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Portage cuffs police Mark Foster 2009-06-17 06:39:23 Now that ODOT has deemed the 25mph speed limit not enforceable per ORC codes, and it has been in violation for many years, does that mean a class action law suite could be brought against the village for all prior citations in that zone???
Portage cuffs police Portage resident 2009-06-17 08:31:23 As a resident of Portage, I say go ahead and GET RID of the traffic light that clearly isn't needed! Raise the speed limits to 40mph through town. It's silly to have 3 different speed limits that go through a town so small!!! They gradually slow down from 55mph to 50mph starting just after the quarry just south of route 6, then just as you get into town it changes to 35mph, and then just as your passing the water tower, it slows to 25 until after you get through the other side of the light and increases again up to 50mph as you're getting to the town's limits. On any time on any given day, I have not seen that many people cross the road to get to the post office or to go to Clancy's store which is only open till 4pm in the afternoon! More often than not, people DRIVE to the post office to get their mail. If you ever drive by the park...NOBODY IS EVER THERE! I've lived in town for about 2 years now and have never seen children down at the park. The very few children that I have seen in town, most of them don't live on the main road, they live a couple streets back, and play in their yards, or in the streets where there isn't much traffic at all, maybe a car or two every 3 hour so, but sometimes not even that! We, as a country, are getting so wrapped up in taking responsibility away from everybody, it's just ridiculous! When I grew up, I was told to look both ways before crossing the street, and to pay attention. What is so different from then (20 years ago) that we can't teach our children of today to look both ways and pay attention. Why are we taking the responsibility of parenting away from the parents? Have they really become that lazy and careless that they don't want to watch or pay attention to their own children while playing outside, or crossing the street? As for the police department, cut them back as well. Do they bring in revenue to the town by giving out tickets for speeding? Yes, but 99% of the time that somebody gets pulled over from a Portage cop, they are OUTSIDE the town limits, they even sit and wait outside town limits to try and catch speed offenders! I've even seen 2 cars at times just sitting outside town limits chit chatting for a long while. The cops are there to protect and serve, not to hand out speeding tickets left and right OUTSIDE of their jurisdiction. I can understand them handing out tickets inside their jurisdiction, but not as far outside as I've seen them like right before route 66 on the north side of town, or way past the bridge on the south side of town. I've seen more often than not, a cop sitting at the corner by the post office, or just by their department, and wait till the speeding offender is OUT OF TOWN to go catch them. The cops themselves then have to RACE through town just to chase that offender down. Rather than just pull out and get them the instant they are breaking the speed limit. They don't even have their lights flashing while chasing them down until they are right on that person they are pulling over. What grants them the "pleasure" of racing through town to give somebody else a ticket that was just going a few mph over the speed limit? It's hypocritical if you ask me! The semi trucks that go through town don't slow down the least bit when going through, only about a 1/2 are pulled over and dealt with. I hear them race by my house every morning starting at 3AM and the truck noise doesn't stop until nearly 11PM at night! I look forward to Friday & Saturday nights when I can get a full nights rest without semi truck traffic noise waking me up and keeping me up. Really, what does a town so small, need 6 PART TIME cops for? I can see the need for maybe 2 and a police chief but not 6 cops & 1 police chief!!! Whatever needs to be done, just needs to be done! The town deficit is sad, but you'll have that when you pay for things that aren't really needed, especially a $18,000.00 mower!
To the Editor: Otsego does not want to spend any more than is necessary, so . . . jminard 2009-06-17 11:01:27 I would have voted to vote for this last tax levy if the school board would have acted in good faith and gone to our representative and requested in getting the money owed to us from phase one but our school board chose not to do so because it did not fit their agenda or if levy would have kept our schools open for more than just one additional school year. The school board was very careful in stating that if the levy was to pass they would keep the 3 schools open for only 1 year. Wake up folks, the school board is playing you and you fell for it!
To the Editor: What should we do with useless TVs? hogmeiser 2009-06-17 17:09:13 Why not donate them to schools or the salvation army? i bet there are a lot of charities that could find use for them. there are lots of places that could use old tvs to watch training videos from a vcr or dvd player.
To the Editor: Let's drive through, not around, Portage billybob 2009-06-17 17:13:35 Too bad they couldnt do the same thing in Haskins, we are paying for a police force we hardly ever see anymore. money could be better spent improving the road or the parks. middleton twp has a firestation in town and the highway patrol is under 4 miles away.
Millard 'Sonny' Pollard DAVE AND CINDY KISER 2009-06-17 18:38:38 HAD KNOWN LORETTA AND TED FOR A LONG TIME HAS LORETTA PASSED ON TO, WE LIVED AT ROYAL PALMS NEAR THEM AND MARGIE
To the Editor: Otsego does not want to spend any more than is necessary, so . . . brad anderson 2009-06-17 19:57:31 This board has most people snowballed. The few of us that really understand what they have done are, unfortunately a minority. We all knew that they would choose to close Weston over Haskins and continue to play the "central campus" card. We must stop this and get some new blood on the board.
