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Letters to Editor

  • Readers Write – What in the World is Happening

    by - Dec 7, 2014
    These past few months everybody seems to be demonstrating about something and the troublesome part of all this unrest is supposedly a race issue. Well I have a different opinion. I think the troublesome part is...
  • Readers Write – Keeping the 1st Amendment Alive

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    Dear Editor, I have been reading the on-line edition of the Early Bird for several months now as a convenient way to follow hometown news as well as my brother Paul’s editorial cartoons featured every week...
  • Readers Write – Thanking Voters

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    I would like to thank the voters of the Ansonia Local School District for renewing our 1% income tax levy.  The Ansonia Board of Education, administration, and staff are thankful for the support and confidence the...
  • Readers Write – Another Point of View

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    I would like to address a recent topic about bias and give another point of view. Liberal = of, pertaining to, based on, or advocating liberalism, especially the freedom of the individual and governmental guarantees of...
  • Readers Write – Disrespectful Cartoon

    by - Nov 16, 2014
    As an African-American resident of Darke County, I found the cartoon drawn by Mr. Ackley on 10-26-14 to be extremely disrespectful and borderline racist. I was reading the newspaper and my 10 year old asked me...
  • Readers Write – Great Open House

    by - Nov 3, 2014
    I am writing this letter to say how much my husband I enjoyed the Kroger open house. There was a lot of good food and a lot of really nice prizes being given away. I know...
  • Readers Write – CAUV dis-information

    by - Nov 2, 2014
    There has been a lot of talk lately about the increases in farm property tax due to the recent re-calculation of the CAUV formula. No one was complaining the past few years of record high crop...
  • Readers Write – Disrespectful and Bias

    by - Nov 2, 2014
    Dear Editor, Although Mr. Ackley, your cartoonist, may think his cartoons are clever and funny, I find his repeated attacks on President Obama and other democratic servants to be very disrespectful and bias.  It is obvious...
  • Readers Write – Support for Gillis

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    Dear Editor: This letter is to urge support for the election of Dee Gillis to the State Senate in the 5th District of Ohio.  The areas covered in Darke County are nine townships to the east...
  • Readers Write – Ansonia Levy Information

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    Ansonia Local Schools will have their 1% Income Tax Renewal on the ballot November 4, 2014.  The income tax levy is a renewal and WILL NOT be an increase in current taxes. The levy generates approximately...
  • Readers Write – Tolerance no basis for homosexuality

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    Editor: Many in our country, especially youth, have accepted homosexuality as normal, because the standards for living have changed. Tolerance has replaced truth as the plumb line for determining right from wrong. Youth have been taught...
  • Readers Write – Your Vote Counts

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    To Darke County Voters: The next time you hear someone tell you that their vote doesn’t count – let them know that in Ohio there were 43 elections statewide won by only one vote in a...
  • Readers Write – Not Asking for More Money

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    To All Arcanum-Butler School Residents: No one wants to spend money on something that’s not necessary!  We are not asking for more money, only your vote and continued support for Arcanum Butler Schools on November 4th. ...
  • Readers Write – Make a Difference

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    How do you know ‘you cannot’ make a difference if you vote when ‘you do not’ vote? What are you basing your decision on? I want you to gather truthful, accurate and correct information with which...
  • Readers Write – Disgusted by ads

    by - Oct 26, 2014
    Dear Editor, I am writing today because I am disgusted by the attack ads against Ohio Senator Bill Beagle, who is one of the hardest working legislators I have ever known. Also one of the fairest,...
  • Readers Write – Supporting Renewal

    by - Oct 19, 2014
    As a resident of the Arcanum-Butler Local School District, I offer my support for the “renewal” of the .75% income tax.  Upon the completion of the new school building in 2011, it was suspected that the...
  • Readers Write – Open House a Success

    by - Oct 12, 2014
    On Oct. 5, the City of Greenville Fire Department held a Fire Prevention Open House with the theme “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!” Various activities for attendees included guided station tours along...
  • Readers Write – Stuffed down their throats

    by - Sep 29, 2014
    Senate Bill 150 – One of the latest Government regulations stuffed down the farmers throats. This requires us to be educated, certified and licensed (at our expense) to apply fertilizer on our own fields. I suppose...
  • Readers Write – Get it Accurate

    by - Sep 21, 2014
    Dear Editor, Please get accurate history. (Accurate facts are part of your job!) Gen “Mad” Anthony Wayne was good to the Indians and treated them with respect and kept HIS word – unfortunately it was those...
  • Readers Write – Will promises last?

    by - Sep 21, 2014
    The voting is over – the ballots are cast – I wonder how many of man’s promises will last? Someone may ask – “How’s the world treating you?” The only answer I can give is that...

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