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To the Editor: Thanking those vets leave behind
Written by Dick Conrad   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:55
I know that Veteran's Day is a day that we honor our veterans. But, I would like to pay a special tribute to the wives and children left at home and especially my mother, Lucille Conrad. Dad was 25 years old when he went into the Army leaving my mother, who was 23 to care for me (age 4) and my 18-month-old brother, Jerry. Mother was also 5 months pregnant with my sister Cheryl. We all lived in a 21-foot house trailer which had been moved to my grandparents' farm on Potter Road.
Shortly after dad left, Jerry came down with polio and was admitted to St. V's Children's Hospital in Toledo. He would end up spending over a year in St. V's. In the meantime, my sister Cheryl was born in October and to add to her problems, mother had an automobile accident in the fall of 1944. So Dad's away in the Army, Jerry's in the hospital with polio, I have a new sister and the car is wrecked.
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To the Editor: Fracking target countywide
Written by Joseph Terry   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:54
The voters have spoken. There will be no amendment. That means now the hordes will come in and ruin the ground water and pollute the air. Wait. No they won't, any more than they would have if this matter had never been put forth. If the mysterious parties who first proposed this ill-conceived idea had taken the time to properly research the geology of Wood County, they would have known the proposal was a moot point. Note I say "Wood County", not "Bowling Green." The county is 621 square miles. Did the townspeople think that they would be an oasis in the midst of some huge destructive rush for oil?
That happened a long time ago, when wagons of nitroglycerin used to park outside the saloons, oil flowed unrestrained for days into ditches and streams, and there was little regulation on drilling, and few on working conditions. It's too late for the ground water. If you get city water, or water from the water and sewer district, then your water comes from the Maumee. Ask anyone who has lived south of Route 6 for more than 10 years and ask them about their wonderful, hydrogen sulfide infused well water. They have the oil industry to thank, but more importantly, not necessarily big oil.
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To the Editor: Walbridge resident questions GOP efforts
Written by Joann Schiavone   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:52
Give only the facts:
In response to Swartz's comments pertaining to Latta ... Fact 1) According to study by the Center for American Progress, an additional 60,000 jobs were lost when republicans slashed funding for law enforcement, clean up at nuclear weapons production facilities, and the Federal Buildings Fund for the General Services Administration. Fact 2) This caused a secondary impact of a wide array of businesses ranging from automobile producers to local restaurants and dry cleaning establishments etc., causing the disappearance of additional jobs. Fact 3) Republicans are voting against any legislation that might create a job. The Republican Party doesn't care that millions of their constituents are suffering. They are trying to defeat and demean President Obama and win elections in congress.
Fact 4) House Republicans are literally creating unemployment with their policies. Besides their spending cuts, the House GOP voted for three separate bills that would kill 1.9 million jobs, H.R. 1, H.R. 2, and H.Con Res. 34.
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To the Editor: Who won fracking vote?
Written by Sally Medbourn Mott   
Wednesday, 13 November 2013 10:52
May, 2013: City Council is asked to enact an Anti-Fracking City Ordinance. Nothing happens.
September, 2013: An Anti-Fracking Charter Amendment scares the bejesus out of city officials, the business community and the oil and gas industry.
September 17, 2013: City Council enacts an Anti-Fracking City Ordinance.
Do we see a winner in here somewhere?
Sally Medbourn Mott
Bowling Green
 
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