To the Editor: Otsego's not waiting for economy to improve brad anderson 2009-06-17 19:59:56 Well stated, Mr. Minard. However, sarcasm is often lost on the dim-witted. I hope people wake up.
To the Editor: Otsego parent supports central campus Brad Anderson 2009-06-17 20:14:30 I respectfully disagree. Otsego students with severe physical and developmental disabilities will be bussed to Eastwood. Class size will increase as they will be unable to afford all the needed teachers after we are told that the new elementary is just too expensive to operate, much like the new high school. This issue is more than the local communities wanting to keep their schools; it is really about what is best for the kids. And in my opinion, bussing kids for 3 hours a day isn't best for any child. Disrupting their lives isn't a good idea. Telling the taxpayers that a central campus will be cheaper isn't a good idea. The proposal of a central campus has been running around for roughly 8 years. Every time it was on the ballot, it was defeated. The board has found a way around the voters, and you thank them for that?
To the Editor: Otsego parent supports central campus Nathan Wallace 2009-06-18 11:29:33 Just an FYI - it is against federal law to do what you say is going to happen - bus students with disabilities to Eastwood. Federal law states the following: "The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (formerly called P.L. 94-142 or the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975) requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs." Please refer to www.ada.gov for more information. Furthermore, since we as a district failed the last operating levy, class sizes will go up next year. It is also interesting to note that Elmwood Schools superintendent Steven Pritts told me in a recent phone converstaion that one of biggest advantages to their central campus has been the unification of their communities.
To the Editor: Otsego parent supports central campus Mary Gase 2009-06-18 13:13:45 My daughter is physically disabled, uses adaptive equipment to walk, and she attends Haskins Elementary. All disabled kids are not sent to Eastwood. Kids are the most easily adaptive people that I have ever met. Just give them the opporutunity to prove it. We have been working for a central campus for over 8 years, and I do thank the board for doing everything that they can to make it a reality.
Portage cuffs police RC Willams 2009-06-18 15:18:00 Appears someone doesn't look very hard for people. Concerning the park: I have seen ballgames and other activities there. Odd for "NOBODY IS EVER THERE". Children? I have seen them going along the walk, south of the light, the very walk that is next to the road. How would you feel if that's your child there when a commercial truck goes through at 40mph? Or dumptrucks that drop stone while going by? Think they don't? Look at the side of the road for all the stone they drop. As for the "cops" chasing someone- they first have to overcome the speed of the violator, and then go faster, or they will never get to them. And sometimes, that takes until a mile outside of town. So, stop picking on the police. They're just doing what they were hired for. Look to the village official or officials that are responsible for the current situation. And by the way, there is no "route 66" on the north side of town. :)
To the Editor: Otsego parent supports central campus Brad Anderson 2009-06-18 18:17:02 You both may want to check with Mr. Garber and find out the truth about our "inclusive" disabled children. They will be sent to Eastwood. IDEA does not specifiy where they go to school, only that the district provide a free education. Weston had the program and since the school was closed, Eastwood will now accept the "inclusive" classes. This means children with developmental disabilities, not necessarily physical disabilities. Our children shouldn't have to adapt to the whims of the school board. I would be curious to hear what the Superintendet at Elmwood says about the bottom line. Most parents I've spoken to in that district wish they could go back and keep their local schools. It amazes me that people are supporting Mr. Garber and the board when they are doing what they want without asking the voters. That is borderline malfeasance and certainly unethical.
Portage cuffs police j panning 2009-06-19 09:36:06 this whole thing is crazy.why would you want to endanger our citizens by getting rid of the light and speed limits?who is going to pay when someone gets hit by a semi or a car going 55 or65 through the town??i agree on the income tax thing as well why should we pay more for less?? what will happen to the curfew for the kids at night?if the kids can stay out all night then what kind of mischeif and or damage is going to start happening to our town??come let's get our heads togather and reason this thing out like level headed adults.
To the Editor: Otsego does not want to spend any more than is necessary, so . . . receive69 2009-06-19 16:25:51 This bullying from Otsego School Board has been going on since Joe Long's time. The Board just doesn't want to understand that, the are to be working for us, not us for them! I would suggest we continue to vote EVERY ONE of their levies down until the understand who works for who!
Man goes over Yellowstone falls, presumed dead rsa12357 2009-06-20 09:11:06 GOD BLESS YOU. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MY SON AND OTHERS WHO KNEW YOU. HE LOVED YOU AS A GOOD FRIEND SHOULD!
Rebuking myths of Title IX Ignatius 2009-06-20 14:46:19 It is beyond stupid to suggest that Title IX has not had a devastating impact on men’s sports. It is men’s football and basketball teams that pay the bills. The impact is that men’s sports make the money and then are forced to give half of it to women….whoe have not earned the money at the box office, nor have they earned their spots on the field (how many women would be on soccer teams, softball teams, etc. if men could play on those teams?). Fair? Many top state universities are now predominately female, yet there is no Title IX on the academic side. So, we have a system that protects women when they are at a disadvantage, but does nothing to protect men. Dr. Parks is beyond disingenuous. She knows the impact of Title IX has been the destruction of many men’s sports teams and she knows it. Impact is what counts. IF women’s sports pulled their weight financially it would be one thing. They don’t. They simply steal from the men’s programs.
