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Letter to the Editor - Turner-Smith
Written by Our Viewers   
Monday, April 29, 2013 8:38 AM

DEAR EDITOR:

I am writing to urge those to vote “yes” on the upcoming Delphos Library Renewal Levy. I am a local mother and wife as well as the executive director of the Delphos Area Art Guild and each of my hats I carry in life have been positively affected by the library.

As a mom and wife, I am able to reap the obvious benefits of a library, such as being able to select from a broad range of reading and educational materials each week. But something you may not recognize as an important function of the library is the significant community outreach it successfully supplies to Delphos. There is a full calendar of happenings for all ages. Recent events have included a tea party for mother and child(ren), a young and talented local magician, as well as highlighting some local small businesses throughout National Library Week – often without a cost associated with the program.

 
Congress caught red-handed
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Friday, April 26, 2013 11:40 PM

Congress got caught this week trying to “Slick Willy” out of Obamacare. If this program is so great, why isn’t the president all about it? Why isn’t his family enrolling in the program?

Why was it all hush-hush? I read somewhere they wanted to send a message to Obama that the plan wasn’t working out so well. I have an idea; repeal it if it’s so bad.

Here is what Congressman Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green) had to say Thursday about it:

“I did not support President Obama’s health care law because I did not believe it was the right approach to health care reform, but President Obama and his Democratic colleagues insisted upon ramming through a government takeover of our nation’s health care system against the will of the majority of Americans.

“If Members of Congress wish to exempt themselves from Obamacare so badly, then they should work to exempt all Americans through the repeal and replacement of this flawed law.

“I will continue to work towards repealing this faulty law and replacing it with meaningful health care reform that will give Americans real choices for affordable and accessible health care.”

Here’s the real deal. If Congress is against Obamacare, they can get rid of it. If Congress is against the deficit, they alone have the power to eliminate the deficit. If Congress doesn’t like the fact the budget isn’t balanced, only they can balance the budget. They alone have the power. I can’t do it. You can’t do it. Only they can.
We’ve already seen health-care insurance costs skyrocket since Obamacare’s inception. The insurance companies aren’t going to take the hit. We know that.
If an employer doesn’t supply health-care benefits next year, they do get penalized, but the first year, it’s such a small fine it will be worth it for most. The second year it gets quite a bit more expensive to pass on the option. By the end of the first year, the damage could be done.

I am totally confused as to how anyone, let alone the government, thinks the government, that can’t figure out where all their money goes in the first place, can afford to provide coverage to millions. My guess is it will be just like everything else — the already beleaguered and battle-scarred middle class will take care of it.
But who’s going to take care of us?

 
On the other hand - You don't mess with Boston
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:13 AM | Updated ( Monday, April 29, 2013 9:26 AM )

 

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality. The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).

I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

I’m sure the intent of the brothers was to cause much more damage and harm. It actually seems like they failed in a way. Yes, some lost their lives and many were injured but it could have been on a much larger scale.

The alphabet soup guys, the National Guard and more than a hundred police officers captured the second suspect around 9 p.m. on Friday. People came out of their homes after a day of waiting and worrying and cheered, whistled and clapped when law enforcement made its way back out of the area.

You don’t mess with Boston.

Mother Nature didn’t get the message.

Someone has played a cruel joke on me. I was ready to put away all my layering pieces of clothing and get out my short sleeves and proceed on to spring. Obviously Mother Nature didn’t get the message that it’s spring.

Of course it is spring in Ohio. I saw a funny post on Facebook Friday afternoon that had a box of four pictures. The title was “Spring in Ohio.” The first one looked like a wonderful spring day, the second had people wading in knee-deep water, the third had the funnel cloud of a tornado and the fourth was a blizzard. How true. We had nearly all those things in the last two weeks. The four-letter word is still in the forecast so anything can happen.

I was just so disappointed when I had to pull the heavy winter coat out again to walk little Ringo. He doesn’t seem to mind, of course, and takes his time, raising his face to the wind and taking big sniffs.

So here we are again hunkering down because it’s just not nice outside.

The sun is supposed to make an appearance today. I’m ready. The sun can make up for a lot.

 

 
Letter to the Editor-Vicki Rinehart
Written by Our Viewers   
Monday, April 22, 2013 8:11 AM

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in regards to the upcoming renewal levy for the Delphos Public Library. I am a retired teacher of 30 years and I am a big supporter of the library. I myself am an avid reader in my retirement and I borrow 3 to 4 books on average a week for leisure reading. I enjoy reading and love sharing the services that the library has offered me over the years. As a mother of three, I encouraged reading with my children at a young age and provided all three of my children with library cards, as well as had them involved in the many different reading programs. Now that my children are grown, I have six beautiful grandchildren that I can read stories to and encourage them to read. The Delphos Public Library has a wonderful staff that has always been able to meet my needs as a member of the library and they have gone above and beyond to help assist me with finding books. They also were able to help in educating me on using my KindleFire for access through the internet to the library. With all the updates in technology for the youth of today, reading may not be in the forefront but we need to educate and encourage reading as much as we can to increase learning and leisure. There are many services the library provides that are beneficial for all ages and we as a community need to work together to pass this levy to keep the library in operation. We need to remember how great we all felt when we were young and used our library card for the first time, opening up our world to learning, adventure, romance, fiction, non-fiction and educate the younger generations on the benefits our library has to offer. Please vote yes for the renewal levy May 7 and keep our library going!

Thank you,

Vicki Rinehart

 
You don’t mess with Boston
Written by Nancy Spencer   
Saturday, April 20, 2013 12:08 AM

I’m sure were all watching breathlessly as the massive manhunt ended in Massachusettes last night.

I guess the moral of this story is to not mess with Boston. Something happens there and they just shut the city down and don’t quit until they find you.

I found all the camera footage from the streets near the bombing a little disturbing. I guess “they” are “watching” us. The cameras were very helpful in getting the clues needed to find out who these guys were and they were located pretty quickly. If you think about it, they found two guys in a city of nearly a million in just a couple days. Still, it is a bit disturbing.

I also found it troubling that the teen still at large and was Tweeting about hamburger or some such nonsense on Wednesday. I guess we just don’t get his mentality.

The fact that someone so young can treat life with such casual disregard and cause such harm and then talk about a hamburger on Twitter. Very troubling.

The people in the neighborhood where they had the suspect cornered didn’t seem to mind being kept in their homes too much. If it were me, I could stay inside a while and do my part to help locate this guy. Let’s  hope when he’s caught  they find out why this happened and if there are more of his group out there (or here).
I still cringe when I see the footage of the bombs going off and the injured and dead. In a few seconds, all heck broke loose and so many were injured or killed. Thank goodness not all the bombs went off.

 
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