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To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay Had It With Her 2009-10-23 06:55:39 Thank God she is not going for re-election!
To the Editor: Concerns voiced over Eastwood board concerned Eastwood tax payer 2009-10-23 08:59:12 This is the same elitist board who thought it was OK to tax someone who made minimum wage but not their fellow elitists in the district. If the elitists feel they need a new school let them pool their money together, not take it from families struggling day to day.
Weston man rescued from Maumee River staceyalbert89 2009-10-23 09:22:44 I hate to downplay this wonderful story. But as Mrs. Albert I feel i really must. George Albert of Liberty Center, not Perrysburg is my husband. The reason George Albert of Weston was not to shore was that he chose to swim behind my husband, who is not a strong swimmer, to make sure he made it. He was nearly to the point of touching when Ms. Gilford arrived. He and several others stressed that their was no need to jump in, that he could almost touch and was fine. She jumped in and did not pull him to shore but simply swam next to him. Also, Sgt. Jim Shank may have thought of doing something commendable and driving the wet swimmers to their vehicle rather than making them walk the mile in their cold, wet clothes.
Donald Flick Marsha Kott 2009-10-23 10:26:23 May your grief be lifted with the knowledge that Don is in the loving arms of his Savior where he is safe, free from pain and burden, and eternally at peace. Don has always been a fabulous father and grandfather. He has set a fine example for his grandsons, (Destry, Dillon, Drew, and Grant) to emulate and for his granddaughters(Briana, Chelsea, and Jenna) to admire. May he rest in Christ's peace. Praying for your family that they have abundant blessings and wonderful memories of Don. With love, Marsha Kott
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay Past supporter 2009-10-23 10:35:11 Lisa Your statement is Not true. None of the left over money from High school construction was spent on projects the OSFC would give us credit for. But I am glad to hear you never had an agenda to build a central campus. Your signature on that letter you sent out to the communities in support of keeping elementary schools in the villages is worthless.
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law joyful1 2009-10-23 10:35:45 If you are going to post a letter, at least try to make some sense of what your are saying before you submit it!
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law concerned citizen 2009-10-23 12:09:56 This comment section is bitter sweet for me....first, it allows for someone like yourself, a stage to post your completely irrelevant thoughts enabling you to never go away. Second, it does provide good humor for me......
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board otsego grad 1990 2009-10-23 16:04:54 Went to school with Brad he won't be getting my vote. By his letters to the editor and comments on-line he still seams to be the same smart-@$$ as ever.
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay Joe Schroeder 2009-10-23 16:19:03 Mrs. Hatfield has asked us as voters to base our election on facts. FACT: The current board made a promise over five years ago that was not acted upon and conveniently blamed on the economy. FACT: This "new plan" closely resembles the original plan voted down by tax payers multiple times. MY OPINION- I don't see a big change in the school district coming with her three endorsed candidates, other than maybe Otsego entering Fiscal Emergency.
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board Joe Schroeder 2009-10-23 16:23:25 At least we are aware these letters to the editor and comments are Mr. Anderson's. He doesn't behind a user name and is always open to honest debate.
To the Editor: Weston mayor wants change on Otsego board Joe Schroeder 2009-10-23 16:30:11 After Springfield City Schools built their new facilities with OSFC funding, the couldn't afford to operate the energy pigs. The state came in and placed them in fiscal emergency. Best thing that ever could have happened to them. They emerged a stronger district with their finances under control... and guess what... the Springfield North Panthers and the Springfield South Wildcats still had their football teams through it all. The only people worried about fiscal emergency are the ones who would have to give up control of gross overspending and inefficiency.
To the Editor: Portage should not pressure people into annexing maxx 2009-10-23 17:33:12 It always amazes me how people feel entitled to other peoples money. Disgusting seeing the comment from one of the council members saying "is there any way to force them to annex?" I wonder if there is any way to 'force' them to live within a budget.
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay listening 2009-10-24 05:28:05 It is obvious some of the residents of the Otsego district are self serving. It's about getting "my way". Pretend to be about the children. You're not. Do you who think your villages will be ruined if the schools are removed from them really have so little faith in your own towns and townspeople? What would it be like if we were all Otsego residents rather than the competitive towns we now are? I no longer have children in the schools, as they have graduated, but I have already voted for Wynn, Gase and Garmenn. Maybe it's because I don't have children in the schools that I can be objective. I worry about what will happen if we don't build the new school. How will it impact thw future? How better will it be if teachers of the same grade level can be housed together, sharing ideas and materials to do what is best for all the children? Hopefully the majority of the Otsego citizens will see the absurdity of the "Chicken Littles" predicting the sky is falling on the Otsego District. This board has found a way to do the right thing by getting the money from another source. Yes we'll be paying some for it, but in a less painful way. For the record, I am not and never have been an employee of the district, nor am I associated with the board. I am, like everyone else, simply a concerned citizen, but one who sees the cup half full, not half empty.