Biden scheduled to visit Perrysburg David Ben-Ariel 2009-06-21 16:24:30 Perhaps Vice-President Joe Biden can shed some light on this legitimate question: "WHERE'S THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE?"
Rebuking myths of Title IX David Ben-Ariel 2009-06-21 16:30:27 The myth is that "gender equity" is something worthy when it is nothing more than a gender "affirmative action." Shame on those PC cultists who pretend otherwise.
Biden scheduled to visit Perrysburg John 2009-06-22 13:13:44 Maybe Joe can explain just where the Constitution give the fed more power than the state or the people. Just where it is ok to appoint Czars and operate private industry. Just how their crazed spending is even justifyed, he and Obama have FAILED they have taken george Bushes policies and expanded them, weakening America and destroying our economy. go home Joe, untill you understand the Federal government is to be very, very very small. Cut the UN tribute we pay, stop forgien aid and take care of America first! Cut your pay to 40k a year, end pay for life and end the elected class once and for all...then come to Ohio. Hey Joe look at all those people behind you...they are not following you, we are chasing after you!
To the Editor: What should we do with useless TVs? Questions 2009-06-23 06:46:15 Goodwill in BG takes TVs Best Buy will take them for 10$ and will give you a 10$ gift card to use in their store. Environmental Recycling will also take them for a small fee. The Wood County Solid Waste District offers a Household Recycling Directory to all residents at no charge. It is a guide that tells you what can be recycled and where. They offer the Directories at local events or you can contact them. The website is www.wcswmd.org
Rossford focuses on downtown streetscape rdensic 2009-06-23 11:19:40 New idea... let's not be contributors to our nations spiraling national debt. Send the money back with the strict instructions it be used to pay down debt. Show me where street lights or street scaping is un the US Constitution - then we can decide what to do with the money.
Liwo resigns from Walbridge council Lind 2009-06-23 11:35:27 Mr. Liwo cited increasing demands of the job and not being able to give 100% as the reason he resigned. How does a Mayor who spend more than half of his time out of town adequately perform his duties?
Ethel Leisure William Toad Stewart 2009-06-23 13:28:22 Ken & family; You have my greatest sympathy of the passing of Ethel May God Bless!
To the Editor: Mission of Holocaust museum praised Manson48 2009-06-24 10:01:45 I stand by what I wrote, and encourage Americans to educate themselves on the state of Israel, and its citizens. I visit several national news websites from Israel, and read what the Zionists there have to say about us "Americans". As for generalizations, Mr Schutze chooses to employ the ambiguous term "Holocaust denier", which is directed toward anyone that even questions the specifics of the holocaust. In fact, I've yet to read about anyone that actually "denies" the Holocaust. The issue, for the majority that question the event, is simply the number six million. The number is, in fact, suspect, for a host of reasons. Rather than offering any actual proof, or the method employed to arrive at this number, the enquirer is chastised, and called a 'denier". I can not help but note the hypocrisy. John Miller
Badenhop settling into role Kelly 2009-06-24 12:36:42 We heart Hop.
From the Editor: Library Funding RDensic 2009-06-25 11:30:15 So where does the money come from? The State is $2.3 BILLION in the hole? While it sound noble to defend public libraries as an institution, their current evolution has them serving as video store, music library, gaming center and day care. A far cry from the intended purpose to have an educated and informed electorate. SInce the libraries have chosen to compete with private enterprise, let them raise money as private enterprise would... through fees for their service to those who use the services. Supply and demand. The free market... for those who remember what the free market is. I grow tired of watching my taxes constantly increase so my neighbor can watch the latest installment of "Harry Potter and the Bloated Bureacracy" for free.
To the Editor: Otsego's not waiting for economy to improve bstimmel 2009-06-25 11:46:50 It is easy to use "sarcasm" and make attacks and requires less morals and courage. Making personal attacks says more about the person making them and those who chose to encourage and applaud them than it does about the person being attacked. If you can't show respect for others, dont be surprised when you aren't shown any in return or lose some of your own.
'Charlie's Angel' Farrah Fawcett dies at 62 downthePike 2009-06-25 12:41:54 Rest in peace, little angel.
To the Editor: Why should Portage have to accept unsafe conditions? generalcustar 2009-06-25 23:21:32 Boo Hoo. poor Portage. I think your village used up all the good will in the way they have treated anyone that had the audacity to drive thru your town. Live like the rest of the world now and good riddance to your money factory.
