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Response as upsetting as theft

In response to your Aug. 25 article “Toledo burglary victims rip slow police response”: Sometimes next to nothing is done when a burglary takes place.

My home was burglarized last year. The police officer who responded to my call was not interested in listening to what happened. He made the comment that it didn’t look like anyone had broken in.

I asked if he would take items that had been dropped as evidence. He refused. I was upset from the theft but more upset by the treatment I received in trying to report it.


Upton Avenue


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TPS event smacks of religious tone

It pains me that an institution such as Toledo Public Schools, which is to teach children to be citizens, negates the Constitution (“Officials say TPS event at church isn’t religious,” Aug. 21).

Your story quotes a TPS official as saying that attendance at the back-to-school luncheon at CedarCreek Church was not mandatory, so those who would be uncomfortable at a Christian church could stay away.

The Blade must have known that TPS is violating the First Amendment because it gave this story to its religion editor, who gave it a spin that it was a secular event. Is TPS teaching how to say one thing but mean another?


Fayette, Ohio

School lesson: Relationships

As a new school year starts for Ohio’s teachers and students, it’s a good time to remind people that the goal of education is to develop young individuals into fine adults. Teaching is about building relationships and not only about data-driven state assessments or teacher evaluations.

I have been a TPS teacher for 22 years, and I want to thank my students for a rewarding career.



Editor’s note: The writer teaches at Ottawa River Elementary School.

Bottled water for school no bargain

Your Aug. 22 article “Area schools stocking up in case advisory is issued” said it would cost $24,000 to provide 54,000 bottles of water daily to students and employees of Toledo Public Schools. That averages out to $10.66 for a 24-bottle case.

If that’s the best price available for such a huge quantity of water, it seems some price gouging is still going on.


Fayette, Ohio

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