I would like to respond to the misleading "costs" claimed by Caterpillar, AT&T and other large corporations in response to the health care reform recently passed. Their loss is actually taxpayer money.
Too bad it became, if only briefly, a political football.
City Commissioner Julie Farrar had a simple enough idea: a walk of fame of sorts, with bricks commemorating the achievements of local student athletes, in one of Sandusky's numerous parks. For starters, each brick in the walkway would recognize a former state champion.
Gloria Kattouah writes that we are a Christian nation. My acquaintances who are Jewish, Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist or atheists would strongly disagree with that statement, and would cite the U.S. Constitution for support. We are a nation built upon a foundation of Judeo-Christian laws and tradition, we have religious freedom in our private lives, but we have no established religion. Would Ms.
I thought he column written by Gloria Kattouah (April 1) was on point and deserves a tremendous amount of praise for stating the obvious.
With Christian haters pushing everything that made our nation great out of the schools and not teaching our children christian values, is it any wonder why our country is in decline?
A tax increase can take many forms. For the owners of the former Maui Sands water park at Ohio 2 and U.S. 250 in Perkins Township, it was a whopping increase of almost $127,000 based on the property valuation used to assess property taxes in 2009.
We've all heard the one about the bridge over troubled waters. In Erie County, it's often the bridges that are troubled.
But something's being done.
The Green Road bridge, on the line between Erie and Lorain counties, and the Stanley Road bridge in Vermilion Township are slated for demolition and replacement, with a combination of federal, state and local tax money.
I am an American, born and bred in Sandusky. I lived in a fine land where doctors were plentiful (if you could afford them), medicines were cutting edge (if you could afford them) and insurance was at your fingertips (if you were lucky enough to get a high paying job or work for McDonald's which had a large group plan, otherwise you were going to pay a massive amount for healthcare).
Normally, our reaction to the news of another study is a big yawn. But this study is a promise of work to be done.
The state has OK'd $900,000 to pay for an engineering study of safety and traffic-flow improvements to be done along the Milan Road business and retail corridor, from Sandusky to Bogart Road.
The Margaretta Board of Education and Ed Kurt have done much to be fiscally responsible. They consolidated the elementary buildings saving the district $300,000 annually, consolidated bus routes, and positions have been eliminated through attrition. They have been forced to be fiscally responsible because of drastic cuts in state and federal funding.
U.S. Postal Service operating losses of $3.8 billion in 2009 and expectation for 2010 to lose even more money is not responsible management. Discussion about cutting Saturday delivery is a meager attempt at cost control. With reduced volume and escalation costs, we need to reassess the postal system operation.
Thumbs UP to Ty Roth's literary ambitions, as the Port Clinton High School teacher seeks to reach smart teenagers in yet another way: Writing a book based on the lives of classical poets and geared to young adults -- one of the fastest growing market segments in book publishing, but one which in recent years gives short shrift to the intelligence of some of its customers.