Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016
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Letters to the Editor


Presbyterian affirmation appreciated

Thank you for your affirmation of the Presbyterian Church USA after its heavily debated vote on divestiture of companies whose products are used against Palestinians ("Church's choice," editorial, July 10).

The Blade noted that the Presbyterian Church may have found a way to "be a Good Samaritan in the land where the parable was born." I read those words with delight.

As a Presbyterian minister who was an observer at the church's recent general assembly in Pittsburgh, I can attest to the diverse concerns. I was heartened by the assembly's ability to find a way to collaborate for peace rather than focusing narrowly on an economic boycott.

Robert Anderson

Interim Minister Collingwood Presbyterian Church Collingwood Boulevard


Senior community weathered storm

I am a resident of West Park Place, an independent living community for senior citizens. Many of us were in the activity room playing bingo when the storm hit and the power went out ("Lucas Co. officials tally storm damage; 1 dead; over 60 structures affected," July 11). The staff kept us calm.

The following day, we were evacuated because power was still out. More than 200 people live here. Some of them need walkers or wheelchairs and live on the upper floors, but these wonderful employees got them all down safely.

I stayed with my son and his wife. We had partial power by the evening of July 7, so I returned to my home. The staff had secured generators, lights, and a refrigerated truck to keep food cold.

Kudos to the staff.

Eve Slivinski

Executive Parkway


Postal worker shows concern

A few weeks ago, I gave my car a thorough cleaning. After finishing the exterior, I took a break and lay down on the porch. The sunshine and radio lulled me to sleep.

I was awakened by the sound of a vehicle in the driveway. A U.S. Postal Service worker drove 150 feet from the street to check on me. He said he saw me lying there and was concerned about me.

No computer or email service can interact with a customer on such a personal level. I thank him.

Marke Schalow

Springfield Township


Post offices need to be modern

The writer of the July 4 Readers' Forum letter "Let's hear it for the postal service" says she doesn't use a computer and doesn't want to learn.

Would she and others rather send messages by telegraph, travel by horse and buggy, and watch programs on a black and white television?

The Postal Service will always be a necessity, but as a business it must adapt to the changing needs of its customers. Otherwise, it will end up like businesses that refused to change, or waited too long to do so.

Michael Holtgrieve


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