Thursday, Jun 21, 2018
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Ohio’s voting system fair

Your June 18 article “Early voting: Husted sets new uniform hours; In-person schedule follows court loss” said state Sen. Nina Turner claimed Secretary of State Jon Husted was denying most of Ohio’s voters access to polling places when he set hours for early voting.

Senator Turner, a Democrat from Cleveland, is running against Mr. Husted. Her and others’ comments are absurd and harmful to our elections system.

Setting the same voting hours for everyone is fair. Starting 29 days early is perfectly acceptable. Reasonable people can disagree, and then compromise on a good balance.

These harmful attacks on our election system should stop.


Springfield Township


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Algae threat could mean rationing

When I visited Lake Erie last year, I was aghast at the algae in the water (“U.S. House passes algae-control bill,” June 11).

If Toledoans think they are going to continue washing cars and watering lawns with drinking-quality water, they might be in for a shock — once water begins to be rationed, there’s no turning back.


Atwell Road

Plan to restore winery brings joy

I am joyous about the plan to restore Lonz Winery on Middle Bass Island (“Lonz Winery site to receive $6M from state,” June 6). I, along with dozens of my relatives, have fond memories of Lonz, including musical groups, dancing, sitting on the beautiful green hill behind the winery, and yes, the wine.

Ohio has an abundance of family-oriented state parks, amusement parks, and campgrounds. Lonz is special. I am thrilled about the plans to restore the winery as a tourist attraction that caters to adults.

I can imagine the winery’s original owner, George Lonz, smiling.


Hagley Road

Fire station sparks memories

Your June 17 article “Fire Station 3’s rededication bittersweet for department” brought back fond memories. I used to live two blocks from the station, which was next to the Mystic Theater in North Toledo.

Sometimes firefighters would attend a movie. If a call came in, a buzzer would sound and they would run next door to the fire station. On nice days, firefighters would sit outside and talk to us kids.


Marblehead, Ohio

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