Now that Interstate 475 entrance and exit ramps to Secor Road are closed for construction, there likely will be major backups on the Corey Road ramp (“Delayed ramp closings to begin at Secor, I-475,” June 6).
A recent major traffic jam affected I-475 east between U.S. 23 northbound and Secor Road. Because many people wanted to get off the expressway, a major backup occurred at the Corey exit.
Why can’t the Ohio Department of Transportation put in a three-way stop sign at the end of the exit ramp?
Editor’s note: An ODOT spokesman said: “ODOT and municipalities affected by the Secor Road project will monitor this area during the ramp closures. Next month, ODOT will begin work on a safety project to add a signal at the I-475/Corey Road exit ramp to eliminate backups on the interstate.”
Why does gas rise so much so fast?
How can the price of gasoline go up 50 cents a gallon in one day (“Area gasoline prices sprint past $4 a gallon for 1st time in 15 months; Spike likely short-term, analysts say,” June 6)?
Gas was selling recently for $3.39 a gallon and went up to $3.89 a gallon the next day before rising to nearly $4 a gallon.
When I studied business in college, I learned that price gouging was illegal. We are being gouged big time. When oil companies report their quarterly statements, it seems they claim record profits.
There is nothing we can do about this. The only ones getting healthy in this so-called economic recovery are the oil companies.
Portman, Jordan changed their tune
The May 14 Readers’ Forum letter from U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R., Ohio) and U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Urbana), “Lima tank plant to remain vital,” is a study in contrast to their stance on the auto bailout.
They claim the Obama Administration has no understanding of the nation’s industrial base, let alone the impact of a production shutdown.
They also thought that domestic auto companies would have no trouble ramping up production if they were shut down. Same for parts suppliers.
Mr. Portman and Mr. Jordan have no idea what the cost would have been to restart auto production lines.
Climate change issue up in the air
The Blade’s ombudsman, Jack Lessenberry, says the climate-change issue is settled (“Climate-change editorial reflected scientific consensus,” June 2). So that’s that? He should try reading something outside his liberal bubble.