The Key to his legal career

“Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just, and this be our motto: ‘In God is our trust.’”– F. Key“We have met the enemy, and they are ours.”

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We are called to live in faith and trust, not in fear

Haunted houses, fright nights, graveyard tours, horror movies. This month is one in which we hear a lot about fear. Yet Halloween fun and fright is different than the fear which the world presents to us.Fear is all over the evening news, the morning news, the 3 a.m. news, the talk shows, the story lines in television dramas. Fear is spread through Facebook, Twitter, even Comedy Central. Even as the news carries important information, it is often raised from an issue to be aware of ...

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Cute critters can cause calamity

Those darn squirrels … they can sure be fun to watch, but so blasted aggravating! They dug up my tulip bulbs — again! Each year, I say I’m not going to spend any more money buying tulip bulbs but, as I plan for the upcoming year’s landscape, I once again find myself ordering more tulip bulbs, only to entertain the squirrels.If losing tulip bulbs isn’t enough, one early spring, a skunk took up residence under my deck, mated and had her babies. Mama skun...

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‘Something has got to be done’

When will the school districts realize that renewing levies or increasing taxes is no longer an option? They don’t seem to have the best interest of the public in mind.In The Delaware Gazette on Sept. 12, Delaware City Schools Treasurer Melissa Lee was quoted as saying that the tax burden on residents is $86.34 per $100,000 of property value. The majority of the taxpayers are senior citizens living on a fixed income or they are families already struggling to make ends meet be...

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‘I question the priorities of this board’

To the editor:For the past six years, I have been a member of the finance committee for the Buckeye Valley Schools, and I would like this district to know the dire financial situation this district is facing if we vote to re-open the North elementary.

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‘I can afford this plan’

To the editor:I am a longtime resident of the Buckeye Valley School District. I have always been proud to say I live here.I read in The Gazette about the mural in downtown Ashley which was created by elementary students at East Elementary. The community coming together for that dedication must have been a proud moment for them all. And I know the Ostrander Area Senior Citizens had a service project to provide 20 backpacks completely filled with school supplies for needy ...

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Right to privacy? Hardly

As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that if there is any such thing as a right to privacy it would cover our private areas, in particular in cases in which we have elected to cover them with shirts, skirts or dresses.Yet, according to several...

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‘Next generation of citizen leaders’

To the editor:The future of Delaware County is very bright thanks to the hard work and diligent efforts of Jacob Fathbruckner.At age 33, Fathbruckner is leading the next generation of citizen leaders of our community through his exemplary campaign for Delaware County commissioner.I hope my fellow citizens will consider three of this young man’s many outstanding qualities.First, he is a truth-teller. He tells you when he agrees and why. He tell...

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BV plan is ‘most affordable option’

To the editor:As a Buckeye Valley graduate, parent and taxpayer, my husband and I are grateful to raise our children in this district. As a young family, we chose to build in Buckeye Valley after relocating from out of state.As a K-12 BV student, I received an excellent education and feel compelled to encourage a “yes” vote for the renovation, modernization, improved safety measures and increased HVAC efficiency in our elementary buildings.As our s...

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‘We can’t afford to re-open North school’

To the editor:Some Buckeye Valley district residents and school board members are saying that we have to do something to address the issues with the elementary school buildings. In reality, the proposed reopening of the North Elementary School, followed by the renovation of the two existing elementary schools, is fiscally irresponsible and potentially quite harmful to the future of the Buckeye Valley budget and our taxes. This is why I have to vote “no” for the upcoming...

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Protecting our air, health

In the United States, dirty power plants are responsible for 40 percent of the carbon pollution causing climate change, yet there are currently no federal limits on this pollution that threatens public health. There are federal limits on dangerous pollutants, like mercury, soot, and arsenic, but no federal safeguards against carbon pollution.Ohioans are uniquely aware of these facts, as we disproportionately suffer the effect of air pollution from fossil-fueled power plants. In 201...

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Board should consider other options

I have never voted against a school bond issue in the past, but feel forced to do so on Nov. 4.The Buckeye Valley school board needs to understand the frustration they have caused by rushing to put this bond issue on the ballot without truly making an effort to ask the opinions of all the residents of the Buckeye Valley district. If they had conducted an open format survey, there would not be such an uprising of non-support for this particular bond issue from some of the most suppo...

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Be safe during eclipse

On Thursday, Oct. 23, we will see a partial eclipse of the sun – if the sky is clear. The eclipse begins at 5:46 p.m., so the sun will be very low, about 9 degrees up, on the west-southwestern horizon as the eclipse begins and the moon takes a tiny bite out of the right side of the solar disk.For reference, the angular distance from the horizon to straight overhead, which astronomers call the zenith, is 90 degrees. Therefore, in our case, the sun will be one-tenth the distanc...

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Good things can have a down side

To the editor:Good things often have a down side. A team wins a big one, but its star is injured. A company automation increases efficiency, but jobs are lost. A community gets needed rain, but a class picnic is spoiled.Sometimes the down side is particularly tragic, even insidious. Gov. Kasich’s ads boast that he’s cut taxes. Hidden in his hubris, however, is a sobering down side. He never brags about the important public service, key community need, or esse...

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‘The best chance to be approved’

To the editor:Three new board members were elected to the Buckeye Valley school board last November. They ran on the platform of renovating all three elementary buildings and returning the fifth-grade students to the elementary buildings. All recent studies show this plan is liked the most.It puzzles me why the most determined opponents are fighting so strongly when they don’t have a unified plan. None of their ideas has a chance of being approved by a majority of ...

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