To the Editor: Otsego does not want to spend any more than is necessary, so . . . bbingham 2009-06-26 20:08:54 This bullying from a group that claims to support and represent a community is what needs to stop. Claiming or implying that people who dont agree with you are dim witted or uninformed doesn't show your intelligence, desire or ability to provide reasonable discussion on any issue. Constantly attacking everyone who choses not to agree with you shows how fragile you must consider your arguments to be.Perhaps this is the reason why "the few of you that really understand is unfortunately a minority" The board is elected by the citizens of the district and apparently the citizens must not be too upset with them or their "agenda" to re-elect them. EVERY ONE of the levies was to fund the education of OUR school district. People can be opposed to how much is needed or how the money is spent but the I'm always voting no approach solves nothing and isn't a plan to accomplish anything including what the committee for "neighbor" schools wants.
Warren Baightel Dick Tesar 2009-06-27 06:21:28 Warren was a good childhood friend of mine and we were neighbors. He always had a smile, was friendly, and just an all round good guy. I know he will be missed.
BGSU: No tuition hikes, no raises bg-emp 2009-06-28 12:43:09 Why doesn't the President take a pay cut? I mean she's making $375,000 and bringing in her retirement from her Kent State President position.
Ex-football player found not guilty bgres 2009-06-29 14:07:26 Absolutely ridiculous!! The residents of Wood County should be ashamed of themselves. This basically goes to show you that you can get away with anything in Wood County. Unreal.
To the Editor: Parent upset with BG school board bgres 2009-06-29 14:22:50 It sounds like the whole City of Bowling Green has been taking lessons from the Toledo Mayor!! If this city cannot manage it's money correctly I think it is time that we find new leadership! This budget crisis did not come about in the past year. If you could not have seen this coming and did not plan for it then shame on you! It is time that we elect new city council and not just because we are all familiar with their last name.
To the Editor: Let's drive through, not around, Portage bgres 2009-06-29 14:26:40 You people are insane. I would invite you to see what the response time from Wood County Sheriff is when someone is breaking in your house. Police protection is about presence, morons.
Arthur Davis Broughton Sad n Blue 2009-06-29 21:46:09 I miss you.................
BG resident records hole-in-one from both sides Bruce Davis 2009-06-30 12:17:26 Pretty Good
BG resident records hole-in-one from both sides Jimmy Chachinski 2009-06-30 15:16:11 Wow! This guy is my hero!!
Otsego considers financing options Brad Anderson 2009-06-30 16:53:49 The board should ask OSFC to cancel phase 2 and get their money now. Why would a school district so strapped for money take on more debt?
To the Editor: BG standoff raised gun control issue Anonymous 2009-07-01 12:17:59 I get really irritated when people refer to situations that law enforcement deal with as "routine". You can ask any police officer, large or small town, and they will tell you that there is absolutely nothing "routine" about ANY type of call or situation. The attitude of a lot of the citizens in this community of "oh, it's just Bowling Green, that sort of thing never happens here" has got to stop. The standoff situation is a perfect example of how things can and do happen in little ole Bowling Green. Maybe the city council should think about that when they lay off police and fire this November.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey Joe Williford 2009-07-01 12:45:14 While Mr. Furnas makes an emotional argument, his logic is flawed. Outside of Bowling Green there are few alumni who even care about hockey. I'm sorry, but it is a fact. I'd like BGSU to maintain an elite hockey program too, but it is simply not going to happen. There is not enough financial support. The Univeristy should not be expected to maintain hockey just so that the community can maintain youth hockey, curling (is that sheet ever used?), and public skating. Capitalistic principles are such that a new sheet of ice will be built by someone if there is enough demand to support it. As a tax payer I do not want a "stimulus" package to support such endeavors. Eliminating the hockey program is a tough decision for the University Trustees to make, but in today's economic climate it is unfortunately the right decision.
To the Editor: BG standoff raised gun control issue BGVOTER 2009-07-01 12:49:59 To this day I think this "standoff" was a typical complete overreaction by the BG police Department. I think we could actually use a few less officers around these parts.
To the Editor: Portage cares about its children BGVOTER 2009-07-01 12:52:14 Really? So People in Perrysburg don't care about there children? How about you don't let your kids play in the street! River Road is 45 MPH with winding curves and how many "children" get killed on this road every year?
Kaylene Smith Lesley Smith 2009-07-01 14:06:33 What a WONDERFUL tribute to Kaylene. The picture does her inner and outter beauty justice!
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey AJ Dukes 2009-07-01 16:20:12 Joe, What rock have you been hiding under?? I am a NCAA baseball official in southeast Florida. As I have on many occasions made small talk with various coaches and players, when I mention that I'm a BGSU graduate, the very first thing out of their mouths is "you guys have a really good hockey program don't you". Not really good academics, or baseball, or football, or even basketball.....it's always about hockey. Joe, it's the hockey program that even kids in the greater Miami area know about! The head coach and AD for Nova Southeast University is a BG grad and the conversation that we engage in ALWAYS start with the hockey program and the great times we had attending the games and the many close friends that we made revolving around the hockey program. I guarantee that when the plea is made for alumni support, it will come in with a large backing!
