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 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.
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.
The Congressional Budget Office analysis of the 2011 budget predicts a massive escalation in government debt the could change our way of life forever. Paul Ryan, the ranking Republican on the House Budget Committee, says the 2011 budget will literally crash the U.S. economy.
We recommend Bill Monaghan for Erie County Commissioner. Our township, Groton, had severe flooding in the spring of 2008. We have been working with county agencies and the commissioners to find permanent solutions that will benefit our residents.
A recent letter writer says millions of vets have been treated at "virtually no cost at all to the vet, paid for by our tax dollars." Most Americans have no problem having our tax dollars pay for veterans health care. But, it should stop there. We do not want our tax dollars to pay for everyone who has the mistaken notion that the government owes them this.
The annual brutal slaughter of baby seals in Canada is on its way. It's the largest slaughter of marine mammals on the planet.
Last year more than 72,000 baby seals as young as 12 days old were clubbed and shot to death and some skinned alive.
The Canadian government condones this massive killing of Harp seals.
The state's residency laws when it comes to sex offenders were outdated before the ink was dry on the legislation. Convicted sex offenders are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a school, a daycare center and other public places for fear they may re-offend and victimize a child.
By THOMAS BROWN
Port Clinton native and maker of documentary films about problems faced by children
Once again a national tragedy has turned the nation's attention to school bullying. Once again a life was sacrificed so hopefully we can learn from the final act of a bullying victim.