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On the other hand - You don't mess with Boston
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:13 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 29, 2013 9:26 AM )

 

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality. The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).

I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

I’m sure the intent of the brothers was to cause much more damage and harm. It actually seems like they failed in a way. Yes, some lost their lives and many were injured but it could have been on a much larger scale.

The alphabet soup guys, the National Guard and more than a hundred police officers captured the second suspect around 9 p.m. on Friday. People came out of their homes after a day of waiting and worrying and cheered, whistled and clapped when law enforcement made its way back out of the area.

You don’t mess with Boston.

Mother Nature didn’t get the message.

Someone has played a cruel joke on me. I was ready to put away all my layering pieces of clothing and get out my short sleeves and proceed on to spring. Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the message that it’s spring.

Of course it is spring in Ohio. I saw a funny post on Facebook Friday afternoon that had a box of four pictures. The title was “Spring in Ohio.” The first one looked like a wonderful spring day, the second had people wading in knee-deep water, the third had the funnel cloud of a tornado and the fourth was a blizzard. How true. We had nearly all those things in the last two weeks. The four-letter word is still in the forecast so anything can happen.

I was just so disappointed when I had to pull the heavy winter coat out again to walk little Ringo. He doesn’t seem to mind, of course, and takes his time, raising his face to the wind and taking big sniffs.

So here we are again hunkering down because it’s just not nice outside.

The sun is supposed to make an appearance today. I’m ready. The sun can make up for a lot.

 

 
Letter to the Editor-Vicki Rinehart
Written by Our Viewers   
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:11 AM

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in regards to the upcoming renewal levy for the Delphos Public Library. I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I am a big supporter of the library. I myself am an avid reader in my retirement and I borrow 3 to 4 books on average a week for leisure reading. I enjoy reading and love sharing the services that the library has offered me over the years. As a mother of three, I encouraged reading with my children at a young age and provided all three of my children with library cards, as well as had them involved in the many different reading programs. Now that my children are grown, I have six beautiful grandchildren that I can read stories to and encourage them to read. The Delphos Public Library has a wonderful staff that has always been able to meet my needs as a member of the library and they have gone above and beyond to help assist me with finding books. They also were able to help in educating me on using my KindleFire for access through the internet to the library. With all the updates in technology for the youth of today, reading may not be in the forefront but we need to educate and encourage reading as much as we can to increase learning and leisure. There are many services the library provides that are beneficial for all ages and we as a community need to work together to pass this levy to keep the library in operation. We need to remember how great we all felt when we were young and used our library card for the first time, opening up our world to learning, adventure, romance, fiction, non-fiction and educate the younger generations on the benefits our library has to offer. Please vote yes for the renewal levy May 7 and keep our library going!

Thank you,

Vicki Rinehart

 
You don’t mess with Boston
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:08 AM

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality.

The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).
I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

 
Letter to the Editor-Library Board
Written by Our Viewers   
Monday, April 15, 2013 9:16 AM

DEAR EDITOR:

To the Delphos Community:

The Delphos Public Library has been a part of the Delphos community since 1912. While the library has experienced many changes over the years, one thing has never changed – the overwhelming support that the Delphos community has provided to its library.

The Delphos Public Library serves its community as a lifelong learning center. In 2012, the library was accessed by more than 10,000 patrons and circulated more than 195,800 items. That is an impressive number for a library our size.

In 2013, your Delphos Public Library became a member of the SEO (Serving Every Ohioan) consortium, which provides patrons access to more than 8 million items and the up-to-date ability to download e-books to personal reading devices free of charge. Passage of this Renewal Levy will ensure that exciting and educational programs continue to be available for children of all ages; that patrons will continue to have access to books, magazines, music, videos, genealogy programs, computers and online programs; and that the Delphos Public Library will continue to have the necessary funds to provide quality library services to the Delphos community in the future. This is not a new tax – it is a renewal of the current 0.6 mil levy which provides 13 percent of the library’s annual budget.

Please vote “yes” on May 7 for the Delphos Library 0.6 mil Levy Renewal. The Delphos Public Library needs your support.

Thank you.

Delphos Public Library Board of Trustees

 

Leila Osting

Patricia Poling

Janet Rutledge

Brad Rostorfer

Susan Kapcar

Ron Elwer

Jim Looser

 
Letter to the Editor - Buettner
Written by Our Viewers   
Monday, April 15, 2013 9:14 AM

DEAR EDITOR,

I am writing in reference to the proposed Dog Creek wind farm that will be located west of Delphos in Van Wert County. The developer, Iberdrola Renewables is headquartered in Bilbao, Spain. These are the same people that developed the Blue Creek farm further west in Van Wert County.

As I have researched wind farms, I have become increasingly more concerned. There are so many negative issues with these wind turbines.

When I first heard of the proposed Dog Creek farm it was almost a year after the landowners were being approached. I was amazed that we were never told of this. I thought if this is such a good thing, why are people not talking about it? Usually, when good things happen, people are celebrating the news. So if this wind farm is such a good thing for this community why does the developer want so desperately to keep it quiet? This was the first red flag for me.

The success or failure of the Dog Creek wind farm falls squarely on the shoulders of the landowners west of Delphos. Many have already signed leases to allow for the turbines, many have not. All of these land owners are hard working farmers whose families have been good stewards of this land for generations. They have worked hard to preserve a way of life to be proud of. They have helped to build a strong community that we can all be proud of.

Now, at this time, this way of life is being threatened. It is our turn to stand up for what is right and not allow this to happen. We need to protect this land for our children and grandchildren. These wind turbines have the potential to destroy our way of life and cause many problems in our community. It has happened all across this country and will happen here as well, if the Dog Creek wind farm becomes a reality.

In closing, I would like to say that nothing in life is truly free, everything has a price. These turbines may seem like a good idea to some, but there will be a price, and it will be paid by all of us, the landowners, our children, our neighbors and the citizens of our city, our state and our country.

Molly Buettner

Delphos

 
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