How quickly can a drug dealer wreck a neighborhood? Faster than a speeding bullet!

Here is what happened on one comfortable Findlay block:

A supposed family man moved onto the block with his girlfriend and their kids. They were soon able to establish a thriving drug trade that blossomed into a constant 24/7 parade of addict customers.

A lively interest from the police resulted in frequent visits to the property and occasional arrests.

Naturally, the couple deemed it necessary to maintain security. Three pit bulls were acquired as an early warning device and were allowed to use neighboring properties as their personal restroom.

Loud music and drinking on the front porch and backyard soon became a constant annoyance as the concept of quiet enjoyment was relegated to the pages of history.

Ultimately, and only after a year of neighborhood turmoil, police were able to arrest the couple and bring charges. End of saga. Drug dealers moved on or were jailed.

Finally, the long-suffering neighbors can breathe again. Thank you, Findlay Police Department. They help when drug activity runs rampant, but they cannot stop it before it gets started.

Our local government must do more to prevent this chaos from spreading. It will take some thinking out of the box, some redirection of resources and some overdue long-term planning to get a grip.

So, county commissioners, mayor, council, sheriff and ADAMHS board, let’s get started.

Tom Quarrie, president,

Save Our Neighborhoods



Some personal thoughts:

• America: Founded by geniuses, run by idiots.

• Limit congressmen to two terms: One in office, one in prison.

• We owe illegals nothing. We owe veterans everything.

• Let’s stop sending money to other countries. Let them hate us for free.

• If guns kill people, then pencils misspell words, cars make people drive drunk, and spoons make people obese.

• You may not like guns, that is your right. You may not believe in God, that is your choice. When someone breaks into your home, call someone with a gun and pray they get there in time.

William Steinman




Wow! One-hundred and fourteen undocumented people were rounded up and detained at Sandusky and Castalia the other day. Once more, the long arm of the law caught up with this menace to society, people who steal good, honest jobs from us law-abiding Americans.

Thanks to law enforcement organizations, we can sleep at night, knowing that such a scourge has been eradicated from our midst.

Among the charges against them will be tax evasion. I, for one, would like to know how they do that. I have tried when I go shopping, but the clerks don’t seem to know what I’m talking about.

Also, I would like to know how many of those “animals” — that’s what the fake POTUS calls them — will be charged with rape, murder, drug dealing and all the other nefarious deeds Mr. Donald says they do.

Last but not least, we hope that any family members these people have will be separated from them. One never knows what teachings they may have received in the past, but once separated they will forget them.

On the positive side, I’m sure that the following day the lines were long of good, working Americans applying to fill those jobs that until now were being denied to them.

Eligio Sierra