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board Otsego resident 2009-10-24 05:35:21 There are many of us who don't want to be publicly berated by the vocal few. We realize attack is imminent if we do. If Mr. Anderson does get on the board what sort of power and backing does he think he will get?
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay Past supporter 2009-10-24 06:12:16 Listening I agree with you that some people in Otsego are self serving. I have attended many school board meetings and land developers near Tontagany and staff and their family have been the majority of supporters to the central campus. The cost of this plan will fall back on the taxpayer and this should have been on the ballot. If it was and it passed I would say the majority has spoke and move on. Since this board closed the Weston elementary which is 8000 sq ft. larger then then the other buildings, the" special needs "program was moved out of our district. I know a mother who is heart broke her child spends around 3 hours a day on a school bus. Please do not tell me this board is sensitive in any way to these issues. Past supporter
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law BGres 2009-10-24 06:54:02 Drugs are bad- this letter is proof.
Eastwood says levy & bond is best deal concerned Eastwood tax payer 2009-10-24 07:40:19 These guys on the board sound like used car salesmen. "This is our best offer, sign here". And when you say you will go home and think about it, no sooner than you get home the phone rings and it's the salesman with another offer. Just like last year. Like I said, if you elitists want a new building pool YOUR money together. Don't put it on the backs of people struggling to get by day to day. And if you think they will ever eliminate a tax without replacing it with another look at the other districts who have gone that route.
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay OTres 2009-10-24 13:29:10 Lisa, Why do you continue to disrespect the voters of the district by saying they have hidden agendas if they disagree with your point of view. I would say they are independent thinkers with realistic views of the task at hand. With recent news articles about the fiscal situations of Perrysburg Schools and Lake Schools you would get a grasp on the realities of the current economic woes. Obviously you need to take a lesson from the Eastwood Schools and put the issues on the ballot and let the voters decide the fate of your ill planned agenda and total lack of respect for the voters of the district. Thank you for not running again, and did the candidates you are supporting actually ask for your support?
To the Editor: Weston mayor wants change on Otsego board OTres 2009-10-24 13:36:13 To concernedOHSparent: It got you your new high school.
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board OTres 2009-10-24 13:57:52 To Otsego resident, Power and backing? Common sense and an agenda put to the voters is the objective I see. Judy Snyder and Mark Tolles also believe in the same. Power and Backing sounds like a Lisa Hatfield and Jamie Harter mode of operation.
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law buckeyecrazy09 2009-10-24 21:14:46 noone else has a problem with the federal authorities trying to lure people to break the law? there are countless people in prison for things like conspiracy to sell drugs when the drugs never actually existed. millions of dollars and many hours are spent by these authorities to intice people into braking the law so they can be throw in prison. people are slowly giving up all their civil liberties in the name of "national security" because they 'have nothing to hide' when all they are actually doing is allowing Big Brother to trample all over the constitution.
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law rotflmao 2009-10-25 07:04:52 I wish I was high but I get random piss test for work:( You people can say what you want. Just keep your eyes closed and be led along like sheep. I imagine that you are the same Government loving fools who voted for the smoking ban in bars, and even though the cell phone ban failed, you probably also voted YES for that. And you will also vote NO on the casino issue. You should feel proud. There is so much the government does behind the scenes that we cannot even begin to understand. They absolutely DO lure people into breaking the law. Proobably does not happen much at the local and state level but it is a regular practice at the Federal level. The FBI, ATF, DEA and all those other 'authorities' are NAZI THUGS who constantly skirt the law and trample YOUR rights because most people or too stupid to know or care. I suppose it was ok for FBI sniper Lon Horiuchi to shoot Vicki Weaver(Ruby Ridge) through the neck while she was standing in the doorway holding her newborn daughter. I suppose, in your eyes, it was ok for these NAZI THUGS to murder innocent men, women and CHILDREN during the Waco incident. And to celebrate, those disgusting federal NAZI THUGS raised the American flag like they just conquered another country.
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board brutus 2009-10-25 07:14:24 Hey Brad, even though we disagree on most everything, it appears you believe in keeping schools in the towns. I agree! But since I am not a voter in the Otsego district it doesn't matter. But hopefully you learned a valuable lesson on posting your name in responses in the comment section of "letters to the editor". Sometimes you say things you should not have and can't take back. Politics Brad, politics.
To the Editor: FBI shouldn't work to lure people into breaking the law BG 2009-10-25 12:57:05 We're watching you...
