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Relay support appreciated
To the editor: Tiki Warriors Relay for Life Team from Genoa would like to say thanks to everyone who came out to support us during our fundraisers before and during the 2013 Relay for Life of Ottawa County.

Thank you to the people who donated items for our team to sell and to the businesses and organizations who allowed us to fund-raise.

Last but not least, we would like to thank the Walgreens Perrysburg DC team members for two fundraisers they did to help our team reach its fundraising goal. Our team raised more than $5,000 for the American Cancer Society to fund research and programs to help cancer patients.

So, thank you to all, however, there is no finish line until a cure for all cancers has been found. We are always looking for more team members. To find out how you can joint the American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Ottawa County, call Kim or Tami at 419-855-4370 or Brian Gibson at 888-227-6446, ext. 5205.
Kim Coppes and Tami Coppes


Lack of concern
To the editor: How are residents of Oregon to endure the endless lack of concern for the safety of our children by the Oregon School system?

The latest in the misguided attempt to pacify those who have children enrolled in the local schools is to spend $240,000 on sidewalks. Seriously? Of an estimated transportation cost not including driver wages of near $600,000, how are sidewalks the answer? Child safety is the issue they are not addressing, clearly. With the number of child abductions growing every day, do we need one of our loved ones to become one if the missing to realize this is flat wrong? Not to mention good old Northwestern Ohio weather for our children to endure.

Yes, most of us remember having to traverse through all sorts of conditions, nevertheless, regressing is not the answer.

Is child safety truly being considered? Why are they not seeking additional bus transportation with this grant money? Somehow, it seems another ploy in wearing down voters to submit to additional levies. Have they exhausted all efforts in finding more visible, safer and cost-effective alternatives for the children of our community?
Frank L. Reece
Oregon


Undeserved recognition
To the editor: While wandering through the Ohio Turnpike Wyandot Service Plaza building, I discovered the building’s fairly new dedication plaque.

Engraved on the plaque are sever names of individuals that the state wished to recognize in their efforts to see through the construction of the new service plaza buildings. This seemed nice and appropriate until I discovered one name on the plaque that most sensible Ohioans wish to forget and most certainly not recognize – Thomas W. Noe. Call me unreasonable, but I believe that it’s just not right to “recognize” a convicted criminal who cost the people of Ohio an estimated $13 million. But that’s just my opinion.
Clay Parlette
Curtice

Editor’s note: Former Gov. Bob Taft appointed Noe to the Ohio Turnpike Commission in 2003.