CAC has no business regulating public artwork

It would appear that certain members of the Clintonville Area Commission have decided that as official city of Columbus neighborhood advisers, they need to assert their authority and creative visions as art consultants of our neighborhood.

Ensuring July Fourth safety will require efforts of many

The headline in the July 17, 2014, edition of ThisWeek Whitehall News, "Maggard: I'll make July Fourth safer," is an irresponsible headline regarding the conversation I had with a ThisWeek reporter.

Merit-pay application cannot work fairly

It is impossible to fairly or uniformly apply merit pay based on test scores.

Poor teachers contract would change community

As one of 12 speakers who spoke in front of the Reynoldsburg Board of Education on July 15, I am absolutely honored and humbled to be a part of the Reynoldsburg community.

Residents should attend July 28 council session

If you are concerned that our city council is considering the lifting of a ban against pit bulls in the city, please come to the council meeting on Monday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m.

Rotary family picnic was complete success

As reported in ThisWeek Worthington News, the Dublin-Worthington Rotary Club held its annual family picnic on the front lawn of Thomas Worthington High School on July 4.

Recall resulted from Sagar not listening to residents

Regarding the recall of Councilwoman Sagar in Pataskala, residents from other wards commenting on how well they like Sagar as a councilwoman miss the point.
Upper Arlington

Elmwood Avenue sidewalks trample individual rights

A recent UA City Council meeting dealt with a tax assessment petition for sidewalks on two blocks of Elmwood Avenue.

Generosity of Bexley turns wheels for team

To the generous citizens of Bexley: Thank you for making Pelotonia's Team Bexley something extraordinary.
Upper Arlington via Maryland)

Help from EMS team was first step of excellent care

On a recent visit to Columbus to see family and friends, I was present when my stepfather experienced arrhythmia and seizures.
Upper Arlington

Office, asphalt not good trade for green space

Wearing a bright green T-shirt with the image of a bulldozer taking down trees makes one get noticed. That's what I was wearing last evening when I went to choir practice; the church is just over the city line in Dublin.
Upper Arlington

Residents should support city leaders' decisions

A few years ago, my neighborhood was furious about a change the city was about to force on us. Our property values were going to tank. Crime was going to be rampant. Neighbors were going to move. At least that's what was being talked about in our neighborhood.
Orange Township

Township has no business competing with local gyms

In a July 10 ThisWeek Olentangy Valley News story, Darrel Hall states the proposed Orange Township community center likely to be before the voters in November will not be able to compete with already-established athletic facilities and it is a bad idea. I completely agree with his opinion.

Voters getting what they sought at election time

I totally agree with the complaint that we should not teach to the test (or have Common Core), nor should Obamacare exist. Both are based upon actions by the federal government outside their constitutional authority.