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The Press Newspaper

Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

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Letters to the Press

Healthy eating

To the editor: I am a former farmer and as such I would like to offer tips for better health.

Buy local, buy organic. Three-fourths of your diet should be fruits and vegetables – mainly vegetables.

        Reduce your consumption of refined sugar, artificial sweeteners and corn syrup. You can use things like honey, dates, figs and carob powder instead.

        Drink more water and less soda.

        Eliminate bad habits like smoking and drinking.

        Try testing your fruits and vegetables with a refractometer to determine the amount of a sugar called Brix. Generally, the more sugar the fresher the fruit or vegetable is.

        Remember, it takes weeks of eating healthy before you start to feel it.

Chris Dietrich


Invisible wounds

        To the editor: Thus far, in my opinion, we as a country have failed to address the invisible wounds of another veteran. Specifically, I am referring to the late Air Force veteran Devin Kelley, who became a terrorist this past Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Texas.

        I continue to maintain our society has increasingly had individuals “acting out” as psychopathic personalities; Dylann Roof, the individual who killed the nine people attending Bible study in Charleston, North Carolina in June 2015 is a prime example of this mentality.

Thanks to festival

sponsors, volunteers

        To the editor: We enjoyed a great turnout at the 39th Annual Oak Harbor Apple Festival, held Oct. 14-15.

         What a wonderful weekend filled with food, family, fun and entertainment. We truly mean it when we say the festival and all the great activities would not be possible without the help of generous sponsors and volunteers.

        From the village departments, to the property owners, to the volunteers and vendors, it really takes everyone working together to make our festival the success that it is.

         The Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the many businesses and individuals who contributed to the success of this year’s festival.

Valerie Winterfield

Executive Director

Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce


Republican tax cut

Will the proposed Republican tax cut improve your life?
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