To the Editor: Veterinarian supports Issue 2 Justin Kieffer 2009-10-25 15:30:25 What is a factory farm? I'd like to know the definition. 100 cows, 1000? I bet you probably don't know, and probably have never been on a farm, sad really. You have no idea what it takes to make it in the farm world. You just run to the store and live in your fairy tale world where food arrives on the shelf. Maybe you should educate yourself. We work for all types of farms, with 1 cow and 1,000 cows. That is our business, it doesn't matter how many animals, it is our job to keep the animals healthy and your food safe. Remember that the next time you sit down to eat. A majority of our business comes from many small farms. You don't know your facts. Large and small agricultural businesses work hard to keep food safe and affordable, something you've probably never thought of. And by the way I make no money endorsing udder tech products. Maybe you should post your name, or are you embarrased that really don't know what your are talking about????
Eastwood says levy & bond is best deal sivicman 2009-10-25 17:00:44 If this tax levy passes, the voters of this district are dumber than I thought. Voting for a levy is like giving someone a signed blank check.
Three in race for two BG city council at-large seats Sean 2009-10-25 23:38:24 I thought Mr. Redfern did a phenonomenal job and I wish him all the best on Nov. 3rd.
Three in race for two BG city council at-large seats Sean 2009-10-25 23:40:45 *phenomenal, sorry- it's almost 2 in the morning ;)
To the Editor: Issue 2 is called a big power grab brutus 2009-10-26 08:06:24 You are so right about this. Where are all of people who don't want Government interference on things at? Can't be more interference than changing the State's Constitution. Come on people, vote against this Corporate power grab.
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-26 08:10:50 Unfortunately to many people think something like this won't happen to them. And then when it does it is to late. Tell Latta we want a Public Option.
To the Editor: Concerns voiced over Eastwood board concerned citizen 2009-10-26 08:18:41 Sounds like your gripe is with the state. State and federal mandates must be met and they expect it to be paid for with local dollars. By the way, who paid for your education?
90TH BIRTHDAY: Norman R. Meek bobthebuttler 2009-10-26 09:37:52 this guy is hot
To the Editor: Concerns voiced over Eastwood board tax payer 2009-10-26 09:57:11 concerned citizen, looks like the school failed you in the comprehension class.
Ohio can't find doctors to offer execution advice helping out 2009-10-26 10:49:46 I would think that doctors that perform abortions would offer advice as they are good at killing people. Or do they only kill innocent babies and not murderers because they are of one kind.
Communities hold trick or treats downthePike 2009-10-26 11:47:24 It's nice to know that the Midwest still has the values and goodness to allow children to Trick-or-Treat. When I was a child, we started out at dark and stayed out until late. We didn't worry about poisoned candy or child predators. I'm sure there were problems, but we weren't afraid to enjoy Hallowe'e'n. It's too bad that more communities throughout the entire U.S. can't be like those listed in this article.
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board anothergrad 2009-10-26 14:39:09 All I read from Mr. Anderson seems to be so negative. I have not heard any ideas or solutions to any of the problems he has commented about. I would love to hear his ideas on how he plans to fund the schools.I think every Otsego resident wants "our district to be financially sound and not go further into debt". Just what are his, and the other candidates, proposals on how to do this? On another thought...what land developers are around Tontogany? I thought they were all over in Haskins! lol
To the Editor: Couple support Anderson for Otsego board christie anderson 2009-10-26 15:48:05 There seems to be a lot of "Brad" bashing. If you have ideas on how you think things should be done, he is open to any and all comments. Instead of calling anyone names, step up to the plate and give your opinion and suggestions. That will be more helpful to the school system and people of the district.
Portage looks to annexation to help finances Matthew Rayle 2009-10-26 17:22:28 I have to agree with everyone else. I have lived in Bowling Green for almost 30 years and learned very early on to avoid Portage and its "law enforcement". The only thing that kept that town afloat was all the traffic violations that we later come to learn they should never been able to enforce. Now with their lone traffic light leaving they have to grab on to whatever they can to keep from going under. They should have learned to live within their own means. If I can't pay my own bills, I can't go to my neighbors and take their hard earned money. This is nothing but a desperate and pathetic attempt at saving themselves from a crisis they created. I applaud the hold out and heartily encourage them to not give in to them. What can the town possibly offer to make this a good decision for any of these people? Nothing. Obviously the towns government can not learn how to run their town and do not care to try. They are just trying to stave off the inevitable. If the people of Portage want a town that takes care of its self then how about getting a mayor who pays his bills instead of spouting ridiculous reasons. He doesn't pay his taxes because "that's just the way I am". Your town is not financially salvageable. That's just the way it is, Mr. Mayor.
