County. I saw the smaller ones near Bowling Green and the larger ones in Fulton County. They were quiet, even when I was relatively close. Like ...

Change is needed

change is needed The Community Church in Fort Seneca needs a change. Its pastor is not the right fit for the Community Church. This pastor fails to say the Lord’s Prayer. Pastors and their congregations say the Lord’s Prayer during services. This pastor preaches from the English version ...

Rejection of DORA 4-3

When push comes to shove, we are a small town. As a community, we have a conscience, pride, enthusiasm, each generation trying to do better for the next generation. We deserve a pat on the back. Stephen B. Gaietto, Tiffin

Domestic violence and politics

Imagine a six-year-old sitting at a table where his parents are engaged in a heated discussion. As it escalates, his dad begins hurling vulgar insults at his mom. Unexpectedly, his mom stands and throws her plate of food at his dad. Food and little ceramic bits hit his small body and face. ...

History

Who was Norman Mattoon Thomas? He was a leading American socialist, pacifist, and six-time presidential candidate for the Socialist Party of America. In a 1944 speech he said,: The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of “liberalism,” they will adopt ...

Work together

I read the article by Jonah Goldberg in the Feb. 22 Advertiser and was appalled by his lack of knowledge about the emergency at our southern border. All information coming from there by the people who police it, the drugs, felons and illegal immigrants, are at a critical stage and increasing at ...

Join us

That time of the year is rapidly approaching. It’s a time when our teens will be heading off to proms, graduation and summer parties. It’s also a time when parents may be faced with the decision around serving or hosting parties with alcohol. March 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the Frost Kalnow Room, ...

Teamwork gets it done

This is in regards to the Seneca County General Health District’s notice of intent to deny the renewal of Sunny Farms Landfill’s operating licence. First off, it is my belief that there are two reasons area residents were successful in taking a significant step forward at the SCGHD ...

Infanticide

A recent A-T article was titled, “Dems block Senate GOP bill on infants surviving abortions.” The bill would have required doctors to give the same degree of care afforded any other birth. The baby would have had to be immediately sent to a hospital. Doctors who would have violated these ...

Rescind the AEZ

Feb. 26, we attended a special Erie County commissioner’s meeting that was called to hear both sides of the debate regarding the Emerson Creek wind turbine project as to whether the PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) should be approved for the project. Despite the claims by Apex that the ...

Dangerous DORA cups?

With all the conversation in City Hall about the implementation of a designated outdoor refreshment area in Tiffin, it would seem the question of liability is being glossed over a bit too lightly. Mayor Aaron Montz has stated that “injuries that may be incurred and public intoxication issues ...

Thanks for help with fundraiser

Don’t miss your chance to own a beautiful piece of upcycled furniture … and support a local charity. Reclaim It 127, in conjunction with the Seneca County Home Builders Association, is hosting an exciting new fundraiser during the 2019 Home & Living Expo. March 9, a variety of unique ...

Keep drinking off sidewalks

I am writing this letter in rebuttal to Amy Reinhart’s column in favor of creating a downtown outdoor refreshment area. The column talks of restaurants and bars having seating on the sidewalks outside their establishments. If that is a main consideration in having a DORA, why must we open ...

The company we keep

This was written after spending six hours in the Seneca County Common Pleas Court listening to sPower demand immediate access to land the company hopes to include in its proposed Seneca Wind project. sPower vice president of wind power, Peter Pawlowski, said things a typical public relations ...

Not a temporary inconvenience

Life is filled with temporary inconveniences. A long line at the grocery store cash register is a temporary inconvenience. A flat tire is a temporary inconvenience. The toxic clouds of hydrogen sulfide that pour from the site of Sunny Farms Landfill, however, do not qualify as a temporary ...

Locked doors, open borders

It seems contradictive; everyone opposed to the border wall will go home into their homes and close the door. Most lock their doors for security. They will not let anyone enter unless they know them or give good reason to enter. But these same individuals want open borders and don’t care who ...