Does it make sense, as our economy reopens, for grocery stores and other retailers to have hand sanitizer stands at their exit doors?

Grocers, as an example, are sanitizing their carts as we enter but as we shop we are touching numerous other items that either are not or cannot be sanitized. If hand sanitizer stands were available as we exit, we could sanitize our hands before returning to our vehicles.

Maybe it doesn’t matter or perhaps it isn’t necessary for our personal safety? I don’t know the answers.

Steve Schroeder



I see that our rubber-stamp city council has retained its title by blindly going along with the emergency stamp on the Blanchard Street bike trail project.

I am disappointed that my own council representative wasn’t one of the clear heads to oppose that classification, but so be it. All along, I thought that council’s job was to represent the interests and concerns of the people it represents and not serve as a lackey to an administration. I guess that is not the way here in good old Findlay, Ohio. I guess we get what we pay for.

On another subject, I had occasion to traverse County Road 313 to Bluffton in the rain, and the quality of the repaving as I got closer to Bluffton gave me pause. For a newly repaved road, there was an awful lot of water standing and ponding on the surface. On my return trip it was quite evident that the repaving is not changing or improving the cross section of the road but merely adding an improved surface.

The existing westbound lanes are in better condition than the eastbound lanes, and that same condition is reflected in the completed western portion of the project. It seems a poor use of tax dollars to end up with a project that merely improves the surface but does nothing to correct the existing problem.

Standing and ponding water on a road surface contributes to hydroplaning and is inherently dangerous. It surprised me to see that nothing was done to alleviate that problem on this project. They evidently are not grinding and correcting low spots, but are merely overlaying and allowing the low areas to remain. I don’t know if this is a design or inspection problem but, in these old construction-oriented eyes at least, it seems a poor result for the amount of tax dollars spent on the project.

Don Kinn



I would like to thank the editor of this page for including two cartoons that suggest that Democrats are trying to drown or throttle the economy.

To borrow a line from L.E.P.D. Firearms in Columbus, the cartoons may not have been politically correct, but they were on target.

Taken as a whole, it is predominantly Democratic governors and mayors who continue to force fascistic shutdowns by taking the standard totalitarian jackbooted thug approach to enforce so-called social distancing and thus throttling down state economies.

Could it be that it is those very states — who for years have been run by “progressive” Democrats and are facing the results of their drunken sailor spending (and who can’t print money) — want the economies of their states like New York, Illinois and California to collapse and thus reap the harvest of a Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) bailout?

Jackbooted fascism and untoward spending is their lifestyle after all. Just look at Pelosi’s freezer.

Bruce Workman (May 19) wants to remind Courier readers that Mike DeWine, doing pretty much the same as most Democrats, is a Republican. Yes, he’s a Republican but one from the John McCain-Mitt Romney-John Kasich school who are (or were) in the party but who are actually political Democrats. Bruce says, “Don’t look at the Dems.” Well, they are Democrats philosophically, so we still can look to them when next we vote.

We flattened the curve as asked, so where will the sociofascists move the goalpost to now? I think it will be moved to the socialist playing field, collapsing capitalism using Modern Monetary Policy (MMP) at the expense of at least the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 9th, 10th and 14th Amendments in the name of a broadly defined, environmentally “safe” world.

Michael Janton