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Letters to the Editor 02-13-14

SHOVEL YOUR WALKS, PLEASE!
I originally hail from a small community in northwestern Ohio where cows and horses outnumber people.
Because of my wife’s schedule, I walk my son to and from school.
This winter, we have had to trudge through the snow on sidewalks and climb over snowpiles like polar explorers on our trek.
I was wondering if there is a city ordinance mandating that sidewalks be shoveled? If so, who enforces such an ordinance?
I may be a country bumpkin, but I was taught it’s good horse sense to be courteous to your neighbor and look out for them.
In short, people, please shovel your sidewalk and think of those kids without the luxury of a car or bus!
Samuel Firm
Findlay

RED LIGHT ABUSE ON THE RISE HERE
It appears to me that in the last few months the driving population of Findlay has been more than abusive to the red lights at just about every intersection regarding the left-turn signal.
After the light turns red, it’s not uncommon to have one or two drivers start their move through and across the intersection. I know this has been going on for the 15 years I’ve been here, and it only gets worse every year.
Why is it that we don’t have a community that has any concern for this? Because this is Findlay and it’s just what we do? Why don’t the police get involved? Do we need a more appropriate turn signal for this situation?
I’m pleased to notice it’s not the young people doing this. I think the young people adhere better to the rules of the road because they’ve recently been to some type of driver’s instruction course, and they more closely obey the laws of driving.
It’s grandmas, grandpas, moms and dads running these red lights with regularity.
What can we do as a community to improve this situation? I can’t be the only one with this concern.
Michael Taylor
Findlay

INSPIRING LETTER
Charles Gerringer’s letter (Feb. 11) was a true inspiration.
We shared the same vow and now it is broken.
I agree with Gerringer, Flag City hemp columnist Terry Cook’s Feb. 7 letter was about as much as a reader can take.
I loved Gerringer’s closing: “Until then …” which left it up to the readers’ creativity to fill in the dot, dot, dot. Good plan.
Brendan Risner
Findlay

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