Findlay City Council’s “Appropriation Committee” voted to send the original plan for bicycle paths and traffic reconfiguration to council for approval.

The committee has five members, so how can a 2-to-1 vote be legitimate?

Two members of the committee elected, for reasons unknown, to forego this meeting, ceding their elective powers to the committee chair.

I can understand Mr. Harrington’s no-show, but I’m disappointed with Mr. Shindledecker’s absence.

As per usual, Mr. Russel had his only supporter present so he was able to guide the “committee” to his foregone conclusions based upon the opinions by “experts who do this stuff every day.”

I applaud Mr. Wobser for his sensible, but ignored, suggestions that all options be considered by council.

It makes one wonder who the “voice behind the curtain” may be and just who is running this city.

Don Kinn



Regarding the proposed bicycle lanes for Blanchard Street, it’s comforting to know that “experts who do this stuff every day” (Page A1, Nov. 13) seem now to be in charge of Findlay’s traffic patterns.

I sure hope these “experts” in the Statehouse are not the same people who, a while back, made the decision to sell Ohio’s tobacco settlement money ($20 billion) to Bear Stearns for $5 billion, and paid in addition, another $26 million in commissions to do so.

But hey, they do this stuff every day.

Jack Moyer



Regarding Judith Donaldson’s — like — recent letter to The Courier (Nov. 13), I really — like — understand what she’s talking about.

Like — I can’t tell you how many times I’m — like — in a restaurant, or — like — out in public and I hear how young people — like — are expressing themselves.

I’ve even been — like — downtown, — like — at lunch time, and — like — have to listen to 30-something professionals who — like — work at Marathon, and who are — like — poorly expressing themselves.

I once worked — like — as a manufacturing engineer for a local company. In staff meetings, — like — when the VP of finance gave financial updates, he would — like — interject the same word more than — like — 200 times in a 30-minute presentation.

It was — like — extremely distracting.

But after a bit of linguistic sarcasm here, I have to admit that in the grand scheme of “what’s wrong with the world,” speaking correctly is probably way down the list of importance. Have a great day.

Jim Gould



I applaud Ms. DonalTson on her Nov. 13 letter, “A matter of pronunciation.”

I thought I was one of the very few that cringe when I hear the lazy attempt at pronouncing “D” and “T.”

Now I know at least two of us care.

RicharT ElTer



Kathleen Parker’s ignorance and arrogance is revealed in her Nov. 13 column on Viewpoint.

Parker had the ignorant gall to attack Nikki Haley for revealing the disloyalty of two powerful men, Rex Tillerson and John Kelly.

Haley first told the president his two appointees were planning a coup to bring him down. They had privately invited her to participate and she refused.

Haley has written a book where she tells all. Haley is loyal to the Constitution, the rule of law and the president. Parker has arrogant hatred for President Trump. Her ignorance of the rule of law is shocking. And she is paid for writing such. Enemies of our nation are encouraged by such commentary.

The proposed act of Tillerson and Kelly was subversive like the impeachment crowd who has no lawful basis to do so. Trump is a duly-elected president. To take him down subversively is a crime.

Haley said they (Tillerson and Kelly) should have gone to the president, not to her, and if they couldn’t agree they should resign.

Haley has accused them of being disloyal and subversive. At this point, neither Tillerson or Kelly has made a forthright denial.

Parker despises the real courage and loyalty of Nikki Haley for America. Hatred blinds!

Wayne Baldridge