To the Editor: Otsego lease plan robs voters of a say Brad Anderson 2009-07-01 19:40:25 If I recall correctly, wasn't a revolution started when the people were taxed without representation? People need to think about what this board is trying to do; tax them without their consent.
BG man sings way into barbershop hall of fame John Bowers 2009-07-02 07:42:13 A well deserved honor for a great man. RD is a wonderful director who has demanded excellence out of his groups and usually has gotten it. I am so grateful for my time logged in the BGSU Mens Chorus. He has been a huge influence on many in the music profession. Congrats!
Kaylene Smith Steven Fouts 2009-07-02 07:52:41 Yes it is. Kaylene was truly an inspiration, truly a precious soul. As one of many who won't soon forget her, I see her passing as a tremendous loss - perhaps for us all. She'll be missed.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey BGSU_Buck 2009-07-02 08:09:01 AJ, Perhaps the reaction you get is due in part to the fact you are talking to coaches and athletes more familiar with the NCAA landscape. As I talk to younger alumni in the Columbus area the typical response I get is "I never went to a hockey game." Based on attendance figures I'd say that is the case for most of the students. One final point...I keep hearing from people that support keeping the team that BGSU has a "really good hockey program." Unfortunately that has not been true for 20 years. If it were true we would not be having this discussion.
Ex-football player found not guilty Mike J 2009-07-02 09:11:04 This article should read, OJ acquitted again.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey Joe Williford 2009-07-02 09:16:48 The comments made that were attributed to me where not from me. I am BGSU Alumnus and a supporter of our hockey program. Direct your ire towards John Paxton of Cincinnatti Ohio. Must have been to afraid to use his own name. Joe Williford
To the Editor: BG standoff raised gun control issue Anonymous 2009-07-02 11:22:10 So when your calling for assistance would you like the police to under react to the situation. Obviously you have no idea what its like to work in the profession. Believe it or not there are people in this world who have no concern over hurting police officers or the general public. That same general public is what you and your loved ones are a part of. I commend them for their efforts. We could be in the same situation as Toledo.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Reader urges hockey fans to purchase season tickets Jim Ross 2009-07-02 11:29:49 Dear residents of Bowling Green, I am a graduate of BGSU 1982. I remember when the best thing going on Friday and Saturday nights were games at the Ice Arena, when our hockey team played against some of the best teams in the nation...and routinely beat them. For those of you from that time, while I no longer live close to you and am unable to buy tickets, I would ask that you support the program. It would be a sad chapter to see a university shut down a program that not too long ago was a national power and a former national Champion. Please fondly remember that time. I am asking you as an alumni to not let Falcon Hockey die after this year. Please listen to Mr. Pape's comments and help the university return hockey at BG to prominence. Good luck Mr. Williams.
Kaylene Smith Linda Kidd 2009-07-02 14:54:20 Kaylene was such a kind and loving person. I was very very sad to see that she had passed. A very sad day for her family and friends. I will miss seeing her! My prayers are with her family and her many friends that she made.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey John from Cincinnati 2009-07-02 14:55:21 Thanks to a friend for bringing this to my attention. For anyone who believes I posted other comments on this board...don't believe everything you read on the internet. As BGSU graduate I could care less whether BGSU still has hockey, although I would question spending millions of dollars on a niche sport. Also, it's a sad reality if this university is best known for a single athletic event that happened 25 years ago. Perhaps more money should be spent on academics so when I talk about my alma mater I hear more comments like..."BGSU has a good education department" or "the Nutrition professors at BGSU are top notch."
Perrysburg will host anti-taxing 'TEA Party' sivicman 2009-07-02 17:42:09 It's nice to see that there are some people left that are against taxes, but the majority of Americans love taking money out of their pocket. They vote FOR every tax levy that's on the ballot especially school levies.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Unhappy with direction taken by BGSU on hockey Shirley Jackson 2009-07-02 20:22:50 Bowling Green, Ohio should have it's own "Lottery"
Sue Bruning dlclair 2009-07-04 22:00:02 The community has lost a lovely, kind and giving person when AUNT SUE 'went home' to meet her maker. It is with sadness that we mourn, along with the Bruning Family the loss of this wonderful person. May Merlon, Pammy, Mikey and all other family members know how much the greater community appreciated sharing their loved one with all of us! In Peace, love and prayers in the celebration of Sue Bruning, Sincerest sympathies are offered. Denise L. Clair, Erica Renee Clair and Elena Raye Clair.
Janice Rensch Teresa 2009-07-05 09:28:29 My heart felt sympathy goes out to you all at this sad time in your life. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Teresa Rensch Barham
To the Editor: BG standoff raised gun control issue Anonymous 2009-07-05 11:48:21 To poster number 2: I really hope that you understand what you are talking about. You're protection in this community comes from police presence and proactive enforcement. When this city decides to lay off police and fire, I hope you call for help and find that no one comes to your aid. Plus, there is nothing even close to over reacting when it comes to gun incidents. Ever heard of Columbine? Read the news out of Toldedo BGVOTER, and see what under-reaction and laying off police will get you.
