Paulding Co. to lose in dog cuts


The jobs of Paulding County’s full-time dog warden and the assistant dog warden are to be abolished (“Paulding Co.’s dog warden to lose job; sheriff gets duties; Starting July 1, deputy will care for all strays,” May 7). If a present deputy doesn’t volunteer for the additional duties, a deputy will be hired and likely will be paid more than the dog warden.

Meanwhile, the animal coverage will shrink to only eight hours per day, and maybe less if the deputy is working his more important law-enforcement job. The public will get less dog coverage for more taxpayer dollars.


Erie, Mich.


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Give Benghazi proper coverage

Your news items should be balanced and unbiased. That is not the case in the placement of the article on Benghazi, “Diplomat thought attack terrorism ‘from the get-go’,” on Page 13 of your May 6 edition. That development was of greater significance than any of the Page One items that day.

I was pleasantly surprised to read the major front-page article on Benghazi in your May 8 edition, even though it was under a New York Times byline. Keep up the good work on this issue and live up to your masthead's proclamation by doing your own reporting on major issues such as Benghazi.


Ottawa Hills

Scouts’ ban on gay adults correct

The recent decision by the Boy Scouts of America to disallow openly gay leaders while not denying membership to gay kids was correct (“Scouts’ plan would permit gay children; Ban would remain on homosexual adults,” April 20).

Good parents should question the sexual orientation of those in authority over their kids in an overnight situation. Because the Boy Scouts rely heavily on camping trips to teach skills, due diligence is in order.

Would we think it correct to have a heterosexual male chaperoning a group of female teens on an overnight trip at a motel?

But young kids, whose sexual orientation is often fluid and uncertain, should not be isolated from their peers because of this.


126th Street


Infinite event at Whitmer tops

My husband and I had the privilege of attending the Infinite Opportunity Olympics on May 4 at Whitmer High School for Washington Local Schools students with special needs. It was so nice to see these kids treated the same as typical kids.

The event was well-organized. All who were involved deserve kudos.