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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Treeces out for publicity

Until recently, Treece Investment Advisory Corp. was a little known company in Sylvania (“Treece study just latest look at airport potential; Family exploring fringe aviation business,” Dec. 22). Thanks to its effort to privatize Toledo Express Airport, the Treece family has received a ton of media exposure.

The debate continues about whether to keep the airport a publicly owned entity or have it run by a private group. Those who want to keep the airport public, including the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority, need to step up their game.

Otherwise, more private investment companies are going to fly in like hungry vultures that want to eat the weak and mismanaged airport and fatten their own investment portfolios.

The Treeces might not know anything about running an airport, but they sure know a lot about generating free publicity.

GEORGE WEIDNER

Barrows Street

 

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Good to be wary of Treece plan

I disagree with the writer of the Dec. 13 Readers’ Forum letter “Treece column mean-spirited” about Keith C. Burris’ Dec. 10 column. Mr. Burris was right on.

Doing business with the Treece family about operating Toledo Express Airport is like buying a pig in a poke.

SUE STRASEL

Glenwood Avenue

 

Scales of justice tipped by money

Your Dec. 13 article “‘Affluenza’ is blamed in trial of teen who killed 4” confirms a statement I recall hearing by a law professor years ago: Justice goes with whoever has the most money.

OLLIE HARRINGTON

Carmelle Court

 

Novel character had ‘affluenza’

In the beginning of Charles Dickens’ A Tale of Two Cities, a nobleman’s carriage ran over and killed a peasant child. The nobleman callously tossed a coin to the father in compensation. But the father later slit the nobleman’s throat.

That nobleman obviously was suffering from “affluenza,” just like that little rich kid who killed four pedestrians.

KARL PETERSEN

Clover Lane

 

Better leaf pickup a New Year wish

The city of Toledo’s last leaf pickup was late last month, just before the snow hit. In heavily wooded areas such as mine, there should be three leaf removals, not two, with the last one done by the end of November.

The piles of leaves present a flooding and safety problem. I hope our new mayor will improve street services to include more timely leaf removal.

S. D. STONE

Cedarbrook Drive



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