To the Editor: Portage cares about its children Norm 2009-07-05 20:04:44 Dear Mr John Slaughterbeck, Reading your comment some what disturbes me are you ready? 1st your town of Portage ohio is one of the top 3 SPEED TRAPS in state of ohio! With a mayors court? Give me a break. Set high fees to screw the hard working people that have the right to drive down Rt25 a state hwy as we all know except Portage officials, sorry your bank is out of business. 2nd I understand your concern for children maybe you all should pay some taxes in your community to build a bridge over Rt25 if your so concerned ? 3rd As a Perysburg Resident get your facts straight before putting down a community that cares alot about childrens safety but with that comes your wallet John so open it up to save Portage kids. Concerned for childrens Safety & Perrysburg Resident Norm Soldwish Jr
BG resident records hole-in-one from both sides Breann Forkapa 2009-07-06 11:17:55 Way to Go Uncle Ed
To the Editor: BG standoff raised gun control issue BGVOTER 2009-07-06 11:39:52 Actually there a famous Kansas City Study that showed that having more or less police had very little effect on the amount of crime that occurred. I happen to believe that if we had fewer officers they would be forced to actually have to help citizens in the community and have less time to issue jaywalking or seatbelt tickets, or spend an entire day looking for a "criminal" with an outstanding warrant for not paying a $50 parking fine. I just happen to think our streets are over patrolled. Drive around on a Sunday night at 11 and you will see 6 patrol cars just circling downtown. It would be laughable if it wasn't sad. They are about the only cars on the street and they are just looking for a reason to pull over anyone. You can read about the study here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas_City_preventive_patrol_experiment
Bicyclist injured near Haskins Anonymous 2009-07-07 06:33:47 Vernon E. Raymond Jr., 61, died at 8 p.m. July 1, 2009, at The Toledo Hospital from injuries sustained in a car bicycle accident near Bowling Green. He was in a coma for a week and passed away last Wed.
Portage residents oppose pedestrain light/crosswalk downthePike 2009-07-07 11:44:04 It's just my opinion, but maybe the citizens of Portage need to stage a protest and invite the media from larger newspapers from around the state. Maybe they need to bring so much attention to this issue that other small communities will see that it could happen to them too and that if they think that just sitting on the sidelines hoping that things will continue on as they have in the past isn't good enough. They need to be proactive in their own defense. I used to live in Portage, Ohio. I live out of state now, but if I were there, I'd be volunteering to make signs and organizing a peaceful demonstration. This little community is going to be taken over if the good people who live there don't really make their voices heard.
ENGAGEMENT: Posani & Sundermeier Carrie-Ann 2009-07-07 12:42:25 Congrats!! I can't believe it I use to babysit you!! Best Wishes!!! Carrie Hinesman-Baker
Rebuking myths of Title IX yourmama 2009-07-07 14:31:07 Hey Ignatius n & Ben-Ariel, tell your mothers that women don't pull their weight and therefore deserve to be treated unjustly.
Hatch calls for Justice investigation into BCS JP 2009-07-07 19:32:11 Why in the world should the Justice Department investigate college football?!?!?! It's like watch this hand, so that you don't see what the other hand is doing!Our government needs to get their crap together and get out of the things that they are not legally allowed to be involved in. They are becoming entrenched in too many areas of little significance and yet trying to take over how we live, eat, medicate, breath. What happened to the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness (property)?!?!?! Wake up America!
Portage residents oppose pedestrain light/crosswalk MARK FOSTER 2009-07-07 20:09:18 THE LIGHT IS RIDICULOUS! AND IF YOU PEOPLE THINK THAT TRAFFIC IS MAGICALLY GOING TO INCREASE BECAUSE THAT LIGHT IS GONE YOUR OUT OF YOUR MINDS! LOOK AT HELENA, SAME SITUATION EXCEPT IT HAS TRIPLE THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC A NO FATALITIES THERE. I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE A CLASS ACTION LAW SUITE AGAINST THE CITY BY EVERYONE WHO RECEIVED A TICKET IN THE 25MPH ZONE WITHIN THE LAST FIVE YEARS. I FOR ONE WILL CONTINUE TO HARP ON ODOT UNTIL THEY DO SOMETHING WITH PORTAGE. THE POLICE ALSO NEED TO GO, IF THEY ARE THERE TO MAKE SURE NO ONE IS SPEEDING THROUGH TOWN THEN WHY ARE THEY SETTING OUTSIDE OF TOWN AND D&D LANDSCAPING? NOT DOING THE CITY MUCH SERVICE THERE. YOU IDIOTS KEEP IT UP AND ODOT WILL TAKE BACK THE OFFER OF THE CROSS WALK AND THEN YOU'LL HAVE NOTHING!
BGSU president traveling abroad for visits to colleges Citizen 2009-07-08 19:54:11 Thank God the BGSU leadership isn't wasting money in the midst of a budget crisis on vacations to Europe. It would have been horrible if there had been no pay increases for staff and had people retiring, resigning, and being released while the president travelled to Europe, all while she rakes in nearly the same amount per year in salary as the President of the United States. Since none of this is happening, it's good to see the president spreading Falcon pride in locations that will account for a large increase in enrollment in the immediate future.
