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Editorial: Non-profits should protect funds
Written by JAN LARSON MCLAUGHLIN, Sentinel-Tribune Editor   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:37
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Jan Larson McLaughlin
Most people join non-profit organizations to serve others, not to scam them. They want to support a cause, feel warm and fuzzy. Not line their own pockets.
But once again in Wood County, the person entrusted with a volunteer group's finances was caught profiting from that position. This time, the treasurer, Eric Whitson, allegedly stole at least $80,000 from the Bowling Green Athletic Boosters.
We haven't been very quick to catch on in Wood County that people with unfettered access to funds sometimes take advantage of that blind trust.
Prior to the BG Athletic Boosters, it was a group of Perrysburg parent and youth organizations, which got bit by their treasurer for an estimated $110,000.
Before that, it was a volunteer with an Eastwood youth soccer association, who pocketed $14,716.
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To the Editor: Maurer applauded for generosity to food pantry
Written by Shirley Woessner   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:27
The Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry board would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to Bob Maurer and Greenbrier Management. They have provided us with a place to serve our growing number of clients over the last 11 years. They charged us no rent, just utilities and the phone.
We appreciate all Greenbrier did to help us keep costs down so we could use our funds to feed people.
If anyone has a key to the old pantry, please see that you get it to me as soon as possible.
Thanks and God bless.
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To the Editor: Walbridge community praised
Written by Joann Schiavone   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:26
I want to thank the gentleman that praised the village of Walbridge as a town on the right track. My husband and I moved here 54 years ago to raise a family.
We love living here in the village. It's a perfect town to raise a family. I feel very safe here in the village.
We may not always agree on how things are done here, but we are able to express that to the ones who are in charge, and they are responsible for fixing the problems that come up.
I would wish more people would get more involved in running for office, so that they can share new ideas in making it even better.
It is our village, so let us all work together and make things happen.
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To the Editor: North Baltimore thanks fire aid
Written by C. Michael Julien   
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 08:15
Thank you area firefighters!
On behalf of the residents of North Baltimore, thank you to all the members of the various departments that responded to the fire in our village on the evening of July 17th. Twelve separate fire departments including squads from North Baltimore, Allen Township, Bloomdale, Cygnet, McComb, Findlay FD, Bowling Green FD, Milton Township, Weston, Hoytville, Liberty Township, and Jenera, along with the North Baltimore EMS and Bloomdale EMS squads combined to ensure the emergency situation was addressed.  
These teams responded to assist North Baltimore in controlling and dousing the substantial fire on the west side of our community. The remarkable efforts of nearly 100 firefighters contained the blaze to the pallet yard outside of HPJ Industries' main building located on West Broadway.
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