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To the editor: To John Szozda – your Six Packs for Fatherhood left out the most important factor in a man’s life – the relationship a man has with his Creator, God.

Without God in our lives, we are adrift, without direction.
Rufus Wallace

Walbridge deserves better
To the editor: I read the article about ex-Mayor Dan Wilczynski deciding to run for mayor of Walbridge after he forfeited his seat because of missing too many council meetings, special meetings and committee meetings.

Ohio Revised code section 3.17 clearly defines that he didn’t comply with the law. He failed to attend at least three-fifths of the regular and special meetings held by council during the two-year period and forfeits the member’s position on that council.

He is blaming council members because they don’t like him. The truth of the matter is that he didn’t comply with the law. He put himself in that position. The definition of forfeit is a fine or penalty for some crime, fault or neglect.

He is to blame for not attending 60 percent of council meetings, special meetings and committee meetings. In the article, he said. “Somehow council found a state law that I was told by our solicitor doesn’t apply to mayors.” So our solicitor told him that ORC 3.17 doesn’t apply to him? How can one attorney say it does and the one that represents our village say it doesn’t?

Not all of the public wants a mayor that was out of state for two weeks every month and sometimes out of the country. In the last election, 40 percent voted for him and 60 percent voted for the other two candidates, so he didn’t get a majority of the votes.

I had to laugh at the statement by him “during the eight-and-a-half years that he was mayor we worked as a team. Of course there were disagreements, but they were professionally handled, never attacking.”

Why then all the tension on council? The majority of time he was mayor he had some that were puppets for council members. Everything will run smoothly when 100 percent would agree with him. And God help those who didn’t agree.

I totally disagree with him that he was able to govern via email, text and fax during all those times when he was out of town. All you have to do is look around our village to see how many things that needed to be accomplished.

Apparently, when he was in town, he didn’t take the time to look around the village. We are finally getting things done. We are tired of our village being run by email, text and fax. That technology of today is wonderful, but it didn’t get a lot of projects done, and one of those projects that did get done was a total mess.

Sorry, Wilczynski, this time when you run on a one-on-one against Ed Kolanko, those 40 percent of the votes you received in the last election just aren’t enough.

The 60 percent of the voters spoke loud and very clearly. They didn’t want him back in office. This village deserves better.
Joann Schiavone

Grateful for donations
To the editor: In late May, the Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce started a fundraising campaign for their annual Independence Day Celebration. Patriotic stars were sold at several businesses throughout town, and the response was wonderful.

We would like to thank all of the businesses that sold the stars and all of the people who purchased them. Friendship Sunoco in Oak Harbor sold the most stars, bringing in nearly $1,100 in donations. It looked like wallpaper in there, just a tremendous job by their staff.

There were also several large donations by businesses in town and private citizens. We have a great event, and people want to support that, with that support we were able to provide the same quality show.

The Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce would like to thank all of the sponsors for this event – Kurt’s BP, Oak Harbor Rotary Club, Civilian Marksmanship Program, Magruder Hospital, National Bank of Ohio, McDonald’s, Carroll Township, Village of Oak Harbor, Molly Judge DPM, HMS, Materion, Memorial Hospital, A Cut Apart, Luckey Farmers, Buehler Excavating, Poggemeyer Design Group, Sprouse Insurance Agency, Radiant Windows, Oak Harbor Lions Club, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, American Legion, Druckenmiller Agency, St. Bonore Financial & Marco’s Pizza.

The chamber would also like to thank Oak Harbor Hardware, Steve Skinner, Community Markets, National Bank of Ohio, and US Bank for the use of their property.
Valerie Winterfield
Executive Director, Oak Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce




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