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What about the fish?
To the editor: We know that the Bay Shore Plant kills hundreds of thousands of fish because they can’t afford to build a cooling tower.

I have not heard of one study on the impact the proposed coke plant would have on the Maumee River ecosystem. 

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know the coke plant would use an enormous amount of water from the Maumee River. What about our fish?
Harry Mack
Oregon


It stinks
To the editor: Let me see if I have this right. Congress taxes business and the citizenry at ever-increasing rates. Congress takes money off the top of those taxes to pay for their bloated administrative costs.

Congressional members then attempt to buy our votes by returning a much smaller portion of our taxes back to their home districts, but only for the projects they wish and only under the conditions they set.

And we are supposed to feel grateful for this? Remember this simple process the next time your local official holds a press conference to announce a federal grant.

No wonder this is called pork – it sure stinks like a pigpen to me.
Robert Densic
Rossford


Good things happening
To the editor: Elmore swelled by over 2,700 people when Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure (GOBA) participants made their visit. The GOBA visitors seemed very pleased with what was planned for them, the help they received when they asked a question about getting some place or needed help in any way, the variety of things to do, and the variety of food to eat.

A great big thanks goes to the chair people and all of the volunteers who had it so very well organized. Every person in the community contributed in some way, for it takes a community to get a big job done.

When I talked to friends from Pemberville, Perrysburg and Bowling Green who helped with GOBA, the GOBA visitors appreciated all that was done for them, and told how well they were treated in Elmore too. Each town is unique in its own way, and the visitors were very grateful to everyone for all the work and time they spent preparing for them. It just goes to show when you treat others nice, word gets around about your villages and towns, and creates interest in others to visit and see what your town has.

Yes, there are good things happening even when times are bad.
Betty Marlow Miller
Elmore


A beautiful day
To the editor: It turned out to be a beautiful day when the Brush Wellman Habitat for Humanity Golf Scramble was held recently held at the Oak Harbor Golf Club.

Thank you to all of the people and businesses that donated their time and door prizes.  There is a lot of work that goes into planning an event like this, and there are many that need to be recognized for their help and participation.  We would like to thank the following sponsors; Brush Wellman Inc., Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Ottawa County Chapter # 30011 for supplemental funding, Varga Custom Concrete, LLC, Bill’s Auto & Towing Co., First Federal Savings of Lorain, First Federal Savings, Genoa, Genoa Chevrolet, LLC and Genoa Motors, Inc.

Also a thank you to the following for their donations for door prizes and their time;  The Oak Harbor Golf Club, Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce, The Great Wolf Lodge, The Toledo Zoo, The Toledo Mud Hens, Jamie Farr Owens Corning Classic, Maumee Bay State Park,  The Andersons, Kurt’s BP, Samsen Home Furnishings, FanMark Inc., Sunoco Friendship Store of Port Clinton, Coffee Express, Jolly Roger Seafood House, Packer Creek Pottery, Shore Nuf Charters, Advance Auto Parts, Deans Discount Store, Drowns Dairy Plaza, Gordon Lumber Company, Hair Illusions, Hasselbach Meats, Marcos Pizza, O’Hair-ons Styling Salon, Pizza House, Port Clinton Chamber of Commerce, Schedel Arboretum & Gardens, and Hair Quarters.

The weather cleared up just in time for the 8 a.m. shotgun start. Thank you to all of the teams that came out that day and supported Habitat for Humanity.  Hope to see all of you again next year.

All money from the event was raised to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County.
Shelley A. Asmus
Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity of Ottawa County


Common sense & courtesy
To the editor: After reading last week’s letter from Mr. Kutchenriter regarding the Woodville Road/Millbury Road intersection, I couldn’t agree more.

For 35 years, I have traveled Woodville Road at the posted speed and have been tailgated, flipped off, passed in no passing zones, and I  too have had airheads pull out in front of me, go up one road then make a left hand turn backing up traffic.

We already have one stoplight on a rural state route at 795 and Woodville Road. Do we need another?  Traffic, along with accidents and fatalities have increased on every rural road including routes 2, 163, and 20, and I’ve seen no increase in traffic lights.  Flashing lights are an excellent idea but what about turn lanes?

Humans make mistakes and nothing will change that.  Drivers need to be more courteous, alert, considerate, and yes, use common sense. Instead of putting on makeup, eating or using a cell phone, maybe one could pay more attention to the road and the surroundings.

A footnote:  Genoa tried to lower the speed limit to 35 miles per hour on a state route and needless to say it didn’t work and the current speed limit of 45 has sufficed.  Turn lanes were installed to alleviate congestion and keep traffic flowing.
Marlene Snyder
Elmore