To the editor:

To the editor:

When Gov. Strickland gave senior citizens a discount on their property tax, I told my wife that South-Western City Schools would want it. I can't believe that is exactly what happened: another tax levy will be placed on the ballot for more money.

I'm not opposed to assisting schools. However, in a time when there are increases everywhere you would think that schools would understand that it is difficult for everyone right now to afford their own expenses. Natural gas is going up 30 percent, water and electric are increasing, grocery prices are out of sight and gas has gone through the roof. Where is the break for the average person? People cannot keep giving when they sink all of their income into living expenses.

A solution would be to place flat taxes on all residents of the district, rather than the homeowner. Why is it up to property owners to carry the burden of the schools?

What are seniors on a fixed income supposed to do?

Sherman Perry

Grove City

To the editor:

My name is Jayson Dougherty and I am 14 years old.

I am in Boy Scout Troop 412 in Darbydale and am working on Life Rank. One of my requirements for a merit badge in communications is to write a letter to a local newspapers editor.

I was reading the article online about a new city library that may be built in the next few years where the old lumberyard is. I would just like to say the present site is perfect for the library and I don't know why it needs to move. Why not just fix it up better if that is all they are looking for, bigger and better, and not worry about spending so much money building something more than what is already a fixture in Grove City?

If they have so much money to even want to think of a new building, maybe they should use that money to pay staff to have the library open on Sundays instead.

Jayson Dougherty

Grove City