New system protects medical identity Dear Editor,
It is with great pride that I write this letter to commend CrossChx and Holzer Health System on their implementation of biometrics registration throughout our health care system.
At each outpatient registration desk in Holzer, an individual will be asked if they would like to register their fingerprint with their medical record. In doing so, your fingerprint is being tied to your electronic health record, enhancing the securi...
Reader encourages participation in vigil Dear Editor,
Now is the time for the churches of America to awaken and arise wiping the sand from our eyes. The Pied Piper has played his lullaby and put many churches to sleep. The time to wake up is now! The time to take action is now! How could we be so silent while more than 54 million innocent babies have been aborted? Is God dead? Is He deaf and blind? Is there no judgement? There isn’t if He is dead. There isn’t if He cannot see what...
Reader airs strong opinions about Obama Dear Editor,
Why I couldn’t vote for Obama: His taxes are just a start to his ruination of America. His foreign policies are atrocious. No American president has ever bowed to our enemies except Obama. The media gives the excuse of his being tall. I saw a news clip of him shaking hands with young children and not bowing.
He says he would stand with Israel, but his actions doesn’t show it. He is an eloquent speaker, but his words are empty...
Longtime patient says goodbye to physician Dear Editor,
I came to Gallipolis in 1950 to attend the Holzer School of Nursing. I worked in this profession for 48 years. Needless to say, I came in contact and worked with many, many physicians during these years.
My present physician is Dr. Aaron Karr at the Silver Bridge Plaza with the Ohio Valley Physicians. I have been a patient of his for over six years. He is one of the most outstanding physicians that I have known. He is extreme...
Reader questions motive for anti-McGhee letter Dear Editor,
I am writing concerning the letter in the Tribune dated October 2, 2012, by James and JoAnna Adkins. I believe some of the information submitted is false.
I know for a fact that the Adkins’ are paying payments on their taxes. It is public record, and the information can be obtained at the courthouse.
Why would you complain about Steve McGhee when you were delinquent yourself and making payments?
Concerned Democrat but vot...
Reader addresses Mormon questions Dear Editor,
Regarding a letter you received saying the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day-Saints (slang names, “Mormon and LDS”) believe their church leader is a living prophet of God; and his or her question of how that would effect Mitt Romney if he were elected.
The person was correct, President Thomas S. Monson (the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) is an actual prophet of God. The person ...
Reader shows concern for environment To the Editor:
It came to my attention recently that Eastern Elementary school is planning a Go Pink! For Breast Cancer Awareness day on Oct. 18th.
I think this is a great thing, my mother is a breast cancer survivor, as well as other members of my family and the message of early detection early cure is an important one to send.
What’s bothering me about this is the plan to release hundreds of pink helium filled balloons into the air. I...
Reader poses question: Are we being bamboozled? Dear Editor,
Is the American public being “bamboozled”? I believe we are.
While there is much debate about ObamaCare and what may be hidden in it, in my opinion this is just a smokescreen to pull our attention away from the more important issue. You don’t need to take my word for it. Check it out for yourself — I’ll tell you how.
Go online and pull up Obama’s birth certificate. Examine the long form (finally) released by the White House...
Reader provides vote of confidence for Ryan Smith Dear Editor,
I am very impressed by Ryan Smith and want to take this opportunity to share with the voters in this area my experience with Mr. Smith. After “The Storm” on June 29, 2012, our emergency management director was doing all he could do to get supplies to our area that were needed for the people of Vinton County, without much success. Ryan Smith and Josh Mandel came to Vinton County to check on the damages and to see what was needed...
Reader: Mason County needs new sheriff Dear Editor,
With the recent forced rehiring of two of Mason County deputies at the county commission’s and county taxpayer’s expense, the Mason County voter must take a serious look at our upcoming election.
The previously elected sheriff did not follow proper civil service procedure and guidelines in his attempt to fire deputies with just cause. This lack of knowledge cost Mason County nearly $70,000 in addition to more embarrassment wi...
Reader: Why I couldn’t vote for Obama Dear Editor,
His taxes are just a start to his ruination of America.
His foreign policies are atrocious. No American president has ever bowed to our enemies except Obama. The media gives the excuse of his being tall. I saw a news clip of him shaking hands with young children and not bowing.
He says he would stand with Israel but his actions doesn’t show it.
He is an eloquent speaker, but his words are empty.
He says he’s creating jo...
Wilson takes stand for coal Dear Editor,
For those of us in southeast and east Ohio, the coal industry has always been a way of life. Our fathers, grandfathers or sons have worked in the mines. Maybe we knew a neighbor or former classmate who worked at one of the many power plants that operate along our river. The economic impact, much like the coal itself, runs as a vein through our communities. This is our industry, and right now it is under attack.
When I was in ...
Americans should take civic duty seriously Dear Editor,
The moral decline of our nation should be a wake-up call to all Americans to get involved in their government and turn this country back to the principles and freedoms intended by our founding fathers.
There are no guarantees that we will continue to be a free and respectful society if we continue down the same path we have already come, ignoring our spiritual and political responsibilities, and falsely believing that all wil...
V. Faye Hanley V. Faye Hanley, 88, of Fostoria, died Thursday, September 27, 2012, at her residence.
Visitation was held Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Mann-Hare-Hoening Funeral Home, 407 N. Countyline St., Fostoria, and funeral services were held Monday, October 1, 2012, with Rev. Larry Hatfield presiding. Committal services and burial followed at Knollcrest Cemetery, Arcadia.
Memorial contributions are requested to Bridge Hospice, Findlay or the chari...
Reader shares loss in hopes of helping others Dear Editor,
Each year, over 700,000 women experience pregnancy loss; 26,000 of them lose their babies after the sixth month of pregnancy, and 20,000 babies die, every year, in their first month of life. My baby was one of those numbers.
My son Matthew Liam Rupe was born premature at just 22 weeks on March 19, 2004. He passed away on my chest on March 21, 2004. He weighed 15.6 ounces and was 10 inches long. My beautiful tiny son. Our fami...