The Aug. 19 op-ed column by David Foster, "Tax credit for wind energy must be renewed," was dead on. Congress must renew this production tax credit to protect jobs and help continue economic growth in Ohio.
As Mr. Foster noted, the wind industry in Ohio has seen tremendous growth and is spurring economic development. The wind energy supply chain supports about 6,000 jobs in Ohio. That number could grow if the production tax credit is renewed.
If Congress fails to act, Ohio will miss out on investments and industry growth. Many Ohioans will find their jobs imperiled.
Pound worker unjustly disciplined
I anticipated seeing a brutal scene of Aaron Nova, an employee of the Lucas County dog warden's office, choking and throwing a helpless dog ("Paychecks stopped for kennel worker," Aug. 16). Instead, I saw a video of the employee gripping the neck of a handsome dog with his hands.
Marbles, a 46-pound Labrador retriever and hound mix, was too heavy to grab by the scruff of the neck, as is commonly done to exert control. Dog's necks are proportionately many times stronger than those of humans. This cute dog was later adopted.
Mr. Nova acted quickly to avoid a possible altercation between tethered dogs and Marbles. A warrant and/or suspension for this employee is ludicrous.
Ignore circus, give to animal groups
It is mystifying that respected local businesses and organizations continue to sponsor the Kelly Miller Circus in the name of family entertainment, when they should be fully aware of the cruelty imposed on the animals involved ("Kelly Miller Circus delights; Children of all ages welcome under big top," Aug. 10).
Instead of patronizing this circus, families should make a contribution to a local humane society or to an animal-rights organization.
Backup to casino should be rectified
Driving from Toledo to my home in Rossford recently, I encountered a right-hand-lane traffic backup as I got on the DiSalle Bridge over the Maumee River. It took more than 30 minutes to traverse the remaining short distance to downtown Rossford.
The reason for the backup was heavy traffic to Hollywood Casino Toledo. The cause of the backup was poor traffic planning.
A short outcropping of land interrupts what could be an unimpeded lane to the casino. This forces a traffic-slowing merging of lanes.
It looks as if there would be a simple fix. Let's get it done.
Let's cut back on air conditioning
When people say they want to go green, why don't businesses turn down their air conditioning and let employees dress in weather-appropriate but respectable clothing?
If you're working at a desk, and you have to bring a jacket or take a break to go outside to get warm, it seems ridiculous. Less air conditioning would be a savings for the workplace.