To the editor: I recently attended a Lady’s Genoa Comet basketball game. I was very surprised and dismayed when I heard the opposing school's “cheering” section's chants.
Apparently they did not listen to the OHSAA code of conduct that was read by the announcer before the game started. “Good sportsmanship is to be shown by all fans, coaches, and players...” Chanting rude, negative remarks about one player just because she is an excellent athlete, is very disrespectful. Her success in basketball and running is the result of many, many hours of training and hard work.
I commend the Genoa parents, teachers, coaches, and administrators who teach our Comet students to be respectful to the opposing team and their players.
Proud to be a graduate, parent, and employee of the Genoa Area Local School District.
To the editor: Our two-faced Gov. Strickland’s plan to keep his promise not to raise taxes is rather simple. Just call them “fees.”
He’s just proposed 120 “fee” increases or new changes in his budget plan to raise cash.
Joseph V. Kubasek
To the editor: Hang in there people of Harbor View - as I sit here holding my breath waiting to hear the outcome of the proposed coke plant - the one that will add to all the environmental issues we already have.
As badly as jobs are needed, 150 could never pay for long-term medical ramifications over the years as well as dealing with the environmental problems we already deal with. Many may be bought off – you and your neighbors passed up $500,000 – helping to restore my faith in humanity.
You have called more attention to the front lines of the struggle between big business and preservation of our only beautiful Earth.