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Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, October 29, 2012 1:29 PM

DEAR EDITOR:

All it takes for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing

This allowed Hitler to get on with his murderous ways in Europe during the 30s and 40s.

Someone said “First they came for the unborn but I was already born so that didn’t concern me, then they came for the handicapped but I wasn’t handicapped so I wasn’t worried, then they came for the aged but I was young and didn’t care, then they came for the Jews but I wasn’t a Jew so that wasn’t any concern of mine, but when they came for me no one was there to help me.

Don’t wait till they come for you. Fight the good fight with your vote. Consider the unborn, protect religious freedom and all constitutional rights and defend marriage as a union between one woman and one man as God intended for the procreation and the education of children.

 

Ed Luersman,

Fort Jennings

 

DEAR EDITOR:

Some Republicans continue to make false statements about President Obama’s leadership and what has been accomplished during his term in office despite the obstructions most Republican office holders in the House of Representatives and the Senate have practiced.

The following are facts:

Under President Obama, all the money used in the Bank Bailout Bill of 2008 signed by President Bush have been recovered plus $13 billion in interest.

Regulations, transparency and restrictions have been put into effect on these bailed-out firms and their top executives to prevent what happened leading to the 2008 crisis from happening again.

The Affordable Care Act did not and will not lead to the government takeover of health care. It put needed rules and regulations into the existing health insurance market, putting people and not insurance companies in charge of their health care. Government has not taken over health care but is protecting all Americans’ rights to health care.

The president has strengthened the border and laws concerning illegal immigration into our country. There are fewer illegal border crossings than ever before. Those who are already here, have been given a legal path to citizenship, which they must follow if they wish to remain here.

President  Obama  has  not  asked  for  new gun restrictions. Not one law-abiding citizen has had a gun taken away. In fact, under President Obama, national parks and Amtrak has been opened to the legal possession of guns.

President Obama respects all religious beliefs and is committed to religious freedom for all and also to the rights of all women, including access to contraception, regardless of where they works. Those religious organizations objecting to providing contraception need not do so but their insurance company must offer free contraception.

Auto manufacturing, parts suppliers, dealers,  communities  and  businesses  have benefitted greatly under President Obama’s leadership in saving the auto industry in spite of most Republican leadership. Senator Voinovich supported the president in accomplishing this.

President Obama improved the GI Bill with the most generous benefits in the history of this great nation.

He doubled funding for Pell Grants, helping millions more students to afford a college education.

The middle class have lower taxes than when President Obama took office. He signed 18 tax cuts into law for small businesses.

There is much more to be done but under President Obama, we are moving in the right direction. Send a message to Congress to support and assist the President to move this country forward and not commit to obstruction.

Our country and the people in it are still and will continue to be the greatest on earth, regardless of the outcome of this election. God bless America for its greatness and honesty.

 

Charles P. Sampson Jr.

Delphos

 

 

DEAR EDITOR:

To the vandals who destroyed and damaged our political, religious freedom and pro-life signs this weekend:

We have not trespassed on your property and destroyed and damaged the political signs that you have displayed which are supporting your candidate and causes. So why have you seen fit to destroy and damage our political, pro-life and religious freedom signs and trespass on our property?

If you think this will stop us from supporting our causes and our candidates, you are sadly mistaken. If you are juveniles and/or teenagers and think this was a funny joke, we feel sorry for you.

People can disagree strongly with each other concerning the abortion issue, religious freedom and politics. Resorting to this type of childish and immature behavior is ridiculous. We’d rather see matters settled at the ballot box than in this manner.

At first glance, it looked as the damage was caused by the wind. When I looked closer, I found that there were holes in some of the signs (which were still attached to the sign holders) and some of the sign holders had been broken apart. Then I knew it was not wind damage. This was deliberate vandalism.

Sincerely yours,

Mike and Marlene Wrasman

 
Am I asking too much?
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Monday, October 29, 2012 9:36 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 06, 2012 4:19 PM )

I have to admit I’m stilling pouting over the lack of trick-or-treaters at my door Thursday evening. I know North Main Street is off the beaten path for most but dang it, I had candy, my porch light was on and some just turned on Ninth Street and headed east or west as I watched with a little lip quiver.

