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Take Mike Ferner spray-painting anti-war messages on overpasses along U.S. 23/I-475, for example. Even though I have been solidly "anti-war" from the beginning, I am turned off by Mr. Ferner's in-your-face tactics. His approach is counterproductive — it divides those on the anti-war side and strengthens the resolve of those who support our military strategy.
The other protest is quietly taking place at St. James Catholic Church in Kansas, Ohio. Since May 1, about 50 members of the church have maintained an around-the-clock vigil in hopes the Toledo Diocese will reverse its decision to close the parish. The final Mass there was celebrated on June 25. While I believe the Toledo Diocese made a convincing case for closure, those participating in the continuous vigil are doing it with dignity. Their story is inspiring because there is so much apathy in the world today.
Lucas County Democrats don't get it. They decry the environment created by one-party rule in Columbus, yet can't see what one-party rule has done to Toledo. It is the height of hypocrisy.
COSI Toledo is one of the building blocks for a vibrant downtown. However, to expect it to survive in a city center that often resembles a ghost town, without the help of taxpayers, is asking a lot.
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