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Letter: Concerning dumping unwanted cats and kittens

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To those who insist on dumping their unwanted kittens and cats out here in the country, thank you, the dogs out here think they are declicious.

Lynn Miller


Letter: Relay for Life entertainers, we can't thank you enough


Dear Relay for Life Entertainment,

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the wonderful people who gave up their precious time to entertain the people at the Relay for Life 2013. 

Jim Hights and the band, Wendy Chappelll-Dick and Family, Breanna Boecher and the Health Trend  gymnastic group, Sue Sheehan from BFR ,  Kathy Boehm, Bethel Church,  The Cloggers  Nick Nolan and the DJ .

A special thanks to all the teams who did their part of the entertainment. Making Strides(Polish), you were a wonderful team to be a member of.


Letter: AEP offers potential power outage tips

Dear AEP Ohio Customer:

The National Weather Service in Wilmington, Ohio, is predicting a Hazardous Weather Outlook for several counties in Ohio on Wednesday, June 12. This threat includes the potential for heavy rainfall, large hail, damaging winds and possibly isolated tornadoes. It is anticipated that this storm system will enter the area late this afternoon and early evening.


Letter to the Editor: Mustard Seed Café reopens after break-in

The windows may have been shattered, but not the spirit at Mustard Seed Café. 

In the early hours of Wednesday, May 29th, there was a break-in at Bluffton’s newest restaurant which had just opened on March 22nd.    There was extensive damage to the kitchen, including the food storage area.  It took staff four days to clean up the debris, wash all the dishes and cookware, and restock the pantry. 


Letter: Thanks for supporting the school levy

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On behalf of the Bluffton Schools Board of Education and the levy committee, I would like to thank you for your support of our renewal on Tuesday, May 7.  We will continue to spend these permanent improvement dollars wisely and will continue to show the community where this money is spent each year.  We are very proud of our school and the community that supports it.  Thank you, again, for all you do for our district!


Greg Denecker
Superintendent, Bluffton Schools


Letter: Vote YES For Bluffton Exempted Village Schools

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This vote will be to RENEW the existing ½ % Income Tax for Permanent Improvements.
It is NOT a new tax, but will simply continue what is presently paid by Bluffton citizens to support the schools that belong to them and to their children and Grandchildren.

Because of this extra income for the school system, my grandchildren in elementary school can attend classes in comfort thanks to the new air conditioning systems put in place for the Kindergarten through 4th grades


Letter: Relay for Life invites you to participate in Bluffton event

On Friday June 21, 2013, the American Cancer Society will be holding its annual
Relay For Life of Bluffton. Since 1985, Relay For Life has grown from one man
- Dr. Gordy Klatt, who walked, jogged and ran around a track for 24 hours raising
money for his local American Cancer Society unit - to a movement to eliminate
cancer that now takes place in more than 5,200 communities in the United States
and in 20 other countries around the world.


Letter: Kasich's new taxes are the largest middle-class tax increase in Ohio's history

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Last night, as I sat in Lima and listened to Governor John Kasich during the State of the State speech, I was amazed at how dishonest he was concerning his state budget's impact on working Ohioans.


Letter: Sign petition to save small post offices

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Stop the Postmaster General and the U.S. Postal Service from closing any more small-town post offices. We believe the financial crisis in the postal service is manufactured, and Americans are suffering because of it. Americans need and want their rural post offices.

That's why I created a petition on SignOn.org to Postmaster General, The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Barack Obama, which says:


Letter: Staggering stats about human sex trafficking during Super Bowl

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In this article by Huffington Post blogger Eleanor Goldberg, she gives some staggering statistics about human sex trafficking during the Super Bowl.

My question is this: Who are the men who are doing the raping? If there were 10,000 women hired to be raped in 2010 and one 12 year old was forced to be raped 20-50 times in one night, that's a lot of men paying (or not) to commit rape.