As chairman of the Old West End Association’s streetscape subcommittee, I thank Robin Whitney, the City of Toledo’s commissioner of engineering services, and David Dysard, the division’s administrator of public services, for their efforts to work with representatives of the association while planning for the rebuilding of Collingwood Boulevard (“Old West End tree removal gets feds’ OK; Approval given amid complaints work destroys historic grounds,” April 20).
Unfortunately, we must lose trees, but they will be replaced by trees planted in positions to grow to their full potential, rather than stunted in a cramped street lawn.
People should persuade utility companies to put their lines underground. Toledo Edison should install lighting that is more historically appropriate, and work with property owners on Collingwood to help them preserve and maintain their property rather than allow rampant deterioration.
Motorcyclists must show respect
In response to your May 20 article “Area fatal crashes spur motorcycle safety effort”: I am all for watching out for motorcycles, but I am weary of motorcycle riders who drive in and out of traffic, race each other, and drive recklessly at times.
I respect motorcyclists’ right to be on the road. I hope they respect those who drive cars. If motorcyclists want my respect, they have to earn it.
Disrespect seems to run rampant
I have never seen or heard so many disrespectful motorcyclists as of late. Grown men have been throttling up like teenagers on mopeds without mufflers through peaceful neighborhoods.
I used to have a motorcycle. When I drove it, I showed respect for the road, other drivers, and the neighborhoods I traveled through.
I see yard signs calling for auto drivers to respect motorcyclists. Motorcyclists deserve about as much respect as they give. They should grow up and respect their neighbors.
Abandoned dog gets second chance
To the person who dumped the blind little dog on our road on May 18: Your incredibly cruel actions backfired. My husband and I rescued her.
After attempts to locate anyone who may have lost her, it became clear she was discarded like trash. She is a sweet dog that needs love and a second chance.
We took her to the Lucas County Dog Warden because we are not able to keep her.
Whoever had her before dumping her, we hope you will know that while you did not care for her, we did. There is a special place for people such as you.
Grand Rapids, Ohio
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