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Kasich’s folly 
To the editor: Gov. Kasich’s flawed attempt at tax reform unnecessarily burdens those who can least afford it. This plan is nothing more than another Ponzi scheme favoring those who currently aren’t paying their fair tax share.

What drives economies is good-paying jobs, not budget or tax plans that are skewed for those who don’t need it and don’t trickle it down. Instead of a tax pyramid favoring the 2 percent, let’s get the jobs that Ohio’s corporations sent overseas back into Ohio. More jobs create a better economy, and more jobs increase tax revenues without burdening the middle class and poor. Paying a living wage or raising the minimum wage can help company profits – ask Costco. When everyone does well, everyone does well.
Paul Szymanowski

A sweet event
To the editor: The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce held their annual Easter Candy Hunt March 23. More than 350 children came out to find their candy bags.

We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses for their donations and help with our annual Easter Candy Hunt; 2012-2013 Apple Festival Royalty Court and families, Amy Lutman – Royalty Coordinator, A Cut Apart, Batdorff Real Estate, Boy Scout Troop #316, Carroll Township, Charlotte and Harry Striker, Commodore Perry Federal Credit Union, Community Markets, Crosser Funeral Home, Debi Heiks, Dor-Way Antiques, Drown’s Dairy, Dr. Dennis Laub, Druckenmiller Agency, Fine Art Creations – Jackie Bodnar, Kurt’s BP, LDJ Nutrition, Lene's Webb, Lexi and Emma's Closet, Magruder Hospital, McDonalds, Medi-quip Repairs, Mill Street Brew, National Bank of Ohio, Oak Harbor Masonic Lodge, Oak Harbor Veterinary Hospital, Oak Harbor Police Dept., Portage Fire District and Firefighters, Radiant Windows and Remodeling, Rick Spangler, RVI, Inc., Spangler Motors, Sprouse Insurance, St. Bonore Financial, Subway, The Cure, the Village of Oak Harbor, Tom Knoop, Tri-Motors Sales & Service and U.S. Bank.
Valerie Winterfield
Executive Director, Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce

Calamity days overused
To the editor: I cannot believe how easily Oregon Schools close. 

A few snow flurries and they close. The wind blows too hard and they close. Why don't you just take winters off and have school during the summer, but then again, if the wind blows the wrong way, they would close, or if it's cloudy they would close.

How about online classes? Oh but if the lights blink, they would cancel.

No wonder you can’t get people to vote for schools – you’re never in them.
John Gray

A party to stupidity
To the editor: Read your "opinion" article in The Press. Why all of a sudden "for Americas, that the time for denigrating or stigmatizing same-sex relationships is over?” What has changed your opinion on this?

For you to commend people like Bill Clinton and Rob Portman for changing their stands on same-sex marriage is allowing yourself to become a party to their stupidity. For a man like Portman, just because his son wants to do something “else,” to allow what your children are doing to change the way you believe is tantamount to opening yourself up to some strange happenings.

If my children start sexually molesting children, am I supposed to change my belief against that horrible thing? The same if they become a drug addicts or murders?

I could go on and on about this. He took a lot of money from his voters on his stance. Will he now expect these donors to give again to re-elect this wimp?

God loves all of us, but his book has much to say against this “abomination” (that's the word He uses). He would like for all to "repent” to turn from our sinful ways and follow his ways.

In 2 Cor. 5:10, we’re told, “We will all stand before the judgment seat of Christ and will answer for the things done in the body whether good or bad.
Robert Young




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