The Van Wert County Courthouse

Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022

To the Editor: 45 years ago, I had the privilege of moving my family to Van Wert and joining the Central Mutual team as Director of Human Resources. Van Wert has truly proven to be a wonderful place to raise my family, work, worship, make friends, retire, and enjoy life.This is a great community that […]

POSTED: 04/21/22 at 6:09 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To The Editor: The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines the word ‘enough’ as “equal to what is needed”. Needed, not wanted. What we want is not always what we need.  On February 8, 2022, I attended a meeting about wind turbines that Starwood Energy Group is proposing in Grover Hill. Those opposed to it talked about loss […]

POSTED: 02/16/22 at 9:46 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: There is a predator in our midst and it threatens everyone in our community. This vicious beast is enormous, strong, and seemingly unstoppable. It poses as being like us, so that we will let our guard down and begin to trust it. That is the biggest mistake of our lives. This creature […]

POSTED: 01/30/22 at 9:36 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On Tuesday, November 2, registered voters in the city of Van Wert will once again have the opportunity to consider whether to establish a Charter Commission (NOTE: early voting begins October 6). The ballots can currently be found on the Van Wert County Board of Elections website under Election Info. Last year, […]

POSTED: 09/27/21 at 10:45 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: This week Van Wert Health joins thousands of hospitals across the country in celebrating National Hospital Week (May 9-15), which is an annual opportunity to recognize the incredible contributions of everyone who works in our hospital, physicians’ offices, and clinics. We have nearly 600 employees — from technology specialists, administrators, social workers, […]

POSTED: 05/12/21 at 10:54 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: On behalf of the Council on Aging, our Board of Directors, and the senior citizens of Van Wert County, I wanted to take a second and thank the residents of Van Wert County for their support of the CoA levies that were on the May 4 ballot.   I also wanted to thank those […]

POSTED: 05/06/21 at 12:34 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Americans are problem-solvers. When we are confronted with a challenge, we figure out how to overcome it or when we see that something isn’t working, we rethink our approach. Replacing outdated practices with new, smarter ways of doing things is the key to our nation’s economy and overcoming recent and historical public […]

POSTED: 02/17/21 at 11:26 pm. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: We represent a group of concerned citizens of the Grover Hill community in Paulding County. Starwood Energy Group is in the process of trying to construct a wind turbine project (called Grover Hill Wind) of approximately 37 turbines in two townships in and around the community. The project is currently in the “Pre-application” phase […]

POSTED: 02/05/21 at 12:01 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: I would like to extend a sincere thank you to all of the kind friends and family who sent me birthday cards, called me on the phone, and those who sent the social media messages on my birthday.   Thank you also to those who came through on my drive-thru birthday celebration at […]

POSTED: 12/24/20 at 7:30 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor

To the Editor: Hi, this is Phil Farris at P&R Medical Connection. 2020 has been tough and, like many of you, we have faced the challenges Covid-19 has brought to our lives.  The P&R family has been touched by quarantines, illness, and even loss of loved ones throughout this year. We pray that this will end soon. With […]

POSTED: 12/09/20 at 7:57 am. FILED UNDER: Letters to the Editor