North Baltimore trims budget deficit in half Jon Downs 2009-07-08 20:04:19 I am happy to see that financially things are going well, although, we haven't seen any movement on the Sewer Separation project that was supposed to begin a few years ago, and still hasn't made any progress that I've seen. Good luck Aaron in mowing those yards!
BGSU president traveling abroad for visits to colleges Educator 2009-07-09 08:44:01 Thank goodness the BGSU leadership isn't sitting still during tight times. It would have been horrible if the university had ignored its strong institutional ties that allow unique and demanding opportunities for BGSU undergraduates. President Cartwright's salary is in line with other institutions the size of BGSU, home to nearly 20,000 students. It's good to see the president spreading Falcon pride to our friends and associates abroad, particularly for programs that stimulate the expansion of undergraduate minds.
Portage residents oppose pedestrain light/crosswalk Rick Springfield 2009-07-09 20:04:08 Calm down Mark Foster. Calm Down. I'm glad you have the time to harp on ODOT. Your life must be really meaningful.
To the Editor: Why should Portage have to accept unsafe conditions? Rick Springfield 2009-07-09 20:19:24 Right, Big Money Factory. Portage is a booming metropolis! Your reference to 'using up good will' makes no sense.
Portage residents oppose pedestrain light/crosswalk Portage slowpokes 2009-07-11 11:50:06 My God, when will the people of Portage grow up ? ? Times have changed they need to get with the program. I'm so sick of hearing them whine and cry about the speed. Listen people look both ways before you cross the street, It's not hard ! !
BGSU president traveling abroad for visits to colleges AJ Dukes 2009-07-11 12:41:25 You've got to be kidding me??? Is this President totally oblivious to the situation at hand? Why is she still around???? What is the Board of Trustees thinking, or better yet, why are they putting up with this "out-of-touch" President? Someone is accountable for this, and the person(s) needs to be released (fired!) for this fiscal irresponsibility. Alumni....take note, remember this little vacation when the pleas for financial help come. -AJ Dukes- Class of '86
The neighbors of BG South Kay (Rappold) Lowell 2009-07-13 11:48:37 I know several of these people and would like to know where they live. I live 20 minutes north of Wilmington, NC, and my son, Andy Rappold lives 5 minutes west of Wilmington. Isn't the weather here great.......no ice, or snow!!!!
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery Meg Sears 2009-07-14 08:37:56 My condolences to Arron's family. So sad, really tragic.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Reader asks who is to blame for BGSU hockey situation Confused 2009-07-14 09:19:07 Michael, I'm confused. You say that you will no longer attend games, and you encourage everyone to do the same. Then, in the very next sentence, you mention that you bought your tickets, and ask us if we've done the same. Doesn't really make sense. Do you want us to support the team, or do you NOT want us to support the team. I'll hang up and listen.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Reader asks who is to blame for BGSU hockey situation Don Woods 2009-07-14 10:49:25 I think the person is talking about other groups , not the fact that he/she has bought the hockey tickets. I'm living in NC. and I would like to be apart of the solution,even if it were just money. To the person who wrote the first comment,I don't think the person said anything about buying hockey tickets or not buying. You're reading something into it that is not there. I worked in the Ice Arena from 1967-1996 and with the sports that were run out of the building. If everyone looks at the past it does no good,now is a different era. See what can be done now and for the future.
Woman sentenced for embezzlement falconfan 2009-07-14 11:55:50 OK, this is pretty pathetic. The black guy who was cashing checks got 14 years. The Bowling Green Justice system is a crock of poo
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery falconfan 2009-07-14 11:58:13 Played travel baseball with him. RIP Ags.
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Reader asks who is to blame for BGSU hockey situation debbie 2009-07-14 12:57:28 I think BGSU sports problem started with that Gregg Christopher guy ever since BG hired him all the sports are losing money wise. Like the payig off of Brandon to losing the soccer coach then hockey and more. I don't live in the area to support the games but watch them anyway have friends there. He spends money unwisely getting in all the new football coaches had to cost more then the old ones. Paying off Brandon was a waste of money they should have let him fininsh the contract. The scholarships they lost should go to the walk ons they have on the team instaed of bringing in more. I understand from my friends that sports were good and making money till Christopher came along. Thay need to look in to him see where its going if maybe his pocket getting bigger and school not.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery Jim Fouts 2009-07-14 12:58:01 Our prayers go out to Aaron's family,friends and loved ones.Our family will miss him very much.All should know that the circumstances surrounding his death are not those that defined his life.There is so much that should eclipse the ugliness of this tragedy.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery karie B. 2009-07-14 14:03:23 My prayers go out to his family and all his friends. He was a good person who made a tragic mistake. All that knew him will only and always remember the good in him. You will be greatly missed arron but I know your in a better place,at peace & away from all the things that troubled you .
