Ad hoc committee did its job appropriately

As a member of the Reynoldsburg ad hoc committee on pit bulls I found it interesting that Dr. Joel Melin would make a statement that he believes the committee may have been a sham (ThisWeek Reynoldsburg News, Aug. 14, 2014) since the council said no to lifting the ban.

Mingo has been efficient, effective auditor

I am writing to encourage voters to re-elect Franklin County Auditor Clarence Mingo.
Upper Arlington

Residents can decide on their own how to vote

I was taken aback when recently reading The Columbus Dispatch column, "Government Insider" and the ThisWeek Upper Arlington News article, "Americans for Prosperity takes on UA tax issue," stating the Koch Brothers were back in town -- but this time in our town of Upper Arlington.
Upper Arlington

Residents can help obtain lights for Northam Park lot

The city, chamber of commerce, schools and library are partnering with AEP Ohio to help spread the word on how easy it is to save energy and save money through the Energy Savers Program.

Residents need to learn more about school district

How familiar are you with our school district and how it is run?

Support for food-pantry event was heartwarming

Aug. 9, we held a car wash at UNO Pizzeria and Grill in Pickerington to raise money and food for the Pickerington Food Pantry.
Upper Arlington

Tax increase, fiber-optic project not good choices

Recently, our city's Citizen Financial Review Task Force issued a report supporting increased taxes to fix aging infrastructure. In the same newsletter, our city manager endorsed a planned community fiber-optic network project.

Apartments will exacerbate area's parking headaches

While I understand the Zimmerman family's desire to close the Olympic pool and redevelop the site, the current proposal would create numerous problems for the surrounding residential neighborhood and small businesses.
Canal Winchester

City, residents contributed to a successful festival

The 2014 Canal Winchester Blues & Ribfest held Aug. 1-2 recorded the highest attendance since it began in 2010.
Canal Winchester

Efforts to help food pantry always much appreciated

I was greatly pleased to read the letter that ThisWeek Canal Winchester Times ran on Aug. 14 from Brooklyn Best about solicitation of food items for the Canal Winchester Food Pantry.

Those who oppose apartments must speak out, get involved

On Sept. 1, the iconic Olympic Swim Club will close for the last time.

Sagar grateful for support

Thank you to all the people of Ward 1 of the city of Pataskala who supported me during the recent recall election. I am very thankful for your votes.
German Village

Corotis, indeed, credited with naming The Village

In the July 31 story about the painting of a brick house in German Village, reporter Gary Seman noted that property owner Jenny Barnes "claimed" her father Robert Corotis was credited with naming the neighborhood.
New Albany

District officials must justify need for levies

I am opposed to the permanent tax increase (levied in the form of a millage increase on our property) contemplated for our public schools.

Frazell pathway project improved quality of life

I would like to thank the city of Hilliard and the city of Columbus for their partnership on the Frazell Road pathway project.

Strike would be unfair to teachers and students

I have become increasingly concerned over the possibility of an impending strike in the Reynoldsburg school district.