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Bath senior responds to ‘wrong-headed’ comment about center

11/1/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

Dear Mr. [Mark] Fiocca:

So you believe that the seniors in Bath, by requesting a Senior Center, have an “entitlement” mind set (“Bath Senior Center proposal ‘wrong-headed,’ says reader,” Oct. 18, 2012, West Side Leader). I don’t think so.

I have been a resident of Bath for 41 years, just a couple years after the township acquired some land on [North] Cleveland-Massillon Road for recreational use.

We voted for taxes to build ball fields and recreational facilities over the years, about 80 percent for our youth.

Again we voted for all additions to the schools, increased staff and transportation. Again for the youth of our area.

We have supported our outstanding fire, police, EMS and service department, [and] our roads.

But if after all this, to believe that we, as senior citizens of Bath, deserve something for our generation, I guess you could label us as having an “entitlement” mind set. I don’t think that sending us over to Richfield, who by the way, is less affluent but seems to value their senior citizens more.

Speaking of the Richfield Senior Center, they started out in an ordinary house. That might be a good place to begin.

Laura Frank, Bath

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