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery arkaiser 2009-07-14 14:24:48 Thank you for listing Arron's many accomplishments in addition to the details of his death. I truely enjoyed the time I spent with him. My thoughts are with his family.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery otsegoplya 2009-07-14 15:35:02 my prayers are with his family and he will be truly missed by all
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery otsegoplya 2009-07-14 15:35:03 my prayers are with his family and he will be truly missed by all
Lawsuit seeks to block 'In God We Trust' engraving Don Woods 2009-07-14 19:42:41 Tell them,if they don't like the words In God Trust, to move where ever they would like to in some other country. This country was founded on religion and has been for many,many,many years. KEEP IN GOD WE TRUST.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery Sara Lawniczak 2009-07-14 20:07:28 My thoughts are with Arron's family during this difficult time too. However, I feel that today's society is demented in some way. If Arron won a Nobel Prize for an accomplishment, would today's headline read "Former Otsego QB Receives Nobel Prize"...I doubt it. It is just sad to see that people/society feed of one's perceived failures. The media did not need to step in and slap his family in the face (in my opinion)and print this. I am sure that other people that I went to high school with or played sports against have been where Arron was and have gotten caught but it didn't make headlines. Please just let his family grieve in peace. Arron was an old friend. He will be missed.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery Dawn 2009-07-15 07:48:17 Anne and family my thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time. I know the pain you are dealing with and that is not fair. If there is ever anything our family can do for you PLEASE let me know. Arron and yourself were so good to us in our time of need, this just breaks my heart to see any of you have to go thru this type of pain. Remember one thing he truely was a great person and most of all the love you have for your child.
Former Otsego QB shot, dies after robbery Debbie & Randy Elling 2009-07-15 10:16:51 Dave, Anne and Jana, Anyone that knew Arron will always remember him as the kindest, most respectful, guy they have ever met. It just breaks my heart that these stories begin with the short time in his life when things were difficult for him. Pages and pages could be written about his accomplishments and the awe that people who met him were left with. Hold on to all these positive things the people who truely knew him are saying.
To the Editor: Portage's reputation speaks for itself Mike 2009-07-15 10:36:40 Right; you stay on 75 because of the 3'000 feet of 25 in Portage, not because of BG or that the speed limit is higher on 75.
To the Editor: Portage's reputation speaks for itself Bob 2009-07-15 11:26:57 Somehow I doubt that the speed limit is 55 on a road in a subdivision off of Oregon Rd
ANNIVERSARY: Mary Lee and David Gladieux Sr. Dick Gordley 2009-07-15 11:42:03 Congratulations...........two of my favorite people......Dick
Sports Mailbag: To the Editor: Reader asks who is to blame for BGSU hockey situation Dirk 2009-07-15 12:03:34 For those of you out of state, you can support the program this year with a new ticket plan that allows you to contribute although may not be able to attend games. They offer many other options than in years past to get involved. Bottom line is this beyond the finger-pointing stage. Things need to happen now, which includes simply buying tickets, attending games, following the team on the road, etc. The new BGSUFalcons.com website is more user friendly with blogging and twitter options. Alumni, as with other universities, need to step up and stop reminiscing about BGSU hockey and get involved. Granted, the University failed to observe and recognize Bowling Green's 25th anniversary of the only NCAA Championship our alma mater has won. In addition, the ice arena serves many more functions and sports than a football stadium that hosts about 7-8 events annually. Bowling Green's legacy is ice hockey and no other sport. They did it in Miami; we can do it here. Get involved!
To the Editor: It's time for Obama & Congress to stop blaming Bush AJ Dukes 2009-07-15 14:53:33 I agree, When will people quit blaming Bush for the Democrat induced fiscal mess we are in? Democrat controlled congress (yes while Bush was in office!) approves and spends all YOUR money. Bush and the Republicans could not stop (control) the tax and spend Democrats, thus creating the mess we are in. Just yesterday it was announced we now have the largest trade imbalance ever! You wanted change you got it! Oh, by the way....I have asked and am still waiting for just ONE individual to tell me how Obama's (with congressional rubber stamp approval)stimulas program has helped them...come on I'm waiting! AJ Dukes Currently of Pembroke Pines, Fl 30 year resident of BG
Blythe 'Skeeter' Drain Stephanie Herr 2009-07-15 15:42:38 I work st kroger pharmacy so i got to know blythe very well. I am so sorry for your loss of such a strong person! stephanie herr
To the Editor: Proposed BG income tax hike called unfair Agree 2009-07-15 17:55:40 I totally agree, David. Students should not bring their business to Bowling Green. Obviously, the students do nothing to generate jobs or sales tax revenue for the city above and beyond the cost of the police protection they require. According to you, students bring nothing but problems to the city that must be paid for, so perhaps students should spend their money in Findlay, Perrysburg, or Toledo instead. As you clearly articulate in your letter, tanning is such a disruptive activity; we definitely need to beef our police coverage around those hotbeds of malfeasance.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2010 10:23