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Published: 7/19/2013

Letters to the Editor

Candidate’s challenge refreshing

The challenge by Toledo mayoral candidate Alan Cox to other hopefuls is interesting (“7 candidates file in mayor’s race; 18 seeking council seats meet deadline for Sept. 10 primary,” July 13).

Mr. Cox, an independent, said that other candidates should emulate the campaign style of a mayor from more than a century ago, Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones. “His philosophy was you don’t go after someone else, you talk about what you have to offer,” Mr. Cox said.

How refreshing it is to see a candidate run a campaign with such class and honesty. I wish all politicians would follow this style of campaigning.

LYNDA URBANIAK

Temperance

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Who pays for developing child?

Pro-life advocates want every fertilized human egg to develop (“Abortion law: Both sides of debate find Ohio decision to be historic,” July 8).

The main problem with their belief is that bringing a child adequately to age 18 is expensive. In addition to the traditional needs — food, clothing, and shelter — a child needs education and medical care. Many pro-lifers refuse to fund these essentials.

What happens to an individual who does not receive these necessities? How will society cope with deprived children? My question to pro-lifers: Who pays for a child’s development?

CAROLYN MANCHESTER

Wauseon

 

Want front plate? Stop violators

If law enforcement officials want front license plates on vehicles, they should explain why they allow confusion about the enforcement of the front plate display (“Oregon chief: Keep front license plate,” Readers’ Forum, July 7).

Anyone can observe hundreds, if not thousands, of Ohio-registered vehicles throughout the state with no front plate. It seems motorists seldom are stopped and ticketed for this specific violation of the law.

It appears many officers stop a vehicle for a missing front plate only when they need probable cause to check for other potential violations.

Those who want to keep the front plate requirement should enforce it with the same diligence as that for the rear license plate. Otherwise, the message to our lawmakers should be: Eliminate the front plate.

JIM BROWER

Oregon

 

Chautauqua event in Rossford lauded

Hats off to the Ohio Humanities Council and the Rossford Convention and Visitors Bureau for an enjoyable Ohio Chautauqua 2013 celebration (“Rossford draws crowd despite rain; Chautauqua history anything but dry,” July 10).

My wife and I attended the Saturday evening presentation and were impressed.

This was the first time this event was held in the area. I hoped it returns.

ROGER SMITH

Tetherwood Drive



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