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Letter to the Editor ~Brown PDF Print
Monday, October 22, 2012 10:01 AM

I am writing this letter to ask a question. Every year approximately 480 million taxpayer dollars goes to pay for abortions. Many taxpayers feel it is immoral to abort these unborn children and yet our vice president says this morality should not be forced on these women who want the taxpayers to pay for their abortion. If this is just, then why can’t a women receiving food stamps use those food stamps to buy alcohol and cigarettes?
Cigarettes and alcoholic beverages are not illegal but if those receiving food stamps want them they must use their own money to buy them. This isn’t viewed as forcing our morality on these women.
Would it not be just then for women who want to end their pregnancy to do so with their own money and not expect the taxpayers to pay for it?
Is the fact that we, the taxpayers, are being forced to pay for these abortions not having immorality forced upon us?
Just a concerned citizen,
Annette Brown

Letter to the Editor ~Klingler PDF Print
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 4:06 PM

Paper boys and girls
Wow what a job these kids do! They are  out in all kinds of weather, up by 4 a.m. on Saturday morning and out the door delivering. 
It’s pretty much a thankless job, as people want their paper put in specific places. I can certainly see the elderly or handicapped may need this help but the younger generation certainly doesn’t.
Then the Delphos Herald gets calls that their paper wasn’t delivered and they blame the carrier. Before you get irate, maybe you should think did someone else in the family pick it up, did a neighbor pick it up by mistake, did a neighborhood dog carry it away, who knows. But instead of getting all upset over it why don’t you call your paper carrier and ask if they could bring you another one?  
These young carriers don’t get paid much. Yes, I understand it teaches them responsibility and gives them the tools they need to find a better job when they are older. I can honestly tell you that most people wouldn’t do this job because of the pay. So, congratulations to these young kids and their parents who support them.  
Remember your paper carriers at Christmas and tip them once in a while if you see them. Tell them what a great job they do. 
Before you complain maybe you should deliver the paper with them one day to see just what they do go through.

Donna Klingler

Letter to the Editor-Violet PDF Print
Monday, October 15, 2012 10:27 AM

Resident of Lima and neighbors have been extremely blessed with classical and seasonal music under the baton of Conductor Crafton Beck and the symphony orchestra.
He has inspired young people to pursue participation in practice and performance. We urge the LSO Board to continue this opportunity in the future.
Norma Feathers Violet

Letter to the Editor ~Kiene PDF Print
Friday, October 12, 2012 12:02 PM

I am writing this letter in concern for my full support to re-elect Vincent Schroeder as Putnam County Commissioner. Not everyone always agrees with Commissioner Schroeder and I respect that belief.
I remember when Commissioner Schroeder first ran for office and I asked him what were his top priorities in life. He answered God, family and country. Commissioner Schroeder is pro-life and believes the holy sacrament of matrimony is between a man and a woman. He is also a strong supporter of the Second Amendment which is the right to keep and bear arms. He demonstrates this since he is a proud member of the National Rifle Association.
I also believe Commissioner Schroeder has his priorities in order for Putnam County. He first became commissioner in January 2005 and Putnam County’s budgeted expenses today in 2012 are lower than when he took office. He has paid all long-term debt off which was scheduled as late as 2031.
I believe since I have known Commissioner Schroeder, he had shown a high standard in morals and ethics. He will work hard and respectfully earn your vote and not buy it. He will tell you that he does not have all the answers. I appreciate that since the only person always accurate with his decisions could walk on water 2,000 years ago.
Join me on Nov. 6 and vote for Schroeder for Putnam County commissioner.

Charlie Kiene

Letter to the Editor ~German PDF Print
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 12:47 PM

We are losing freedoms it seems like almost daily. The newest one is here in Ohio. Issue 2 is presented by the backers as a fairness issue to woo voters to vote for it. I see it for what it is, trickery.
Issue 2 is about redistricting for voting which happens the year after the nationwide census is done.
We find out where every one moved to and see what changes have happened. Due to the last Census, we here in Ohio lost two Congressional seats so, the districts have to be redrawn to accommodate the loss.
Currently, the Redistricting Board is made up of one Democrat and one Republican from both houses of the State Legislature. This is four out of the seven seats. The other three seats constitutes the governor, secretary of state and the auditor of the State of Ohio. These are all elected officials we vote on. Three of these positions are statewide races and the other four positions are elected from their district and then pick by their peers from their perspective legislative body. The whole point? They are elected and we pick them.
Those who started Issue 2 talk about we need to make it a more fair by making a board to equal this out. The problem with this plan is the committee will be appointed positions — and — appointed by who? We will not be appointing these people with a vote, so why would we give up this right we have now of voting for the members of the board?
Francis German,


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