Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Election Day

The May Primary is finally here in southwest Ohio. Maybe the phone will stop ringing so much and the TV will show more junk to buy instead of all those political advertizements.

I will be watching the county races here and the Extension and Soil and Water tax proposed to save the programs in neaby Highland County.

LuAnn said letters to the Editor at the Press Gazette in Hillsboro wasn't too favorable for the new tax in a down economy. It is a really down economy with 20 percent unemployment here in Clinton and Highland Counties and underemployment at least that much. That means less and less of us are paying more and more to keep "business as usual."

Business as usual as not been the same here since DHL closed, Joe Hete filled his pockets with his air freight enterprises. He started two new businesses, got them paid for by others, bought a million and a half dollars worth of DHL stock at 17 cents a share and now it is worth over four dollars. Pretty good money management, isn't it?

I checked the Letters to the Editor and LuAnn was right. I couldn't find one letter supporting Extension or Soil and Water.

It's time for 4-H to pay its own way
It seems a lot is going on in and around Hillsboro lately. Issue 5 seems to be the hot topic, my question to the proponents for this issue is, why am I and other home owners responsible for the opportunities for other people's children as Carol Rahe suggest?Monday, May 03, 2010
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Voting for Daniels the responsible choice
Watching the two campaigns for the Republican nominee for the 17th Ohio Senate District has been a study in contrasts. It is clear to me why voting for David Daniels is the responsible choice.Monday, May 03, 2010
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Let's keep the state away from our checkbooks
The tax levies, Issues 4 and 5 on the upcoming ballot, propose to have us raise a half-million dollars - per year - to pay the state for their Ag. Extension, 4-H, and Soil & Water Conservation programs, with most of the money going toward state salaries.Monday, May 03, 2010
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Don't argue with a librarian, reader says
Glenna Walters' letter is very upsetting unless is meant as a joke. Comparing the poor to fungus and those who had the luck to be richer to apples is an insult to all of us who happen not to start out lucky.Friday, April 30, 2010
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Calling someone an idiot makes you sound like one
It seems to me that our society can all to often lack civility and compassion.Friday, April 30, 2010
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Let freedom ring, folks ... the louder the better
Hurrah and thank you, Mel Kruse Sr. and Russell Morgann for your letters about the jet plane's noise.Friday, April 30, 2010
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Let's say no to the state's overpaid panhandlers
We, the people of Highland County need to act responsibly with our money by paying our own bills for the things we actually need instead of being suckered by the various state employees who are coming here trying to get us to ignore our local needs and spend our money making the world rosy for them.Friday, April 30, 2010
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Who is paying for all those yard signs?
Questions have arisen about the current tax campaigns being waged in Highland County on behalf of Cooperative Extension and the Soil and Water Conservation District.(1 comments)Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Volunteers thanked for helping with kindergarten registration
My staff at the Hillsboro City Schools Early Childhood Center and I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the many volunteers who donated their time to work at the annual kindergarten registration held April 7, 2010.Thursday, April 29, 2010
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Stop throwing all these tax levies at us
Highlanders are being asked (demanded) by the government and by wealthy OSU officials to pass more tax levies on ourselves in order to keep the local Extension and 4-H and Soil & Water Conservation Districts going.(1 comments)Wednesday, April 28, 2010

You can see it is a hot topic in Highland County. Letters to the Editor has really increased since the financial crash October, 2008. A few made money on the deal and most of us have suffered.

That's the way it is here in southwest Ohio on Election Day, 2010. At least the Methodist Church has a nice lunch after you cast your vote. What are we voting on, anyway?

Ed Winkle

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