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-26 17:47:19 Think you have a right to spend your money the way you want to? Think again. You will be forced to buy health insurance or pay a "fine". Hey wait a minute here. Public option might actually be good. I can pay a small fine for not having insurance, and when I get sick, then get insurance. They can't deny me for a pre existing condition and there wont be any limits on my coverage!!! Oooops, I hope I didn't let the cat out of the bag on that one.
To the Editor: Veterinarian supports Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-26 17:48:48 I see Justin you didn't address the issue of who is paying you. For being a vet for such a short time you sure try to be the expert on this constitutional amendment. Why don't you talk about why we need it. Humane society ring a bell? And please stop with the food safe stuff. And these farmers who signed up with these factory farms are sellouts to the other farmers. They are just like you, whoever pays you the most.
To the Editor: Veterinarian supports Issue 2 brutus 2009-10-26 20:25:52 And tell us Justin after all these years of our meat being safe, why now a Constitutional Amendment? Maybe you are the one who needs educated.
To the Editor: Issue 2 is called a big power grab OSU_Student 2009-10-26 21:09:56 If it is such a problem for a constitutional amendment then why is no one fighting this hard against Issue 1 or Issue 3? It is important to do all your research before making conclusions. Support Ohio's number 1 industry by Voting Yes on Issue 2!!
To the Editor: Issue 2 is called a big power grab maxx 2009-10-27 06:02:42 You're right Brenda, I don't seem to recall what 'Major Threat' to food safety prompted this proposal in the first place. We DO NOT NEED an unelected board of bureaucrats to fend off this phantom threat.
To the Editor: Reform needed maxx 2009-10-27 06:12:51 Good thinking useyourhead. I can't wait till health care is FREE. Then, instead of only going to the doctor when I really need to, I can make it a daily endeavor to find a reason to go. you know like hangnails, the sniffles, jock's gonna be great!
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-27 06:41:20 Thats awesome brutus. The people will be able to see a dr anytime they want for any reason. Stubbed toes, hangnails and so on. I wonder what that is going to do for the people that are really sick and need to see a dr. Longer wait times ? Ooooops. Did I let the cat out of the bag on that one too?
To the Editor: Custar area man: Vote no on Issue 2, yes on Issue 3 OSU_Student 2009-10-27 08:11:54 So you say it is dicey to amend the constitution for Issue 2 but yet you are pushing for Issue 3 to pass? Also maybe you should get some facts straight and use proper names when addressing out of state groups, The Humane Society of The United States. Not to be confused with the American Humane Society. You also say the Issue makes no distinction between Family and Factory farms...Can you please tell me the difference? Who's to be the judge of what is a factory farm is a family is running it?? Mr. Cooper, you also make a point to say that the board will be loaded with people biased towards the state. That is what we want!! Why would we want people from Texas, who know nothing about Ohio agriculture, telling us how to run our farms?! That would be like having a dentist tell a doctor how to perform open heart surgery. Just doesn't make sense! Lets get your facts right. This Custar resident if for Issue 2!
To the Editor: BG woman lists concerns if Issue 2 would be defeated maxx 2009-10-27 08:49:04 Name the groups & document the initiatives. It appears to be a straw man argument on your side right now
Communities hold trick or treats mike williams 2009-10-27 10:21:10 thats because this area and many in this country are full of nuts.
To the Editor: BG woman lists concerns if Issue 2 would be defeated brutus 2009-10-27 10:50:15 We have gone all these years without having a Constitutional Amendment. Now that the Corporate "farms" are here we need to change Ohio's Constitution? I think not. Vote No on 2. And where is your independent study on this: " Most importantly, this initiative would cause thousands of farmers to go out of business, dramatically affecting our state's economy. Issue 2 can prevent these unimaginable consequences". Vote NO on 2
To the Editor: Custar area man: Vote no on Issue 2, yes on Issue 3 brutus 2009-10-27 10:53:30 OSU-Student: Why are outside of the state interests bankrolling this issue?
To the Editor: Custar man: Issue 2 would protect food supply and ag brutus 2009-10-27 10:58:05 Why are outside special interests groups funding this issue. What's next eliminate the USDA because they don't know how Ohio's agriculture works?
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-27 11:10:22 If getting the Public Option thru means getting the mental help you so desperately need useyourhead, then you have to be for it. And now that we know it will be deficit neutral you clowns have to change your line of attack. The only thing out of the bag useyourhead is how low your IQ is.
