Letters to the Editor 08-19-17

STATUES NOT MEANT TO PRESERVE HISTORY The canard often bandied about is that Confederate statues are about “preserving history.” That’s utter nonsense. The vast majority of Confederate statues and monuments were erected in the 1900s and 1910s at the height of...

Give proper people their due for AEP deal

On Aug. 9, Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director James Zehringer and American Electric Power (AEP) Vice President Jim Henry announced ODNR’s interest in purchasing a large swath of AEP land to be used by the state for a wide range of outdoor recreational...

Letters to the Editor 08-18-17

HOW MUCH MONEY MUST BE WASTED? I can’t begin to tell you how I feel now that the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District is asking the Stantec engineers to review their recommendations for flood control. It is bad enough that we have spent so much money with so little...

Letters to the Editor 08-17-17

CONFEDERATE FLAG CO-OPTED BY BIGOTS I’ve​ ​never​ ​written​ ​a​ ​letter​ ​to​ ​the​ ​editor. ​​ ​I’ve​ ​thought​ ​about​ ​it​ ​often,​ ​most​ ​especially​ ​since​ ​Donald Trump​ ​became​ ​a​ ​nominee​ ​for​ ​president. ​Since​ ​the​ ​election,​ ​well,​ ​the​ ​genie​ ​has​ ​bee...

Letter to the Editor 08-16-17

DENOUNCE AND COMBAT On election night in November 2006, I was approached in a Findlay restaurant by a co-worker I had mistakenly thought to be a decent person. He leaned toward me and whispered, “You didn’t vote for that n—–, did you?” in reference...
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Ask the Experts: August 15th

Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ column features local ‘Experts’ answering frequently asked questions related to their area of expertise. Publishing the first and third Tuesday of each month, The Courier ‘Ask the Experts’ column...

Letters to the Editor 08-15-17

BOARD SHOULD CONSIDER BAN In light of the tragic white supremacist act of terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, I participated in a vigil against this hateful Nazi act in Bowling Green. I learned that there was a recent public outcry against the selling and displaying of...

County fairs take steps to reduce risk of swine flu

Fairs that exhibit livestock go to great efforts to protect people and animals. The general public may not realize that fairs have veterinarians checking animals before and during the fair to minimize disease outbreaks that may occur when animals are commingled from many...

Letter to the Editor 08-14-17

COUNTY BUILDINGS IN DISREPAIR After reading John Murray’s letter (Aug. 11), “Renting makes more sense,” I agree with his figures about building new county offices. I attended one of the commissioners’ hearings a few weeks ago, and remember a slide that...

Sportsmen’s Alliance speaks up for nearly 40 years

A pivotal year for Ohio sportsmen transpired in 1977. A well-funded anti-trapping campaign was taking shape in the state. Outside money was pouring in and activists with celebrity cronies were working hard to bring the issue to the ballot. Ultimately, the decision was whether...