Were they trying to say my candy wasn’t what it ought to be? (Stolen from The Wizard of Oz from the scene with the talking apple trees.)
We had 26 little beggars. And oh, what cute little beggars they were. Some parents and children have a great affinity for dress up. I saw some very creative costumes. In the coming days, you will see some of them, too. We’ll be running them until at least through Halloween, if not beyond. We still have more Landeck, Ottoville and Fort Jennings pictures.

My friend a few streets over had 60 and I was jealous. We always buy a big bowlful of candy with the intention of passing out every last piece. (Well, that’s my intention. My husband’s is to have leftovers. He has a ginormous sweet tooth that requires nearly constant attention. Me? I just sneak a bag of Smarties back and I’m good to go.)

OK, back to my pout. I’m not sure how to remedy the situation and still keep the autonomy of my own porch and the ease of chatting with the neighbors in between handing out candy.

In my trick-or-treat days, we went through our neighborhood and one street over each way and called it a night. Our sacks were full. Sometimes our candy would last for months. When Cameron was of Trick-or-Treat age, I can remember throwing out picked-through bags in December. Does anyone need that much candy? Besides my husband, that is?

The Trunk-or-Treat at Trinity United Methodist Church is a huge draw. It’s a safe place for kids to gather, get treats and have some fun. The adults get in on the action by decorating their trunks and wearing costumes. They don’t have to get up and answer the door every few minutes — the tricksters come to them. It’s a good gig if that’s what you’re in to.

Perhaps I’m holding on to something of the past. Maybe group offerings are the wave of the future of Beggar’s Night and porches will be dark. I’m still going to hang in there and keep the tradition of sitting outside bathed in the porch light and passing out candy to those who cross over Tenth Street. I holler at the ones who head up or down Tenth to come down and get a treat. Sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t. Oh well, their loss.

 
Letter to the Editor ~Bradshaw
Written by Staff Reports   
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 1:22 PM

DEAR EDITOR:
October is National Long-Term Care Residents’ Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care residents have made to better our communities, and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care (LTC) facilities.  This year’s theme—My Voice, My Vote, My Right—was selected to call attention to the fact that residents of LTC facilities still have the right to vote and participate politically. Residents of LTC facilities have experienced many important historical and political events. It is important that they are given the opportunity to continue to participate in the political process and that voting is made accessible to them.
Simple acts such as voting enable the residents to remain a vibrant part of their communities, something that is so important to all of us. By listening to residents’ voices, we honor their lives and experiences as well as treat them with dignity and respect. Allowing residents in our LTC facilities to make decisions about issues that affect them and have a say in their care improves not only their quality of life but also enhances their relationships with their care staff and improves the care provided.
I encourage community members to visit those they know in long-term care facilities, volunteer in a facility, participate in Residents’ Rights Months events, or inquire about becoming a volunteer long-term care ombudsman. Your assistance and attention helps to ensure that the voices of long-term care residents do not go unheard and demonstrates to residents that they have not been forgotten.
Marianne Bradshaw,
Director, Long-Term Care
Ombudsman Program
Area Agency on Aging 3

 
Have a safe Beggar’s Day
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Monday, October 22, 2012 10:23 AM | Updated ( Tuesday, November 06, 2012 4:19 PM )

One of my favorite holidays is fast approaching — Halloween. Mwahahahahahaha!
Halloween to me is kids dressed in their most creative outfits begging for candy and tossing a hurried “thank you” over their shoulder as they rush to the next house and more goodies.

The biggest difference I have noticed over the years is how many porch lights are dark during trick or treat. When I was a little beggar, the whole pack of neighborhood kids ran up and down both sides of North Main and Canal streets, rarely skipping a house. We would lug our booty home and blissfully sort chocolate from other candies while munching on our favorites. (This was, of course, pre-urban legend about the razor blade in the apple.)

One house on North Canal was all decked out and the nice lady there handed out popcorn balls and let us tour her little house of horror. What fun.

 
Letter to the Editor ~Brown
Written by Staff Reports   
Monday, October 22, 2012 10:01 AM

DEAR EDITOR:
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

 
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