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To the editor: Kapszukiewicz has no time to celebrate

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Wade Kapszukiewicz makes his victory speech for the the mayorship during his election night event at his campaign's headquarters at the Gardner Building in Toledo.

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Congratulations to Wade Kapszukiewicz on his decisive victory in Toledo’s mayor’s race. But there is no time to waste in celebrating his win.

Despite what Paula Hicks-Hudson has to say, Toledo has been largely a spectator in the area’s recent business development growth. We need our new mayor to become an equal partner with the major figures who are driving this development boom, before it starts to die out.

If you were to poll the average citizen as to what the mayor should do first, you would hear “fix the streets and lower our water bills.” That too has to be a priority. Sorry, Mr. K, but there will be no honeymoon for you. Find the right people to carry out your vision for the city and get to work on making it happen.

MIKE McMAHON

Robinwood Avenue

 

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Suburbs being a bunch of suckers

I can’t believe that any community would partner with Toledo in a regional water authority (Nov. 7, ‘’Rules drafted to govern regional water authority”).

Anyway you cut it, Toledo and Lucas County will dominate the board and will only have to persuade or bribe one other member for a super majority. 

Toledo gets the other communities to pay for most of the infrastructure work. And Toledo will keep control of the treatment plant and make money on a lease from the other members.

The other communities are in for a real eye-opener partnering  with Toledo, a mismanaged city has found its patsies.

GREGG GOODWIN

Waterville

 

Many to blame for heroin epidemic

Where does the money to buy opioids come from?

Pawn shops, carryouts, second-hand stores, check-cashing businesses, and jewelry stores are contributing to this crisis. These businesses have been buying and selling all types of used property. Much of the merchandise and property sold comes from opioid addicts. Where does the addict get this property? Sometimes, they simply steal it.

Many of these businesses turn a blind eye to iffy transactions. Profits are more important. These “legitimate” businesses are complicit in the drug problem.

You may have been assisting a heroin addict when you got that “super deal.”

BLAKE WATKISS

Berkey

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