Otsego forecasts finances OTres 2009-10-27 12:35:29 Previously posted forecast had a deficit of $900,000 in 2011 and $2 million by 2013. I did not read in the article a number for the new forecast. They have suggested they will post the results of the new forecast on the website. I doubt they will post before Nov. 3. The forecast has been discussed for the last year and all of a sudden everything is coming up roses. Words like stimulus and cuts have been in the meetings for quite some time and by reading what the state was taking away everything would still be a wash and the forecast would still be the same. They must have received quite the windfall to erase such deficit numbers while predicting 5% increases in benefits for the next 3 years. These are numbers that have shown up all of a sudden especially when they are looking for banks participation in the new project. Which numbers are we to now believe? I can't wait for them to post the new numbers since the Sentinel or the board chose not to report them. Whats the hold up?
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-27 13:30:57 When faced with reality, you respond with insults. This wasn't a "line of attack". Just pointing out the downside of an issue. You do agree there will be downsides right? Isn't there truth in my last statement?
Portage looks to annexation to help finances annie 2009-10-27 14:09:33 Well I wonder what has been done with the 1% tax money that ALL of the employees of Wood Lane-group homes on Portage Rd? For what Portage has nothing to offer now but maybe back in the day say early 1900's they did. It's a joke that is Portage et who is in"charge " of it.
Otsego forecasts finances Pat supporter 2009-10-27 14:45:49 This forecast was done in May and it changed the week before the election? Do you really trust these people with your kids?
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-27 15:01:09 Nope no truth. next.
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-27 15:31:11 Well if you don't see truth in my statement, then you only choose to see the positive side of something. No matter what the issue is, that is an irresponsible way of looking at things.
To the Editor: Perrysburg resident counters veterinarian's claims OSU_Student 2009-10-27 17:46:42 Ms. Weilant, I am curious to know if you did research on the Humane Society of the United States before writing this letter? Here is a direct quote from their website: "Helping individuals make compassionate choices at every meal through resources, including The HSUS Guide to Vegetarian Eating." They are providing a guide to vegetarianism, seems to me like they want us to become one, does it not? Just because HSUS showed up to the natural disaster of Katrina does not make them a humane society. It is a group of employees and volunteers who gave their time to help those animals, which I commend them on. But it is important to realize that the Humane Society of the United States is not who you think it is. I also ask you to define family farms? There are many farmers out there who have close to 700 sows but the farm is only ran by their family. Who makes you the judge of what is family and what is factory? I fully and 100% support Dr. Kieffer and the information he gave. Let's trust someone who's living rely's on the animals we raise. Support Ohio's number one industry and Vote Yes on Issue 2!
To the Editor: Haskins candidates object to way debate has been planned habib 2009-10-27 18:36:20 WHEN YOU GET ELECTED ARE YOU GONNA PUT SIGNS UP IN YOUR YARDS SAYING "GOOD RIDDANCE" TO THE LOSERS?
To the Editor: Perrysburg resident counters veterinarian's claims brutus 2009-10-27 18:57:08 You know what OSU_Student, if you and Justin are not getting paid to shill for this, you are dumber than I thought you were. Just what we need, un-elected people making decisions where the public has no recourse.
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-27 19:06:43 Do you go to the Doctor for those things you mentioned? Why would you assume someone else would? A lot of people don't go to the Doctor now for things they should. And which would you rather have, a full ER or a Doctor's office that may take a day or two longer?
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-27 19:22:56 No I dont go to the dr for trivial things. I don't assume that people will. They do already. If you know anyone that works in the medical industry, they will tell of the "regulars". And if you think that adding 45 million people to the equation will only add a day or two, then you really don't seak the truth. It will never never cease to amaze me that people believe that the "public option" is the ONLY WAY to fix health care. Why are people so closed minded ?
To the Editor: Veterinarian supports Issue 2 Justin Kieffer 2009-10-27 20:08:11 It's pretty obivous you are a "shill" (your favorite word) for these activist corporations such as HSUS and Farm Sanctuary that like to drum up money for their fat cat salaries and animal rights lobbying efforts. You like to make money at the expense of misguided people who think they are helping animals. We are going to pass this amendment to prevent these corporate activists from pushing animal rights agendas. It is my job to determine what are acceptable standards for livestock care, because I walk among these animals EVERY DAY! I am the one who is called at 3am with a cow that won't get up, so I think I know what I am talking about. I am the first in line to chew someone's ass if they are mistreating their animals, and I am not going to let HSUS set the rules. Science is leading us away from gestation crates in sows, crate housing in veal calves and battery cages for hens. I don't think we need activists telling us how to do things, so that is why we need an amendment and that is why it is going to pass. My paycheck comes from an independent small business, not a corporation. I am not owned by anyone. We work for family farms, some of these family farms have to get bigger to pay the bills and put food on the table when inputs go up and prices go down. Maybe you should go protest at the grocery store, they always seem to get their money.
To the Editor: BG woman lists concerns if Issue 2 would be defeated Justin Kieffer 2009-10-27 20:11:06 Great job Megan.
