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Toledo, Ohio & Lake Erie

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Letters to the Press

Policy hurts famers

To the editor: Voters in the Fifth Congressional District know that Chinese tariff retaliation against our region’s soybean farmers is bad for the economy. What may be worse is that China has already replaced ours with produce from other countries. New trade agreements are costing us market share and orders may not come back anytime soon.

        The President hopes to ease the pain with a $6 billion bailout that reduces our farmers to welfare recipients. Of course, there will be complaints to the World Trade Organization, claiming America has introduced unfair supports for domestic agriculture. And those who would be short changed by tariffs on metals and other products would no doubt like a bailout too.

Discouraging discourse

To the editor: Like many others, I have been disheartened and discouraged by the political discourse and the lack of will among our representatives to work for the good of the people of our country. There are many issues that we need to have our elected officials actively participate in, using constructive dialog and common sense.

        I (casually) know our representative to Congress, Bob Latta. I’ve attended church with him, watched his girls grow up, seen him occasionally in the community. Unfortunately, Bob is not interested in fulfilling the requirements of his job, even a most basic one: he won’t meet with his constituents. I can only conclude this is because he doesn’t actually vote in the true interests of the people who live in his district and he knows it. He voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and he does not speak up to protect children. What he does do is vote for tax cuts for the wealthiest and votes how his party (and their donors) demand.

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

 

Universal Income

What do you think of presidential candidate Andrew Yang's proposal for a universal basic income of $1,000 per month for every adult?
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