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Letters to the Press

Tools for School

serves 408 students

        To the editor: Every year, since 2002, the Salvation Army-Port Clinton Service Unit has offered a school supply assistance program (Tools for School) in August.

        This year, the program served 408 Ottawa County students with school supplies and a new backpack. Since this program was funded by donations, we owe its success to local residents, businesses and organizations who donated funds such as Firelands Presbyterian Church, Kroger, Joe Stys, Marblehead Knights of Columbus, La Pointe Church, Catawba Moorings, United Way, St. John Lutheran – Port Clinton, Debbie Hymore-Tester-CG Salon, Trinity Lutheran – Elmore, St. John Church – Williston, Girl Scout Troop #1022, Davis Bessie, St. Joseph Church of Marblehead, Nazarene Church and Ottawa County Republican Women’s Club, along with anonymous community contributors.           Thank you for all who have donated funds, supplies and volunteer hours to this program. We could not continue to help our children without your support.

        For further questions, please call our office at 419-732-2769.

Maureen Saponari

Director, Salvation Army

Port Clinton Service Unit

Pet safety a must

To the editor: The apparent abduction of a pit bull puppy in Dayton after he was reportedly left chained outside for about 15 minutes is a reminder that it’s never safe to leave animals outdoors unattended, even for “just a minute.”

        Dogs that are left chained are not only at risk of being taken, they also have no escape from cruel passersby or aggressive, roaming animals. Animals that are left to wander are in danger of being hit by cars, ingesting poison, contracting fatal diseases, and other horrific fates.


Goodbye GOP

To the editor: I am a registered Republican but in November, I will vote to send a representative to Congress who vows to defend the rule of law and the rights of all people. I want a representative who believes that health care is a right, not a prerogative of the wealthy. It is very clear, this cannot be a Republican. After voting many times, against the calls of thousands of constituents, to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Republicans continue to chip away at access to coverage. They would leave millions of patients on Medicaid, those with addictions and with pre-existing illness, to struggle however they can.  Yes, Obamacare could be improved upon but without it I would have no insurance due to a preexisting condition.


border wall

Do you think a wall along our Mexican border is needed?
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