To the Editor: Portage's reputation speaks for itself
Written by Chris Carpenter   
Wednesday, 15 July 2009 09:17
I am responding to John Slaughterbeck's letter to me about Portage. Well, here in Perrysburg we care about our children too, that's why we teach them not to go near the street. My daughter knew the danger before she was even 2 years old. I grew up in Cygnet which I believe is the same size or bigger than Portage. It lost its police when I was younger, and does just fine with sheriff's patrol. I actually live outside of Perrysburg and the speed limit is 55 and children do just fine.
As far as "undeserving" people getting tickets; I don't need to respond to that because Portage's police reputation among other local police forces, courts, and the rest of Wood County speaks for itself.
As far as kids crossing the street at the bus stop: when a child gets off a bus the little stop sign flips out and makes all traffic stop to let the children cross the street. And lets not pretend that there is never an opportunity to cross the street. And about the "stay on 75" comment - as unneighborly as that is - I already do that for the reasons everybody does. However, I would not tell you to stay on 75 and avoid Perrysburg on your way to Maumee.
Chris Carpenter

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