The City of Toledo is paying someone more than $34,000 a year to tweet ("Bell hires social media expert to tell Toledo's story," Sept. 15).
I've been trying to get the city to remove a dead tree on city property for two years. Maybe when one of the many limbs that fall off hits a child, the new social media expert can tweet about it.
Mayor Mike Bell wonders why people are leaving Toledo.
Voting should have liberal hours
Voting privileges should be extended to all eligible Americans by every method possible ("Litigation casts pall as early vote approaches; Provisional ballots, hours still at issue," Sept. 23).
Allowing Armed Forces members and their families to vote in Ohio on the three days before Election Day is noble. But not having that same opportunity afforded to all eligible veterans and their families -- and possibly everyone -- is unacceptable.
I doubt whether any of our veterans ever, when helping a fallen comrade, first asked what his or her political affiliation was. The system, changed before the 2008 election, was fine. Why regress?
Larry D. Oehlers
Political campaign spending is sinful
The amount of money candidates spend campaigning for office is sinful, when there are people in this country who don't have a job and don't know how they will pay their bills.
Campaigning has become a circus. Do the candidates believe Americans are so stupid that they can be brainwashed?
The time for campaigning should be reduced to one month. Character assassination should not be allowed.
I hit the mute button when ads for or against candidates are aired on television.
Voters are weary; shorten campaigns
I suspect that millions of Americans are disgusted with both political parties and their presidential nominees for campaigning that began a year before the election.
Why don't we tell political parties that presidential nominees will be selected at conventions, not through primaries? We should demand that no convention be held before August, and no political campaigning will be allowed until after the conventions.
This likely won't happen. But let's tell our lawmakers that we will not tolerate campaigning a year before an election.
We have the power to stop this travesty. We vote.
Romney not alone as a good husband
Ann Romney is a beautiful and intelligent wife and mother, but does she think her husband is the only man on Earth who loves his family, stood by his wife in the dark days of cancer, and did a great job ("Romney promises to give Americans a better future," Aug. 31)?
I'm sure many husbands in Toledo and across the country have been there for their wives and families.