To the Editor: Custar man: Issue 2 would protect food supply and ag tom 2009-10-28 02:47:22 How do you know decisions would be logical and implemented fairly? the board has the state vet and all large confinement farmers on it. Do you have any imput on the choice of the board members? Be careful what you ask for with regulation comes decisions you may not like or be able to control.---- The small livestock local farmer may be gone with the advent of this board the state vet belives in registration of all livestock down to one chicken what happens when he gets tird of registering that one chicken? Might be your chicken he wants to charge 50.00 to register--just to cover his time ,of course--You could even end up with inspectors on your farm over which you would have no control---do you want some government servant wandering around your place??
To the Editor: Perrysburg resident counters veterinarian's claims tom 2009-10-28 03:08:28 This has been put together by large confinment farmers protecting their interests and Vet's who really think all livestock should be registered. I understand both of their interests, however that could be bad for small livestock farmers. With livestock moving closer to the food supply, Wood County raises a lot of corn, it will mean more livestock locally , also as the country moves away from large suppliers of meat , who seem to be able to find the cheapest junk meat and then contaminate it with bad germs, it makes room for small guys who can control both. That market is growing for the small guy and will in time affect the big guy === wonder what that big board will do to the small guy then?? Be careful what you ask for , you may not be able to control it and it may get you instead of your neighbor-----
To the Editor: Issue 2 is called a big power grab tom 2009-10-28 03:32:52 At last some common sense--so rare today! Ohio is a really friendly state for state regulations---they never saw one they did not like!Those in favor have never cleaned out a confinment, caged bird building ---the birds are all used up and then destroyed, not even used for soup anymore, but they do supply very cheap food, if you want "cheap" food however do not take away from the business sense of confinment operators, they just reacted to market conditions and did what was necessary to survive --and the confinment hog operators have basically destroyed there own business, they are all going broke!Some of the supporters of this have never raised a single animal, they are just "supporting agriculture" but by the time they do want to raise some animals, the board they created may have regulations in place that keep them from doing so---be careful what you ask for. It may get you ,instead of your neighbor!
To the Editor: Custar area man: Vote no on Issue 2, yes on Issue 3 gary 2009-10-28 04:50:51 "Why would we want people from Texas, who know nothing about Ohio agriculture, telling us how to run our farms?!" You trying to say a guy in Texas who raises a cow, couldn't raise a cow here? I know little about raising cows but even I know that's a bunch of hooey. Advocates are also trying to say that this is the only way to protect people from a bad guy. I need my boots. Who's says we have to listen to these outside sources? The same government you say is the answer is already empowered to tell anyone to take a hike. Government is plenty big enough to do what needs doing, get that fact straight. I'm neither for or against this based on the facts because the facts are not there for people to know. That fact in my country boy brain tells me to it ain't good.
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-28 05:45:21 Closed minded? The insurance companies have had 30 years to "fix" it. When they were non-profits everything for the most part was fine. But no, they had to get greedy. Why would you trust the weasels who have attacked the hen house for the last 30 years to come up with something better?
To the Editor: BG woman lists concerns if Issue 2 would be defeated brutus 2009-10-28 06:10:09 Justin, look, I never said anything about your credentials as a vet as you have alluded to in another letter. I am sure you are a great vet. Hats off to you! What I am calling in to question is a need to change Ohio's Constitution. If something was necessary as you claim a law could have been enacted. This way if changes needed to be made it could be done by our lawmakers. I really did not want to make this personal, but I have to question you why an Amendment and not a law? And no I am not shilling for the Humane Society, only for the people.
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-28 07:01:13 Do you honestly believe that either party has the peoples best interest in mind ? Anytime anyone offers only 1 fix to an issue, they are not being open and honest. I have heard "public option" is the ONLY WAY to solve the health care problems. Really?? There is absolutely no other way ?
To the Editor: New Eastwood elementary is sound decision concerned Eastwood tax payer 2009-10-28 08:01:33 OK Sherri we will be politically correct and say they are not disclosing everything.
Otsego forecasts finances Jason 2009-10-28 08:37:38 Politics as usual.
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue Tell the truth 2009-10-28 09:43:33 You said it all in your last sentence. Who is this for? All about names on a plaque. Just like the Board posing for a photo op for the education award. Like they did it and not the teachers and students.
To the Editor: Reform needed brutus 2009-10-28 09:51:31 Ya know what I do know? No insurance company or Corporation has the people's best interest in mind. That's a fact. If we don't like our Representatives we can vote to change them. Enough said.
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue jminard 2009-10-28 10:52:40 this is Otsego all over again. I hope you come out better than what we did.
