Your July 22 editorial "Scouts' dishonor" is an affront to the Boy Scouts of America who are dedicated, as you wrote, "to building character and instilling values in its young members."
Admitting boys of different nationalities and religious beliefs is different from admitting those who are gay. It doesn't make sense to admit those who are living an immoral lifestyle into a group that is trying to teach young boys good morals and correct living.
You also insult those of us who believe that good moral living never goes out of style. To put our youngsters in harm's way would be an abdication of parental rights.
I commend Boy Scout leaders for standing up for what is morally right. God bless them and the youngsters in their care.
Storm debris still litters neighborhood
Kudos to Toledo Edison for working 24/7 a few weeks ago to get our electricity back on after storms felled power lines. While my property had no tree debris, my neighborhood looked like a war zone. Unfortunately, it still appears the city is leaving us high and dry on cleanup.
The neighborhood has rallied, with all the debris hauled to the curbs. Now we've heard the city will issue citations to those who have not made personal arrangements to clear their respective messes.
Many folks who are on limited incomes suffered home damage. We all pay taxes. City of Toledo, why aren't you helping us?
Hunter Smith Eichhorn
West Lincolnshire Boulevard
Editor's note: A city spokesman said that residents were advised they could use their bulky-refuse pickup option and place debris at the curb in secured bundles of as much as 40 pounds. Calls for bulky pickup are to be made two business days before regular collection days.
Docks area spurs disappointment
My wife and I recently drove through The Docks restaurant area. The area was dirty, full of trash, and overgrown with weeds. The roadway and parking lots are in terrible condition.
I would not take a visitor to this once-fine dining area. Where is the city in taking the lead to get this eyesore cleaned up?
Patrols fine; don't forget 131st St.
I recently saw two Toledo police officers on motorcycles checking traffic speeds on Edgewater Drive and Ottawa River Road. Although this is commendable, they should have patrolled 131st Street.
Edgewater and Ottawa River are twisty, with speed limits of 25 and 30 mph, respectively. My street is straight and well paved with a 35-mph speed limit. Thus, it is a mini-drag strip for motorcycles and fast-car-driver wannabes. Sooner or later, someone is going to get hurt or worse.
All I'm asking for is equal patrol time from the police.
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