I applaud Dock David Treece for trying to breathe life into a empty airport that continues to be an endless money pit for Lucas County taxpayers (“Bell hid talks on privatizing Toledo Express; 26-year-old businessman began push for airport control in April,” Oct. 31).
The Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority needs to step away from running Toledo Express Airport and let another entity give it a try. We need new blood and new ideas.
Officials should put personal agendas aside and support something new. Could Mr. Treece’s plan for the airport be any worse that what we financially support now?
Airport operation a laughing matter
Jerry Chabler, the chairman of the port authority’s airport committee, is skeptical of Mr. Treece’s suggestion to privatize the airport.
The current airport management isn’t doing such a great job, when the projected loss for the airport in 2013 will be $674,000.
Mr. Chabler and his agency would be naturals on a TV comedy reality show.
JESSE OTTO, JR.
Teachers a must to shape youths
Bill Keller’s Oct. 23 op-ed column on the modern education system, “Industry of mediocrity; America needs to teach its teachers better,” hit the nail on the head. I have been experiencing this mediocrity for the past several years at Otsego High School.
My son is struggling in a couple of classes. I contacted the instructors — which is what instructors say to do — and asked for help.
I was referred to a Web site. Other instructors didn’t like the way I worded my letter. They refused to communicate with me.
There was a day when being a teacher was a way to help shape young minds, not simply get a paycheck. Our education system has gone downhill. We need real teachers back in the classroom.
Grand Rapids, Ohio
Neighbors should help neighbors
When I was younger, Toledoans cut their grass and swept the street to make things look clean. Does anybody make an effort to help neighbors cut grass or pull weeds anymore?
If people helped each other, neighborhoods would look good again. It doesn’t take much to cut weeds or grass at an abandoned property.
People shouldn’t wait for the city to clean it up. People should ask whether their neighbors need help. Do it from the heart.