To the Editor: Base Otsego board votes on facts, not hearsay jminard 2009-10-28 11:00:36 anyone that Lisa wants office is someone that I will NOT vote for.
Otsego forecasts finances Mr. Otsego Taxpayer 2009-10-28 11:26:03 Could somebody please explain this suddden and miraculous improvement in Otsego's financial forcast? Also, do we have a number to put with this projected deficit for 2013? I notice it was "conveniently" left out of this article. Since such information is public knowledge, I have to question why the taxpayers of the Otsego Community were not provided with that dollar amount in the first place? Oh I know, maybe the BOE has a "hidden agenda"!
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue Eastwood Dad 2009-10-28 12:45:22 Wild statements, inaccurate data and a cheapskate who has never supported Eastwood Schools - that's our very own Mark Shulte!! As someone that follows the distict closely, I can assure you his data and statements are full of conjecture and falsehoods - and always have been. To top it off, he's running for a seat on the school board - now that's scary!!
To the Editor: Reform needed useyourhead 2009-10-28 13:06:35 I agree the insurance companies dont have the peoples best interest in mind. That is why we need reform. I also believe the democrats and republicans dont have the people best interest in mind as well. If they did, they could work TOGETHER and come up with a solution.
To the Editor: Perrysburg resident counters veterinarian's claims Jack 2009-10-28 13:17:03 You people are crazy! HSUS wants to get rid of all farmers and livestock, not just the large farms!
To the Editor: Portage should not pressure people into annexing Ben S. Shaw 2009-10-28 14:08:52 This is something that has not happened since colonial times..."Taxation without Representation!" It is not just an embarrassment for Portage, but for humanity. Portage is pretending to be a big corporation by consuming the little guy, spitting him out and moving on to the next with no remorse or conscience. I hope he doesn't give in to the extortion and that the residents stand up with one voice and vote down any levys! Very seldom does someone get what they deserve, but once in a while they reap what they sow and for once I hope Portage reaps what it sowed!!
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue Tell the truth 2009-10-28 14:11:34 Hey Eastwood Dad throws some figures out there that are wrong instead of personally attacking Mark. You are just another Eastwood lackey who just falls in line with what the board says. Pitiful.
To the Editor: Schlichter is example of gambling's downside BGVOTER 2009-10-28 14:12:48 Sorry, but having a casino built 30 miles away is not going to change anyone into a gambler if they are not one already. And the simple fact of the matter is Ohio is in desperate need of well paying jobs.
Vehicular homicide trial continued to April WMD 2009-10-28 17:47:24 How do you screw-up the blood draw!? One dead and another critically injured, how can you drop the ball. That person should be removed from any medical positions and be charged with tampering with evidence. St. Luke's must be held liable for the gross incompetence of its employee. Mayberry was on point not to suppress the blood alcohol. It's the appellate judges that's letting O'Neill get away with MURDER!!! That's right MURDER, that's what O'Neill did, he murdered Dr. Snedden. Hypothetically if O'Neil was drunk and gunned down Dr. Snedden he could reduce the charges because some idiot couldn't do his job right.
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue Eastwood Resident 2009-10-28 17:57:36 Eastwood sold Lemoyne Elementary stating that it was not worthly of keeping it open. The new owners repaired every problem way below the amount the school board quoted the taxpayers. The property alone was worth more than the school board sold it for. Stop by and look at the school for yourself.
To the Editor: McOmber listens with open mind Jerry Bruns 2009-10-28 18:05:17 I am not sure what Bob McOmber you are referring to. When I went to a council meeting I was told I wasn't a lawyer so I might as well sit down! He DOES avoid tough problems, and blames the last council for passing unconstitutional ordinances. (But I wouldn't know, I am not a lawyer) He did not try to seek a mutual solution, he only wanted to get on with his agenda. Look closer, he is not what you think he is! And yes I CAN ask for better representation on council!
To the Editor: Eastwood resident opposes ballot issue Eastwood Dad 2009-10-28 18:16:03 Tell The Truth - the point is that Mark Shulte contantly berates the district, proposes innuendo as "fact" and has NEVER supported anything the district does!! He has a long standing history of this, and to suggest anything otherwise is to be as ignorant as he is. He knows full well the legitimant answers to his pointed "questions" and those answers support the district. His goal is revenge. And to now have him run for a board seat?? - that will be a sad day indeed.
