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Letters to the Editor 04-15-14

SO RIGHT, YET SO WRONG How can one letter (Barb Rice, April 12) be so right and yet so wrong? She wrote that Christians are being told to “sit down and shut up.” Just this week, I attended a business function that began and closed with the words, “In...

Be on the watch for ‘super pigweed’

Farmers and gardeners know that weeds will become a serious problem if left to compete with the crop. Weeds will rob the crop of nutrients and water, and may affect quality at harvest time. Weeds that were easy to control may become a problem when farmers switch to new practices...

Thumbs

UP: In a swing state like Ohio, running elections efficiently and smoothly is critical. A recent study from the Pew Charitable Trusts organization ranks the state 24th for its election performance in 2012, up 13 spots from 2008. The study found voters only had to wait an average...

How is our flood money being spent?

Q: How does a taxpayer get a complete accounting of how our money was and continues to be spent, down to printer ink and paper clips, on the Blanchard River flood-control study? — Jim Stahl, Findlay. A: Start with Andrew Kornacki, public affairs specialist, Buffalo...

Transparency

Ohio’s budget may be balanced, but officials aren’t doing a very good job of allowing the public to see its online checkbook. The state is ranked fifth worst in the country when it comes to government spending transparency, according to “Following the Money...

Letters to the Editor 04-12-14

POT BENEFITS ARE NUMEROUS Google up “scientific research” and the real facts about the “cannabinoids in cannabis.” The video is a long one, filled with mind-blowing facts. It has several medical doctors discussing what the 60 different cannabinoids and THC...

Biologists use electrofishing to test health of fish

Americans spend nearly $48 billion annually fishing for fun, and they like knowing what’s in the water with their bait. To provide answers to that question, fisheries biologists conduct studies by “electrofishing.” A boat is equipped with fiberglass arms that...

Bill Frack

If life is kind, probably the most we can expect to leave behind are a loving family, faithful friends, respectful co-workers, sweet memories, and a few dollars. It’s a lot. For Bill Frack, life has been very kind in many ways. A quiet man, he parlayed his investments into...

Letters to the Editor 04-11-14

LET GOP GET BACK TO ROOTS To address Ms. Risner (letter, April 10), let me say that I have not drank Kool-Aid in literal terms in years and I have never drank the figurative Kool-Aid. Her statement is a bit of an incongruity from someone clearly walking lockstep with populist...

Unacceptable

If the Blanchard River flood-control project is on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ “A” list, we’d hate to see the “B” list. Area residents have a right to feel jilted, if not betrayed, now that the corps, in an early Wednesday morning press...