To the editor: I want to commend the members of the Oregon City Council for their unanimous vote to support the seniors. By voting yes to place a levy on the November ballot, our city will not only have a reliable and continued source of revenue for the Oregon Senior Center, but will be able to offer many needed services.
After many years of independence, seniors now have to rely on their children or other friends and family to help with everyday chores and needs. In today’s economy, many struggle just to make ends meet.
All Oregon voters need to rally behind this proposed levy and vote yes in November. I must admit I am a bit partial to this cause. I advocate daily for our “seasoned citizens.”
Paula Benton, Executive Director
James “Wes” Hancock Senior Center
Focus on city
To the editor: I have been a long supporting parent and resident of Northwood and the Northwood School District. I have never voted against a school levy and had vowed that I never would. I put four children through Northwood schools and have been very involved in activities at the schools for years, and truly believe our school system is top notch.
I do, however, need to express my opinion of building new schools and spending millions of dollars that will partially be absorbed by the residents of Northwood in the form of higher taxes.
At this point, the focus needs to be on the improvement of our city overall. We need businesses to fill the vacant buildings in our community. City council and the mayor need to get hard at work to attract businesses and restaurants to our community. It’s an embarrassment.
I am all for the building of new schools but personally feel we need to focus on the condition of the city so people actually want to live here. Our property values have gone down drastically and at this time no one with high living standards is going to want to live in Northwood regardless of the status of the school buildings.
Keep fireworks going
To the editor: We want to thank the Elmore Chamber of Commerce for sponsoring the yearly Elmore fireworks. The fireworks have been beautiful and enjoyed by so many people of all ages. How sad this year is the last year the chamber is sponsoring the fireworks. People will miss the gorgeous display of many designs bursting forth in the dark sky near the 4th of July.
The fireworks display has become a tradition in Elmore, so let us join together as citizens of the Elmore community to have another beautiful display take place in 2014. With everyone pitching in and donating what they can, this endeavor will materialize. The Elmore Historical Society has graciously offered to accept donations towards the fireworks but they are looking for someone to take over the responsibility of the fireworks project.
If anyone is interested in being in charge of the 2014 fireworks please let Mayor Lowell Krumnow know. In the meantime send your fireworks donation to the Elmore Historical Society, 353 Ottawa Street, P.O. Box 154, Elmore, O. 43416. On your check in the memo part write fireworks money. The donation is tax deductible and would show your support for this endeavor.
The Elmore community has pulled together so many times and we know it will again.
Tom and Betty Miller
To the editor: Just a quick note, thank you for the very nice article that you wrote about the Baseball Museum Garage (If you’re a Cleveland Indians’ fan, you’ve got to see this, July 22). I was overwhelmed by it.
I was expecting one or two paragraphs, not the almost full page write-up. I have received many nice calls regarding it. Wherever I go people compliment me about it — Indians’ fans are coming out of the woodwork to reminiscence about their Tribe memories and stories.
I think it has had a very positive effect in rejuvenating the Tribe Nation in Northwest Ohio and baseball in general. Once again, thanks from a very proud Cleveland Indians’ fan.
Fuller Baseball Museum