Opinions
To the Editor: Dobson thanks Perrysburg Council for backing SRO
Written by Paul Dobson   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:22
If I am going to use a public forum to bring attention to another public entity, it is incumbent upon me to recognize that same entity for taking action. I would like to thank all the members of the Perrysburg City Council for voting 7-0 in favor of adding the position of School Resource Officer to the city's budget. I am grateful that none of the council members dug in their heels in the face of pressure, but looked to the better protection of the students under their care and made what I am convinced is the right decision.
The parents and the students of the Perrysburg Schools should be pleased at the leadership shown by council in this matter. The Juvenile and CYCLE Divisions of my office look forward to the naming of the SRO and the opportunity to work with that officer. In that spirit of cooperation, I hope we can help foster a greater relationship of trust and safety between law enforcement and the youth of our community.
Paul Dobson
Wood County Prosecuting Attorney
Bowling Green
 
To the Editor: Perrysburg man questions school facility spending
Written by Phil Caron   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:22
The Toledo Technology Academy is an innovative school offering an intense integrated academic and technical education focused on life-long careers in engineering and manufacturing technologies. They are housed in the ole' DeVilbiss High School; salvaging a valuable facility designed for education. The Commodore School could easily play a similar role in our area as a tremendous reborn educational facility complete with the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, elevator, and a minimum of 12 classrooms. In addition, there is tremendous green space for expansion providing a solution for the Perrysburg School District "created" space problems or multiple other educational options. The space could eliminate a number of the District Trailer Parks and restore the gem of Perrysburg. What does our short sighted Administration decide; but to create the Superintendent & Treasurer Administrative upper "Skyboxes" overlooking the Wayward Library while destroying the educational facility.
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To the Editor: Sentinel criticized for story
Written by Anne Thomas   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:46
I and my family, really want to thank the Sentinel ... (sarcasm) for writing the brief about a 19-year-old from Haskins that was charged with some crimes on Friday 12-13-13.
I realize that the community has a right to know what's going on, but they can go to court records if they want!
Did you really have to smear the last name of the whole family? It's not like he will be reading it where he is! OR for the next three years!
Thanks again for making his younger sisters and family carry his shame!
Anne Thomas
Haskins
 
Editorial: Heartwarming story for season
Written by JAN LARSON McLAUGHLIN Sentinel-Tribune Editor   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:38
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Jan Larson McLaughlin
This time of year, journalists search for heartwarming stories to share. It's rare for those stories to stroll in our front door.
Judy Snyder walked into the Sentinel-Tribune office Monday with a thank you note scribbled on a napkin. She and her husband, Arlyn, wanted to buy an ad to make sure people knew how thankful they were for those who tried to save their beloved barn as it burned to the ground, and those who continued to help after the blaze left their cattle without shelter.
The Snyders, who live on Kellogg Road near Liberty Hi Road, were on their way home from dinner out last Friday in Bowling Green when they got a call on their cell phone from a neighbor boy. He asked if everything was OK. The Snyders soon understood his question.
"By time we rounded the corner we could see the flames," Arlyn Snyder, 83, said.
The lane back to their barn was already crowded with fire equipment from Washington Township, Middleton Township and Central Joint fire departments.
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To the Editor: Different historical view offered on 2nd Amendment
Written by William E. Feeman Jr., M.D.   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:36
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and his name is Bill Davisson. I want to thank him ever so much for giving me a good laugh as an advanced Christmas present. In the spare time that I have, I read history - especially American colonial history. I would not claim to be an expert in this field, but I do know a fair amount about American colonial history.
May I first say that the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution states that "a well regulated militia" being essential to an orderly society, Congress shall make no laws abridging the right of the people to bear arms. The arms to which the amendment refers, however, are black powder muskets and pistols. I don't think that the Founding Fathers ever envisioned weapons of mass destruction, such as the AK 47 or AR 15.
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To the Editor: Woman finds peace gardening
Written by Norma Davenport   
Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:06
In her book, Illuminata, Marianne Williamson writes, "The purpose of daily prayer is the cultivation of a sense of the sacred ... Prayer enables us to transform the world, because it transforms us."
For me, gardening is an invitation to prayer. When doing fall clean up, I am reminded of the beauty, color and peace around me. I begin my meditation by saying a simple "Thank You" for a lovely home and yard. I am in awe of the stewardship that I have been loaned. My surroundings are sacred and the hallow ground upon which I take much delight and comfort.
While mowing the lawn, weeding the flowers, or transplanting the perennials, I lose time. Some people call this phenomenon being "In the Flow." Athletes use the term "In the Zone" to describe their experience of participating in their love of sports. I feel the same passion when decorating my home, turning a piece of cloth into wearable art, baking a pie or when speaking in front of an audience.
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