To the Editor: Custar man: Issue 2 would protect food supply and ag Andrew Wilhelm 2009-10-28 18:23:44 Mr. Tom, Mr. Brutus, I encourage you to write your thoughts and send them to the newspaper as an editorial with your name the same way I have. I'm sure there are those who would love to read your opinion of which you are entitled to. But to take cheap shots online, behind a partial name is rude as well as somewhat unfair to me and the public. You're being unfair to me because I don't know your name or where you reside (You have both of these pieces of information about me). And you are also cheating the public of your opinion. Mr. Tom, Mr. Brutus, Be proud of your name, Be proud of your opinion. Do not hide behind a pseudonym or a computer screen. Sincerely, Andrew Wilhelm (I feel sort of like a hypocrite for responding to you via the comment portion of this website and I apologize for that, but it’s my only mode to address either of you it seems.)
To the Editor: Schlichter is example of gambling's downside General Custar 2009-10-28 22:50:43 Personal responsibility is not the governments job. What we need is less government, let the people do what they want for a change. I haven't needed a babysitter in 40 years and if I did need one I could do a lot better than the government. By the way, I will probably never step into the casino if it is votted in.
BGSU's first Center of Excellence approved mikezickar 2009-10-29 11:46:55 Congrats BGSU! Job well done!
To the Editor: Eastwood needs to take advantage of opportunity Tell the truth 2009-10-29 13:08:51 Cory, How many houses are valued at $100,000 are there in the district? Saying $70.00 is deceitful. And have you taken into account what it will cost the towns of Pemberville and Luckey for lost revenue from teacher's salary? And why would we want to destroy buildings that are structurally sound?
To the Editor: Eastwood building cost will never be less expensive Tell the truth 2009-10-29 13:15:40 "The Eastwood building cost will never be less expensive". Where have I heard that before? Oh, that's right last year from the same board. This is nothing more than adults who can't get past their high school days. Still need to stroke that ego, after all some other schools in the district have newer buildings. Just like we have to trot out the "66 or whatever year football team. Gotta stroke that ego.
To the Editor: Casino gambling preys on the most vulnerable Teri 2009-10-29 16:57:16 The State of Ohio wanted us to believe economic woes, especially for education, would be taken care of by the Lottery. Now future cuts in the state budget will be in education. No one is complaining about the lottery only the proposed casino in Toledo. You don't think that buying lottery tickets isn't gambling? You don't believe that people buying excessive lottery tickets doesn't affect family, friends and the poor? I have taken numberous trips to Michigan and most of the people are retired and enjoy the casinos'. I personally would rather the money from casino's help the economy in Ohio. The method of higher taxes and local levies have proven not to be the answer plus they are not fair. Not everyone pays.
To the Editor: Eastwood needs to take advantage of opportunity Eastwood Voter 2009-10-29 20:22:01 Sad to think that most people don't think twice about going out to dinner at least once a week, but aren't willing to pay an amount less than that to invest in the future of our children!!! WAKE UP!! This is not a huge sacrifice...This will not be collected until 2012! Come on Eastwood Voters... Let's get this passed!!!
2009 prep football leaders: 10-29 sjennings 2009-10-29 20:43:21 Just one more thing this paper didnt get right. Exactly why I cancelled my subscription the other day. For two weeks you dont even send a photographer to the BG High School football game and then you leave players out of the stats. Your sports coverage is horrible and the rest of your paper is not much better. Good luck staying in business with a marginal product in these tough economic times.
N. Baltimore candidates speak out town people 2009-10-29 20:51:36 To the new Candidates that are running my hats off to you and I wish you all could get on the board. We need the goodie group to go. Like the new School we will be getting lets start off by getting all new Board Members. Trivino with all that wineing can you pass out some cheese with that? I bet that all the new candidates that are running know what it takes to do the job the way it is to be done, we dont need you to tell us what it takes, because you are far from a great example of a board member. Sue your time is up wrong choices and you follow the leader way to much. Like I said ( wish we could get all new board members). One more thing it is all not about the new school it is being a voice for the kids and town people. Oh yea Clark you should have left along time ago.
Weston man rescued from Maumee River Scott 2009-10-30 04:10:15 Wow. It sure appears that you don't want to downplay that wonderful story. (Does anyone else get my sarcasm there?) Perhaps Ms. Gilford just wanted to help. The article states that one of the men went to the roadway to flag down help. In your opinion, did the man go to the roadway to flag down help just to then tell the motorist "Hey, we just sunk our boat into the river. Wanna come watch?" Or do you suppose the man really wanted someone to help? Did Sgt. Shank actually make them walk a mile in their cold wet clothing? Have you measured the distance off? Where were you at during the aftermath? Why didn't you come pick up your husband and friends and take them to their vehicle if you were so concerned?
To the Editor: Schlichter is example of gambling's downside brutus 2009-10-30 05:32:28 Art Schlichter? Come on, you could have used something adult like to make your point. Like a constitutional amendment. Unfortunately it had to come to this because of our "morally right" voters and legislators in the past blocked this. But now the state and towns are in a bind we need the jobs and revenue.